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Brian Taylor is a musician and writer. He resides in New York City.

LOOK AHEAD: Must the Winter Come So Soon?

LOOK AHEAD: Must the Winter Come So Soon?

Snowmaggedon November 2018, Queens, NY  Above: Tanglewood in August 2018

Snowmaggedon November 2018, Queens, NY

Above: Tanglewood in August 2018

Well, winter came to NYC with a wallop today. Good time as any to think about summer, and getting up to the Berkshires!

This coming summer at Tanglewood, BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead a complete concert performance of Wagner’s Die Walküre, Saturday, July 27, at 8 p.m. (Act I) and Sunday, July 28, at 2:30 p.m. (Act II) and 6:30 p.m. (Act III).

On July 20, Mr. Nelsons will lead another major event of the summer—the world premiere performance of Kevin Puts’ The Brightness of Light, inspired by letters of iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and curator Alfred Stieglitz. This new work, written especially for Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry, will feature the two singers in a Boston Symphony performance also using projections by video artist Wendell Harrington. 

Another greatly anticipated event of the 2019 Tanglewood season will be an Andris Nelsons-led BSO performance of the Verdi Requiem on July 13.

On Sunday, August 11, at 7:30 p.m., in a special, evening Shed concert, Yo-Yo Ma performs J.S. Bach’s six Suites for unaccompanied cello.

 The 2019 Festival of Contemporary Music, under the direction of BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, August 8-12, boasts a tremendous array of works by composers of our time.

 The Boston Pops performs at Tanglewood several times throughout the 2019 Tanglewood season, including three programs celebrating the art of Boston Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams.  

It’s a good time to start thinking about summer travel calendars!

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