Tanglewood’s Pronounces Performer Adjustments for 2022 Season

Leonidas Kavakos (Photograph credit score: Marco Borggreve)


Because the summer time residence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, the Tanglewood Music Heart, in western Massachusetts, presents its 2022 season with a powerful line-up of artists. Attributable to some unlucky circumstances, nonetheless, artists have needed to step down.

For instance, for tonight’s opening night time live performance, French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet has withdrawn following a loss of life within the household. He shall be changed by pianist Yuja Wang.

A daily performer at Tanglewood since 1992, Thibaudet was set to look in Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 “The Age of Nervousness,” named for a poem of the identical title by W. H. Auden. With Wang stepping in, nonetheless, this system will as a substitute function Franz Liszt’s first piano concerto.

Bernstein will nonetheless stay represented: the live performance will start together with his piece Opening Prayer, a setting of a Hebrew benediction, which shall be sung by baritone Jack Canfield. Rounding out this system is Stravinsky’s The Ceremony of Spring, with conductor Andris Nelsons on the helm.

Completely thrilled to move to Tanglewood and play Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 for the Opening Evening live performance with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Andris Nelsons,” Wang wrote on social media. “My ideas are with my colleague Jean-Yves Thibaudet who needed to withdraw from Tanglewood this weekend resulting from a loss of life within the household.”

Additional into the summer time, on August 7, violinist Leonidas Kavakos will step in for Pamela Frank who needed to withdraw resulting from ongoing problems from COVID-19.

She was to carry out Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante, which Kavakos will hold in this system. The remainder of this system with the Bostom Symphony Orchestra and conductor Thomas Adès will embody the latter’s Shanty – Over the Sea and Holst’s The Planets. 

To see Tanglewood’s full lineup this summer time, click on right here.