Rachmaninoff and Helen Grime concert

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Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240)

Andris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff and Helen Grime with virtuoso Swedish trumpeter and frequent BSO collaborator Håkan Hardenberger.

Sergei Rachmaninoff — Vocalise
Helen Grime — Trumpet Concerto, night-sky-blue — American premiere; BSO co-commission
Sergei Rachmaninoff — Symphony No. 3

Hardenberger is the beneficiary of a new BSO-commissioned concerto from the British composer Helen Grime, a former Tanglewood Music Center Fellow with a dynamic, sparkling compositional style. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous, short Vocalise for orchestra opens the program, which closes with the composer’s substantial Symphony No. 3, a late work characterized by scintillating orchestration and Rachmaninoff’s noted gift for long-spun melody and compelling musical narrative.

Rachmaninoff is often known his piano concertos, the BSO says — of his three symphonies, only his Second is reasonably well known. Sunday afternoon’s concert with the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra will take place in the Shed.

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