Thomas Adès, JoAnn Falletta and the TMC



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

Longtime Buffalo Philharmonic music director JoAnn Falletta (in her Tanglewood debut), BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Fellows will lead the TMC Orchestra in a range of modernist orchestral showpieces by Debussy, Stravinsky, Wilson and Hindemith.

Claude Debussy composed his two-movement tone poem Printemps originally in his early 20s; after the orchestral version was lost, he worked with his collaborator Henri Büsser 25 years later to restore and enhance its radical instrumental colors.

Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score Agon is a thrilling yet austere late work for small orchestra that sounds both ancient and unequivocally modern, akin to his much earlier Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Dating from 1981, the late St. Louis-born composer Olly Wilson’s Lumina is a scintillating single-movement orchestral landscape.

Paul Hindemith’s kaleidoscopic Symphonic Metamorphosis, virtually a catalog of orchestral and compositional possibility, was the composer’s purist foray into neoclassicism.

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