As Tanglewood celebrates its 75th anniversary season, New England Public Radio will air live broadcasts from the Shed every Sunday at 2 p.m. from July 8 through Aug. 26.
On July 8, Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops Orchestra featuring Broadway superstar Bernadette Peters, who has dazzled audiences for nearly five decades, most recently in the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies
. They will present Broadway to the Berkshires
, including such classic selections as Let Me Entertain You, Fever
and Some Enchanted Evening
Venerable maestro Kurt Masur will conduct an all-Mozart program with guest pianist Gerhard Oppitz on July 22. Masur is well known to orchestras and audiences alike as both a distinguished conductor and humanist. Oppitz has made presenting major cycles of works his calling card, including the complete piano works by Brahms this summer at Tanglewood. The program will feature Eine kleine Nachtmusik, the Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, and the Linz Symphony.
WFCR will broadcast the premiere of a Boston Symphony Orchestra commission, Michael Gandolfi's Night Train to Perugia on Aug. 5. The Egyptian Piano Concerto by Saint-Saëns and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique fill out the program. Lorin Maazel conducts and Jean-Yves Thibaudet is the featured pianist.
Rounding out the broadcasts on Aug. 26 will be a program of American composer John Harbison's Koussevitzky said: for chorus and orchestra, a BSO commission and world premiere, and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chorus; the Beethoven also features soloists Leah Crocetto, soprano, Meredith Arwady, mezzo-soprano, Frank Lopardo, tenor, and John Relyea, bass-baritone.