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OPENING NIGHT AT TANGLEWOOD FRIDAY•JULY 9 •2010

CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER


CELEBRATING 70 YEARS THE BERKSHIRE MUSIC CENTER IS FOUNDED. Aaron Copland is named Chairman of the Faculty. Notable students in Serge Koussevitzky’s first conducting class are Leonard Bernstein and Lukas Foss.

the

TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER 1946 Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes receives its American premiere by the Berkshire Music Center Fellows. Leonard Bernstein conducted and Britten was in the audience.

1947 The Music Center gives another American opera premiere: Mozart’s Idomeneo. They would also present the first American performance of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in 1952.

1940

1942 The BSO suspended its

1960 Seiji Ozawa

participation at Tanglewood because of the Second World War. Serge Koussevitzky, feeling strongly that music should continue at Tanglewood even in wartime, personally underwrote the Music Center and built the Festival around the student orchestra. Highlight of the summer was the western hemisphere concert premiere of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, played by the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra.

enters Tanglewood as a Conducting Fellow.


OPENING NIGHT AT TANGLEWOOD

FRIDAY•JULY 9 •2010 CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER


CELEBRATING 70 YEARS

the

TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER 1985 The Berkshrie

THE BERKSHIRE MUSIC CENTER IS FOUNDED. Aaron Copland is named Chairman of the Faculty. Notable students in Serge Koussevitzky’s first conducting class are Leonard Bernstein and Lukas Foss.

1946 Benjamin Britten’s opera Peter Grimes receives its American premiere by the Berkshire Music Center Fellows. Leonard Bernstein conducted and Britten was in the audience.

1947 The Music Center

1982 Maurice Abravanel

gives another American opera premiere: Mozart’s Idomeneo. They would also present the first American performance of Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in 1952.

is appointed Acting Artistic Director of the Music Center. He remains an artist-in-residence until his death in 1993.

1940

1942 The BSO suspended its

1960 Seiji Ozawa

1968 Michael Tilson

1969 Gunther Schuller is

participation at Tanglewood because of the Second World War. Serge Koussevitzky, feeling strongly that music should continue at Tanglewood even in wartime, personally underwrote the Music Center and built the Festival around the student orchestra. Highlight of the summer was the western hemisphere concert premiere of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, played by the Berkshire Music Center Orchestra.

enters Tanglewood as a Conducting Fellow.

Thomas’ first of two years as a conducting fellow at the Music Center. He was appointed BSO assistant conductor in 1969, associate conductor in 1970, and principal guest conductor in 1972.

appointed as Artistic Director of the Music Center by newly appointed BSO music director, William Steinberg.

Music Center is renamed the Tanglewood Music Center. Leon Fleisher is appointed Artistic Director. Aaron Copland visits the TMC to celebrate his 85th birthday, an occasion marked with Leonard Bernstein conducting Copland’s Symphony No. 3.

1994 The Boston Symphony Orchestra announces that Tanglewood’s newly constructed concert hall, which will house the TMC, will be named Seiji Ozawa Hall. The hall is inaugurated on July 7 with a gala concert.


2008 The TMC celebrates the 100th birthday of composer Elliott Carter with a Festival devoted to his music, performing more than 40 of his works.

2010 1998 Ellen Highstein

2003 The TMC commissions

2004 A Gala 10th

2006 James Levine’s first

is named Director of the Tanglewood Music Center. Annual string quartet seminar begins, lead by the Juilliard String Quartet. John Williams works with TMC composers on writing music for film.

and performs two one-act operas: Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar, and Robert Zuidam’s Rages d’Amour. The Mark Morris Dance group begins what will be an annual residency with the TMC.

anniversary celebration of Ozawa Hall; Stefan Asbury conducts Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

year leading the TMC; he becomes Chairman of the Opera Program, and conducts the TMC Opera and stars of the Metropolitan Opera in a concert performance of two acts of Wagner’s Ring; he names Phyllis Curtin Chairman of Vocal Studies Program and John Harbison Chairman of the Composition Program.

OPENING NIGHT AT TANGLEWOOD

FRIDAY•JULY 9 •2010 CELEBRATING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF

THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER


PROGRAM 5:00PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Hawthorne Tent

6 :15PM GALA DINNER Hawthorne Tent

REMARKS

Stephen B. Kay

Co-chairman, Board of Trustees

Cynthia Curme and Claudio Pincus

Gala Co-chairs, Opening Night at Tanglewood

Ellen Highstein Director of the Tanglewood Music Center

Tanglewood Music Center Directorship endowed in honor of Edward H. Linde by Alan S. Bressler and Edward I. Rudman

8:30PM CONCERT

Koussevitzky Music Shed

Boston Symphony Orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Layla Claire, soprano Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 2, Resurrection POST- CONCERT RECEPTION for Gold and Silver Benefactors with Guest Artists and TMC Alumni

Highwood Manor House


DINNER Menu presented by BOSTON

GOURMET

APPETIZER

Golden Beet and Chèvre “Napoleon” Mache Lettuce, Orange Segments, Radish Sprouts Red Beet Vinaigrette DINNER

Roasted Halibut with Lemon Hollandaise Saffron Mashed Potato Native Jumbo Asparagus, Olive Oil Poached Tomatoes DESSERT

Petite Bites of Coconut Macaroons, Key Lime Pie Tartlets and Chocolate Truffles To go Coffee Service WINE

Wine presented by W.J.

DEUTSCH & SONS Barone Fini Valdadige Pinot Grigio, Italy 2008 Kunde Estate Merlot, Sonoma 2004


OPENING NIGHT AT TANGLEWOOD COMMITTEE GALA CO-CHAIRS

Cynthia and Oliver Curme Penny and Claudio Pincus GALA COMMITTEE

Gregory E. Bulger and Richard J. Dix Michael Chefetz Ursula Ehret-Dichter and Channing Dichter Ginger and George Elvin Nancy Edman Feldman Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick Nancy J. Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell Cora and Ted Ginsberg Sally and Michael Gordon Susie and Stuart Hirshfield Valerie and Allen Hyman Margery and Everett Jassy Leslie and Stephen Jerome Jay and Shirley Marks Dr. Robert and Jane B. Mayer Joan and Martin Messinger Jonathan and Amy Poorvu Carol and Joe Reich

Dr. Robin S. Richman and Dr. Bruce Auerbach Scott and Robert Singleton Lauren Spitz Margery and Lewis Steinberg Caroline and James Taylor Jacqueline and Albert Togut Stephen and Dorothy Weber OPENING NIGHT AT TANGLEWOOD SPONSOR


THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA RECOGNIZES WITH GRATITUDE THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT WHICH HELPED TO MAKE THIS YEAR’S OPENING NIGHT A SUCCESS. GALA DÉCOR UNDERWRITER Jacqueline and Albert Togut * $25,000

Cynthia and Oliver Curme* Jane and Jack Fitzpatrick* Sally and Michael Gordon* Penny and Claudio Pincus* $10,000 – $24,999

Pumpkin Foundation /Carol and Joe Reich* Stephen and Dorothy Weber* $5,000 – $9,999

Robert and Elana Baum Ellen Burkhardt in honor of Martin and Veronica Burkhardt* John F. Cogan, Jr. and Mary L. Cornille* Bobbie Crosby* Mr. and Mrs. William F. Cruger* Elaine Sollar and Edwin R. Eisen Nancy J. Fitzpatrick and Lincoln Russell* Dorothy and Charlie Jenkins Tanny and Courtney Jones

Stephen B. Kay and Lisbeth L. Tarlow* Ted and Debbie Kelly Dr. Robert and Jane B. Mayer Megan and Robert O’Block Robert and Roberta Winters $2,000 – $4,999

Berkshire Holding Corporation George and Roberta Berry Samuel B. and Deborah D. Bruskin Gregory E. Bulger and Richard J. Dix Katie and Paul Buttenwieser Alan R. Dynner Nancy Edman Feldman and Michael Chefetz Ginger and George Elvin Beth and Rich Fentin Sanford Fisher and Isanne Werner Sheree and Jerry Friedman Cora and Ted Ginsberg Ms. Bobbie Hallig Mr. and Mrs. Richard Harte Rhoda Herrick Susie and Stuart Hirshfield Valerie and Allen Hyman


Margery and Everett Jassy Leslie and Stephen Jerome Robert and Luise Kleinberg Diane Krane and Myles Slosberg Mrs. Edward H. Linde David Lloyd and Meg Mortimer-Lloyd Jay and Shirley Marks Kate and Al Merck Joan and Martin Messinger Mary Mott and Gordon Simmering Raymond F. Murphy, Jr. Eduardo and Lina Plantilla Jonathan and Amy Poorvu Mrs. Millard H. Pryor, Jr. Dr. Robin S. Richman and Dr. Bruce Auerbach Carole and Edward I. Rudman Pearl and Alvin Schottenfeld Margery and Lewis Steinberg Caroline and James Taylor Jerry and Roger Tilles Anonymous (1) $500 – $1,999

Mary and Irwin Ackerman Philip and Ania Auerbach Phyllis and Paul Berz Sydelle and Lee Blatt Bea Bloch and Alan Sagner Carole and Dan Burack

Julie and Stuart Chase Dr. James and Tina Collias Gordon and Arlene Conway Mr. and Mrs. C. Jeffrey Cook Dr. Charles L. Cooney and Ms. Peggy Reiser Ranny Cooper and David Smith Amy and Jeff Diamond Ursula Ehret-Dichter and Channing Dichter Eitan and Malka Evan Dr. Eric and Ms. Celeste Fossel Audrey and Ralph Friedner Johanna and Leslie Garfield Drs. Anne and Michael Gershon Dr. Donald and Phoebe Giddon Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Graham Susan and Richard Grausman Harold Grinspoon and Diane Troderman Larry and Jackie Horn Maureen and John Jerome Lauren Joy and Elyse Etling Paul Kopperl Saranne and Livingston Kosberg Sandra G. Krakoff and Martin Phillips Norma and Sol D. Kugler Linda Lettert, Esquire Elaine and Ed London Carmine A. and Beth V. Martignetti Dan Mathieu and Tom Potter Joel Robert Melamed, M.D.


Wilma and Norman Michaels Stephen and Patricia Peters Rosalie Phillips and Jon Kingsdale Ms. Joyce Plotkin and Bennett Aspel, M.D. Barbara and Michael Rosenbaum Dr. Robert and Esther Rosenthal Mr. Sol Schwartz and Ms. Elayne P. Bernstein Natalie and Howard Shawn Emery and Jill Sheer Hannah and Walter Shmerler Scott and Robert Singleton John and Wendy Skavlem Mrs. Lauren Spitz Ms. Alice Stephens and Mr. Kenneth Abrahami Lyonel E. Zunz and Rosalind Mann Anonymous (2) IN KIND DONORS Be Our Guest Boston Gourmet High Output George and Carol Jacobstein Quality Printing Winston Flowers W. J. Deutsch & Sons, Ltd.

*Designates Benefactor Table Purchaser

A Special Thanks TO THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR INVALUABLE EVENT ASSISTANCE.

List as of June 23, 2010


THANK YOU It has been a privilege to serve as the gala co-chairs for this year’s Opening Night at Tanglewood. We are overwhelmed with the support for this year’s event, far surpassing our fundraising goal. As we celebrate the Tanglewood Music Center’s 70th anniversary this season, we are particularly aware of the numerous contributions the TMC has made to the world of music. TMC alumni include musical luminaries such as composers Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, William Bolcom, and Osvaldo Golijov; conductors Claudio Abbado, Lorin Maazel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and Seiji Ozawa, to name only a few. Hopefully, you have and will continue to enjoy all of the imagery at this evening’s gala that shows the many talented musicians that have spent time at this glorious place. In appreciation for your support, we have produced exclusively for Gala guests a special edition recording of selections from the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra’s first performance of the 2010 season, which took place on Monday, July 5, under the baton of Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos. Please enjoy this gift with our deepest thanks for your support of Opening Night at Tanglewood 2010. With gratitude,

Cynthia and Oliver Curme

Penny and Claudio Pincus

Gala Co-chairs

Gala Co-chairs


may be copied or used for broadcast without written permission.

TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS, conductor ( Falla, Albéniz, Debussy ) CRISTIAN MACELARU, conductor ( Rimsky-Korsakov)

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Evelyn and Phil Spitalny Fellowship Maurice Abravanel Scholarship

RECORDED JULY 5, 2010 Seiji Ozawa Hall Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts T R AC K L I ST I N G

MANUEL DE FALLA 1-10 Ballet Suite from El amor brujo

THE TANGLEWOOD MUSIC CENTER ORCHESTRA CONCERT RECORDED JULY 5 2010 -

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© 2010 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. No part of this recording

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ISAAC ALBÉNIZ 11 Granada, from Suite española (orch. Frühbeck) 12 El Corpus en Sevilla, from Iberia (orch. Arbós) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV 13 17 Capriccio espagnol, Op. 34

CLAUDE DEBUSSY 18-20 La Mer, Three Symphonic Sketches ELLEN HIGHSTEIN, director

Tanglewood Music Center Directorship endowed in honor of Edward H. Linde by Alan S. Bressler and Edward I. Rudman AU D I O P R O D U C ER

Tim Martyn R EC O R D I N G EN G I N EER S

Charlie Post, I-Hua Tseng


Boston Symphony Orchestra, Inc. Stephen B. Kay and Robert P. O’Block Co-Chairmen Mark Volpe Managing Director Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Directorship

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra acknowledges with gratitude the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers for their event assistance with Opening Night at Tanglewood.

The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is proud to support Tanglewood and its education initiatives for Massachusetts students.

Opening Night at Tanglewood Program  

A program for the annual Opening Night at Tanglewood event.

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