[members-announce] Wynton Marsalis Opens 2004 Tanglewood Season
with "All Rise"
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Tue Jun 29 17:39:45 EDT 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: Tuesday, June 29, 2004
KURT MASUR OPENS BOSTON SYMPHONY'S
2004 SEASON AT TANGLEWOOD JULY 9
WITH THE TANGLEWOOD PREMIERE
OF WYNTON MARSALIS' "ALL RISE"
BSO RELAUNCHES ITS ACCLAIMED ONLINE CONSERVATORY
TO HELP MUSICLOVERS EXPLORE MARSALIS' WORK
THROUGH THE POWER OF THE INTERNET
The Boston Symphony Orchestra's 2004 season at Tanglewood opens Friday, July 9, at 8:30 p.m. in the Koussevitzky Music Shed with former New York Philharmonic Music Director Kurt Masur leading the orchestra in the Tanglewood premiere of Wynton Marsalis' All Rise. This program - an encore of the work's acclaimed Boston premiere at Symphony Hall last December - features the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Mr. Marsalis on trumpet, soprano Laquita Mitchell, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renée Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, and bass Robert Honeysucker.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Wynton Marsalis has created an eclectic 12-movement work touching on blues, jazz, gospel, and 20th-century classical music, among other styles from around the world, in what has been described as a joyous expression of human interconnectedness. In conjunction with this concert, the BSO is continuing its Online Conservatory, its popular interactive multimedia addition to www.bso.org. The Online Conservatory features audio clips from the work and other interactive elements designed not only to educate visitors about the music and musicians but also to give them a look inside the work - the influences behind it, how it was created, and how it's performed. The site also offers coaching to visitors who might like to try writing their own blues compositions. A specially designed timeline, focusing on jazz and blues greats from the past to present day, gives online visitors a wide-ranging overview of these two classic American genres of music.
TANGLEWOOD TICKET INFORMATION
Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, is located in Lenox, Mass.
2-2-2-2-2 TANGLEWOOD'S OPENING NIGHT, JULY 9, WITH WYNTON MARSALIS
The 2004 season begins July 1 and continues through Labor Day weekend, concluding with the annual Jazz Festival. Tickets for the July 9 Opening Night BSO concert featuring Kurt Masur and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis are priced at $28, $38, $57, $77, and $92, with lawn tickets available at $17.
To charge tickets to a major credit card, call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or Ticketmaster in Boston at 617-931-2000; in New York City at 212-307-7171; in western Massachusetts at 413-733-2500; and in all other areas at 800-347-0808. Tickets are also available for purchase in person at the Tanglewood Box Office at Tanglewood's Main Gate on West Street in Lenox, Mass. Tickets may also be purchased online through the Boston Symphony Orchestra's website at www.bso.org, powered by EMC Corporation. There is a service charge for each ticket purchased on line or by phone.
For the 16th consecutive year, TDK, a world leader in digital recording and playback solutions, has generously provided a grant offering free lawn tickets for children of age 12 and under. Up to four free children's tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office the day of the concert. Tanglewood is pleased to offer a 50-percent discount on lawn tickets for all BSO Friday-evening concerts for students over 12. This offer is valid only with student I.D. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Main Box Office only on the night of the performance.
Tanglewood concerts are broadcast live on Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons in Boston on WCRB 102.5 FM, in Albany on WAMC 90.3 FM, and in Connecticut on WMNR 88.1 FM; in addition, Sunday afternoon concerts are broadcast in Boston on WGBH 89.7 FM, and in Amherst on WFCR 88.5 FM. Tanglewood is handicapped-accessible.
In consideration of all patrons, Tanglewood offers a smoke-free environment.
All programs and artists are subject to change. For further information on Tanglewood, including complete concert programs, call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 413-637-5165. Tanglewood is on the Internet at www.bso.org, powered by EMC Corporation.
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Bernadette Horgan, Director of Media Relations (bhorgan at bso.org) 413-637-5280
Sean Kerrigan, Associate Director of Media Relations (skerrigan at bso.org) 413-637-5280
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