Tanglewood's Festival of Contemporary Music to Salute Four Elder Statesmen

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The Tangelewood Music Center's Festival of Contemporary Music will mark the birthdays of composers Harrison Birtwistle, who is turning 80 this year; Pierre Boulez, who will be 80; Elliott Carter, 96; and George Perle, 90.

The FCM will be directed this year by composer John Harbison. It takes place August 4-8.

The Boston Symphony will perform Carter's "Adagio tenebroso," a section of his orchestral work Symphonia; performers also include pianist Ursula Oppens, the chamber group eighth blackbird, and baritone William Sharp.

The program also includes music by Nicholas Maw, David Gordon, Steven Stucky, and Derek Bermel, as well as the world premiere of a newly commissioned work by Lee Hyla.


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