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The BSO begins the Tanglewood season this weekend with a festive all-Italian program on Friday, Berlioz’s Requiem on Saturday, and guest violinist Joshua Bell on Sunday

[LENOX, Mass.]—Pack the
picnic basket and load up the lawn chairs, it’s time to resume those idyllic
evenings—and afternoons—on the lawn at Tanglewood. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed conductor Charles Dutoit, and joined by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, will open the orchestra’s 2011 Tanglewood season with an all-Italian program featuring works by Bellini, Verdi, Rossini, and Respighi, drawn from the operatic and symphonic repertoire, on Friday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m. in the Shed. Soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson, tenor Roberto De Biasio, and bass James Morris will perform; the program includes opera excerpts from Act I of Bellini’s Norma, the trio from Act 3 of Verdi’s I Lombardi, Respighi’s resplendent Pines of Rome and Rossini’s famous Overture to William Tell. Continue reading

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