A Boston Symphony Orchestra press release about Tanglewood's 2009 season includes news of local interest.
The season will include the return of MTT after a 20 year absence; his concerts include a program of Shostakovich and Rachmaninov (Yefim Bronfman) and....two performances of The Thomashefskys (which is also traveling to Disney Hall in 2009). Other conductors who appear at Tanglewood will include BSO music director James Levine (not conducting anything as interesting as this year's Carter Festival), Rafael Fruebeck de Burgos, former SFS Music Director Herbert Blomstedt, in Central European classics, Andre Previn, and BSO assistant conductor Julian Kuerti. (If you think you've heard the name before, yes, he is the great pianist Anton Kuerti's son.) Speaking of great pianists, Stephen Kovacevich gives a recital of Bach, Schumann, and Beethoven.
Among the singers are some who've appeared locally or were Adler or Merola Fellows: Erin Wall, Kendall Gladen, Laura Claycomb, and Thomas Hampson.