Underscore Friday Evening with conductor Edward Gardner and baritone Thomas Hampson
July 18, 2014
Strauss, Copland and Beethoven: UnderScore Friday Evening. Edward Gardner joins the BSO at Tanglewood in his BSO debut for Strauss's musical joke about the German peasant, folk hero and trickster, Till Eulenspiegel. Baritone Thomas Hampson, dubbed "the ambassador of American song," performs Aaron Copland's deceptively plain Old American Songs. Beethoven's Symphony 7 rounds out a program that is in turns, dark, joyful, nostalgic and hopeful.