The highlight of the 2016 summer season for me was my favorite Tanglewood concert in July conducted by Gustavo Gimeno, the young Spanish music director of the Luxembourg Philharmonic.
Maesto Gustavo Gimeno Conducting at Tanglewood

Photo Courtesy Marco Borggreve

I was alerted to this rising star at a Tanglewood Business Partners get-together the previous winter when one of the Boston Symphony Orchestra staff told us, “don’t miss this concert!” I blogged about it last April, and attended the Sunday afternoon concert where Maestro Gimeno conducted the BSO in a program of 20th c. music by Prokovief, Ravel, Gershwin and Stravinsky, featuring the soloist Yuja Wang at the piano. It was a glorious concert! And I have been talking about it to my guests ever since.

Conductor Gustavo Gimeno and BSO orchestra at Tanglewood

Gimeno Conducting BSO July 2016 at Tanglewood

So imagine my delight when the BSO announced the 2017 Tanglewood schedule, and Gustavo Gimeno is back! He will conduct Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, “The Age of Anxiety” featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. This concert is one of three UnderScore Friday concerts this summer, before which, an onstage BSO musician will comment on the program for the audience.

So book your room at the Inn now, and don’t miss this concert on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 8 pm. The inn is an easy 20 minute drive to Tanglewood. Do plan to check in Friday afternoon, so you can get settled, and I can show you the back way into Tanglewood, avoiding the traffic on Route 7. In fact, you can follow me over!

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