Lenox, MA--Boston Symphony Orchestra

Jul 18 2019

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra

July 20, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
297 West St
Lenox, MA 01240


Andris Nelsons conducts Elgar and Puts featuring Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry

Renée Fleming, soprano*
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Wendall Harrington, video artist
ELGAR Enigma Variations
Kevin PUTS The Brightness of Light (world premiere; BSO co-commission)

The letters of iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and curator Alfred Stieglitz, are full of poetry, humor, passion, pain, and longing. Written over the many months and years they lived apart, these letters chronicle their initial flirtations in 1915—when Georgia was a young, aspiring artist—to Alfred’s death in 1946. Written especially for Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry, and accompanied by projections by Wendall Harrington, The Brightness of Light is the story of a great artist who ultimately turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert landscape she loves.