First Season for Seiji Ozawa Hall Resounds With a Full Schedule
LENOX, MASS. — SEIJI OZAWA Hall opens July 7 with a gala concert that includes conductors Ozawa, John Williams, and Norio Ohga; pianists Peter Serkin and Leon Fleisher; cellist Yo-Yo Ma; the Tanglewood Festival Chorus; the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
The newly completed structure will be the performance center for Tanglewood's young musicians who study here.
A number of concerts and recitals will also be held in the hall, mainly during weekdays.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra will continue to perform in the outdoor shed nearby.
Following is the 1994 summer schedule for Seiji Ozawa Hall:
July 7, 6 p.m. Gala opening
July 10, 8:30 p.m. Juilliard String Quartet: Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert
July 13, 8:30 p.m. Thomas Hampson, baritone; John Browning, piano; Boston Symphony Chamber Orchestra Players: all-Barber
July 21, 8:30 p.m. Maria Tipo, piano; Quartetto di Fiesole: Brahms, Beethoven, Schumann
July 27, 8:30 p.m. Richard Goode, piano: all-Beethoven
July 28, 8:30 p.m. Ute Lemper, soprano; Bruno Fontaine, piano: `A Cabaret Evening,' songs of Kurt Weill and others
Aug. 3, 8:30 p.m. Hermann Prey, baritone; Leonard Hokanson, piano: Schubert `Winterreise'
Aug. 11, 8:30 p.m. Vermeer String Quartet: Dvorak, Berg, Kurtag, Puccini, Gershwin, Stravinsky
Aug. 17, 8:30 p.m. The Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen, director: 17th, 18th, and 19th-century American folk hymns and spirituals
Aug. 24, 8:30 p.m. Barbara Bonney, soprano; Andre Previn, piano: Schubert, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Barber, Previn
EACH Friday from July 15 to Aug. 26 there will be a prelude concert.
Seiji Ozawa Hall replaces the old Theatre, a 1,200-seat wooden structure built in 1941 with no lawn capacity and seats that are pitched forward. Because of the Theatre's proximity to the shed, sound carries from one to the other, making it awkward to schedule simultaneous rehearsals in both buildings. The old Theatre will now be used for opera performances.