Jonas Kaufmann & Genia Kühmeier Highlight Boston Symphony Orchestra’s 2019-20 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2019-20 season featuring a number of choral pieces, operatic performances and great singers. For this article we are only putting emphasis on the choral and vocal performances.

Andris Nelsons conducts the opening night performance of in a program that includes Poulenc’s Concerto in D minor for two pianos and orchestra, Beethoven’s Fantasy in C minor for piano, chorus, and orchestra, Eric Nathan’s Concerto for Orchestra, and Poulenc’s Gloria, for soprano, chorus, and orchestra. The soloists include pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen, Arthur Jussen, Nicole Cabell, Vocal Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus.

Performance Dates: Sept. 19-21, 2019

Andris Nelsons conducts Leif Ove Andsnes and Genia Kühmeier in Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4.

Performance Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2019

Arturs Maskats’ “My River runs to thee…,” Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Galina Grigorjeva’s “On Leaving” for unaccompanied choir, and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 2 are set to be performed by conductor Andris Nelsons, violinist Daniel Lozakovich, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under James Burton.

Performance Dates: Nov. 21-26, 2019

Giancarlo Guerrero conducts cellists Johannes Moser, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir in Helen Grime’s “Limina,” Walton’s Cello Concerto, and Durufle’s Requiem.

Performance Dates: Feb, 27-March 3, 2020

André Raphel conducts Uri Caine, Mike Boone, Clarence Penn, Barbara Walker and the BSO Gospel Chorus in Coleridge-Taylor’s Petite Suite de Concert, Still’s Symphony No. 1, and Uri Caine’s The Passion of Octavius Catto.

Performance Dates: March 19-21, 2020

Thomas Adès conducts cellists Steven Isserlis, tenor Edgaras Montvidas, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir in Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, Thomas Adès’ “Lieux retrouvés” for cello and orchestra, and Stravinsky’s “Perséphone.”

Performance Dates: March 26-28, 2020

Jonas Kaufmann and Emily Magee headline the third act of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” under the direction of Andris Nelsons. Michelle DeYoung, Kostas Smoriginas, Günther Groissböck,  Andrew Rees, Alex Richardson, and David Kravitz round out the cast.

Performance Dates: April 9-11, 2020

The Tanglewood Festival chorus celebrates its 50th anniversary in a concert conducted by Andris Nelsons and featuring cellist Blaise Déjardin.  The concert will feature Sain-Saen’s Cello Concerto No. 1, Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra and Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil

Performance Dates: April 17, 2020