Joshua Bell and Tchaikovsky Make Tanglewood Opening Night 2013 a Sparkling Affair [Berkshire on Stage]

With high temperatures and humidity in the summer air in Lenox, the string section of the Boston Symphony Orchestra had to make lots of minor adjustments to their instruments to counter the summer airs that wafted over Tanglewood for the beginning of its 76th Season in Lenox, MA. The program was all Tchaikovsky, and it was the celebrated soloist Joshua Bell who held the capacity audience spellbound for the duration of the showy and difficult Violin Concerto. For Joshua Bell, it was his 25th consecutive summer in the Berkshires. You can hear and feel the spectacular finale in the video clip embedded above, courtesy of the BSO. The opening night concert was led by the distinguished conductor, Rafael Fr├╝hbeck de Burgos.

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