EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES 2005
CONDUCTING MASTERCOURSE IN BRAZIL
July 25-31, 2005
During the last week of July, Maestro Masur will lead a conducting mastercourse in Campos do Jordão, Brazil, woriking with student conductors and the Campos do Jordão Academic Orchestra. The week will culminate with a concert, led by the students, on July 30 in Campos do Jordão, followed by a concert in São Paulo the next day, led by Maestro Masur. The repertoire for the mastercourse will be Mahler: Symphony No. 1, and Gershwin: Porgy and Bess Suite.
IN RESIDENCE AT TANGLEWOOD
June 28-July 10, 2005
Kurt Masur will spend two weeks in residence at Tanglewood, continuing his close relationship with both the Tanglewood Music Center and its nurturing of young talent, and with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. During his time at Tanglewood, Maestro Masur will coach conducting fellows as they rehearse the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and will also conduct the orchstera himself. On Sunday, July 3, the TMCO will present a concert with the conducting fellows leading Prokofiev: Classical Symphony, and Dutilleux: The Shadows of Time, and with Masur leading Beethoven: Symphony No. 7.
On July 9 and 10, Masur will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in two concerts at the famous Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood. On Friday, July 9, the concert will feature Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto, with Joshua Bell, and Bruckner: Symphony No. 4. Featured in the concert of Saturday, July 10, will be Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio, Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax, and Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings.
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MANHATTAN SCHOOL OF MUSIC CONDUCTING MASTERCOURSE
April 25-30, 2005
Maestro Masur will continue his long-standing relationship with the Manhattan School of Music in New York, when he leads a week-long conducting mastercourse there in the last week of April. The repertoire for the mastercourse will include Wagner: Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Mozart: Symphony No. 36, and Bruckner: Symphony No. 4. On Friday, April 29, Masur will also be on hand to help inaugurate the new Peter Jay Sharp Library at the school.
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