Stefan Asbury, conductor; Tanglewood Music Center Conducting Fellows; Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellows
Stefan Asbury, who was Bernstein’s last Conducting Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Copland’s Symphony No. 3, the last piece Bernstein conducted with the TMCO, in August 1990. The program, which will also be led by TMC Conducting Fellows, also includes Bernstein’s own Facsimile, Choreographic Essay for Orchestra, the composer’s second ballet score, which is dedicated to Jerome Robbins. Rounding out the program is the world premiere of In America, a new work for six voices and orchestra by Michael Gandolfi, featuring TMC Vocal Fellows and conceived as a response to Bernstein’s seminal song cycle Songfest, which is being performed later in the summer, on August 4.