Ambition Abounds in Tanglewood’s Exultation Over Contemporary Works
LENOX, Mass. Things were pretty much back to normal here at the Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music, which ended on Tuesday. In performance terms that meant that the student forces at the Tanglewood Music Center were fully committed to the festival, an improvement over the 2007 installment, when many of the players were siphoned off for an opera production. And with as many as eight rehearsals for some works, the playing was magnificent.