Tanglewood, August 24 Concert Reviews

August 24, 2013, Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox, MA
The Boston Pops Orchestra conducted by JOHN WILLIAMS
David Newman, guest conductor
Audra McDonald, soprano

Concert Program / Program Notes



  • MassLive.com – Hollywood made its return visit to the Berkshires on Saturday as Oscar-winning composer John Williams led the Boston Pops in the always popular – and entertaining – Film Night at Tanglewood. Williams was joined in the Koussevitzky Music Shed by film composer David Newman (“Galaxy Quest,” “Heathers”) and five-time Tony and two-time Grammy award winning soprano Audra McDonald. The results was some of the country’s best musicians treating concert-goers to some of the finest music to come out of Hollywood. – Full review
  • Berkshire Eagle – Film Night, established by John Williams with the Boston Pops some 15 years ago, remains one of Tanglewood’s most anticipated events. Under moon lit skies on Saturday night,15,000 listeners, give or take, filled the Shed and carpeted the lawn. The concert was out of the ordinary on several levels. Audra McDonald, musical royalty personified, returned to Tanglewood for a sterling set of screen gems. She combined understated glamor and elegance with her typically superb artistry. Williams conducted about half of the evening’s program with his customary vigor and enthusiasm. – Full review