New Williams Concert Work to Premiere July 5

As mentioned in a 2014 interview, John Williams is writing a new concert work for this year’s 75th Anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center, the annual summer music academy which operates as a part of the Tanglewood Music Festival. The TMC commissioned some 30 works for performance during the 2015 season, including 15 world premieres. These will be spread throughout the TMC programs, with a special concentration during the Festival of Contemporary Music.

The yet untitled new Williams work will be premiered on July 5, with a second performance at the annual  “Tanglewood on Parade” concert on August 4 (view full program brochure – pdf)


Tanglewood Music Center
8pm, Ozawa Hall
The Phyllis and Lee Coffey Memorial Concert
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Stefan Asbury, Conductor
TMC Conducting Fellows
Program to include
BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
WILLIAMS New work (world premiere; TMC commission)


8:30pm, Shed
‘Tanglewood on Parade’
The Gregory E. Bulger Foundation Concert
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Stéphane Denève, Keith Lockhart, and Andris Nelsons, conductors
Program to Include
RAVEL Pavane for a Dead Princess
WILLIAMS for Seiji!
WILLIAMS New work (TMC commission)
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
Fireworks to follow the concert.
Afternoon events included in price of ticket.

Ticket information at