This is the New York Philharmonic's third season as Mr. Tovey leads the orchestra again in an interactive series with commentary and insight about the music being performed. This year, hear works by Bernstein, Gershwin, Copland, Aaron Jay Kernis, Sousa, Rossini, Saint-Saëns, Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, and Prokofiev in Avery Fisher Hall at Licoln Center.
2. The Lord of the Rings Symphony: Six Movements for Orchestra and ChorusSan Francisco Symphony - July 14 & 15
North Carolina Symphony - July 15
San Diego Symphony - July 20
Since The Lord of the Rings Symphony's debut in 2003, the San Francisco Symphony presents its 100th performance. With over 200 performers on stage including a youth and an adult chorus, this three time Oscar winner and four time Grammy winner will be an event to remember.
June 23 & 24
July 7& 8
This year, not only enjoy the works of Beethoven, but Mozart too! What's fun about this event is that it's like dinner theater. Before the concert starts, you can have cocktails with your friends and family while watching the sun set, or you can reserve a table indoors and bring your own dinner while enjoying live pre-concert performances.
From jazz to world music, and quartets to orchestras, this is one the best music festivals in the Midwest. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, this summer festival has plenty of lawn space.
Every Tuesday and Thursday through the summer months, the Los Angeles Symphony performs the works of many great composers including Beethoven's 9th Symphony and Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. What could be better than hearing such great works under the stars in Hollywood?
8. TanglwoodAll Summer, Lenox, MA
Conductor/director, James Levine returns for his second time leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood. Opening the festival with Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Levine and the BSO start the summer off with a bang. Later in the series, conductor Sejii Ozawa will conduct Mahler's Ressurection Symphony (his first time conducting the BSO since stepping down as Music Director).
With over 50 performances of Bach's oratorios, concerti, orchestral and choral masterworks, chamber music, and recitals by an international ensemble conducted by Bruno Weil, you'll get all the Bach you've ever wanted.
With 30 years under their belt, the Boulder Symphony Orchestra has a great summer line up. With performances by the Grammy award winning Kronos Quartet and world renowned violinist, Leila Josefowic, and works by masters such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Shostakovich, and Bach. You'll find great music being played here all July.