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Boston Symphony mixes contemporary, traditional at Tanglewood

Stéphane Denève leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood on Saturday night.
Stéphane Denève leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra and cellist Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood on Saturday night.
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For one weekend each summer, Tanglewood’s personality splits. While the Boston Symphony Orchestra performs classical standards in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, the Festival of Contemporary Music roils around the other end of the property, in Ozawa Hall. This time, though, that split looked a lot smaller. Forty years ago, the five-day Festival of Contemporary Music introduced works that emerging composers at the Tanglewood Music Center — whose instrumental fellows still play the performances — produced ...

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