James Taylor joins in Tanglewood’s 75th anniversary concert

James Taylor performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, with John Williams conducting, at the Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, July 14th. He performed “Over the Rainbow,” (written by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg for the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz), “Shall We Dance” (written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II for their 1951 musical The King and I) and “Ol’ Man River” (written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II for the 1927 musical Show Boat).

The concert was recorded for a PBS broadcast in August. A preview is online, which I can’t quite get to embed here.

The Berkshire Eagle has a review, where they noted that “James Taylor received a bigger roar of approval than any of the classical stars on hand”. There are also reviews at The Wall Street Journal (subscription needed) and The Boston Globe.


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