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An overflow crowd at the Lenox Library on Friday afternoon gathered for a pre-Tanglewood concert lecture by Boston University musicologist Jeremy Yudkin.

An overflow crowd for Jeremy Yudkin’s Tanglewood lecture

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By Friday, Jul 6, 2018 Arts & Entertainment

Lenox —Just as Lenox Library director Amy Lafave had predicted, a crowd of eager classical music lovers filled the library’s Sedgwick Reading Room to overflowing on Friday afternoon. They had assembled in the historic building to hear Boston University professor Jeremy Yudkin‘s pre-concert lecture for Tanglewood’s season-opening concert that evening, as well as for Saturday’s Bernstein program. Jeremy, now in his 30th year of delivering Tanglewood pre-concert lectures at Lenox Library, treated the crowd to a boatload of fascinating but little-known details about three famous pieces of music and the men who created them: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, and Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town.” Prof. Yudkin will give another lecture at the library on Sunday at 11 a.m. about Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Click here to see Jeremy’s entire summer pre-concert lecture schedule.

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