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Lorelei Ensemble joins The BSO at Tanglewood tonight for a performance of Julia Wolfe's "Her Story"

 Lorelei Ensemble and BSO perform Julia Wolfe's "Her Story" at Symphony Hall in Boston
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Lorelei Ensemble and BSO perform Julia Wolfe's "Her Story" at Symphony Hall in Boston

Tonight in The Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Mahler 1st Symphony and “Her Story” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Bang on a Can co-founder and co-director, Julia Wolfe.

"Her Story" was written for Lorelei Ensemble and orchestra, and co-commissioned by the Nashville Symphony, Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony, and National Symphony Orchestras.

Beth Willer is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Lorelei Ensemble and she joins us now.

Noted for her commitment to the contemporary vocal art, Willer has led Lorelei Ensemble since 2007 to become recognized as one of the country’s most highly regarded vocal ensembles. A champion of contemporary music, Willer has collaborated with composers from the U.S. and abroad, leading Lorelei and other ensembles under her leadership in numerous world, U.S. and regional premieres.

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