Ozawa Hall, one of the sites for Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music in the Berkshires, Massachusetts, summertime home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Stu Rosner.

In Tuesday’s (7/25) Berkshire Edge (Massachusetts), David Noel Edwards writes, “One of the world’s premier showcases for new concert music, Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music, highlights works of pathbreaking young composers as well as respected pieces from the 20th century’s new music vanguard. The festival gives Tanglewood Music Center fellows a chance to collaborate directly with living composers and to experience the rewards and challenges of engaging with their latest compositions. Curators of this year’s festival are Reena Esmail, Gabriela Lena Frank, Tebogo Monnakgotla, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. Kicking off the festival … on Thursday, July 27 at 1 p.m., Tanglewood Music Center’s Head of Composition Program Michael Gandolfi interviews the composers about how they curated the festival, with each program representative of their sound worlds…. Since its inception in 1964, the Festival of Contemporary Music has encouraged composers and their audiences to push limits and challenge conventions…. [It was] conceived as a means of rejuvenating the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire and that of other American ensembles.” The article discusses each of this year’s composers and the works they selected. Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music runs July 27-31.