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This weekend, at Tanglewood, we shall witness some remarkable events: a tour de force of concentration and musicality in English-born pianist Paul Lewis’ traversal of all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos in less than 48 hours, in three consecutive concerts, each featuring the music of contemporary American women composers. 

The Boston Symphony Orchestra will present Tanglewood in the City, a free video presentation of a BSO concert led by Andris Nelsons, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, at the Pittsfield Common. Pre-event festivities begin at 6 p.m. with performances by the Eagles Trombone Ensemble and Kids 4 Harmony.

“We few, we happy few.” That was Shakespeare’s Henry V anticipating the English army’s coming victory-against-all-odds at the Battle of Agincourt. He was thinking of how lucky people were to be there at such an auspicious event. Fortunately, there were happy thousands in the audience at Tanglewood’s opening night concert, because such riches should be spread as widely as possible.