Tanglewood Gala

The Tanglewood Gala

Friday, August 25, 2018

The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood- a Gala Concert on Bernstein's Birth Date, August 25 will feature a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway-including Christoph Eschenbach, Thomas Hampson, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, and Michael Tilson Thomas-all musicians who worked directly with Leonard Bernstein early in their careers-along with conductors Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, and John Williams, concert singers Susan Graham, Isabel Leonard, and Nadine Sierra, Broadway singers Jessica Vosk and Tony Yazbeck, and Austrian-Persian cellist Kian Soltani, recent winner of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival's Leonard Bernstein Award. Hosted by Audra McDonald, who will also participate as a vocalist, and directed by James Darrah, this special concert will also showcase the Boston Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and musicians from the Israel Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Vienna Philharmonic-all ensembles Bernstein worked closely with throughout his life-as well as musicians from the Pacific Music and Schleswig-Holstein festivals, both founded by Mr. Bernstein. The entire first half of the program is dedicated to selections from such brilliant Bernstein works as Candide, West Side Story, Mass, and Serenade. Music from the classical canon very dear to Bernstein's heart-selections from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn and music by Copland-plus a new work by John Williams for cello and orchestra, makes up a good portion of the concert's second half; the finale of Mahler's Resurrection Symphony brings the program to a dramatic close. This multi-media event will also include video montages about Bernstein's extraordinary life, and messages from people around the world who have been inspired by his great legacy as a musician and as a dominant cultural figure of his time.

This special evening will begin with a festive pre-concert cocktail reception and gala dinner. Guests will move from the dinner to the gala concert. The program is listed below. Following the performance, our gold and silver benefactors will enjoy a private reception with the guest artists.


5:00pm

Pre-Concert Reception and Gala Dinner

8:00pm

Boston Symphony Orchestra*
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Christoph Eschenbach, conductor
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
John Williams, conductor
Audra McDonald, host and vocalist
Midori, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Kian Soltani, cello
Nadine Sierra, soprano
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Jessica Vosk and Tony Yazbeck, vocalists
James Darrah, director
Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
    James Burton, conductor


*Joined by members of the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival, and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival.

Post Dinner
Gala reception with guest artists for Gold and Silver Benefactors


Gala benefactor ticket prices are as follows:

Gold Benefactor - $2,500 Ticket Level
Value of benefits is $485 per ticket

  • Pre-Concert Gala Cocktail Reception
  • Premier Seating for dinner and in the Koussevitzky Shed for the performance
  • Section 1 and boxes
  • Exclusive post-concert reception with conductors and guest artists
  • Bernstein 100 commemorative gift
  • Appropriate listing in the program book

Silver Benefactor - $1,500 Ticket Level
Value of benefits is $435 per ticket

  • Pre-Concert Gala Cocktail Reception
  • Priority Seating for dinner and in the Koussevitzky Shed for the performance
  • Section 2, 3, 7 aisle seats
  • First row of Section 4-5
  • Select Boxes
  • Exclusive post-concert reception with conductors and guest artists
  • Appropriate listing in the program book

Bronze Benefactor - $750 Ticket Level
Value of benefits is $335 per ticket

  • Pre-Concert Gala Cocktail Reception
  • Prime Seating in the tent and in the Koussevitzky Shed for the performance
  • Section 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 - not aisles
  • Appropriate listing in the program book

For more information or to reserve your space at the gala, please contact:

Kathleen Pendleton
Assistant Manager of Development Events and Volunteer Services
Phone: 617-638-9391
Email: kpendleton@bso.org

Early tickets are recommended.

Tanglewood Gala Ticket Order Form