On Sunday afternoons, enjoy new and
exciting events for all ages
On Sunday afternoons, July 8 through August 26,
when the gates open at noon, enjoy new and exciting events for all
ages to enhance your Tanglewood experience. Activities that take
place at various locations throughout the grounds include local
food tastings and other specialties of the region, face painting,
yoga and Qigong, games for families, and more!
Join us in the Theater every Sunday at 12:30pm for an
educational series including informal talks, unique performances,
musical demonstrations, and public masterclasses.
Bernstein on Broadway, with Keith Lockhart and guests
Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart leads a
conversation about Leonard Bernstein's Broadway innovations and
achievements. Mr. Lockhart is joined by acclaimed Broadway
music director David Chase; the two will consider Bernstein's
lasting impact on the American musical.
Special performance by children's chorus
At Tanglewood this weekend for their part in La bohème,
the newly-formed BSCC perform a varied program under the direction
of conductor James Burton with pianist Graeme McCullough.
Richard Rodney Bennett's beloved The Aviary will feature alongside
works by Schubert, Ned Rorem and Tansy Davies, whose Oven in
the Underworld - a fun and quirky study in witchcraft - is
fast becoming a children's choir classic.
The Tanglewood Landscape-Past, Present, and Future, with
Tanglewood Grounds Supervisor Bruce Peeples and Landscape Architect
Since its inception as the Berkshire Symphonic Festival
more than 80 years ago, Tanglewood has seen amazing growth - not
only in acreage, but in facilities and amenities as well.
Tanglewood Grounds Supervisor Bruce Peeples and landscape architect
Adrian Nial talk about the stages of the campus' development, share
stories about its continued maintenance, and consider what's next
for this magical space.
The Art of Film Scoring, with David Newman
Oscar-nominated film composer and conductor David
Newman - who leads the BSO's performance of West Side
Story with film on July 28 - talks about writing music for the
movies. Mr. Newman shares insights into the process as
exemplified by the scores for All About Eve and Song of Bernadette,
both penned by his father, Alfred Newman.
Piano master class with Kirill Gerstein
Tanglewood's 2018 Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein leads a
piano masterclass featuring talented young students from the Boston
University Tanglewood Institute.
Harp demonstration with Tanglewood Music Center
Tanglewood Music Center Harp Fellows are joined by
BSO Principal Harpist Jessica Zhou for a program offering the
audience a closer look at this elegant and complex instrument.
Performance by Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Ensemble
As a finale to their summer of study, TMC Vocal
Fellows come together as an ensemble for a program of music
spanning six centuries, including works by Bach, Brahms, Gesualdo,
Grainger, Haydn, Janequin, Messiaen, Schumann, Rautavaara, and
Bernstein and Tanglewood-From the BSO Archives, with BSO
Archivist Bridget Carr
In the final event of the Bernstein Centennial
Summer, BSO Archivist Bridget Carr joins Michael Nock, Associate
Director for Student Affairs at the Tanglewood Music Center, to
trace Leonard Bernstein's history with the BSO and Tanglewood
through rare documentary photos, audio recordings, and video clips
from the BSO Archives.
Offering round trip "Summer Sundays"
tours from Boston to Lenox.