Summer Sundays

On Sunday afternoons, enjoy new and exciting events for all ages
12noon-2pm, Tanglewood Grounds
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.

July 8
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. 

July 15
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.

July 22
The Tanglewood Landscape-Past, Present, and Future, with Tanglewood Grounds Supervisor Bruce Peeples and Landscape Architect Adrian Nial 
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.

July 29
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. 

August 5
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.

August 12
Harp demonstration with Tanglewood Music Center Fellows 
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.

August 19
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 Weelkes.

August 26
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.


Berkshire Tour Company
Offering round trip "Summer Sundays" tours from Boston to Lenox.