2017 Tanglewood Season - Tickets on sale today!


The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons have announced details of the 2017 Tanglewood season.

2017 Tanglewood Performances

2017 Tanglewood Performances

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"Schubert's Summer Journey" | Devised and Curated by Emanuel Ax

A highlight of this summer's Ozawa Hall schedule is the six-concert series, curated by Emanuel Ax and featuring an array of extraordinary performers, entitled Schubert's Summer Journey, encompassing music from Schubert's final year plus complementary works ranging from additional vocal and instrumental music by Schubert to a world premiere by Colin Jacobsen (July 6 and 20; August 3, 8, 17, and 23).

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BSO Artistic Partner Thomas AdèS Makes His First Appearances at Tanglewood

BSO Artistic Partner Thomas AdèS Makes His First Appearances at Tanglewood

The 2017 roster of acclaimed guest artists and conductors also includes BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès in his first appearances at Tanglewood, as pianist with the Emerson Quartet in Ozawa Hall (July 20) and as conductor with Emanuel Ax and the BSO (July 22).

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Tanglewood Lawn Pass Books - on Sale Now | $180

Tanglewood Lawn Pass Books - on Sale Now | $180

Purchasing a Lawn Pass Book provides flexibility and savings. No further ticketing is necessary. The books of 11 tickets are valid for all regular and specially priced BSO concerts and Pops concerts in the Koussevitzky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall. Tickets are not valid for Popular Artists. Lawn Pass Books are available at the special price of $180 through June 24. After June 24, Lawn Pass Books may be purchased for $190.

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NEW THIS SEASON–Sunday-Afternoon Events, 12–2pm

NEW THIS SEASON–Sunday-Afternoon Events, 12–2pm

On Sunday afternoons beginning when the grounds open at noon, enjoy new and exciting events to enhance your Tanglewood experience. Examples include lectures and musical demonstrations for all ages, sing-alongs, food and wine tastings, face painting, yoga and Qigong, games for families, and more! Specific events will be announced closer to the season opening.

BSO 101 at Tanglewood: Listening Up Close | July 12 and August 9

BSO 101 at Tanglewood: Listening Up Close | July 12 and August 9

BSO 101-the free music appreciation series with BSO Director of Program Publications Marc Mandel and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra-offers insight into music being performed at Tanglewood. This summer, BSO 101 returns to Tanglewood in two free lunchtime sessions, on Wednesday, July 12, and Wednesday, August 9, from 12:45-2pm in the Tent Club. Each session will focus on music to be played by the BSO that weekend, examining and illuminating aspects of musical shape and form, and of the composer's individual musical style. As in past summers, the sessions will include recorded musical examples, and each is self-contained, so that no prior musical training, or attendance at any previous session, is required. Bring or buy a lunch, and arrive ready to hear about great works from the BSO repertoire-and to hear them in new and exciting ways!

UnderScore Fridays at Tanglewood

UnderScore Fridays at Tanglewood

Three Friday-evening Shed performances will be part of the popular UnderScore Friday series this season. At these performances, patrons will hear comments about the program directly from an onstage BSO musician. UnderScore Fridays will occur on July 21, August 4, and August 18.

Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon

Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon

Tanglewood's multi-faceted, first-ever collaboration with Mass Audubon, stretches the idea of concert-going in a new direction for the Festival:  the series will feature six guided bird walks/talks at Pleasant Valley, and five concerts, with three performances to take place in close proximity to the scheduled early morning bird walks.

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Interactive Virtual Tour of the Koussevitzky Music Shed

Interactive Virtual Tour of the Koussevitzky Music Shed

View a high-quality, 360-degree, interactive virtual tour of the Koussevitzky Music Shed where you can see what your view of the stage will look like from any section.

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Talks and Walks

Talks and Walks

Talks and Walks is a series of informal conversations presented by the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, featuring guest artists and members of the BSO family. Bring along a picnic lunch and join us in the Tent Club on Thursday afternoons, July 6 through August 24, for lively and informative discussions. The Tent Club opens at noon. Talks begin at 1pm. Tickets are $134 for the full series. Friends of Tanglewood and Business Partners receive a discount ($112 for the full series) and advance ordering privileges. For additional information, call 617-638-9394 or email bsav@bso.org.

Under 40? Tickets $20!

Under 40? Tickets $20!

$20 tickets for attendees under age 40 will be available during the 2017 Tanglewood season for BSO and Boston Pops performances in the Shed. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Choose as many dates as you like, with a limit of one pair of tickets per concert. This program does not apply to organized groups. Some blackout dates apply. $20 under 40 tickets will be available for sale in May 2017.

Tours of Tanglewood

Tours of Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers offers free walking tours of the Tanglewood campus. The tours last approximately one hour and include visits to the Koussevitzky Music Shed, Ozawa Hall, other music facilities, the Visitor Center history rooms, and more. Experienced volunteer guides discuss the historical background of Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Yoga on the Lawn

Yoga on the Lawn

Once again this summer, in collaboration with the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Tanglewood is pleased to offer hour-long yoga classes taught by fully accredited Kripalu teachers from 10:15-11:15am on Saturday mornings (weather permitting). Located on the lawn near the Tanglewood Visitor Center, these weekly classes are available at no additional charge to Saturday-morning BSO Rehearsal ticketholders, on July 8, 15, 22, and 29, and August 5, 12, 19, and 26.

Free lawn tickets for children and young people up to 17!

Free lawn tickets for children and young people up to 17!

Tanglewood is pleased to offer free lawn tickets for children and young people age 17 and younger. Up to four free children's tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office on the day of the concert. Children under five are not permitted in the Koussevitzky Music Shed or Seiji Ozawa Hall during concerts. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. This free lawn ticket policy does not apply to organized groups of children. For Popular Artist concerts, free lawn tickets are only available for children under 2.

Watch and Play

Watch and Play

Watch and Play, sponsored by the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, is an interactive musical performance designed to engage children ages 3-10 in the Tanglewood musical experience. The program will be offered at 1pm on four Sundays in the Chamber Music Hall. Tickets to the Sunday-afternoon concert performance are required. For more information call 617-638-9394 or email bsav@bso.org. Specific dates will be announced.

Kids' Corner

Kids' Corner

Kids' Corner is offered at 9:30am on Saturdays and noon on Sundays. However, on days of Watch and Play, Kids' Corner will begin at 2pm. Children accompanied by adults may take part in musical and crafts activities supervised by BSO staff. Please stop by the Tanglewood Visitor Center for more information. Tickets to the Sunday concert or Saturday-morning rehearsal are required.

Tanglewood Family Concert

Tanglewood Family Concert

The Tanglewood Family Concert provides an engaging chamber concert experience especially for children ages 3-8 and their families at Ozawa Hall. This year's Family Concert takes place on Saturday, July 22, at 1:30pm in Ozawa Hall. Pre-concert activities begin at 11:30am. Tickets are $12, and children under 18 are free.

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