2018 Tanglewood Season
- 2018 Press Materials
- 2018 Tanglewood Performances
- Tanglewood Brochure (PDF)
- Performance Listing (PDF)
- Tanglewood Season Highlights
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Tickets to all Tanglewood events go on sale Sunday, January 28, 2018 to the general public.
Tanglewood, famed summer home of the BSO, and one of the world's most beloved music festivals, has announced its 2018 season featuring a summer-long theme, Celebrating Lenny!, honoring Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of the centennial of his birth.more info
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads ten concerts including on the opening and closing weekends of the BSO's 2018 Tanglewood season.more info
The gala concert will feature a kaleidoscopic array of artists and ensembles from the worlds of classical music, film, and Broadway.more info
2018 Tanglewood Performances
The 2018 Tanglewood season offers visitors an exceptional lineup of performances and musical activities for music lovers of every age. Tickets to all Tanglewood events go on sale Sunday, January 28, 2018 to the general public.More Details >
Tanglewood Lawn Pass Books -| $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.More Details >
Summer Sundays, 12–2pm
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! From 12:30-1:30pm, additional offerings including lectures, performances, and musical demonstrations take place in the Theatre.More Details >
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 take place on July 20, August 3, and August 17.More Details >
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.More Details >
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 ticket holders on July 14, 21, and 28, and August 4, 11, 18, and 25.More Details >
Under 40? Tickets $20!
$20 tickets for attendees under age 40 will be available during the 2018 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. Visit tanglewood.org for more information. $20 Under 40 tickets will be available for sale in May 2018.
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.
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
As part of Summer Sundays, each week will feature a fun, interactive musical presentation for audiences of all ages. "What's That Sound?" introduces various instruments of the orchestra with a demonstration and Q&A, and Watch and Play, sponsored by the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers, offers a musical performance specifically designed to engage children ages 3-10. The program will be offered at 1pm each Sunday from July 8th to July 26th. Tickets to the Sunday afternoon concert performance are required.
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.