The Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival

New this year - Introducing the Tanglewood 2020 Online festival

Although we cannot gather in person this summer, we are pleased to be able to keep the spirit of Tanglewood alive through the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival, a series of digital offerings for all to enjoy. The festival will include both free-of-charge archival offerings as well as newly created content available for purchase. Video and audio streams begin on tanglewood.org July 1, with the ability to purchase starting on June 15.

We are pleased to keep the spirit of Tanglewood alive through these digital offerings of video and audio streams. Those who donate more than $100 will receive complimentary access to the complete season. Donations made by August 31 will also be matched by a group of generous donors who have joined together to help support musical artists and programs in these unprecedented times.

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An overview of the Festival’s programming can be found below:


Great-PerformersGreat Performers in Recital at Tanglewood

Newly created content streaming on Saturday evenings includes Great Performers in Recital at Tanglewood, spotlighting some of the artists who were to appear in the Shed in 2020 and additional guests: Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell and Jeremy Denk, Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss, Gil Shaham, Daniil Trifonov, Yo-Yo Ma, Conrad Tao, and Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth. Hosted by soprano Nicole Cabell.

Great Performers in Recital at Tanglewood - Full Schedule


World-StageTanglewood Presents: Recitals from the World Stage

Tanglewood Presents: Recitals from the World Stage, a Wednesday-evening series of video streams recorded at concert venues around the world and featuring artists who were to appear in Ozawa hall this summer, includes the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Danish String Quartet, Silkroad Ensemble, Lucas and Arthur Jussen, Paul Lewis, and Garrick Ohlsson, as well as Brooklyn Rider. Hosted by Karen Allen.

Tanglewood Presents: Recitals from the World Stage - Full Schedule


BSO-MusiciansBSO Musicians in Recital

Friday evenings will showcase the talented musicians of the Boston Symphony Orchestra with BSO Musicians in Recital. Hosted by  Lauren Ambrose.

BSO Musicians in Recital - Full Schedule


Tanglewood Learning Institute Online

 

Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) audio and video streams—both newly created and retrospective—will include TLI Masterpass: master classes with TMC fellows, Boston University Tanglewood Institute students, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus singers taught by Andris Nelsons, Paul Lewis, Midori, Stephanie Blythe, and Yo-Yo Ma, among others. Additional offerings include TLI OpenForum, exploring the roaring twenties and the romantic spirit; TLI Celebrates Beethoven, an in-depth exploration of the composer’s work during his 250th anniversary year; and TLI ShopTalks, engaging conversations with notable artists of our time.

MasterPass
Master classes led by expert teachers provide an insider’s view of the artistic process. Classes feature TMC Fellows, BUTI students, and members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus led by BSO soloists, members of the orchestra, and TMC Faculty.
MasterPass - Full Schedule

OpenForum
Presented in conjunction with Great Performers in Recital from Tanglewood and Recitals from the World Stage. Each collection includes three presentations, a panel discussion, and a live Q&A. Hosted by Sue Elliott.
OpenForum - Full Schedule

ShopTalks
Conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.
ShopTalks - Full Schedule

TLI Celebrates Beethoven
Explore composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s creative process, musical inspirations and influence, 19th-century sound, and heroic struggle in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth.
TLI Celebrates Beethoven - Full Schedule

 


TMCTanglewood Music Center Orchestra

Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s acclaimed summer music academy, presents encore performances by the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.
Video streamed full-length concerts on Monday evenings of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra chosen from Tanglewood’s vast archive of recorded performances. Each will be introduced by Stefan Asbury, with guests.

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances - Full Schedule

 


TMC ChamberTanglewood Music Center Chamber Concerts

Full-length concert events streamed on Sunday mornings of the Tanglewood Music Center's chamber concerts, chosen from Tanglewood’s vast archive of recorded performances. Hosted by Norman Fischer with TMC Faculty.

Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Concerts - Full Schedule



The Best of Tanglewood On Parade

This free online fundraising event hosted by James Taylor will feature the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir, under the direction of Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, and James Burton, among others, in a video-streamed performance of highlights from recent Tanglewood On Parade concerts, including the traditional 1812 Overture. Set up your picnics at home and join us for some of the best memories over the years!

FREE

The Best of Tanglewood On Parade with host James Taylor


Tanglewood Family Concert with Circle Round

Thomas Wilkins leads an audio-streamed performance, a collaboration with the acclaimed WBUR storytelling podcast Circle Round available on Tuesday, July 28, 5:00 p.m.

Tanglewood Family Concert with Circle Round - Full Schedule


BSO Encore Performances from Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra is featured, as well as the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in celebration of its 50th anniversary, in video streamed full-length concerts—chosen from Tanglewood’s vast archive of recorded performances—introduced by special guest host Jamie Bernstein and featuring performances by Andris NelsonsSeiji OzawaAndré Previn, and Susan Graham, among others, available on Sundays at 2:30 p.m., July 5-August 23.

BSO Encore Performances from Tanglewood - Full Schedule

Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances - Full Schedule

 



The Boston Symphony Orchestra is grateful to the annual support of these Koussevitzky Society members during the 2019-2020 season.