The Best of Tanglewood On Parade with James Taylor, Host

Performance Details
James Taylor, Host
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Seiji Ozawa, conductor

Filmed August 4, 1998

James BURTON The Lost Words
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Children’s Choir
  James Burton, conductor

Filmed July 23, 2019

“You Make Me Feel So Young”
“In the Wee Small Hours”
“New York, New York”
Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor

Filmed August 4, 2015

John WILLIAMS Hymn to the Fallen
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
John Williams, conductor

Filmed August 4, 1998

John WILLIAMS Selections from Hook: Banquet Scene, Face of Pan, and Neverland
Boston Symphony Orchestra
John Williams, conductor

Filmed August 4, 1998

Performance by James Taylor
James TAYLOR ”That Lonesome Road” with members of the James Taylor Band and Tanglewood Festival Chorus

James TAYLOR “Mean Old Man” with the Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by John Williams
Filmed August 30, 2009  

TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Filmed August 4, 2015

Tanglewood Online Festival | Support the Music - Donate Now

This free online fundraising event hosted by James Taylor will feature the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras, as well as James Taylor, 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!

Available starting August 18 at 8PM through August 25

One of Tanglewood’s most beloved traditions, Tanglewood on Parade (TOP) dates back to 1940, when BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky organized an “Allied Relief Fund Benefit.” This day-long event included performances by students of the newly founded Berkshire Music Center (now Tanglewood Music Center) featuring chamber music, orchestral music, brass fanfares, opera scenes, and choral works, culminating with a gala concert in the Shed with the BSO and the Music Center orchestra. In 1946, following WWII, the benefit was renamed Tanglewood on Parade and has become an annual celebration of and a fundraiser to support the activities of the Music Center.

This year’s virtual Tanglewood on Parade continues to be an opportunity for patrons to support Tanglewood, sharing the joy of music virtually now, and ensuring that Tanglewood is ready and able to welcome visitors in person when the time is right.

Text 'GIVE' to 857-425-8063 or visit to support the music you love. Donors of $100 or more will receive complimentary access to all remaining programs in the Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival as well as an invitation for a special virtual event on Sunday, August 23.

Your impact on Tanglewood will be amplified by several generous BSO Board members and friends who will match contributions made to Tanglewood between May 15 and August 31, 2020.

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