Summer Sundays

Welcome to Tanglewood Summer Sundays!
Sundays beginning at 12noon, Tanglewood Grounds
On Sunday afternoons, July 5 through August 23, when the gates open at noon, enjoy events for all ages to enhance your Tanglewood experience.

Activities that take place at various locations throughout the grounds include:

  • Food and beer tastings featuring specialties of the region
  • Kids’ Corner: a craft station for kids and families
  • The Tanglewood Tattoo Tent: temporary tattoos for the young and young at heart
  • Guided nature walks of the Tanglewood grounds, led by staff from Mass Audubon
  • Sunday Showcase: Additional adult-focued offerings including lectures, performances, and musical demonstrations which take place in the Theater rom 12:30-1:30pm
  • What's that Sound?: An introduction to various instruments of the orchestra with a demonstration and Q&A
  • Watch and Play: A musical performance specifically designed for children ages 3-10

Either What's that Sound? or Watch and Play will be offered at 1pm each Sunday from July 5-August 23.

 

A ticket to that day's afternoon concert is required for all Summer Sundays activities.


Check back for the schedule for upcoming Summer Sundays Events for 2020

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Violin and Music - Summer Showcase

Sunday Showcase
JULY 5–AUGUST 23

Join us in the Theater-Concert Hall every Sunday at 12:30pm for an educational series including informal talks, unique performances, musical demonstrations, and public masterclasses.

July 5: FROM THE TANGLEWOOD ARCHIVES: Great Moments in the Theatre-Concert Hall
BSO Director of Archives Bridget Carr and TMC Associate Director Michael Nock highlight the musical firsts and landmark performances of Tanglewood’s Theatre-Concert Hall.

July 12: BOSTON SYMPHONY CHILDREN'S CHOIR
The BSCC, under the direction of conductor James Burton, present a program that includes Judith WEIR’s little tree.

July 26: STRING QUARTET MASTERCLASS
Members of the Consone Quartet (part of the BBC’s “New Generation Artists”) coach young players from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in a string quartet masterclass focused on period-specific performance practice.

August 2: CONCERTOS FOR ORCHESTRA
Composer Eric Nathan – whose own Concerto for Orchestra is performed this afternoon by the BSO – will consider the tradition of concertos for orchestra from Corelli and Handel through Bartók and Lutosławski to the revival of the form by composers of today.

August 9: CLARINET MASTERCLASS
Composer and clarinetist Derek Bermel leads young virtuosi from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in a clarinet masterclass.

August 16: THE PSYCHOLOGY AND THEORY OF FILM MUSIC
Author and Professor Frank Lehman of Tufts University talks about the techniques used by film composers to manipulate our emotions.

August 23: SAARINEN'S TANGLEWOOD
Famed architect Elio Saarinen’s grand plans for the Tanglewood campus were only partially-realized. Architectural scholars John Ochsendorf and Helene Lipstadt, along with Director of BSO Archives Bridget Carr, explore his impact on today’s campus and what might have been.