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Tanglewood on Parade with conductors Thomas Adès, Stefan Asbury, JoAnn Falletta, Thomas Wilkins, and John Williams

Exterior of the Koussevitzky Music Shed with Tanglewood lawn


Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

This annual day of family fun is one of the highlights of the season, offering free kids’ activities — from face painting to the spell-binding feats of magician Bonaparté — and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) and BU Tanglewood Institute performances throughout the afternoon. Get your ticket for the 8pm concert and enjoy a perfect summer evening with music from the BSO, Boston Pops, and TMC Orchestra with world-renowned conductors like John Williams, ending with a brilliant fireworks display!

Gates open at 2pm.

2pm, Main Gate
BU Tanglewood Institute

Throughout the afternoon, Tappan Porch
Face Painting by Bria

2:30pm, Ozawa Hall: Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music
Program to include:
LYAPUNOV Piano Sextet in B-flat minor, Op. 63

2:30pm, Chamber Music Hall
BU Tanglewood Institute
Chamber Music

3-7pm, Departing from the Main Gate
Free Walking Tours of Tanglewood
(courtesy of the Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers)

3:15-3:45pm, Lawn
The Strolling Magic of Bonaparté

4pm, Shed
BU Tanglewood Institute
Young Artists Orchestra and Chorus

4-4:45pm, Lawn near Tappan House
The Strolling Magic of Bonaparté

5:15-5:45, Lawn
The Strolling Magic of Bonaparté

5:30pm, Lawn near Tappan House
BSO Members Bonnie Bewick, fiddle and Lawrence Wolfe, bass
with guests
Sheila Falls, fiddle
Mark Roberts, flute and banjo
Classical Tangent

7:30pm, Shed: Tanglewood Music Center
Brass Fanfares

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Thomas Adès, Stefan Asbury, JoAnn Falletta Thomas Wilkins, and John Williams, conductors

HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
RAVEL La Valse, Poème choréographique
ABREU (arr. DRAGON) Tico-Tico no fubá
BERNSTEIN (arr. RAMIN) "America," from West Side Story
John WILLIAMS Potter Triptych (Hedwig’s Theme – Fawkes the Phoenix – Harry’s Wondrous World)
VERBYTSKY (arr. Reshetilov) Ukrainian National Anthem
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Fireworks immediately following the program

Performance Details

Aug 2, 2022, 8:00pm EDT

Program Notes & Works