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Boston Symphony Announces 2022 Tanglewood Season June 17 - September 4

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The 2022 Tanglewood season brings audiences a wide spectrum of programs and works by living composers, alongside a diverse lineup of performers offering their extraordinary artistry to an expansive summer season

Boston Symphony Orchestra with Andris Nelsons Leading Nine Programs

  • Andris Nelsons leads the BSO’s opening week of performances, July 8-10, beginning with an Opening Night program of Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 with piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
  • The weekend’s Saturday-evening performance includes Nicole Cabell singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915 and Aaron Diehl playing Ellington’s New World A-Coming for piano and orchestra on a program with music by Carlos Simon and Gershwin
  • The weekend’s Sunday-afternoon program features Håkan Hardenberger in the American premiere of Helen Grime’s Trumpet Concerto on a program with music of Rachmaninoff
  • A concert performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni, with Ryan McKinny in the title role and Will Liverman as Leporello
  • Brahms’ A German Requiem, with soloists Ying Fang and Shenyang; both the Mozart and Brahms programs feature the Tanglewood Festival Chorus in its first Tanglewood concerts since summer 2019
  • Paul Lewis performs all five Beethoven Piano Concertos over three programs
  • Six world and American premieres, including works by Julia Adolphe, Caroline Shaw, Elizabeth Ogonek, Helen Grime, and Fazil Say

Boston Pops, Popular Artists, and a John Williams 90th Birthday Celebration
  • A John Williams 90th Birthday Celebration with conductor Ken-David Masur leading the orchestra and guest artists Yo-Yo Ma, Branford Marsalis, and James Taylor, among others, honoring one of Tanglewood’s most beloved figures
  • A Keith Lockhart-led Boston Pops Stephen Sondheim tribute, with a stellar Broadway cast, in honor of the iconic composer/lyricist who transformed American musical theater
  • A film showing of The Empire Strikes Back with live Boston Pops accompaniment led by Mr. Lockhart
  • A Popular Artist lineup featuring James Taylor, who makes a highly anticipated return to Tanglewood for his traditional July 4 appearance (concert is sold out), and the welcome addition of a second performance confirmed for July 3
  • Additional Popular Artists include Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Brandi Carlile, The Mavericks and Nick Lowe with Los Straitjackets, Judy Collins and Richard Thompson, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Bonnie Raitt with special guest Lucinda Williams

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