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2023 Tanglewood Season

Recital Series

Treat yourself to an unforgettable evening in Ozawa Hall, where world-renowned soloists and ensembles will perform unique recital programs.

  • Emerson String Quartet sitting side by side with their instruments in front of a dark background

    Emerson String Quartet and Emanuel Ax

    Emerson String Quartet
    Emanuel Ax, piano

    PURCELL Chacony in G minor
    Sarah Kirkland SNIDER Drink the Wild Ayre (Co-commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Music Director; through the generous support of Music Accord, a consortium of nine presenters nationwide - www.musicaccord.org)
    SHOSTAKOVICH String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat, Op. 133
    Intermission

    DVOŘÁK Piano Quintet in A, Op. 81

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    Wed Jun 28, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Chris Thile standing in an archway holding his mandolin, looking away from the camera.

    The Knights with Chris Thile

    The Knights
    Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    Chris Thile, mandolin and vocals

    Chris THILE ATTENTION! A narrative song cycle for extroverted mandolinist and orchestra (World Premiere, co-commissioned by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Andris Nelsons, Music Director; Virginia Arts Festival/Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Carnegie Hall, The Knights, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Louisville Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Boston Symphony Orchestra commission is through the generous support of the New Works Fund established by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.)
    BARTÓK, Arr. Alex FORTES Romanian Folk Dances
    Michael P. Atkinson, conductor
    Intermission
    Jessie MONTGOMERY Source Code, for strings
    ENESCO Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

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    Thu Jun 29, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Julia Bullock wearing a black dress, facing our left, laughing

    Julia Bullock, soprano

    Julia Bullock, classical singer
    John Arida, piano

    Program to include songs by SCHUBERT, WOLF, WEILL, Billie HOLIDAY, and Nina SIMONE

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    Thu Jul 13, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Philharmonia Baroque standing after a performance

    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra

    Philharmonia Baroque
    Richard Egarr, conductor and harpsichord
    Aria Umezawa, stage director
    Nicholas Mulroy, tenor (Acis)
    Hera Hyesang Park, soprano (Galatea)
    Dashon Burton, bass (Polyphemus)
    Isaiah Bell, tenor (Damon)
    Daniel Moody, countertenor (ensemble)

    HANDEL Acis and Galatea (1718 version)

    Sung in English

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Thu Jul 20, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • 4 Danish men standing outside in front of a large tree

    Danish String Quartet

    Danish String Quartet

    SCHUBERT String Quartet in A minor, D.804, Rosamunde
    Intermission
    Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR Rituals
    SCHUBERT Gretchen am Spinnrade, D.118 (arr. Danish String Quartet)

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Wed Aug 2, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Aaron Diehl dressed in black standing next to a piano with its lid open.

    The Aaron Diehl Trio

    The Aaron Diehl Trio
    Aaron Diehl, piano
    Aaron Kimmel, drums
    David Wong, bass

    Pianist Aaron Diehl and colleagues present a jazz program that includes Sir Roland Hanna’s 24 Preludes.

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Sun Aug 6, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Woman playing a cello in the dark

    Alisa Weilerstein's FRAGMENTS 2

    Alisa Weilerstein, project creator, performer
    Elkhanah Pulitzer, director
    Seth Reiser, scenic and lighting designer
    Carlos Soto, costume designer
    Hanako Yamaguchi, artistic producer/advisor

    FRAGMENTS 2

    In Alisa Weilerstein’s groundbreaking, multi-year performance series FRAGMENTS, new music by compelling composers of our time meets the timeless beauty of Bach’s Six Solo Cello Suites in an immersive, multi-sensory experience. Within each FRAGMENT, movements from a single Bach suite are integrated with new commissions to make an original emotional arc. Enhanced by lighting and scenic architecture, the music is performed without pauses or printed program details, creating an atmosphere of enchantment, adventure, and discovery reimagining traditional classical concert conventions.

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Wed Aug 9, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Bruce Liu standing outside at dusk, looking down

    Bruce Liu

    Bruce Liu, piano

    RAMEAU Six Pieces
    BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 21 in C, Op. 53, Waldstein
    CHOPIN Trois Nouvelles Études, Op. Posth.
    Intermission

    CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35
    KAPUSTIN Variations, Op. 41

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Wed Aug 16, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Kelli O'Hara sitting in front of a light background

    Kelli O'Hara

    Kelli O’Hara, vocalist
    Dan Lipton, piano

    Kelli O’Hara is one of the most gloriously gifted and versatile vocal and dramatic talents of any era, with a Tony award for her star turn in the New York revival of The King and I, as well as GRAMMY, Emmy, and Olivier nominations for her wide-ranging work.
    Join Ms. O’Hara for a night of beloved Broadway classics and personal stories in the intimate setting of Ozawa Hall.

    Tonight’s performance by Kelli O’Hara is supported by Nancy and Jay Nichols.

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Tue Aug 22, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Yo-Yo Ma, Leonidas Kavakos and Emanuel Ax smiling and standing in front of a sunny window

    Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, and Yo-Yo Ma perform an All-Beethoven program

    Emanuel Ax, piano
    Leonidas Kavakos, violin
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
    Symphony No. 4 (trans. Shai Wosner)
    Intermission
    Piano Trio No. 7 in B-flat, Op. 97, Archduke

    Tonight’s performance is supported by Jerry Nelson and also by Ed Wacks, in memory of Linda Wacks.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Fri Aug 25, 2023 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA