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2022 Tanglewood Season

Tanglewood 2022 Season Programs

Tanglewood is back! This summer, for the first time since 2019, Tanglewood will offer a full season of concerts and events. With Ozawa Hall and the Linde Center for Music and Learning reopening to the public alongside the Koussevitzky Music Shed, the 2022 season will bring you an entire summer of breathtaking music, eye-opening learning experiences, and restorative rest in the beauty of the Berkshires.

From June 17-September 4, Tanglewood will present a wide range of programs that spotlight favorite returning musicians and repertoire and introduce dynamic new performers and eclectic programming. This season includes eight world and American premieres and 28 works by living composers, as well as 21 artists making their Tanglewood or BSO debuts.

No matter what brings you to Tanglewood, we can't wait to see you. Tickets are on sale now!

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    Sat Jun 18, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Juilliard String Quartet Play & Talk

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Sat Jun 25, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sun Jun 26, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Wed Jun 29, 2022 - 7:15pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Wed Jun 29, 2022 - 7:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Thu Jun 30, 2022 - 6:00pm

    Cindy’s Café, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Thu Jun 30, 2022 - 7:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A singer performing onstage with a pianist.

    TMC Vocal Concert

    FALLA Spanish Dance No. 1, from La Vida Breve
    GRAINGER Brigg Fair
    PRIMOSCH One with the darkness, one with the light
    MESSIAEN O sacrum convivium
    Edie HILL We Bloomed in Spring
    Caroline SHAW Vago augellin
    N. BOULANGER Allons voir sur le lac d'argent
    L. BOULANGER Renouveau
    Kati AGOCS “John Riley,” from Every Lover is a Warrior
    SCHUMANN Songs from the Spanisches Liederspiel
    SCHUBERT Ständchen, D.920

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Fri Jul 1, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    TMC String Quartet Marathon

    Works by Sally BEAMISH, CHEN Yi, Gabriela Lena FRANK, Adolphus HAILSTORK, HAYDN, GINASTERA, Jesse MONTGOMERY, Gabriela ORTIZ, PRICE, Shulamit RAN, Alvin SINGLETON, and Hilary TANN

    Ticket also includes the 1pm and 4pm performances
    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sat Jul 2, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • 5 percussionists performing onstage, playing multiple mallet percussion instruments and drums.

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    Music for Brass and Percussion

    IVES From the Steeples and the Mountains
    RUGGLES Angels
    Jack FRERER Satellite Chorus (world premiere)
    DONATONI Darkness
    Valerie COLEMAN Fanfare for Uncommon Times
    MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Jul 3, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    James Taylor

    Gates open at 5pm for both performances

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    Sun Jul 3, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Mon Jul 4, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Open Vocal Workshop with Stephanie Blythe

    American Popular Song

    Studio E doors open at 1pm


    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

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    Wed Jul 6, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Nicole Cabell in front of a brown background, wearing an ivory gown

    In Conversation: Nicole Cabell, soprano

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Jul 7, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    TMC Opening Exercises

    Performances to include:
    Osvaldo GOLIJOV K’Vakarat
    THOMPSON Alleluia

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    Thu Jul 7, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Emanuel Ax, Paul Appleby, Lorelei Ensemble, and Dover Quartet

    Emanuel Ax, piano
    Paul Appleby, tenor
    Members of the Lorelei Ensemble, Beth Willer, artistic director: Emily Marvosh, contralto; Sarah Brailey and Sonja Tengblad, sopranos; Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
    Dover Quartet

    Pathways from Prague, Program 1

    JANÁČEK The Diary of One Who Disappeared
    DVOŘÁK String Quartet No. 13 in G, Op. 106

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Thu Jul 7, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Opening Night at Tanglewood with Andris Nelsons, Yuja Wang, and Jack Canfield

    The BSO’s Opening Night concert begins with a benediction by Leonard Bernstein, a setting in Hebrew for baritone that was the composer’s last work with orchestra; baritone Jack Canfield makes his BSO debut. The brilliant Chinese pianist Yuja Wang performs Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which the composer premiered himself with Hector Berlioz conducting in 1855. Liszt transformed the concerto's main thematic ideas throughout the piece, contrasting displays of drama and virtuosity with lush and tender lyricism. In its orchestral finesse and raw power, Igor Stravinsky’s revolutionary 1913 ballet score The Rite of Spring still astonishes after more than 100 years.


    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

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    Fri Jul 8, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Jul 9, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Andris Nelsons conducts Carlos Simon, Barber, Ellington and Gershwin featuring Nicole Cabell, soprano and Aaron Diehl, piano

    BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons is joined by the dynamic soprano Nicole Cabell for this all-American program. The BSO premiered Samuel Barber’s gorgeously nostalgic Knoxville: Summer of 1915, based on a text by James Agee, in 1948. Complementing Barber’s small-city observations is George Gershwin’s exuberant, jazzy, and occasionally homesick tone poem An American in Paris. The multifaceted American pianist Aaron Diehl joins the orchestra for Duke Ellington’s New World A-Coming, transcribed from Ellington’s 1943 Carnegie Hall performance. Opening the program is Washington, D.C.-based composer Carlos Simon’s Motherboxx Connection, a 2021 piece inspired by the Afrofuturist-leaning artist collective Black Kirby.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

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    Sat Jul 9, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A string sextet rehearsing onstage at Ozawa Hall while a single listener watches them from the audience.

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    FOSS Brass Quintet
    David ROCHE Clean Industry
    Saad HADDAD Vantage Point
    Helen GRIME Seven Pierrot Miniatures
    ORREGO-SALAS Sonata a quattro, Op. 55, Edgewood Sonata
    Hannah LASH Two Songs
    Ari SUSSMAN their keen and watchful eye (world premiere)
    RAVEL Mother Goose Suite arr. Peter Sadlo

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Jul 10, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Andris Nelsons conducts Rachmaninoff and Helen Grime featuring Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

    The George W. and Florence N. Adams Concert
    Endowed in Perpetuity

    Virtuoso Swedish trumpeter and frequent BSO collaborator Håkan Hardenberger is the beneficiary of a new BSO-commissioned concerto from the British composer Helen Grime, a former Tanglewood Music Center Fellow with a dynamic, sparkling compositional style. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous, short Vocalise for orchestra opens the program, which closes with the composer’s substantial Symphony No. 3, a late work characterized by scintillating orchestration and Rachmaninoff’s noted gift for long-spun melody and compelling musical narrative.

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Jul 10, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • TMC Vocal Concert

    KOECHLIN Selected songs
    MADDISON Selected songs
    BEACH Selected songs
    DEBUSSY Songs from 5 Poems of Baudelaire
    David LIPTAK Under the Resurrection Palm
    CRUMB Three Early Songs

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Sun Jul 10, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Andris Nelsons and the TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Ravel, Strauss, and Schubert

    The Phyllis and Lee Coffey Memorial Concert

    BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Conducting Fellows lead the TMC Orchestra in music showcasing instrumental color and virtuosity. Abandoned in its two-movement form by Franz Schubert in 1822, the B minor symphony stands out for innovations in form, melody, and orchestration. The two Richard Strauss works on the program are poles apart in intention: the early Death and Transfiguration is a profound imagining of a man’s thoughts and revelations at the end of his life, while the “Dance of the Seven Veils” from the opera Salome is the alluring means by which, at her mother Herodias’s bidding, Salome seduces her stepfather Herod. Maurice Ravel’s charming orchestral suite Le Tombeau de Couperin was in part inspired by the French Baroque composer François Couperin.

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    Mon Jul 11, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Open Piano Workshop with Stephen Drury

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Studio E doors open at 1pm

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    Wed Jul 13, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Jani Brugger standing in front of a large woven background

    In Conversation: Janai Brugger, soprano

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Jul 14, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Open Vocal Workshop with Dawn Upshaw

    *Admission to this event is not included with the Open Workshops Pass.

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 1pm

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    Thu Jul 14, 2022 - 2:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Emanuel Ax, Mackenzie Melemed, and Cantus

    Pathways from Prague, Program 2

    JANÁČEK Veni Sancte Spiritus; Ach, vojna, vojna; Ó, lásko; Ave Maria; Loučení; Holubička

    JANÁČEK Piano Sonata, “1.X.1905, From the street…”

    DVOŘÁK Slavonic Dances for piano four-hands (selection: Op. 46, nos. 1 (in C), 7 (C minor), and 8 (G minor); Op. 72, nos. 10 (E minor) and 15 (C)

    DVOŘÁK Choral Songs: Huslař (Fiddler); Píseň Čecha (Song of a Czech); Hostina (Feast); Pomořane (Dwellers by the Sea) Goin’ Home (English version; arr. LOOMER)

    BURLEIGH Deep River; Ezekial Saw de Wheel

    DVOŘÁK Z kytice národních písní slovanských (From a Bouquet of Slavonic Folk Songs), Op. 43 [1. Žal (Grief); 2. Divná voda (Strange Water); 3. Děvče v háji (The Girl in the Grove)]

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Thu Jul 14, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    The Empire Strikes Back

    Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they present this classic film with live orchestral accompaniment. “You must feel the Force around you...” The battle for the galaxy intensifies in this thrilling fifth episode of the unfolding saga. As Imperial Forces launch an all-out attack on the Rebel Alliance, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) flee to Cloud City where they are captured by Darth Vader. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) journeys to the mysterious, marshy planet of Dagobah, where the wise Jedi Master Yoda teaches the young hero the ways of the Force. Little does Luke know that all his Jedi training will be called upon so soon. A stunning revelation — and a seeming life-or-death duel with Darth Vader — await.


    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

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    Fri Jul 15, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Rehearsal: Andris Nelsons conducts Fazil Say and Brahms featuring soprano Ying Fang, bass-baritone Shenyang, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen, pianos

    This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

    Gates open at 9am

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    Sat Jul 16, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra with Mei-Ann Chen, conductor

    Anna CLYNE Masquerade
    FARRENC Symphony No. 3
    HINDEMITH Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber
    BORODIN Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 12:30pm

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    Sat Jul 16, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart's Don Giovanni

    An outstanding, nearly all-American cast, headlined by baritone Ryan McKinny in the title role, joins the BSO for one of the highlights of the summer, a concert opera led by Andris Nelsons. Wolfgang Mozart’s Don Giovanni is considered by many to be opera’s greatest dark comedy. Based on the archetype of the licentious Don Juan, Don Giovanni proceeds from rape and murder through to the Don’s ultimate, supernatural comeuppance. Along the way, Donna Elvira and Donna Anna, two of the women the Don has wronged, undermine his attempts at further reprehensible behavior, while his cynical servant Leporello walks a fine line between service and subterfuge.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

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    Sat Jul 16, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    DJ SPARR Compass Chrome
    Angela SLATER Distorted Light
    DALLAPICCOLA Piccola Musica Notturna
    COLGRASS Variations for Four Drums and Viola
    SHOSTAKOVICH Two Pieces for String Octet, Op. 11

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Jul 17, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble with David Martins, conductor

    Mark ADAMO arr. Peter Stanley MARTIN Overture to Lysistrata
    Valerie COLEMAN Roma
    JENKINS American Overture for Band
    RODRIGO Adagio para instrumentos de viento
    Robert W. SMITH Divine Comedy
    STILL Folk Suite

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    Sun Jul 17, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Andris Nelsons conducts Fazil Say and Brahms featuring soprano Ying Fang, bass-baritone Shenyang, and Arthur and Lucas Jussen, pianos

    The Turkish composer Fazil Say is also an outstanding pianist whose music is informed by a lifelong commitment to spontaneity and improvisation. He wrote his piano four-hands concerto Phoenix, a BSO co-commission receiving its American premiere in this concert, for the remarkable Dutch duo-pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen, who gave the world premiere in January 2022 with the Munich Philharmonic. Featuring the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Johannes Brahms’ masterpiece A German Requiem is an utterly personal but scarcely ceremonial work, setting Biblical texts in Martin Luther’s German translations. Returning as soloists with the BSO are Chinese soprano Ying Fang and Chinese bass-baritone Shenyang in their Tanglewood debuts.

    This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Jul 17, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Black and white photo of Stephen Drury playing the piano.

    TLI Presents The People United Will Never Be Defeated! featuring Stephen Drury

    RZEWSKI The People United Will Never Be Defeated!

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Sun Jul 17, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A singer performing onstage with a pianist.

    TMC Vocal Concert

    DEBUSSY Selected Songs
    CLARKE Selected songs
    L. BOULANGER Songs from Clairieres dans le ciel
    JOLIVET Suite Liturgique

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Mon Jul 18, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Richard Sebring headshot with French Horn

    Open Horn Workshop with Richard Sebring

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Studio E doors open at 1pm

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    Wed Jul 20, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Christina Goerke headshot

    In Conversation: Christine Goerke, soprano

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Jul 21, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Heashot of Susan Graham wearing a black dress and resting her head on her hand.

    Music from Copland House with Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

    Pierre JALBERT Crossings
    COPLAND Sextet for clarinet, piano, and string quartet
    Richard DANIELPOUR and Rita DOVE A Standing Witness (BSO co-commission)


    Pre-concert talk with Richard Danielpour, Rita Dove, and Michael Boriskin
    6:30pm, Linde Center for Music and Learning
    *free for 8pm ticket holders

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Thu Jul 21, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Headshot of Karina Canellakis wearing a black collared shirt.

    Karina Canellakis conducts Wagner, Chopin, and Rachmaninoff featuring Emanuel Ax, piano

    International star pianist and Tanglewood favorite Emanuel Ax, who will also play several chamber music performances in Ozawa Hall this summer, joins the BSO and returning conductor Karina Canellakis for Frédéric Chopin’s characteristically fluid and sparkling Piano Concerto No. 2, composed when he was just 19. Richard Wagner’s atmospheric Prelude to his opera Lohengrin demonstrates the composer’s astonishing imagination for orchestral texture and color. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances wonderfully balances brilliant orchestration, lyricism, and rhythmic drive in what would be his final composition.

    Ticket includes admission to the 6pm Prelude Concert.

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    Fri Jul 22, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Jul 23, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Conductor Thomas Wilkins holding his baton and smiling onstage.

    BSO Family Concert with Thomas Wilkins

    Family Concert
    Better Together: A Musical Look at Partnership, Teamwork & Community

    FALLA “Jota” from The Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2
    GINASTERA “Malambo” from Estancia
    John WILLIAMS “Marion’s Theme” from Raiders of the Lost Arc
    John WILLIAMS “Flight to Neverland” from Hook
    STRAVINSKY “Infernal Dance” from Firebird Suite
    SHOSTAKOVICH Waltz from Ballet Suite No. 1
    BIZET Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2
    SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture

    At a BSO Tanglewood Family Concert, parents and children get an up-close, welcoming introduction to the musicians of the BSO. Audience members can enjoy the performance in the Koussevitzky Music Shed or listen while relaxing on the lawn.


    Gates open at 1:30pm

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    Sat Jul 23, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Andris Nelsons conducts Berlioz and Mahler featuring Christine Goerke, soprano

    Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert
    The 2022 Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert is supported by generous endowments established in perpetuity by Dr. Raymond and Hannah H. Schneider, and Diane H. Lupean.

    Acclaimed dramatic soprano Christine Goerke joins Music Director Andris Nelsons in a rarely heard early work by the French innovator Hector Berlioz. Berlioz’s passionate “lyric scene” La Mort de Cléopâtre is a monodrama in which the Egyptian queen meditates on the triumphs and tragedies of her life at the moment of her death. Another orchestral innovator, Gustav Mahler composed his towering Fifth Symphony in 1901-02 following an intensive study of J.S. Bach’s counterpoint, resulting in a new and highly individual approach to the orchestra. The fourth movement is the famous and moving Adagietto for strings and harp.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Sat Jul 23, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A bassoonist and a cellist perform onstage.

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    Grace WILLIAMS Suite for Nine Instruments
    Sofia GUBAIDULINA Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten
    George LEWIS Le témoignage des lumières (world premiere)
    KIRCHNER Piano Sonata No. 3 (The Forbidden)
    Roberto SIERRA Cancionero Sefardi

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Jul 24, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sun Jul 24, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Seong Jin Cho sitting in front of a piano

    Andris Nelsons conducts Still, Walker, and Brahms featuring Latonia Moore, soprano and Seong-Jin Cho, piano

    Working in the middle of the 20th century, William Grant Still was a pioneer in using music of his African American heritage in works ranging from piano miniatures to opera. He wrote In Memoriam in 1943 after reading an announcement “that the first American soldier killed in World War II was a Negro soldier.” His somber piece honored the patriotism of all soldiers of color that served in the Allied armies. Soprano Latonia Moore sings American composer George Walker's Lilacs, a setting of Walt Whitman's ode to Abraham Lincoln. Commissioned by the BSO and premiered under Seiji Ozawa in February 1996, Lilacs went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music. Young superstar Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho is soloist in Johannes Brahms’ virtuosic and profound Piano Concerto No. 2 to complete the program.

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Jul 24, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A singer performing onstage with a pianist.

    TMC Vocal Concert

    RAVEL Histoires naturelles
    Lili BOULANGER Quatre Chants
    Amy Beth KIRSTEN yes I said yes I will Yes
    DEBUSSY Chanson espagnole
    SAINT-SAËNS El desdichado

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Sun Jul 24, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Alexander Velinzon headshot with violin

    Open Violin Workshop with Alexander Velinzon

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Studio E doors open at 1pm

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    Wed Jul 27, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Takács Quartet with Julien Labro, bandoneon

    Bryce DESSNER Circles
    Julien LABRO Meditation #1
    Dino SALUZZI Minguito
    BACH Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645
    Julien LABRO Astoración
    RAVEL String Quartet
    Clarice ASSAD Clash

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Wed Jul 27, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • In Conversation: Julia Adolphe, composer

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Jul 28, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Gordon Studio, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Open Conducting Workshop with Andris Nelsons

    *Admission to this event is not included with the Open Workshops Pass.

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Doors open at 1:30pm

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    Thu Jul 28, 2022 - 2:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens

    The Grammy Award-winning musical ensemble Silkroad, led by Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, performs Phoenix Rising. With four major new commissions by an amazing amalgamation of Silkroad artists — Shawn Conley, Sandeep Das, Maeve Gilchrist, and Kaoru Watanabe — plus works from their storied history reimagined for today, the program integrates Giddens’ unique worldview with the Ensemble’s collective experience during the pandemic. Program also includes new arrangements by Rhiannon Giddens, Colin Jacobsen, Edward Pérez, and Mazz Swift.

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Thu Jul 28, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Paul Lewis sitting with his head resting in his left hand

    Andris Nelsons conducts Julia Adolphe and Beethoven featuring Paul Lewis, piano

    Over this weekend’s three BSO concerts, Andris Nelsons and his frequent collaborator, English pianist Paul Lewis, perform all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos. Each of these concerts opens with a BSO co-commissioned piece by an American woman. The American composer Julia Adolphe has been praised for the sonic and narrative inventiveness of her music. About her new work, she says, “Makeshift Castle captures contrasting states of permanence and ephemerality, of perseverance and disintegration, of determination and surrender.”
    The Second and Third concertos were composed about five years apart. While both were strongly influenced by Wolfgang Mozart’s concertos, No. 3 in C minor exhibits more of Beethoven’s flair for drama and innovation.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Fri Jul 29, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Jul 30, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • portrait of Troy Qinn holding a conducting baton in his hand

    BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra with Troy Quinn, conductor

    Nkeiru OKOYE Voices Shouting Out
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 12:30pm

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    Sat Jul 30, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Spotlight Series with Joy Harjo

    A journey celebrating creativity through acknowledgement of the ancestors of poetry and music in the story field of the first Native American U.S. Poet Laureate, Joy Harjo.

    The Spotlight Series is supported by Marillyn Tufte Zacharis


    Ozawa Hall doors open at 4pm

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    Sat Jul 30, 2022 - 5:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Paul Lewis sitting with his head resting in his left hand

    Andris Nelsons conducts Caroline Shaw and Beethoven featuring Paul Lewis, piano

    Andris Nelsons and English pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the second of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Each of these concerts opens with a BSO co-commissioned piece by an American woman. Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw’s Punctum, originally for string quartet, is a meditation on a brief moment in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Beethoven’s First Concerto (actually composed later than No. 2) is strongly anchored in the Viennese Classicism of Wolfgang Mozart and Joseph Haydn. The Fourth Concerto, written at the same time as Beethoven’s opera Leonore, is in the composer’s warm, lyrical style, but also makes room for brilliant virtuosity.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Sat Jul 30, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Four musicians dressed in black standing onstage playing French horns

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    BEETHOVEN String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 95, Serioso
    Ania VU 2+
    Gabriela Lena FRANK Hypnagogia
    Jörg WIDMANN Oktett
    NIELSEN Serenata in Vano
    TAKEMITSU Rocking Mirror Daybreak

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Jul 31, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Mallory Thompson wearing a bright blue blouse

    BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble with H. Robert Reynolds and Mallory Thompson, conductors

    GRAINGER Children’s March; Colonial Song; Shepherds’ Hey!
    Giovanni SANTOS Passionately Curious
    Carlos SIMON Sweet Chariot
    Omar THOMAS Of Our New Day Begun
    Frank TICHELI Blue Shades
    Frank TICHELI Rest

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    Sun Jul 31, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Paul Lewis sitting with his head resting in his left hand

    Andris Nelsons conducts Elizabeth Ogonek, Farrenc, and Beethoven featuring Paul Lewis, piano

    The Boston Symphony Association of Volunteers Concert

    Andris Nelsons and English pianist Paul Lewis collaborate on the third of three concerts encompassing all five of Ludwig van Beethoven’s piano concertos in one weekend. Each of these concerts opens with a BSO co-commissioned piece by an American woman. Elizabeth Ogonek was a Tanglewood Music Center Fellow in 2012. She has been a composer in residence with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has also been commissioned by the BBC, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the London Symphony Orchestra. The French composer Louise Farrenc was one of the most accomplished musicians of the early Romantic era—an outstanding pianist, composer, and teacher. She wrote her Third Symphony in 1847. Completed in 1811, Beethoven’s Emperor was his final concerto, a work perfectly balancing virtuosity with substance and depth and epitomizing the composer’s “heroic” period.

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Jul 31, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Black and white portrait of Thomas Adés

    Thomas Adès, JoAnn Falletta, and the TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Debussy, Stravinsky, Wilson, and Hindemith

    The Daniel Freed and Shirlee Cohen Freed Memorial Concert

    Longtime Buffalo Philharmonic music director JoAnn Falletta (in her Tanglewood debut), BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Fellows lead the TMC Orchestra in a range of modernist orchestral showpieces. Claude Debussy composed his two-movement tone poem Printemps originally in his early 20s; after the orchestral version was lost, he worked with his collaborator Henri Büsser 25 years later to restore and enhance its radical instrumental colors. Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score Agon is a thrilling yet austere late work for small orchestra that sounds both ancient and unequivocally modern, akin to his much earlier Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Dating from 1981, the late St. Louis-born composer Olly Wilson’s Lumina is a scintillating single-movement orchestral landscape. Paul Hindemith’s kaleidoscopic Symphonic Metamorphosis, virtually a catalog of orchestral and compositional possibility, was the composer’s purist foray into neoclassicism.

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Sun Jul 31, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A young girl with a bright bow in her hair gets her face painted by a woman with brown hair

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

    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
    Fanfares

    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
    John WILLIAMS JUST DOWN WEST STREET…on the left
    RAVEL La Valse, Poème choréographique
    ABREU (arr. DRAGON) Tico-Tico no fubá
    RAKSIN Laura
    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

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    Tue Aug 2, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Astrid Schween headshot resting her hands and chin on her cello

    Open Cello Workshop with Astrid Schween

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Studio E doors open at 1pm

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    Wed Aug 3, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Four musicians dressed in casual clothing sitting on a rocky edge above the ocean

    Danish String Quartet

    SCHUBERT String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810
    Lotta WENNÄKOSKI Pige
    SCHUBERT Death and the Maiden, D. 531 (arranged for string quartet by the Danish String Quartet)

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Wed Aug 3, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • An overhead shot of the Linde Center for Music and Learning at twilight. The buildings are warmly lit and surrounded by lush green trees, with a lake and mountains in the distance

    In Conversation: Ellen Highstein and Festival of Contemporary Music Concert Curators

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Aug 4, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A chamber ensemble performing at Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood

    TMC Music for Mixed Chamber Ensembles

    KNUSSEN Requiem: Songs for Sue
    Alvin SINGLETON Again
    HYLA Pre-Pulse Suspended

    Thomas ADÈS Mazurkas, Op. 27
    Christopher TRAPANI Waterlines

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    Thu Aug 4, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • six musicians sitting in a circle playing on the Ozawa Hall Stage

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    The Fromm Concert at Tanglewood

    Allison LOGGINS-HULL The Pattern
    WUORINEN Ave Maria…Virgo Serena (Josquin)
    Michael GANDOLFI Fanfare for Ellen (world premiere)
    Erin GRAHAM Manual
    CAGE Variations III
    EASTMAN Gay Guerrilla

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    Fri Aug 5, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Christina and Michelle Naughton sitting together, smiling

    Earl Lee conducts Brian Raphael Nabors, Poulenc, and Mendelssohn featuring Christina and Michelle Naughton, pianos

    BSO Assistant Conductor Earl Lee makes his BSO debut, joined by the virtuosic piano duo of twins Christina and Michelle Naughton in their Tanglewood debuts performing Francis Poulenc’s impish neoclassical Concerto for Two Pianos. American composer Brian Raphael Nabors’ exciting and rhapsodic Pulse reflects on the varieties of experience that we might encounter every day. Felix Mendelssohn found inspiration for his intensely Romantic Symphony No. 3 on a trip to Scotland in 1829. Composed a decade later, it was his last completed symphony.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Fri Aug 5, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Aug 6, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Black and White photo of Katie Woolf

    BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Chorus with Katie Woolf, conductor

    BRAHMS O Schöne Nacht
    DE ZESPEDES arr. Eugene ROGERS Convivando esta la noche
    Dan FORREST The Sun Never Says
    Shawn KIRCHNER Sweet Rivers
    Libby LARSEN Missa Gaia: Mass for the Earth
    Rosephanye POWELL I Dream A World
    Judith SHATIN Adonai Roi
    Caroline SHAW And the Swallow
    Timothy C. TAKACH Afka Hooyo
    CHEN Yi Thinking of My Home

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    Sat Aug 6, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • String quartet performing onstage

    TMC Chamber Music

    Augusta Read THOMAS New work (world premiere)
    DAVIDOVSKY String Quartet No. 6, Fragments
    Unsuk CHIN ParaMetaString
    Eleanor ALBERGA String Quartet No. 2


    Admission to this 6pm Prelude Concert is only available to those with tickets to the 8pm concert on August 6.

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    Sat Aug 6, 2022 - 6:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Headshot of JoAnn Falletta in a black turtleneck holding her baton

    JoAnn Falletta conducts Roberto Sierra, Tchaikovsky, and Respighi featuring Joshua Bell, violin

    In her BSO debut, Grammy Award-winning conductor JoAnn Falletta is joined by violinist Joshua Bell, a Tanglewood mainstay since 1989, performing Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto. In the symphonic poems Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome, Ottorino Respighi sought to capture the beauty of his country’s culture and landscape with colorful orchestral cityscapes evoking some of Rome’s most prominent features at different times of day. Opening the concert is the Puerto Rican composer Roberto Sierra’s Fandangos, an engaging, exploratory riff on one of the most characteristic Spanish dance forms. Sierra blends a classical approach with elements of Afro-Caribbean, South American, Central American, and Spanish musical traditions.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Sat Aug 6, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A chamber ensemble performing at Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    Carlos SIMON Warmth from Other Suns
    Andreia PINTO-CORREIA Cântico(world premiere)
    Ricardo ZOHN-MULDOON Shakespeare Sonnets
    John HARBISON Piano Sonata No. 2, 3rd movement
    Andile KHUMALO Cry Out
    Jesse JONES Dark Is Yonder Town
    George LEWIS Born Obbligato

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Aug 7, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Fri Aug 5, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Sat Aug 6, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Sun Aug 7, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Gordon Studio, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Leonidas Kavakos sitting and smiling

    Thomas Adès conducts Thomas Adès, Mozart, and Holst featuring Leonidas Kavakos, violin, Antoine Tamestit, viola, and Lorelei Ensemble

    BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès is joined by Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos and French violist Antoine Tamestit in Wolfgang Mozart’s abundantly tuneful Sinfonia concertante. English composer Gustav Holst’s The Planets covers a vast range of musical territory, from the fleet energy of Mercury through the pounding aggression of Mars to the ethereal mysticism of Neptune, which here features the versatile women’s vocal group Lorelei Ensemble for the wordless choral part. Opening the concert is Adès’ own Shanty – Over the Sea. In this atmospheric string orchestra piece, many lines interweave to “create a widening seascape.”

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Aug 7, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • A small orchestra playing beneath a screen with a black and white film projected on it.

    Silent Film Music by TMC Composition Fellows

    Studio E doors open at 7:30pm

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    Sun Aug 7, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Headshot of George Benjamin wearing an orange collared shirt

    George Benjamin conducts George Benjamin featuring the TMC Vocal Fellows

    The Margaret Lee Crofts Concert

    George BENJAMIN Lessons in Love and Violence (American premiere)
    Concert performance

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 6:30pm

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    Mon Aug 8, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Earth, Wind & Fire pose in front of a pyramid backdrop

    Earth, Wind & Fire

    Gates open at 4pm

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    Tue Aug 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • portrait of Emanuel Ax

    In Conversation: Emanuel Ax, piano

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Aug 11, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Yo-Yo Ma holding his cello and smiling

    Open Cello Workshop with Yo-Yo Ma

    *Admission to this event is not included with the Open Workshops Pass.

    Open Workshops pull back the curtain on the pedagogical process, inviting the audience to a behind-the-scenes look at how young artists develop their skills under the guidance of acknowledged experts. Choose from a variety of open workshops, where you'll see distinguished artists coaching the exceptional Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (TMC).

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Aug 11, 2022 - 2:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • portrait of Emanuel Ax

    Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos, Antoine Tamestit, and Yo-Yo Ma

    Pathways from Prague, Program 3

    DVOŘÁK Romantic Pieces for violin and piano, Op. 75
    DVOŘÁK Gypsy Songs, Op. 55, Nos. 3-5, for viola and piano
    KAPRÁLOVÁ Ritournelle, for cello and piano, Op. 25
    JANÁČEK Fairy Tale, for cello and piano
    DVOŘÁK Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat, Op. 87

    Featuring three Tanglewood favorites and the Tanglewood debut of French violist Antoine Tamestit, this final concert of the Emanuel Ax-curated Pathways from Prague series explores chamber music by three Czech composers. Opening with rarely heard works for violin and piano and viola and piano by Antonín Dvořák, the concert closes with the composer’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 87, from 1889—one of his supreme achievements in chamber music. Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma play works for cello and piano by Leoš Janáček — his rhapsodic, three-movement Fairy Tale — and Vitěslava Kaprálová, who, though she died in 1940 at age 25, had an outsized impact on Czech music. Her brief, energetic Ritournelle, Op. 25, was among her last completed works.


    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Fri Aug 12, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Aug 13, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Sunset between columns with lion statues at top

    Piece-a-Day Project

    Join us for a free workshop-style performance of brand-new pieces by TMC Composition Fellows — each written in just one day. In the weeks leading up to this event, each Composition Fellow writes three new works over the course of three days, revising their pieces in collaboration with the instrumental Fellows who will perform these works. Come hear some wet-ink music by some of the world’s most promising young composers.

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    Sat Aug 13, 2022 - 11:00am

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Photo of Paul Haas with a yellow taxi in the background

    BU Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra with Paul Haas, conductor

    Jessica MEYER Go Big or Go Home
    RESPIGHI Pines of Rome
    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
    Valerie COLEMAN Ashé (world premiere)

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 12:30pm

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    Sat Aug 13, 2022 - 1:30pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Dima Slobodeniouk sitting with his hands clasped in front of his face

    Dima Slobodeniouk conducts Dutilleux, Mendelssohn, Debussy, and Ravel featuring Leonidas Kavakos, violin

    The Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Memorial Concert

    Conductor Dima Slobodeniouk returns to Tanglewood and is joined by violinist Leonidas Kavakos in Felix Mendelssohn’s buoyant Violin Concerto, one of the most popular works in the genre. Henri Dutilleux’s 1964 Métaboles features the French composer’s intricately imaginative scoring and his innovative, organic approach to form. Claude Debussy’s revolutionary Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, a contemplation of a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé, is one of the clearest sources of 20th-century musical modernism. Maurice Ravel composed his Mother Goose for a friend’s children to play on piano, but its incisive character sketches and the brilliant orchestral canvas he later created make it a satisfying piece for any listener.

    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Sat Aug 13, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Backstage view of a large chamber ensemble performing onstage.

    TMC Chamber Music Concert

    GABRIELI Canzon per Sonar in Echo Duodecimi Toni
    BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048
    BACH Cantata No. 27, Wer weiss, wie nahe mir mein Ende
    BACH Cantata No. 180, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele

    Ozawa Hall doors open at 9am

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    Sun Aug 14, 2022 - 10:00am

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Yo-Yo Ma holding his cello and smiling

    Cristian Măcelaru conducts Anna Clyne, Elgar, Debussy, and Enescu featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    The Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Concert

    Romanian conductor Cristian Măcelaru, a 2010 Tanglewood Music Center Fellow, makes his BSO debut. Masquerade, by the U.S.-based English composer Anna Clyne, evokes the unique milieu of mid-18th-century London promenade concerts; this is the BSO’s first performance of Clyne’s music. Tanglewood favorite Yo-Yo Ma joins for Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, one of the English composer’s final works, in part a profoundly lyrical meditation on a world in turmoil after the devastation of World War I. Claude Debussy’s La Mer—a work given its American premiere by the BSO in 1907—is virtually a three-movement symphony miraculously depicting in music the changing states of the sea and sun over the course of a day. Closing the concert is Romanian composer Georges Enescu, one of the 20th-century’s greatest musicians. His familiar Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, based on his country’s folk music, is a delightful and finely wrought staple of Pops orchestras.

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Aug 14, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Stefan Asbury sitting on wooden stairs

    Stefan Asbury and TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Price, Bartók, and Rachmaninoff

    Stefan Asbury and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Conducting Fellows lead the TMC Orchestra in this eclectic program. Lost for decades and rediscovered in 2009, Florence Price’s folk-music-tinged 1932 suite Ethiopia’s Shadow in America portrays an enslaved man’s spiritual journey from the time of his arrival on this continent. Béla Bartók’s brilliantly lurid ballet score The Miraculous Mandarin is an astonishing feat of musical storytelling and imaginative orchestration. Sergei Rachmaninoff’s absorbing and emotionally wide-ranging Symphony No. 2 harks back to the late 19th century but at the same time is characterized by Rachmaninoff’s unique gifts for expansive melody and careful musical architecture.

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Sun Aug 14, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Dima Slobodeniouk sitting with his hands clasped in front of his face

    In Conversation: Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Aug 18, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • portrait of Keith Lockhart wearing a blue shirt with a blue-grey jacket

    Remembering Stephen Sondheim

    The Carol Reich Memorial Concert

    Stephen Sondheim left an unmatched legacy that has transformed American musical theater. Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops, and a stellar Broadway cast take us on a journey through Keith’s favorite Sondheim creations, from the ground-breaking contributions of Follies and Company, to the organic perfection of shows like A Little Night Music and Sweeney Todd, and the audacity of later works like Assassins. Come celebrate the legacy of a true musical luminary on this very special night at Tanglewood.


    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

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    Fri Aug 19, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Aug 20, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Tony Kushner sitting with his hand on his face

    Spotlight Series with Tony Kushner and Jesse Green

    Join Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner for a conversation with memoirist, author, and Chief Theater Critic of The New York Times, Jesse Green, on the arts' power to illuminate diverse perspectives. Best known for his contributions to the stage and screen, with works including Angels in America, Caroline, or Change, and the screenplays for Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and recent remake of West Side Story, Kushner will explore the role that music and words play in civil society.

    The Spotlight Series is supported by Marillyn Tufte Zacharis


    Ozawa Hall doors open at 4:30pm

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    Sat Aug 20, 2022 - 5:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • John Williams – The Tanglewood 90th Birthday Celebration

    The George and Roberta Berry Concert

    Boston Symphony Orchestra
    Ken-David Masur, conductor
    with special guests
    J. William Hudgins, vibraphone
    Yo-Yo Ma, cello
    Branford Marsalis, saxophone
    Eric Revis, bass
    James Taylor, vocalist
    Jessica Zhou, harp

    Tanglewood celebrates the 90th birthday of one of its most beloved figures, John Williams, in a special program featuring a selection of his incomparable concert music composed for the BSO and Boston Pops, along with beloved film themes. Join the BSO and an all-star lineup of exceptional guest artists as they salute this inimitable musical icon in an evening of brilliant music and special surprises.

    Gates open at 5:30pm

    ALL John WILLIAMS program:
    Sound the Bells!

    Tributes (For Seiji)

    Highwood’s Ghost

    Pickin’
    from Three Pieces for Solo Cello
    JUST DOWN WEST STREET...on the left
    To Lenny, To Lenny
    (For New York)
    Escapades from Catch Me If You Can
    Presenting James Taylor

    Throne Room & Finale from Star Wars: A New Hope

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    Sat Aug 20, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Itzhak Perlman holding his violin and smiling

    Dima Slobodeniouk conducts Unsuk Chin, Bruch, and Brahms featuring Itzhak Perlman, violin

    Unsuk CHIN subito con forza
    BRUCH Violin Concerto in G minor
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Aug 21, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Cecile Mclorin Salvant portrait

    TLI Presents Ghost Song featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Ghost Song

    Embark on a breathtaking journey with vocalist, composer, multiple Grammy winner, and MacArthur Fellow Cécile McLorin Salvant, exploring the many ways people can be haunted — by lingering memories, roads not taken, ghosts real and imagined. Salvant defies genre in her album Ghost Song, which features everything from torch songs to Sondheim-style music theater dialogs, ancient folk melodies, and jazz meditations.

    Gates open at 6:30pm

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    Sun Aug 21, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Dashon Burton sitting on brick steps, smiling

    In Conversation: Dashon Burton, bass-baritone

    In Conversation is supported by Rabbi Rex Perlmeter and Rabbi Rachel Hertzman

    Studio E doors open at 12:30pm

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    Thu Aug 25, 2022 - 1:00pm

    Studio E, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Garrick Ohlsson playing a piano

    Garrick Ohlsson

    The Cynthia and Oliver Curme Concert

    BRAHMS
    Complete Works for Piano

    Program 1 (8/16)
    Eight Piano Pieces, Op. 76
    11 Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21, No. 1
    14 Variations on a Hungarian Melody, Op. 21, No. 2
    Four Ballades, Op. 10
    Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book 1

    Program 2 (8/18)
    Sonata No. 2 in F-sharp minor, Op. 2
    Six Piano Pieces, Op. 118
    Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
    Variations and Fugue in B-flat, on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

    Program 3 (8/23)
    Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79
    Seven Fantasies, Op. 116
    Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 35, Book 2
    Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

    Program 4 (8/25)
    Scherzo in E-flat minor, Op. 4
    Variations in F-sharp minor on a theme by Schumann, Op. 9
    Sonata No. 1 in C, Op. 1
    16 Waltzes, Op. 39
    Four Piano Pieces, Op. 119

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    Tue Aug 16, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Thu Aug 18, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Tue Aug 23, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Thu Aug 25, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Seiji Ozawa Hall, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Anna Rakitina smiling and holding a conductor's baton

    Anna Rakitina conducts Shostakovich, Dvořák and Borodin featuring Gil Shaham, violin

    BSO Assistant Conductor Anna Rakitina leads frequent Tanglewood guest soloist Gil Shaham in Czech composer Antonín Dvořák’s great Violin Concerto, which sings with pungent Czech traditional rhythms and melodies. Three Russian works complete the program. Part-time composer and full-time scientist Alexander Borodin wrote his tremendously energetic and popular Polovtsian Dances for his opera Prince Igor, which remained unfinished at his early death. Two Dmitri Shostakovich rarities demonstrate his fantastic range. Purely for entertainment, the Suite for Variety Orchestra is a mishmash of pieces from various contexts—the Waltz is from his score from the 1955 film The First Echelon. Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 3, The First of May is a serious work for chorus and orchestra in praise of the Soviet revolution predating Joseph Stalin’s cynical crackdown on artistic creativity, which would have dangerous consequences for Shostakovich. This is the first performance of this piece by the BSO, part of its multi-season traversal of the composer’s complete symphonies.


    Ticket includes admission to 6pm Prelude Concert.

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    Fri Aug 26, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Aug 27, 2022 - 10:30am

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Circle Round with a live studio audience at the Linde Center, 2022

    Concert for Very Young People: "Circle Round" Edition

    Families are invited to attend a live taping of WBUR’s award-winning "Circle Round" podcast at Tanglewood!

    Host Rebecca Sheir and composer Eric Shimelonis will be joined on stage at Tanglewood's Linde Center for Music and Learning by a quartet of BSO musicians (piccolo player Cindy Meyers, bassoonist Suzanne Nelsen, horn player Rachel Childers, and double bassist Ben Levy), along with "Song Exploder" host Hrishikesh Hirway, Shakespeare & Co. founder Tina Packer, "Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!" panelists Josh Gondelman and Faith Salie, and actor William Christian, as they record three new "Circle Round" episodes: “Fighting Like Cats and Dogs," a Korean tale about the real reason cats and dogs often don’t get along; “Fair-Feathered Friends,” a Burmese legend about why the song thrush sings so colorfully but has such drab feathers; and “One Wish,” a story with Irish, Indian, and Jewish roots about a whole new way to make your dreams come true. The live taping will be released as three separate podcast episodes in the “Circle Round” feed.

    Doors open at 2:30pm

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    Sat Aug 27, 2022 - 3:00pm

    Linde Center for Music and Learning, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Copland featuring Alexander Malofeev, piano

    Renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, whose rich association with the BSO dates back to his time as a TMC Fellow (1968-69), is joined by the remarkable young Russian pianist Alexander Malofeev in his BSO and Tanglewood debut for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Sparkling and lush, it is one of the most beloved and challenging concertos in the repertoire. Aaron Copland’s orchestral music epitomizes a distinctly American sound that persists in the concert hall and in film soundtracks. His Third Symphony, premiered by the BSO and Serge Koussevitzky in 1946, incorporates the bold and familiar Fanfare for the Common Man. The concert opens with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s brief, rousing Dubinushka, based on a tune he heard marching workers sing during the Russian Revolution of 1905 and not performed by the BSO since 1944.

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    Sat Aug 27, 2022 - 8:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • portrait of Michael Tilson Thomas

    Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Ives and Beethoven

    Bert L. Smokler Memorial Concert

    Michael Tilson Thomas leads the BSO in Tanglewood’s traditional season-ending performance of Ludwig van Beethoven’s intensely expressive, innovative, but ultimately uplifting Symphony No. 9. Following three questing instrumental movements, the finale is a setting for soloists and chorus of the German playwright and poet Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy.” The symphony—Beethoven’s last, composed in 1825—was an immense success at its premiere and has since become a symbol of hope for the universal togetherness of humankind.

    Gates open at 12pm

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    Sun Aug 28, 2022 - 2:30pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Tue Aug 30, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

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    Sat Sep 3, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Van Morrison

    Gates open at 4pm

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    Sun Sep 4, 2022 - 7:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA

  • Ringo Starr sitting behind a drum kit, smiling

    Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band

    All-Starr Band:
    Warren Ham, Edgar Winter, Steve Lukather, Hamish Stuart, Colin Hay, Gregg Bissonette

    Gates open at 3pm

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    Mon Sep 5, 2022 - 6:00pm

    Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox/Stockbridge, MA