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2016 Tanglewood Season Schedule

January 15th, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

2016 Tanglewood season

Seth McFarlane, Chick Corea, and Garrison Keillor are just a few of the stars in the 2016 Tanglewood season lineup

Tickets for the 2016 Tanglewood season go on sale January 24th, 2016 at 10am and this year’s stellar lineup of stars and performances is bound to make them sell out quickly!

Tanglewood always attracts the best performers and audiences, gilding stages and packing houses every summer for the past 76 years. The wide-ranging schedule of performances and events for the 2016 Tanglewood season includes some of the classical music world’s biggest names, including Andris Nelsons, Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Yefim Bronfman, Charles Dutoit, Paul Lewis, Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, and Yuja Wang.

The 2016 Tanglewood season is no stranger to popular entertainment, either, with appearances this year by Seth MacFarlane, Chick Corea, and the return of such favorites as Garrison Keillor and NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

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A Christmas Carol and Tanglewood 2016

December 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood 2016 scheduleThe end of the year is always an exciting time, but especially here in the Berkshires with the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” on stage and the recent release of the Tanglewood 2016 season schedule.

Tanglewood 2016 Season Schedule

The 2016 Tanglewood season schedule was announced late last month, with tickets going on sale January 24th, 2016 at 10am.

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Make It A Tanglewood Labor Day Weekend

August 7th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood Labor Day ConcertsCelebrate Labor Day this year with Harry Connick, Jr. Kristin Chenoweth, and the Boston Pops: make it a Tanglewood Labor Day weekend!

Tanglewood always schedules something special for audiences for the Tanglewood Labor Day weekend concerts and this year is no different with two popular artist concerts scheduled: Harry Connick, Jr. and Kristin Chenoweth with the Boston Pops!

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Tanglewood’s 2015 Festival of Contemporary Music

June 8th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood's 2015 Festival of Contemporary MusicIt’s time once again for Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music, scheduled for July 20-27, 2015!

Tanglewood has been the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937 as well as host to three academies of music: Tanglewood Music Center, Days in the Arts, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. The Festival of Contemporary Music is Tanglewood’s annual presentation of modern American chamber and orchestral compositions.

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Get Ready for the 2015 Tanglewood Season

January 24th, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

2015 Tanglewood SeasonThe recently announced 2015 Tanglewood season is looking especially exciting, packed as it is with special events: this year celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center as well as the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Andris Nelsons.

To commemorate its 75th anniversary season, Tanglewood Music Center has commissioned over 30 new works and the 2015 Tanglewood season’s guest list reads like a who’s who of the music world’s finest: Yo Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Bryn Terfel, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the Mark Morris Dance Company, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Diana Krall, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, and Huey Lewis and the News!

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Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic 2014

July 26th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic 2014The Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic 2014, scheduled for August 7th through the 10th, is a four-day celebration of wines from around the world paired with locally sourced cuisine as prepared by celebrity chefs, and all on the incomparable Tanglewood grounds.

If that doesn’t get you running towards the Berkshires, nothing will.

As with so many other wonderful events at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home, The Tanglewood Wine & Food Classic has become an annual tradition many look forward to all year long – and who can blame them? With all the great wine and food, along with a host of celebrity chefs, vintners, food and drink scholars, and more, who wouldn’t look forward to the event’s annual return?

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Tanglewood’s 2014 Festival of Contemporary Music

June 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood's 2014 Festival of Contemporary MusicGet set for the return of Tanglewood’s annual Festival of Contemporary Music, July 17th through to the 21st, 2014 in Lenox, MA.

The Festival of Contemporary Music gives both the Tanglewood Music Center’s Fellows and the general public contemporary, American chamber and orchestral compositions.

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The 2014 Tanglewood Season

February 24th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

20th Anniversary of Ozawa Hall is part of the 2014 Tanglewood Season

The 20th Anniversary of Ozawa Hall is just one part of the upcoming 2014 Tanglewood season

Winter is slowly waning to spring (no, really) and the 2014 Tanglewood season is fast approaching with both some familiar faces and a few new ones.

Tanglewood welcomes back numerous familiar conductors, soloists, and vocalists this year, such as James Taylor, Yo Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, and Joshua Bell.

Some of the new faces to the Tanglewood music festival are trumpeter Hakan Hardenberger, violinist Leonidis Kavakos, and Jason Alexander of “Seinfeld” fame who, beyond acting and comedy, also happens to be a singer.

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The Berkshires in Summer: Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow and Live Theater

July 1st, 2012 by

In addition to balmy days and lush gardens, summer in the Berkshires brings the return of some of our favorite cultural events of the year. Berkshire-area festivals offer the unique opportunity not only to enjoy fantastic performances, but also to learn from these nationally and internationally famous actors, dancers and musicians. Aspiring artists of all disciplines can visit the Berkshires to hone their own crafts and be inspired by the very best.

Music Conductor Hands and BatonTanglewood 2012

This summer is a very special one for Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). 2012 marks the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood and the world-renown concert series is pulling out all the stops.The season officially opens on July 6, 2012 and will continue all summer with a wonderful variety of musical performances by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, famous guest conductors and musicians. The highlight event will be on July 14th: The Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Gala. It’ll be a night to remember with dazzling performances by BSO, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, John Williams, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor and other celebrated musicians at Tanglewood. For tickets, scheduling and additional information, visit BSO.org.

DancerJacob’s Pillow 2012

One of our favorite Berkshire summer events is already underway. This summer is the 80th Anniversary of the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival. In July, you won’t want to miss Vertigo Dance Company from Israel (July 4-8) and the return of Tero Saarinen’s very popular, Shaker-inspired Borrowed Light.  The Hong Kong ballet will debut at Jacob’s Pillow July 18-22, 2012. These are just a few of the great dance performances offered in July. For a full schedule, tickets and more information, visit jacobspillow.org.

Professional Theater and Performances

Live performances and summer theater in the Berkshires are also heating up. The five theaters of the Berkshire Theater Group have a great summer season of premier live entertainment, from Hip Hop to cabaret. You can learn more and get your tickets at berkshiretheatregroup.org. Other great resources for professional summer theater and performances include:

Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA

Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA

Chester Theatre Company

Williamstown Theatre Festival

The Theater Barn in New Lebanon, NY

Enjoy all these great performances and exceptional learning opportunities while staying at our Berkshire Bed and Breakfast Inn.

Tanglewood 2012

February 28th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Tanglewood 2012 is going to have an exciting lineup, for it is the 75th anniversary season of the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Yo-Yo Ma to perform at Tanglewood in 2012.

Don't miss Yo-Yo Ma at Tanglewood in 2012.

The season runs from June 22 through September 2. Two Gala Celebrations will be held to mark the 75th Anniversary, one on July 14 and one on August 18. Special musical guests will include James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Anne-Sophie Mutter, and Peter Serkin. Guest conductors include John Williams, Keith Lockhart, and Andris Nelsons.

It isn’t too early to make your Tanglewood 2012 plans. Visit Tanglewood to see a schedule of performances, then visit the reservation page of our Bekrshire Inn. Once you’re here, we’ll share our secret shortcut to Tanglewood with you.

You know spring is just around the corner when you start to make your summer plans.

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