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!

2016 Tanglewood Season Highlights

June 25th will see the return of Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion – rumors are that this may be Garrison’s Keillor’s last Prairie Home Companion show, so grab these tickets while you still can!

Joshua Bell will perform with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jacques Lacombe conducting Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso, Saint-Saëns’ Violin Concerto No. 3, and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 on July 8th.

On July 10th the Boston Pops Orchestra will perform a swinging set of classic songs from the ’40s and ’50s with very special guest Seth MacFarlane joining Keith Lockhart for a swingin’ symphonic serenade through the Great American Songbook.

July 17, Gustavo Gimeno is set to conduct the BSO through Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, and the 1919 version of Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird – all featuring guest performer, superstar pianist Yuja Wang.

American jazz and fusion pianist and composer, Chick Corea comes to Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall on July 31st for a 75th Birthday Celebration with the Chick Corea Trio, featuring Christian McBride and Brian Blade.

Celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma returns to the Tanglewood stage August 7th with The Silk Road Ensemble – an eclectic group of distinguished musicians, composers, and performing artists from more than 20 countries around the world.

The ever popular John Williams’ Film Night returns on August 13th, followed closely by a screening of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” with Orchestra – John Williams’ epic score performed live by the Boston Pops on August 26th.

September 1st will see NPR’s fast-paced, irreverent, yet informative, Peabody Award-winning, news-quiz program, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! returns to the Tanglewood stage, featuring host Peter Sagal and judge/score-keeper Bill Kurtis.

While James Taylor is expected to perform twice this year, a full schedule of Popular Artist concerts, have yet to be announced.

The full schedule for the 2016 Tanglewood Season can be seen on the Boston Symphony Orchestra website with online tickets sales beginning January 24th, 2016 at 10am – don’t miss out!

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