If you plan to be in the Berkshires this summer, you’ll want to consider making Tanglewood part of your experience.
Tanglewood is the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). Their annual summer festival has been bringing classical music’s biggest names to the Berkshires stage for over 75 years!
The 2017 Tanglewood season will see BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons conducting ten concerts throughout the opening and closing weekends. These include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Resurrection, on opening night, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, and a complete performance of Wagner’s Das Rheingold – a milestone in the history of Tanglewood.
Nelsons will share the podium to conduct the Boston Pops Orchestra for Film Night with John Williams. Along with performances of Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss, he’ll close the season with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
2017 brings a roster of acclaimed guest artists and conductors to Tanglewood.
BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès will make his debut at Tanglewood. First as pianist with the Emerson Quartet, then as conductor with Emanuel Ax and the BSO.
Soloists for the 2017 season will include pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Bernstein’s The Age of Anxiety, and Nikolai Lugansky playing Prokofiev with Ken-David Masur. Yefim Bronfman and Pierre-Laurent Aimard will appear on separate dates under the direction of Charles Dutoit and violinist Pinchas Zukerman will join conductor Bramwell Tovey for Beethoven’s Violin Concerto.
Tanglewood’s 2017 Koussevitzky Artist, pianist Garrick Ohlsson, will perform Chopin’s First and Second piano concertos with conductor Hans Graf and Yo-Yo Ma returns to perform Schumann as conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi. Dohnányi will also appear at the podium with violinist Nikolaj Znaider for some Brahms.
Violinist Gil Shaham and cellist Alisa Weilerstein will explore Brahms’ Double Concerto with Giancarlo Guerrero. Joshua Bell will play Mozart with conductor Lahav Shani for his BSO and Tanglewood debuts. Baritone Simon K will make his Tanglewood debut this year with conductor David Afkham.
Other highlights of the 2017 season include “Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon.” This unique collaboration between combines bird walks with live performances. Messiaen’s Catalogue of the Birds, a series of 13 piano pieces portraying the birds of Europe, will be performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Piano Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center at both Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and Tanglewood.
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops are also in the schedule with Sondheim on Sondheim. Two special movie presentations with live orchestra accompaniment are also scheduled: Jaws and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial!
2017 Tanglewood Season
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We’ve just scratched the surface of the season’s highlights. For more information, including dates and times, be sure to visit the Tanglewood site at www.bso.org
Applegate Inn bed and breakfast would love to help you plan your Tanglewood getaway for summer 2017. We’ve also partnered with Tanglewood, giving us an inside track on tickets. Also, our Berkshires B&B is less than 6 miles from the Tanglewood campus. Time is of the essence, however – these tickets will go fast! If you’d like to coordinate your stay at Applegate Inn with a Tanglewood concert or three, just give us a call at (413) 243-4451.