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Tanglewood 2020 – Summer Schedule Highlights

December 23rd, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Tanglewood 2020 Festival Schedule HighlightsGet set for a fantastic summer of music during Tanglewood 2020! Ringo Starr, Judy Collins, Trey Anastasio, Act III of Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Isaac Stern’s 100th birthday, the Empire Strikes Back, and so very much more. Tickets go on sale February 9th, 2020 so now is the time to begin formulating those summer plans.

With the Tanglewood Learning Institute open and presenting special events all year ’round, you wouldn’t think the summer schedule announcement would cause so big a stir. But you’d be wrong. The annual Tanglewood Summer Schedule is always highly anticipated in the Berkshires’ and well beyond. And no wonder. One look at any year’s schedule would tell you why and 2020 is not going to break the streak.

Tanglewood 2020 Summer Season Highlights

The 2020 summer season will see a BSO performance of Act III of Wagner’s “Tannhäuser” (July 11) and the TMC Orchestra will perform Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 (July 20). Andris Nelsons is set to lead both performances, along with 10 other conducting appearances between July 10th and August 2nd.

We’ll also see a weekend-long celebration (July 24-26) of Isaac Stern’s centenary with a lineup of superstar violinists and performances. Keith Lockhart will direct The Boston Pops as they present Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. Lockhart will also lead The Boston Pops during Film Night, hosted by John Williams.

Emanuel Ax, Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, Susan Graham, Leonidas Kavakos, Midori, Yo-Yo Ma, and Gil Shaham are all on the 2020 schedule. Tanglewood favorites like Tanglewood on Parade (July 28), Tanglewood Family Fun Fest (July 31), and Tanglewood Family Concert (August 1) return, as well.

Judy Collins Tanglewood 2020

Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie are part
Tanglewood’s 2020 Popular Artist’s Series


The 2020 Popular Artists Series currently includes Ringo Starr, Trey Anastasio, Judy Collins, and Arlo Guthrie.

Ringo will be appearing June 19th with his All-Starr Band. Trey Anastasio of Phish will appear June 20th with the Boston Pops. Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie are scheduled for June 21st. The Popular Artists Series schedule always sees late additions, so be sure to keep an eye on the Tanglewood site.

Visit the Tanglewood site and download the 2020 season brochure for a more comprehensive look.

Tickets for Tanglewood 2020

Tickets for Tanglewood 2020 go on sale Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at 10am, est.

Every year, Applegate Inn partners with Tanglewood to give our guests an inside track on summer season tickets. Our Berkshires bed and breakfast is less than 6 miles from the Tanglewood campus in Lenox, so why not?

If you plan to attend one or more of the performances, let us know. We’d love to help you score some great seats! Call us at (413) 243-4451 and we’ll see what we can do.

See you soon – and Happy New Year!

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