- Steve Rosenthal
- Ozawa Hall
As Tanglewood approaches the end of its summer season, its roster of performances stays strong. The Berkshires’ renowned music center hosts Summer Sundays and concerts from now through September 2. If you haven’t been there yet this season, August is your chance to grab a seat at the outdoor pavilion, relax, and enjoy the sweet sounds of classical music in the warm evening air.
of upcoming events honoring the late composer, pianist, author, conductor, and Classical icon:
Led by British conductor Bramwell Tovey, the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) performs Bernstein’s celebratory song cycle, Songfest, which was composed for the American Bicentennial in 1976.
Young People's Concert | August 10
Designed for young children and their families, Young People’s Concert is based on Bernstein’s work as a classical music educator. Expect musician interviews, musical examples, audience participation, and rare video footage screenings.
Fancy Free with Boston Ballet | August 18
Andris Nelsons conducts BSO in Bernstein’s ballet piece Fancy Free while Boston Ballet performs its original choreography by Jerome Robbins.
Yo-Yo Ma returns for Bernstein Memorial Concert | August 19
Internationally-acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma performs alongside the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra for the annual Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert. The show begins with An Outdoor Overture, the first work by Copland that Bernstein conducted at Tanglewood.
Bernstein Centennial Celebration | August 25
On what would have been Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Tanglewood hosts a gala concert with a variety of classical artists from music, film, and Broadway.
To get tickets for these and other upcoming performances, visit the Tanglewood website.