Tanglewood Pays Tribute to Leonard Bernstein | Sponsored | Music | Hudson Valley | Chronogram Magazine
Last Updated: 08/20/2018 4:27 pm
  • Steve Rosenthal
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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.

This year features a season-long tribute to the late legend Leonard Bernstein on the 100th anniversary of his birth. Here’s a list

 of upcoming events honoring the late composer, pianist, author, conductor, and Classical icon:

Bramwell Tovey conducts Bernstein and Sibelius | August 4

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.
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