Late-summer fun with Harry Connick Jr. and Donal Fox

Our friends at Tanglewood sure do know how to plan a party. They recently announced the lineup for Labor Day weekend and it looks like it’s going to be a great weekend. On Saturday, there are two great shows: jazz and classical composer and improviser Donal Fox at 1 p.m. and piano-man Harry Connick, Jr. at 7 p.m. Then, on Sunday, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will close out the season at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for both concerts individually. You may also purchase an all-day lawn pass for $40, which is good for admission to the lawn for both performances. Lawn pass holders will be permitted to remain on the grounds between the shows.

We’re going to up the ante by offering an either/or special: book a three-night stay and receive a 20 percent discount. If you prefer a shorter stay, we’ll waive the traditional three-night holiday minimum and reserve a two-night weekend stay as long as your stay includes Saturday night.

Donal Fox performs his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project at Ozawa Hall on August 31. Mr. Fox creates music that bends the boundaries of genre, fusing jazz, classical, Latin and original music in ways that, according to Downbeat Magazine confound “the genre police.” He takes the stage at 1 p.m. on Saturday, August 31.

connick_fox_345x290Fox was the first African-American composer-in-residence with the St. Louis Symphony. In 2008, he was awarded the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Music. The annual prize is awarded to composers of “exceptional accomplishment” and “outstanding artistic achievement.” From 2009-2011, Fox was Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Multi-award winning performer, composer, and philanthropist Harry Connick Jr. plays the Shed at Tanglewood at 7 p.m. on August 31 (talk about a day packed with amazing music). Connick and his band will play this performance in support of his current album Every Man Should Know, an album that explores life and love. Exclusive VIP meet-and-greet packages are available for this performance. The VIP package includes a post-concert reception and the opportunity to meet Harry Connick Jr.

For tickets to these special performances, and for more information about the VIP reception package for the Harry Connick Jr. show, call SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200 (Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat 12 noon to 6 p.m.) or visit for tickets.

They’ve got the music and we’ve got your rooms – ready upon arrival – for your Labor Day Weekend vacation.

*Photo via the Tanglewood website.