As Tanglewood draws closer, we can feel the excitement in the air – and with our incoming bookings! There are many reasons we look forward to summertime and this is definitely one of them. We’ve been counting down the days to the classical music headliners and are thrilled to hear that the popular music artists have been announced this week and to learn about some new events taking place this summer. Read on to learn more of what’s in store and be sure to get your tickets and book your favorite room at Hampton Terrace Inn today!
Tanglewood Takes Flight
The newest event to be featured at the festival this year is Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with the Mass Audubon. This beautifully put together event features a series of six guided bird walks and five concerts, many of which will occur in the early morning. The bird walks will be paired with beautiful piano pieces from Catalogue of Birds composed by Messiaen’s performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Piano Fellows. Aimard will also be presenting a piece that will mimic the songs of birds and be performed by a diverse group of composers. Many of these events are free so be sure to check out the schedule of events!
Other Tanglewood Events
Tanglewood offers several concerts for music of multiple genres including; jazz, pop, classical, and rock. Other offerings include One Day University, Talks and Walks, Berkshire Night, and many other events. This year the event will be hosted from June 18 through Labor Day in Berkshire Hills. Many of the usual headliners have been invited back as well as a few new guests:
Thomas Adès: A famous British composer, conductor, and pianist will open for the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He will also lead the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra with Polairs, his own piece, as well as Sibelius’s Symphony No. 7.
Garrick Ohlsson: An American classical pianist and a winner of the International Frédéric Chopin Piano Competition. He will be this year’s Koussevitzky Artist and is also the soloist for the Tanglewood on parade concert.
Schubert’s Summer Journey: This will be some of Franz Schubert’s most inspiring pieces, many of which he created the year before he died. The music will be played by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra as well as several guest artists. Performances will be developed by Emanuel Ax!
Every year Tanglewood offers its guests an exceptional lineup of musicians and this year is no different! It has just been announced that James Taylor will be returning this year and performing on the 3rd and 4th of July! Additionally, below is a list of notable weekend concerts of 2017.
June 18th: Jaws in Concert
June 17th: Four Voices: Joan Baez, Indigo Girls & Mary Chapin Carpenter
July 1st: John Mellencamp
July 2nd: Natalie Merchant
August 19th: John Williams Film Night
Once you find your favorite events be sure to book one of our romantic rooms because they fill up fast! Stay for a long weekend or book during the week and take advantage of our Peak Season Midweek Special!