Tanglewood Announces the Return of Live Music for the Summer 2021 Season

Tanglewood has announced the return of live music at its premises for Summer 2021. The famed Berkshires venue will host shows between July 9, 2021 through August 16, 2021 for six weeks of shows and entertainment. 

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Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra which owns and operates the venue. The venue is located in the Berkshires, more specifically, Lenox, Massachusetts.  The Tanglewood Concert series started under a different name all the way back in 1934 and has since grown into the staple of the Berkshires it is today. The first show hosted by the Boston Symphony Orchestra was a three-concert series and was performed under a large tent for an audience of nearly 15,000, and now brings in an annual draw of over 350,000 visitors. According to its website, “Each season offers not only a vast quantity of music, but also a vast range of musical forms and styles, all of it presented with a regard for artistic excellence that makes the festival unique.”

Although there isn’t a lot of information released yet on the Tanglewood Summer 2021 Season return, it is known that the season will take place between July 9, 2021 and August 16, 2021.

Details about the 2021 Tanglewood season’s programming was announced on April 8, 2021. Tickets will go on sale to the public on May 17, 2021.

The 2021 season will feature conductors including Andris Nelsons, Thomas Adès, Keith Lockhart, John Williams, and Anna Rakitina, along with many special guest artists such as Emanuel Ax, Lisa Batiashvili, Herbert Blomstedt, Yefim Bronfman, Karina Canellakis, Alan Gilbert, Leonidas Kavakos, Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony Marwood, Wynton Marsalis, Baiba Skride, Byron Stripling, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Daniil Trifonov.

Performances will feature works by Beethoven, Brahms, Copland, Dvořák, Gershwin, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Ravel, Schumann, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky, along with works by Thomas Adès, Iman Habibi, Vijay Iyer, Hannah Kendall, Elena Langer, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Carlos Simon, and Mary Lou Williams.

‘Friends of Tanglewood’ will have access to advance ticketing before the public. To become a ‘Friends of Tanglewood’ all someone has to do is make a donation of $100 which can be done here.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood will follow local and state guidelines to protect all participants as much as possible during the  COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the the Tanglewood Summer 2021 season visit their website.

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