Tanglewood announced it’s huge 2022 season lineup running June 17, 2022 through September 3, 2022 including big names like Ringo Starr, Judy Collins and Richard Thompson, John Williams, and many more.
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. This summer will mark the first time since 2019 that Tanglewood will offer a full season of concerts and events. Both in 2020 and 2021 the season was greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 season was canceled and an online festival was held instead. The 2021 season was held in person but with limited capacity.
This year’s Tanglewood season will present a wide range of programs that spotlight favorite returning musicians and repertoire and introduce new performers and programming. This season will include eight world and American premieres and 28 works by living composers, as well as 21 artists making their Tanglewood or BSO debuts. The 2020 season will take place at the Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Linde Center for Music, and the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
The Season will start on June 17, 2022 with a performance from Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at 7PM at the Koussevitzky Music Shed in Lenox, MA. It will end with Judy Collins and Richard Thompson on September 3 at the Koussevitzky Music Shed, in Lenox, MA. Some of the other big names that will be partaking in the season include Brandi Carlile, John Williams – The Tanglewood 90th Birthday Celebration, Garrick Ohlsson, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Empire Strikes Back, James Taylor, and many more.
Tickets to the tanglewood season go on sale on March 10, 2022 at 10AM. Check out the entire list of programs here. Proof of either vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test are required for entry to performances and concert activities at the Linde Center. A negative COVID-19 test must either be a PCR test taken within the last 72 hours or an antigen test taken within the last 24 hours. Proof of a negative test can be in the form of a photo or email of negative test results from a clinic, testing center, or medical professional, or a time-stamped photo of an at-home test. Options for proof of vaccination include showing a vaccination card, a photo of the card, or a digital vaccine record. Attendees will also be required to wear masks while indoors regardless of vaccination status.
For more information on the Tanglewood 2022 season visit their website.