Tanglewood Announces Huge 2022 Season Lineup

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.

Tanglewood Summer 2022 Concert Series

June 17: Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band

June 26: The Mavericks and Nick Lowe and Los Straightjackets

June 29: The Black Crowes 

July 1: TMC Vocal Concert 

July 2: TMC String Quartet Marathon 

July 3: TMC Chamber Music Concert 

July 3-4: James Taylor 

July 7: Emanuel Ax, Paul Appleby, Lorelei Ensemble and Dover Quartet 

July 8: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Opening Night at Tanglewood with Andris Nelsons, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Jack Canfield 

July 9: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Carlos Simon, Barber, Ellington and Gershwin 

July 10: TMC Chamber Music Concert

July 10: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Rachmaninoff and Helen Grime 

July 10: TMC Vocal Music Concert 

July 11: Boston Symphony Orchestra: ​​TMC Conducting Fellows 

July 14: Emanuel Ax, Mackenzie Melemed and Cantus 

July 15: Boston Pops: “The Empire Strikes Back” 

July 16: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” 

July 17: TMC Chamber Music Concert 

July 17: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Fazil Say and Brahms 

July 17: “The People United Will Never Be Defeated!” featuring Stephen Drury 

July 18: TMC Vocal Concert 

July 21: Music from Copland House 

July 22: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Wagner, Chopin and Rachmaninoff featuring Emanuel Ax 

July 23: Boston Symphony Orchestra Family Concert with Thomas Wilkins 

July 23: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Berlioz and Mahler 

July 24: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Still Walker and Brahms 

July 24: TMC Vocal Concert 

July 27: Takács Quartet with Julien Labro 

July 28: Silkroad Ensemble with Rhiannon Giddens 

July 29: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Julia Adophe and Beethoven

July 30: Spotlight Series with Jo Harjo

July 30: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Caroline Shaw and Beethoven

July 31: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Elizabeth Ogonek, Farrenc and Beethoven 

July 31: Thomas Adès, JoAnn Falletta and the TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Debussy, Stravinsky, Wilson and Hindemith

Aug. 2: Tanglewood on Parade with Thomas Adès, Stefan Asbury, JoAnn Falletta, Thomas Wilkins and John Williams 

Aug. 3: Danish String Quartet 

Aug. 4: TMC Music for Mixed Chamber Ensembles 

Aug. 5: TMC Chamber Music Concert 

Aug. 5: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Earl Lee conducts Brian Raphael Nabors, Poulenc and Mendelssohn 

Aug. 6: Boston Symphony Orchestra: JoAnn Falletta conducts Roberto Sierra, Tchaikovsky and Respighi featuring Joshua Bell, violin

Aug. 7: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Thomas Adès conducts Thomas Adès, Mozart and Holst 

Aug. 7: Silent Film Music by TMC Composition Fellows 

Aug. 8: George Benjamin conducts TMC Vocal Fellows 

Aug. 9: Earth, Wind & Fire 

Aug. 12: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Emanuel Ax, Pamela Frank, Leonidas Kavakos, Antoine Tamestit and Yo-Yo Ma 

Aug. 13: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Dima Slobodeniouk conducts Dutilleux, Mendelssohn, Debussy and Ravel 

Aug. 14: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Anna Clyne, Elgar, Debussy and Enescu featuring Yo-Yo Ma, cello 

Aug. 14: Stefan Asbury and TMC Conducting Fellows conduct Price, Bartók and Rachmaninoff 

Aug. 16, 18, 23 and 25: Garrick Ohlsson, 

Aug. 19: Boston Pops: “Remembering Stephen Sondheim” 

Aug. 20: Spotlight Series with Tony Kushner 

Aug. 20: John Williams — The Tanglewood 90th Birthday Celebration 

Aug. 21: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Unsuk Chin, Bruch and Brahms featuring Itzhak Perlman, violin 

Aug. 21: TLI Presents Ghost Song featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant 

Aug. 26: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich, Dvořák and Borodin featuring Gil Shaham, violin 

Aug. 27: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff and Copland featuring Alexander Malofeev, piano 

Aug. 28: Boston Symphony Orchestra: Ives and Beethoven 

Aug. 30: Brandi Carlile with the Indigo Girls 

Sept. 3: Judy Collins and Richard Thompson

Sept. 4: Van Morrison

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