2022 TANGLEWOOD SEASON PRESENTS
PERFORMANCES AND EVENTS JUNE 18 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5
One of the World’s Premier Summer Music Festivals and the Famed Summer Home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, Tanglewood Presents the First Full Season of Concerts and Events since 2019
HIGHLIGHTS OF TANGLEWOOD PROGRAMS TAKING PLACE AUGUST 4–18
KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC SHED
2022 FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Festival includes the world premieres of short works by Michael Gandolfi and Augusta Read Thomas, as well as music by Thomas Adès, Eleanor Alberga, John Cage, Unsuk Chin, Mario Davidovsky, Julius Eastman, Erin Graham, John Harbison, Lee Hyla, Jesse Jones, Andile Khumalo, Oliver Knussen, George Lewis, Allison Loggins-Hull, Carlos Simon, Alvin Singleton, Christopher Trapani, Charles Wuorinen, and Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon
The popular Silent Film Program (Aug. 7) returns with original music by TMC Composition Fellows set to Charlie Chaplin’s classic 1921 film The Kid
TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE (TLI)
Further details about these programs appear below.
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CONCERT DETAILS, AUGUST 4–18
The 2022 Tanglewood season brings audiences a wide spectrum of programs and works by living composers, alongside a diverse lineup of performers offering their extraordinary artistry to an expansive summer season
The Shed: Boston Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Music Performances
• Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m.: Conductor JoAnn Falletta makes her long awaited BSO/Tanglewood debut with Roberto Sierra‘s Fandangos, Respighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, featuring superstar violinist Joshua Bell
• Friday, August 12, 8 p.m.: The third “Pathways from Prague” chamber music program, curated by pianist Emanuel Ax, features Mr. Ax, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, violist Antoine Tamestit, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma in music by Janáček, Dvořák (including the Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat), and Kaprálová
(Please note that violinist Pamela Frank who was originally scheduled to perform was forced to withdraw from this concert because of the continuing long-term effects of COVID-19. The updated program has been adjusted to accommodate the slightly smaller ensemble of players.)
• Saturday, August 13, 8 p.m.: Leonidas Kavakos headlines with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, on a program with Dutilleux’s Métaboles, Debussy’s Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun, and Ravel’s Mother Goose (complete), led by Dima Slobodeniouk
• Sunday, August 14, 2:30 p.m.: Perennial Tanglewood favorite Yo-Yo Ma plays the Elgar Cello Concerto on a program with Anna Clyne‘s Masquerade, Debussy’s La Mer, and Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, led by BSO-debuting conductor Cristian Măcelaru
2022 Festival of Contemporary Music (FCM), August 4–8
• Thursday, August 4, at 8 p.m.: Conductors Stefan Asbury and Stephen Drury, pianist Thomas Adès, and soprano Tony Arnold join Tanglewood Music Center Fellows for an eclectic and free program of works by Knussen, Alvin Singleton, Adès (the Mazurkas, Op. 27), Hyla, and Christopher Trapani at Ozawa Hall
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MASKING WILL BE OPTIONAL THROUGHOUT THE GROUNDS AND IS RECOMMENDED INSIDE OZAWA HALL AND THE LINDE CENTER
ADDITIONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE 2022 TANGLEWOOD SEASON
The 2022 Tanglewood season, June 18–September 5, presents a wide range of programs that spotlight favorite returning artists and repertoire, while also introducing dynamic new artists and eclectic programming, with eight world and American premieres and 28 works by living composers, as well as 21 artists in their Tanglewood or BSO debuts.
Click here for a narrative overview of program highlights, August 4–18.
Tanglewood, one of the country’s premier summer music festivals and the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, is located in the Berkshire Hills of Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
Tanglewood returns to its full season schedule this summer, presenting eight weekends of Boston Symphony Orchestra programs, alongside Boston Pops concerts, a robust Popular Artist series, and performances by the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, the orchestra’s summer music academy and a destination for many of the most talented young musicians of our time. A highlight of the summer is the reopening of Ozawa Hall and the Linde Center for Music and Learning (both closed in summer 2020 and 2021), where smaller audiences take in recitals, chamber music, and guest ensemble performances, as well as the special events of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, focused on innovative programs and audience participation. The Linde Center, the festival’s newest performance facility, opened to popular and critical acclaim in 2019. Click here for further information about Tanglewood.
Berkshire Medical Center is proud to be celebrating its second year as the Official Hospital Partner of Tanglewood.
Links to season calendar listings, narrative overview of season,
and ticket purchasing details
• Quotes from BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons and BSO President and CEO Gail Samuel
(Includes complete performance details about all Shed, Ozawa Hall, and Linde Center programs, as well as details of the Tanglewood Music Center’s weekly orchestra, chamber music, and recital programs and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s orchestra, wind ensemble, and choral offerings.)