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2022 TANGLEWOOD SEASON OPENS ON JUNE 18

PERFORMANCES THROUGH SEPTEMBER 3

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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 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF TANGLEWOOD PROGRAMS TAKING PLACE JULY 8–21

KOUSSEVITZKY MUSIC SHED


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OZAWA HALL
Emanuel Ax presents second Pathways from Prague program, joined by pianist Mackenzie Melemed and the Cantus ensemble (7/14); mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland House ensemble perform music by Pierre Jalbert, Copland, and Richard Danielpour and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove’s A Standing Witness, with composer and poet featured in a pre-concert discussion in the Linde Center for Music and Learning (7/21)

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LINDE CENTER
Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) and Tanglewood Music Center (TMC) Events

TLI In Conversation with soprano Janai Brugger (7/14), TLI Open Vocal Workshop with soprano Dawn Upshaw coaching Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center (7/14), and TLI Presents with pianist Stephen Drury performing Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! (7/17)

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CONCERT DETAILS, JULY 8–21

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

Koussevitzky Music Shed
Friday, July 8, 8 p.m.: BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons lead BSO’s opening night performance of Bernstein’s Opening Prayer, with baritone Jack Canfield and Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet; program closes with Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring
Saturday, July 9, 8 p.m.: Nelsons-led program opens with Carlos Simon’s Motherboxx Connection, followed by Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, with soprano Nicole Cabell, Ellington’s New World A-Coming, with pianist Aaron Diehl, and Gershwin’s An American in Paris; this program will be available as a free BSO NOW video-on-demand offering July 21–September 30 at bso.org/now (further details below)
Sunday, July 10, 2:30 p.m.: The American premiere of Helen Grime’s Trumpet Concerto, night-sky blue, with soloist Håkan Hardenberger, on a program with Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise and Symphony No. 3, under the direction of Andris Nelsons
Monday, July 11, at 8 p.m.: Andris Nelsons and TMC Conducting Fellows lead the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration, Schubert’s Symphony No. 8, Unfinished, and Strauss’ “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome; this program will be available as a BSO NOW video-on-demand offering July 28–September 30 at bso.org/now
Friday, July 15, 8 p.m.: Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra in John Williams’ score to Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back accompanying a film screening in the Shed and for lawn audiences
Saturday, July 16, 8 p.m.: Andris Nelsons leads the orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and cast of soloists in Mozart’s Don Giovanni with vocalists Janai Brugger, Michelle Bradley, Nicole Cabell, Will Liverman, Ryan McKinny, and Amitai Pati, among others
Sunday, July 17, 2:30 p.m.: A Nelsons-led program of the American premiere of Fazil Say’s Phoenix (Anka Kuşu), for piano four-hands with soloists Lucas and Arthur Jussen and Brahms’ A German Requiem with soprano Ying Fang and bass-baritone Shenyang, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (James Burton, conductor)

Ozawa Hall and Linde Center—Reopening for the First Time Since Summer 2019
Thursday, July 14, 2-3:30 p.m.: TLI Open Vocal Workshop with soprano Dawn Upshaw and Tanglewood Music Center Fellows
Thursday, July 14, 8 p.m.: Second Pathways to Prague program, curated by pianist Emanuel Ax, and featuring Mr. Ax and pianist Mackenzie Melemed and the Cantus ensemble in music by Janáček, Dvořák, and Burleigh
Thursday, July 21, 8 p.m.: Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and Music from Copland Houseperform works by Pierre Jalbert, Copland, and Richard Danielpour and Rita Dove’s A Standing Witness

Linde Center
Wednesday, July 13, 1:30-3:30 p.m.: TLI Open Piano Workshop with Stephen Drury and TMC Fellows
Thursday, July 14, 1-2 p.m.: TLI In Conversation with soprano Janai Brugger
Sunday, July 17, 8-9:30 p.m.: TLI Presents pianist Stephen Drury in Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated!
Wednesday, July 20, 1-2 p.m.: TLI’s Open Horn Workshop with BSO Associate Principal Horn Richard Sebring and TMC Fellows
Thursday, July 21, 1-2 p.m.: 6:30-7:30 p.m.: TLI In Conversation with soprano Christine Goerke
Thursday, July 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Pre-concert talk with composer Richard Danielpour, author Rita Dove, and pianist Michael Boriskin in discussion about Mr. Danielpour and Ms. Dove’s A Standing Witness to be performed later that day

Click here for 2022 Tanglewood season program listing, with complete details about all Shed, Ozawa Hall, and Linde Center programs throughout the summer, as well as details of the Tanglewood Music Center’s weekly chamber music and recital series and regular Young Artist concert offerings (orchestra, wind ensemble, and choral) of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

VISITORS TO TANGLEWOOD WILL NOT BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF VACCINATION OR NEGATIVE TEST RESULT

MASKING WILL BE OPTIONAL THROUGHOUT THE GROUNDS AND IS RECOMMENDED INSIDE OZAWA HALL AND THE LINDE CENTER

CLICK HERE TO VIEW A 2022 TANGLEWOOD PERFORMANCE CALENDAR

FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE 2022 TANGLEWOOD SEASON

The 2022 Tanglewood season, June 18-September 4, 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. This Tanglewood season press release covers programming taking place July 8-21, during which time Andris Nelsons will lead five Boston Symphony Orchestra programs, including the July 8 opening night Bernstein/Stravinsky program, Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Brahms’ A German Requiem, and works by Ellington, Gershwin, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schubert, and Strauss, as well as Helen Grime, Fazil Say, and Carlos Simon. Mr. Nelsons, along with TMC conducting Fellows, leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in a program of works by Ravel, Schubert, and Strauss, include “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome.

Debuting artists during this time include vocalists Michelle Bradley, Janai Brugger, Jack Canfield, Ying Fang (Tanglewood debut), Will Liverman, Amitai Pati, Cody Quattlebaum, and Shenyang(Tanglewood debut); pianists Lucas and Arthur Jussen (Tanglewood debuts) and Mackenzie Melemed; poet Rita Dove; and the Music from Copland House ensemble. American premieres include Helen Grime’s Trumpet Concerto, night-sky blue (BSO co-commission) with soloist Håkan Hardenberger and Fazil Say’s Phoenix (Anka Kuşu) for piano four-hands (BSO co-commission) with soloists Lucas and Arthur Jussen; the orchestra will also perform Carlos Simon’s Motherboxx Connection. An additional number of works by living composers will be presented by the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center during their weekly chamber music and recital programs (listings here). Complete season details are available at tanglewood.org.

The BSO is pleased to welcome back the Tanglewood Festival Chorus (James Burton, conductor) after a three-year absence from the festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to their performances in the German Requiem (7/17) and Don Giovanni (7/16), the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will be featured in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 3, The First of May (8/26), and Ives’ Psalm 90 and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (8/28). The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, under the direction of James Burton, will also be featured in a Prelude Concert at 6 p.m. in Ozawa Hall. The program, entitled In Friendship We Sing: A 150th Birthday Tribute to Vaughan Williams, will include works by James Burton, Finzi, Parry, Ravel, Standford, Tallis, and Vaughan Williams.

Click here for more information on activities and concerts for families and young concertgoers at Tanglewood

Click here for more information on the BSO on Radio and on Video-on-Demand at bso.org/now

Click here for further background information about Tanglewood

Sponsorship

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
2022 Tanglewood Season Narrative Overview (BSO, Pops, Popular Artists, Tanglewood Music Center, Festival of Contemporary Music, Tanglewood Learning Institute, BSO NOW Streaming Platform)
2022 Tanglewood Ticket and Access Information

2022 Tanglewood Full Performance Schedule
2022 Tanglewood Concerts with BSO and Andris Nelsons
2022 Tanglewood Popular Artist, Boston Pops, and Special Events Schedule

2022 Tanglewood Ozawa Hall Performances
2022 Tanglewood Music Center Concert and Festival of Contemporary Music Calendar
2022 Tanglewood Learning Institute Schedule

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