LINDE CENTER FOR MUSIC AND LEARNING
A MAJOR NEW FOUR-BUILDING COMPLEX
AND TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE
THE FIRST NEW PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE IN DECADES
WITH SPECIAL OPENING WEEKEND FESTIVITIES, JUNE 28–JULY 1
RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY IN CELEBRATION OF THE OPENING OF THE NEW LINDE CENTER TO TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 28, AT 9 A.M.; EVENT TO HONOR ALL THOSE WHO PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN THE PROJECT’S COMPLETION—INCLUDING THE FUNDERS, BUILDERS, AND BSO STAFF—AND IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND MEMBERS OF THE PRESS
PUBLIC FESTIVITIES CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND WITH FREE OPEN HOUSES AND MUSICAL PERFORMANCES ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY,
OPENING WEEKEND ALSO INCLUDES RECOGNITION EVENTS FOR DONORS WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THE NEW BUILDING AND PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE, A TRANSFORMATIONAL NEW CHAPTER IN THE SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL’S ILLUSTRIOUS 82-YEAR HISTORY
LINDE CENTER TO SERVE AS HOME FOR THE TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE—INTRODUCING DYNAMIC LEADING-EDGE PROGRAMS CONNECTING PATRONS WITH MUSICIANS, ARTISTS, STUDENTS, ACADEMICS, AND CULTURAL LEADERS; PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED TO INSPIRE CURIOSITY AND FOSTER A DEEPER EXPERIENCE OF TANGLEWOOD CONCERTS AND CLASSICAL MUSIC, WHILE ALSO EXPLORING IDEAS RELEVANT TO THE CULTURE AT LARGE—DETAILS AVAILABLE AT WWW.TLI.ORG
TICKETS FOR THE 2019 TANGLEWOOD SEASON, RANGING FROM $12-$130, AND TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE PROGRAMS, RANGING FROM $12 FOR SINGLE TICKETS TO THE WEEKLY SUNDAY EVENING FILM SERIES THROUGH $399 FOR EACH OF THE FOUR TLI IMMERSION WEEKENDS, ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.TANGLEWOOD.ORG AND 888-266-1200
One of the most anticipated events of the 2019 music season, the official opening weekend of the four-building Linde Center for Music and Learning and Tanglewood Learning Institute programs will take place June 28–July 1, beginning with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, June 28, at 9 a.m.—open to the public—followed by free open houses and a festive range of special events and musical performances throughout the weekend. Program details of the first summer season of the Tanglewood Learning Institute are described below and are available at www.tli.org.
BRIEF OVERVIEW OF NEW LINDE CENTER AND TANGLEWOOD LEARNING INSTITUTE
The opening of the Linde Center for Music and Learning and the new programs of the Tanglewood Learning Institute represent a dramatic new chapter in the life of Tanglewood and a major investment in the preeminent festival’s future. The first fundamental expansion in programming since Tanglewood was founded in 1937, and the Tanglewood Music Center launched in 1940, the offerings of the Tanglewood Learning Institute—more than 140 activities—reflect the wider cultural shift towards learning and participatory activities that complement the concert experience. These programs have been designed to encourage thought-provoking conversations as they explore ways to better understand the world through the lens of music and begin to break down the traditional boundaries between performer and audience.
The new multiuse buildings of the Linde Center also reflect a major paradigm shift for Tanglewood. Starting in fall 2019 they will play an essential role in establishing Tanglewood for the first time as a year-round facility, offering TLI programming and event rental and concert use by the BSO, the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as the Berkshire community and beyond. Spanning all aspects of the organization—including the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood—the Tanglewood Learning Institute also plans to offer programs in Boston beginning in fall 2019, as well as a series of online learning programs to be unveiled in 2020.
The Linde Center is designed by William Rawn Associates Architects, led by William Rawn and Cliff Gayley, and is the largest building project at Tanglewood in 25 years, since the construction of Ozawa Hall, also designed by William Rawn Associates. It is named the Linde Center for Music and Learning in recognition of leadership gifts made by Joyce and Edward H. Linde and their family.
A $64-million fundraising initiative, Tanglewood Forever, has been established to support the construction and upkeep of the new four-building Linde Center for Music and Learning and programmatic initiatives for the Tanglewood Learning Institute, as well as other campus projects and artistic programming.
The new activities of the Tanglewood Learning Institute will take place alongside the festival’s traditional schedule of major performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras, as well as a Popular Artist series in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, and chamber music, large ensemble, and recital programs in Ozawa Hall. Link to 2019 season announcement.
DETAILS OF JUNE 26-28 LAUNCH OF LINDE CENTER AND TLI PROGRAMMING
The official launch of the Linde Center on Friday, June 28, begins with a public ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. that will include speeches from a cross-section of the administration, builders, and funders who made the new four-building complex and programming initiative possible. Following the ribbon-cutting, the public can tour the facility, located along the top of the Highwood ridge, overlooking the Ozawa Lawn and more distant views of the Berkshire Hills.
Free TLI Open Houses will occur on Saturday, June 29, from 9 a.m.–12 noon,Sunday, June 30, from 1–5 p.m., and Monday, July 1, from 2–4:30 p.m. at the Linde Center for Music and Learning. The open houses will feature a variety of activities that will give audiences a taste of the breadth and depth of activities offered by the Tanglewood Learning Institute this summer and into the fall, winter, and spring seasons. Events include five Boston University Tanglewood Institute string quartets presenting a workshop recital and talkback led by Peter Zazofsky; a music and movement class with Lauren Grant of the Mark Morris Dance Group open to people of all abilities; and Tanglewood Music Center coaching sessions led by TMC faculty and members of the BSO. On Sunday, June 30, WBUR brings its popular storytelling podcast Circle Round to the Linde Center for a live performance featuring BSO musicians and notable actors including Amanda Seyfried (Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables), Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Life in Pieces), Campbell Scott (House of Cards, The Amazing Spider-Man 2), and Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle), recorded that day and available for download. The open houses will feature other family-friendly activities throughout the day, including an Instrument Playground and a percussion demonstration and opportunity to play various hand percussion instruments. On Monday, July 1 between 2–4:30pm at Cindy’s Café, the TLI Open House takes the form of a Bach Cantatas Coffee House, where adult participants will hear from conductors John Harbison and Ken-David Masur, alongside TMC Fellows performing in that evening’s concert at Ozawa Hall. Additional TLI Open Houses will take place on Friday, July 12 (Berkshire Night), Tuesday, August 6, and Sunday, August 25 at the Linde Center for Music and Learning.
The weekend will also include non-public events to honor the donors whose generosity have made the new Linde Center and TLI programs possible, including the inaugural program to formally open the Linde Center on Friday, June 28, at 8:30 p.m. This special program will include an array of performances reflecting the diversity of Tanglewood, alongside remarks by composer Augusta Read Thomas and Boston Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams, among others. The evening features a performance by the Mark Morris Dance Group and the world premiere of a commissioned chamber work by Ms. Thomas for percussion and strings. Performed by artists encompassing the ranks of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, and Tanglewood Festival Chorus, musical selections also run the gamut, from Brahms and Copland to more recent composers Oliver Knussen, Michael Gandolfi, and Manuel Requierbros. The evening will end with a dessert reception in the Linde Center.
The opening weekend festivities coincide with the first scheduled programs offered by the Tanglewood Learning Institute— the String Quartet MasterPass with the Juilliard String Quartet and Fellows and teachers of the Tanglewood Music Center (events in Ozawa Hall), and Cinematics, a weekly Sunday-evening film series to take place in the Linde Center. Designed with the express purpose of connecting TLI participants with musicians, artists, students, academics, and cultural leaders through wide-ranging activities, TLI offers participants from June 22–30 the String Quartet MasterPass, an opportunity to partake in eight days of concerts, master classes, talks—even dinner—with current and former members of the Juilliard String Quartet and TMC faculty and Fellows. On Sunday, June 30, TLI opens its Cinematics series with a screening of Tous les matins du monde (1991), a film which explores the life of Bach’s contemporary, the composer Marin Marais. In collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival, the Cinematics film series will take place on Sundays at 7 p.m. in Studio E of the Linde Center for Music and Learning.
Sue Elliott, appointed the Judith and Stewart Colton Tanglewood Learning Institute Director in August 2018, is responsible for overseeing and developing the programming for the Tanglewood Learning Institute.
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