Tanglewood Music Center
301 Massachusetts Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
tel: (617) 638-9230
fax: (617) 638-9342
Since 1937, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has called Tanglewood its summer home. The entire enterprise started in a large tent on the grounds of the Tappan family estate, moving to the famous Shed in 1938 and eventually being named in honor of BSO’s conductor Serge Koussevitzky. An innovative acoustically enhanced canopy was added in the 1950’s and soon it became a virtual mecca for music lovers from all corners of America and abroad. Today, the 250+ acres includes the Tanglewood Music Center, with the Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Leonard Bernstein Campus, and a number of smaller studios, classrooms and performance spaces. For most people, though, the Tanglewood experience includes the obligatory picnic on the expansive lawns; over 300,000 visitors annually enjoy the vast array of offerings, from BSO, the Boston Pops, the Jazz Festival, the Popular Artists Series and the open air beauty and musical excellence echoing through the Berkshire Hills.
In July and August, the BSO traditionally considers Tanglewood its summer home and the orchestra performs in the midst of the magnificent and breathtaking Berkshires. In addition to concerts by Boston Symphony Orchestra, there will be musical events, which will include recitals, chamber music, opera, and the ever-popular performances by folk and pop artists. Increasingly attended, make a note of the jazz weekend and the annual Festival of Contemporary Music. The Boston Pops concerts, always a favorite throughout the summer and performances by the young musicians of the Tanglewood Music Center who will showcase their talent. This at least is where to begin to plan your summer pilgrimage to the Berkshires.
For a complete 2001 schedule Visit Tanglewood on-line at: www.tanglewood.org