About Tanglewood in the Berkshires
Tanglewood is the summer home in the Berkshires of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is located on 250 acres in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. The campus combines the former Tanglewood and Highwood estates, which originally served as summer cottages for the Tappan and Ward families of Boston.
The name comes from Tappan family friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, who wrote Tanglewood Tales during his brief residence (1850-51) in a little red cottage overlooking Stockbridge Bowl on the Tappan estate. The 210 acre estate was given to the Boston Symphony Orchestra by the Tappan famiy in 1937; the BSO acquired the adjacent Highwood estate in 1986, where it built Seiji Ozawa Hall, and renamed the property after Leonard Bernstein.
- 297 West Street (Rt. 183)
- Lenox, MA 01240
- Box Office: 617-266-1200; 888-266-1200
- Website: tanglewood.org
Tanglewood schedules and reviews
Find here ticket and program information for the 2013 season plus reviews from BSO, A Prairie Home Companion, and jazz concerts.
Tanglewood 2013 daily schedule
Here is the Tanglewood 2013 daily schedule of concerts and special events, listing all Boston Symphony…
July 2013 Tanglewood schedule
The schedule at Tanglewood for July 2013 includes an impressive array that should prove popular with both the…
Andris Nelsons named Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, has been appointed Music Director of the Boston Symphony…
BSO and popular artist concert reviews
Remembering Dave Brubeck in the Berkshires
We're re-posting material in the wake of Dave Brubeck's death Dec. 5, 2012, the day before his 92nd…
Wynton Marsalis Quintet and Christian McBride Trio at Tanglewood
August 20, 2012 performance; by Dave Conlin Read
Wynton Marsalis Quintet and…
John Williams' 80th birthday celebration at Tanglewood
August 18, 2012 performance; by Dave Conlin Read
Tanglewood rung up another glittering…
Chris Botti at Tanglewood
August 4, 2012 performance; by Dave Conlin Read
Chris Botti put on a tremendous show in Ozawa Hall, which was…
An excerpt from our article about the BSO's Tanglewood 75th anniversary concert: "Whether the program was chosen for the general familiarity of the…
A Prairie Home Companion reviews
Reviews archive of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, with Garrison Keillor, from 2000 onward
Just as Tanglewood is important to the…
A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, June 30, 2012
June 30, 2012 concert reviewed by Dave Conlin Read
The 13th live broadcast from…
Review of June 26, 2010 performance of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, with Garrison Keillor, Andra Suchy, The Wailin' Jennys, Hilary Thavis, Pat Donahue.
Review of June 27, 2009 live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor at Tanglewood, with guests Arlo Guthrie, Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers, Heather Masse, and Martin Sheen.
Review of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, June 28, 2008, with Garrison Keillor, featuring Inga Swearingen, the Del McCoury Band, and Donald Hall.
It is easy to get to Tanglewood, located about 10 miles from exit 2 on the Massachusetts turnpike, which is most popular for visitors from Boston, Hartford, and New York City.