Article updated March 1, 2018 by Dave Read
Maestro Andris Nelsons opens the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood schedule on July 6, with soloist Lang Lang in a program of Mozart and Tchaikovsky. Besides his participation in The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood on Aug. 25, and performances with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra (TMCO), Nelsons leads programs with pianists Rudolf Buchbinder for Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (7/8), Yuja Wang for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 (7/15), and Yefim Bronfman for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 (8/17), and also conducts a complete, semi-staged performance of Puccini’s La bohème with soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Piotr Beczala in the lead roles (7/14).
He also conducts a special Young People’s Concert evoking those led by Bernstein himself, with Bernstein’s daughter Jamie Bernstein as host (8/10); an all-Bernstein program featuring violinist Baiba Skride in the Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium”) (8/18), and Mahler’s Third Symphony with soloist Susan Graham (8/24).
In addition, Maestro Nelsons leads the TMCO’s annual Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert, this year with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist in Bernstein’s Three Meditations from Mass and the world premiere of a new work by John Williams written especially for the occasion (8/19), and joins John Williams on the podium for John Williams’ Film Night (8/11)
Tanglewood tickets and box office info.
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Getting around the Tanglewood campus
The Tanglewood campus, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center comprises several hundred acres in the towns of Lenox and Stockbridge. It is the location of the Koussevitsky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall, where hundreds of thousands attend concerts and a variety of events, including picnics. We always advise new visitors to arrive early and take their daily walking exercise wandering the beautiful Tanglewood grounds. This dynamic map of the Tanglewood grounds includes photos and information for such points of interest as Aaron Copland Library, Highwood Manor House, The Glass House, and The Lion’s Gate.