Dec. 15, 2015 Article by Dave Read
Brian Wilson performing Pet Sounds on Tanglewood schedule June 19, 2016[/caption]Brian Wilson is scheduled to perform Pet Sounds at Tanglewood on Sunday, June 19, 2016. Pet Sounds is the 1966 album that Wilson wrote and produced for the Beach Boys and which was ranked the 2nd best album by Rolling Stone. Beach Boy singer Mike Love, who appeared at Tanglewood in 2014 with a version of the band that didn’t inlude Wilson, is reported to have said “Who’s gonna hear this shit?” when Wilson turned him on to the material that would become the album. Although it wasn’t critically esteemed when it was released, the album has acheived almnost sacred status in the succeeding decades. Hit singles from the album include Wouldn’t It Be Nice, Caroline No, and the very cool Sloop John B.
This is a most welcome addition to the popular artists part of the 2016 Tanglewood schedule, which already included performances by Chris Botti on June 24, A Prairuie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor on June 25, James Taylor on July 4 & 5, the Chich Corea Trio on Julky 31, and Silk Road ensemble with Yo Yo Ma on Aug. 7.
2016 Tanglewood tickets
Tickets for the 2016 Tanglewood season, $12-$124, go on sale January 24 starting at 10 a.m. through Tanglewood’s website, www.tanglewood.org, SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200, and at the Symphony Hall Box Office at 301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston MA. Tanglewood brochures with complete programs and information on how to order tickets will be available in early February by calling 617-638-9467. For further information, please call the Boston Symphony Orchestra at 617-266-1492 or visit www.tanglewood.org. 2016 Tanglewood schedule – PDF.
Tanglewood grounds map
Here is a dynamic map of the Tanglewood grounds, with photos and information for such points of interest as Aaron Copland Library, Highwood Manor House, The Glass House, and The Lion’s Gate.
How to get to the Berkshires
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