Article updated Feb. 22, 2018 by Dave Read
The roster of guest soloists and conductors on the 2018 Tanglewood schedule is especially lustrous because of the summer-long Bernstein Centennial Celebration. Photo: Michael Tilson Thomas; Art Streiber
In addition to programs conducted by Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Symphony concerts also will be led by BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, with soloist Christian Tetzlaff for Sibelius’s Violin Concerto (7/22), BSO Assistant Conductor Moritz Gnann, with pianist Paul Lewis for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat, K.595 (7/13), and BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur, with 2018 Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (8/3). Guest conductors include
- Herbert Blomstedt (7/20 & 21),
- Christoph Eschenbach (8/26),
- Juanjo Mena (7/17 & 29),
- David Newman (7/28),
- Dima Slobodeniouk (8/5),
- Michael Tilson Thomas (8/12),
- Bramwell Tovey (8/4).
Guest soloists listed on 2018 Tanglewood schedule
Soloists with the BSO also include pianists Emanuel Ax in Mozart (7/20), Igor Levit playing Rachmaninoff (8/12), and Garrick Ohlsson with more Mozart (7/27); BSO principal flute Elizabeth Rowe in Bernstein’s alil (7/21); and violinists Joshua Bell performing Wieniawski (8/5) and Gil Shaham playing Prokofiev (7/29).
Tanglewood tickets and box office info.
Tickets for the 2018 Tanglewood season now on sale 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.
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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.