The Tanglewood 2008 season will introduce new opportunities, discounts and benefits for music lovers in the Berkshires and beyond. As part of an effort to provide broad public access to the Boston Symphony Orchestra to year-round Berkshire residents, Tanglewood is pleased to introduce a series of new initiatives for next summer, including a $75 full season lawn pass allowing visitors to attend up to 50 plus performances throughout the season.
In addition, for the first time ever, the festival’s annual Berkshire Night will take place on the first BSO concert of the season, Saturday, July 5, allowing 1,000 year-round residents of the Berkshires to enjoy Tanglewood’s Opening Night performance for free. Program details for the 2008 Tanglewood season will be announced on Thursday, November 29 for announcement in the press on Friday, November 30.
Back by popular demand, the Tanglewood 2008 Family Concert is scheduled for Saturday, August 23 at 2:00 p.m., with further program details to be unveiled as part of the season announcement later this month. The performance, available to Berkshire and non-Berkshire residents alike, will feature musical selections with special appeal to families, as well as pre-concert craft activities for children exploring classical music themes. This concert is free for children and $10 for adults.
The Tanglewood Full Season Lawn Pass for Berkshire residents will be available for purchase for $75 when the Tanglewood Box Office opens in June, giving each holder access to all classical music concerts, prelude concerts, and open rehearsals during the 2008 Tanglewood season. Passes will be non-transferable photo IDs and are not valid for the Tanglewood Jazz Festival, Popular Artists Series, the Prairie Home Companion Concert, the Fourth of July Concert, or performances that take place in the Theatre Concert Hall programs.
For the Tanglewood 2008 Berkshire Night concert, the first one thousand Berkshire residents (with a valid Massachusetts license) to visit the Tanglewood Box Office from Monday, June 30 through Wednesday, July 2, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be able to pick up two complimentary tickets for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s opening night concert under the direction of James Levine, Saturday, July 5, at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets for the 2008 Tanglewood season go on sale Sunday, February 17. For more information, please visit www.tanglewood.org.