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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. 

We have posted a brief overview of the 2014 Tanglewood schedule.

Highwood mansion at Tanglewood, Lenox, MAThe 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:

2013 Tanglewood concert reviews

    Map of the Tanglewood Music Center grounds

    Map of the Tanglewood Music Center campus

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