Article updated Feb. 6, 2019 by Dave Read
The 2019 Tanglewood season will be highlighted by the opening of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, housed in the Linde Center for Music and Learning, four new buildings on the rise above Seiji Ozawa Hall. Besides supporting the Tanglewood Music Center, the educational component of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summertime activities in the Berkshires, these additions to the Bernstein campus will be the locale of a broad array of programming and will transform Tanglewood into an all-season facility, available for event rental. Tanglewood Learning Institute will also offer programs in Boston beginning in fall 2019, as well as a series of online learning programs to be announced next year.
Fourth Tanglewood milestone since 1937
This opening represents the fourth major milestone in the festival’s history, building upon Serge Koussevitzky’s founding of both Tanglewood, as the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in 1937, and of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s acclaimed summer music academy, in 1940, and the opening of Ozawa Hall in 1994.
2019 Tanglewood schedule
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has released the schedule for the 2019 season at Tanglewood, which will be remembered for the opening of the Tanglewood Learning Institute, the four buildings overlooking Seiji Ozawa Hall on the Leonard Bernstein camopus.
Music director Andris Nelsons will be present for the month of July, conducting 13 programs, including the world premiere of a new work by Kevin Puts, The Brightness of Light, based on letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz on July 20, and a concert performance of Wagner’s complete Die Walküre on july 27 and 28. Details of programs in the Tanglewood Learning Institute will be announced on Feb. 7, 2019.
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