Whereas the venerable Koussevitsky Music Shed, dedicated in 1938, is the primary venue at Tanglewood, performances in Seiji Ozawa Hall, opened in 1994, are highlights of the Tanglewood season and often examples of innovative programming.
On July 5, 7, & 9, violinist Christian Tetzlaff, with pianist Alexander Lonquich, will present Beethoven’s complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano. On June 28, the Juilliard Quartet presents a program of Haydn’s Sun Quartets; it will be the farewell performance of first violinist Joel Smirnoff.
Le Concert de Nations, the period-instrument ensemble led by Jordi Savall presents wide-ranging concerts on July 14 & 15. Actor F. Murray Abraham will join the ensemble for Stage Music in the Plays of William Shakespeare.
On August 5 & 6, the Mark Morris Dance Group will return to Tanglewood with two world premieres choreographed to music of Ives and Beethoven, featuring performances by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax.