Article updated March 2, 2018 by Dave Read
2018 BSO artistic partner Thomas Ades
Now in his second season as BSO Artistic Partner, the gifted British composer-conductor-pianist Thomas Adès leads the BSO in a suite from his opera Powder Her Face on a program with Sibelius’s Violin Concerto featuring Christian Tetzlaff (7/22); directs Tanglewood’s 2018 Festival of Contemporary Music (7/26–30); leads the final program of that Festival, featuring 2018 Koussevitzky Artist Kirill
Gerstein with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Adès’s own In Seven Days for piano and orchestra (7/30); and joins forces
again with Kirill Gerstein for an evening of two-piano music in Ozawa Hall (8/1).
2018 Koussevitsky partner Kirill Gerstein
The versatile Russian-American pianist Kirill Gerstein is this summer’s Koussevitzky Artist, named for the Tanglewood Festival’s visionary founder Serge Koussevitzky, and created to honor artists whose presence at the BSO’s summer home has made a lasting impact on Tanglewood’s musical and educational programs. Besides his two collaborations with BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès— closing the 2018 Festival of Contemporary as soloist in Adès’s In Seven Days with Adès conducting the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra (7/30), and joining Adès for an evening of two-piano music in Ozawa Hall (8/1)—2018 Koussevitzky Artist Kirill Gerstein is also soloist in this year’s gala Tanglewood on Parade concert, performing Gershwin’s ever-popular Rhapsody in Blue (8/7)
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.