Tanglewood Announces 2014 Season

By Jesse Sokolow on 21 November 2013
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Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood before a concert in early July 2009.

Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood before a concert in early July 2009.

Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, announced its 2014 season, which will run from June 28 through August 30.

The first event of the season will take place on July 5, with the orchestra’s all-American Opening Night Gala program, featuring a performance by opera singer Renée Fleming.

Throughout the season, there will be performances by numerous artists, such as Joshua Bell, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, John Williams, and Christoph von Dohnányi.  Other major performances include the new chamber version of American composer Jack Beeson’s opera Lizzie Borden, featuring members of the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra on July 31, and a Boston Pops performance of The Wizard of Oz score on August 22.

In addition, Tanglewood’s Wine and Food Class takes place between August 7 and 10, while its annual Family Concert is on August 23.

Tanglewood’s 2014 season will feature over 100 performances, including chamber music, recitals, concert opera presentations, and Popular Artist concerts.  Tickets for the season go on sale January 26.

Performances at Tanglewood started in 1936, when the Boston Symphony Orchestra first performed at the estate. The venue was named after the book Tanglewood Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who wrote it while staying at a cottage in the region.

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