Tanglewood Update: The day by day Program and Schedule for 2016


For those who like to know the precise program and principals for each concert before committing to tickets, here is our inclusive Tanglewood 2016 day by day program guide. Watch Berkshire on Stage for additional news of added performances, especially in the Popular Artists Series. And scroll down for some ticket discount information.

(Update: Ozawa unable to visit Tanglewood in 2016. ) <story>

Seiji Ozawa was to make a welcome return to Tanglewood since his last appearance in 2006; he led his final concert as BSO Music Director (1973-2002) at Tanglewood in 2002.

The following is from the original article: Mr. Ozawa, who now holds the title BSO Music Director Laureate, will open the July 9 Boston Symphony Orchestra program with Beethoven’s Egmont Overture; the program continues under the direction of Jacques Lacombe, as originally scheduled, with music of Ravel and Orff’s Carmina Burana. On July 5, Mr. Ozawa will lead the talented young musicians of his Swiss Academy String Quartet Ensemble and the Tanglewood Music Center in a program to include the slow movement of Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 in F and the first movement of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. In addition, Mr. Ozawa, who recently received a 2015 Kennedy Center Honor, will work with the Conducting Fellows of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s prestigious summer music academy for the advanced study of music.

Seiji Ozawa

Seiji Ozawa

“There are very few places that have had such a profound impact on me as Tanglewood, where I studied as a Fellow in 1960, and started my professional work with the BSO in 1970. My memories of Tanglewood go back to so many important milestones in my musical life, as well as personal recollections of wonderful times spent with my beloved family and friends. I still have such fond memories of my children growing up there–running, laughing, and playing on Tanglewood’s great expanse of lawn. It is an honor for me to return to this fantastic place and to my beloved Boston Symphony Orchestra, with whom I spent the most significant part of my musical life as a conductor. I feel Boston and Tanglewood are my other homes. Words cannot express the joy I feel about returning to Tanglewood this summer.” – Seiji Ozawa


Tanglewood welcomes back the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, featuring renowned vocalist and guitarist Warren Haynes in collaboration with the Boston Pops under the direction of Keith Lockhart (7/1). Mr. Haynes, who made his Tanglewood debut with the Boston Pops in 2013, and is best known for his work with Allman Brothers Band, Gov’t Mule, and The Dead, will honor Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia with performances of such familiar hits as “Terrapin Station,” “Bird Song,” and “Morning Dew.”


Artists added to the schedule since November 20, but previously announced, include James Taylor and his All-Star Band (7/3&4); Beach Boys legend and cofounder Brian Wilson, who will be featured in a performance of the entire Pet Sounds album (6/19); and celebrated trumpeter Chris Botti (6/24)

Tanglewood at dusk. Photo by Stu Rosner.

Tanglewood at dusk. Photo by Stu Rosner.


One of the premier summer music festivals in the world and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, Tanglewood is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills between Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts. Tickets for the 2016 Tanglewood season, $12-$124, are 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.

Tanglewood Day by Day Schedule

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Contemporary Music Week

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Free Lawn Tickets for Children and Young People up to 17!

Tanglewood offers free lawn tickets for children and young people age 17 and younger. Up to four free children’s tickets are available per parent/legal guardian per concert at the Tanglewood Box Office on the day of the concert. Children under five are not permitted in the Koussevitzky Music Shed or Seiji Ozawa Hall during concerts. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. This free lawn ticket policy does not apply to organized groups of children. For Popular Artist concerts, free lawn tickets are only available for children under 2.

Tanglewood Lawn Pass

Purchasing a Lawn Pass Book provides flexibility and savings. No further ticketing is necessary. The books of 11 tickets are valid for all regular and specially priced BSO concerts and Pops concerts in the Koussevitzky Music Shed and Ozawa Hall. Tickets are not valid for Popular Artists. Lawn Pass Books are available at the special price of $180 through June 25. After June 25, Lawn Pass Books may be purchased for $190.

Tanglewood Family Concert

The Family Concert is designed to engage and inspire new generations of children through music and programs for young audiences. This year’s Family Concert takes place on Saturday, July 9 at 2:30pm in Ozawa Hall. Pre-concert activities begin at 12:30pm. Tickets are $12, and children under 18 are free.

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