On Sunday, February 15, starting at 8 a.m., tickets will go on sale for all concerts of the 2009 Tanglewood season. In addition to the previously announced schedule of performances, Tanglewood will present the legendary Tony Bennett (pictured) on July 21st and two new special programs—“Tanglewood Immersion Weekends” (July 24-26 and July 31-Aug. 2) and “One Day University” (August 24), programs designed for concert-goers looking to participate in additional activities surrounding the concert experience.
Tickets for the 2009 Tanglewood season are available as of February 15 online at www.tanglewood.org or by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200. Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1936, is located in the Berkshire Hills in Lenox, Massachusetts.
Highlights of the previously announced season include Music Director James Levine leading the Boston Symphony Orchestra in eight programs, including:
all-Tchaikovsky season-opener (July 3) Brahms’s German Requiem (July 25) Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 (July 17)
Tanglewood Music Center performances
Mozart’s Don Giovanni (July 26) Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Act III (July 11)
Other highlights include Michael Tilson Thomas’s much-anticipated return to the Tanglewood podium (August 14, 19, 20 and 23), Boston Pops concerts led by Keith Lockhart (August 7) and John Williams (August 30), who also leads the popular annual Film Night (July 18); two Mark Morris Dance Company world premieres (August 5 and 6); Christian Tetzlaff performing the complete violin sonatas of Beethoven (July 5, 7, and 9); Jordi Savall and his period ensemble, Le Concert des Nations, in two programs (July 14 and 15), and birthday celebrations for James Galway’s 70th (July 30 and August 1), Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos’s 75th (July 31, August 3 and 8), and Andre Previn’s 80th (August 12, 15 and 16).
In a first for Tanglewood, the incomparable James Taylor will be featured in a weekend of concerts and workshops (August 27 - 30). Other highlights include Diana Krall (July 4) and the season-ending Tanglewood Jazz Festival, (September 4 - 6). In addition, the Boston Symphony has expanded its free lawn ticket program now to include young people age 17 and under; in the past the cap was 12.