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Tanglewood releases its 2022 lineup

You won't want to miss when this beloved Berkshire Hills music venue reopens for a full season.

Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Music Shed is just one locale re-opening for music this summer. Aram Boghosian

The Boston Symphony has announced its upcoming 2022 Tanglewood season and, thankfully for the first time since 2019, it’s a full one.

The expansive music venue in Lenox opens to a summer season packed with performances June 17 through Sept. 4, while reopening its Ozawa Hall and the Linde Center for performances with audiences. The season brings a wide range of programs and works by living composers, alongside a diverse lineup of conductors, performers, and composers, as well as a robust Popular Artist series in the Koussevitzky Music Shed (expect such musical icons such as Ringo Starr — who starts the season off on June 17 — Bonnie Raitt, and James Taylor). There will be eight world and American premieres and 28 works by living composers, as well as 21 artists in their Tanglewood or Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) debuts.


Excited for the new season, BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead nine programs including the BSO’s opening week of performances, July 8-10, beginning with an Opening Night program of Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 with piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring.”

Although it has served as the BSO’s summer home since 1937, Tanglewood also offers performances that highlight musical talents from around the country. Other shows include Keith Lockhart conducting the Boston Pops Orchestra during a viewing of “The Empire Strikes Back” on July 15, and “Remembering Stephen Sondheim” on Aug. 19 when a stellar Broadway cast joins the BPO and Lockhart to celebrate the late American composer’s work. There will also be the Grammy Award-winning musical ensemble Silkroad, led by Artistic Director Rhiannon Giddens, performing four major new commissions by an amazing amalgamation of Silkroad artists on July 28.

Tickets to the 2022 Tanglewood season start at $15 and go on sale to the general public Thursday, March 10, at 10 a.m.

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