Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration Tickets

Tanglewood is a renowned music venue and estate located in Stockbridge and Lenox, Massachusetts. It is home to the yearly summer Tanglewood Jazz Festival and Tanglewood Music Festival, where the former has been held since the beginning of the nineties with performances by artists from the likes of Hiroma Uehara, Ray Charles, Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Roy Hargrove, Roy Haynes, Nancy Wilson, Donal Fox, Ahmad Jamal, Natalie Cole, Wynton Marsalis, Diana Krall and Miles Davis. The latter festival includes a concert series comprising of several genres such as pop music, jazz, contemporary music, musical theater, choral music, chamber music and symphonic music. Tanglewood is also home to Boston Symphony Orchestra, which has been performing there in the summers since 1937, and the Berkshire Festival. The venue has been hosting concert since as early as 1936 and is now proud to hold Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration. Classical music aficionados alongside music fans of other genres consider Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration tickets to be a promising opportunity to watch the biggest contemporary musical acts at this event.

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Tanglewood draws its name from the works of American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne, who on taking advice from his publisher at the time, William Ticknor, decided to rent a cottage in the region in 1850, from owner William Aspinwall Tappan. During his stay at the cottage, Hawthorne wrote one of his most famous works called Tanglewood Tales, which was a re-written version of several Greek myths. As an ode to this book, the cottage’s owner renamed it Tanglewood, while the name went on to further inspired neighboring estate owned by the same family. Being prized for one reason or another, the place and its associated events has now come to inspire Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration.
 
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration looks back seventy five years to 1936 when its concerts had only just begun with Boston Symphony Orchestra first played its works in the Berkshire festival. The earliest series of three concerts in a row was arranged under a mere tent with a crowd of fifteen thousand. Only a few months after, owner Mary Aspinwall Tappan, who was a descendant of the venue’s original owners, handed the family’s Tanglewood estate to the orchestra. Then in 1937, the orchestra came back for a Beethoven show, which was presented on the two hundred and ten acres of Tanglewood property. The following year saw the construction of a shed in the shape of a fan, with about five thousand and one hundred seats, thus providing the orchestra with a permanent venue to play at. In 1941, Serge Koussevity, the conductor began a summer school there with three hundred musicians  enrolled, which today is known as Tanglewood Music Center.
 
The BSO, which too will be performing at the upcoming Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration, has been performing in the Music Shed since every summer, with the exception of 1942-45 years, during which time the trustees had called off the summer school and concerts owing to the Word War. In 1959, this Shed was given a renovation that included BNN Technologies’ acoustic designs. By 1986, the BSO had purchased its nearby Highwood estate, furthering the area with almost forty percent. On this new property expansion, the current Seiji Ozawa Hall was constructed in 1994.  
 
Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration features all characteristics long held by Tanglewood festivals with particular emphasis on having a parade-style show. The program is said to include performances by The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Pops, which will all be presented with conductors Keith Lockhart, Andris Nelsons and John Williams. The show will be further joined by soloists Anne-Sophie Mutter, James Taylor, Peter Serkin, Emanuel Ax and Yo-Yo Ma. The delightful gala is planned such as to encapsulate seventy-five years of Tanglewood glory, so get hold of Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration tickets and be there to experience classical music at its best.
 

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