Tanglewood Music Festival 2021
Running from July 9 to August 16, Tanglewood Music Festival 2021 will offer six weeks of performances.
Tanglewood—one of the country’s premier summer music festivals and summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937—is located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Tanglewood, in a typical season, has drawn an annual attendance of approximately 340,000 people and brings more than $100 million in economic activity annually to the Berkshires region. Except for several years during World War II, when the performance schedule was curtailed or canceled in its entirety, as it was in 1943, the festival has run uninterrupted until last summer when the 2020 Tanglewood season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tanglewood was founded by Serge Koussevitzky, BSO Music Director 1924-1949.
In the 2021 Tanglewood season, BSO Ray and Maria Stata Music Director Andris Nelsons leads six BSO concerts, including an opening weekend featuring an all-Beethoven program with Emanuel Ax (7/10) and a program featuring violinist Baiba Skride performing Sibelius’ Violin Concerto paired with Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony (7/11); two programs featuring pianists: Daniil Trifonov performing Brahms’ First Concerto (7/17) and Lucas and Arthur Jussen performing Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat for two pianos (7/18); and a concert co-conducted by John Williams, featuring the world premiere of his Violin Concerto No. 2 performed by Anne-Sophie Mutter (7/24).
Tickets to the 2021 Tanglewood Music Festival —on sale to the general public on Monday, May 17, at 10 a.m., through tanglewood.org and +1 888-266-1200—will be available for first time for digital purchase, delivery, as part of an overall plan to reduce physical touchpoints on campus.