Tanglewood 2022 is back and with a full season of concerts for the first time since 2019! The full-season schedule includes 120 events over eight weekends, June 17th through September 3rd, 2022.
You know spring is drawing nearer once the Tanglewood announcements begin, and what a glorious announcement for 2022! A return to the full schedule with the BSO, Boston Pops, Popular Artists Series, and the Fellows of Tanglewood Music Center. After last year’s shortened schedule and the full cancellation of the 2020 season, this is very happy news, indeed!
Tanglewood’s campus in Lenox, MA is only ten minutes from the front door of our Berkshires bed and breakfast, The Inn at Stockbridge. No summer getaway to the Berkshires is complete without a visit to Tanglewood, even when there are no events to attend. The grounds are gorgeous, with lovely views, and make a wonderful picnic spot.
If you hope to make Tanglewood part of your summer getaway plans, be sure to let us know!
Tanglewood 2022 Highlights
Tanglewood 2022 begins June 17th and runs through September 4th with 8 premieres and more than 21 artists making their Tanglewood or BSO debuts.
BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons leads 9 programs this season, including the opening week of BSO performances, July 8th through the 10th. This program will feature Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 with piano soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
The 2022 season includes a 90th birthday salute to John Williams featuring a selection of his concert music and film scores with guest artists. We’ll also see a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, the late Broadway master, with a Broadway cast.
Silkroad, the Grammy Award-winning ensemble led by Rhiannon Giddens will showcase four new commissions. The Boston Pops Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, will accompany a screening of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.
This year’s Popular Artist Series includes concerts by Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band, Bonnie Raitt with Lucinda Williams, The Mavericks, Nick Lowe, Earth, Wind & Fire, Brandi Carlile, and Judy Collins and Richard Thompson. James Taylor will appear twice this year, on July 3rd and 4th. The July 4th concert is for only for carryover tickets from the concerts canceled in 2020 and 2021.
Both Ozawa Hall and the Linde Center will reopen, after being closed to the public for two full years. Ozawa Hall will present solo and small-ensemble performances by visiting artists. It will also host Tanglewood Music Center summer institute concerts.
Visit www.bso.org for tickets, a full schedule, and other information.