Your Ultimate Guide to the 2018 Tanglewood Schedule This Summer

Each summer, the Tanglewood Summer Music Festival attracts hundreds of music lovers from all over the world! With a wide variety of highlight performances, it’s an absolute must for your summer itinerary. Whether you prefer classical music or the more contemporary sounding artists, the 2018 Tanglewood schedule is sure to showcase a performance to suit your tastes.

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Everything You Need to Know About the 2018 Tanglewood Schedule

As the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, you can also expect amazing performances by the Boston Pops and the Chamber Players. Tickets go on sale January 28th and tend to sell out quickly. When you make plans to visit Lenox and the Gateways Inn, be sure to get your tickets for these Tanglewood in Lenox, MA concerts!

2018 Tanglewood Schedule for June

Friday, June 15th: Roger Daltrey performs The Who’s TOMMY

Sunday, June 17th: Stephen Stills and Judy Collins

Thursday, June 21st: Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me

Friday, June 22nd: Andy Grammer (Popular Artist!)

Sunday, June 24th: Boston Pops and Audra McDonald

Friday, June 29th: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones

Saturday, June 30th: Ozawa Hall String Quartet Marathon and Live From Here at Tanglewood

with Chris Thile

2018 Tanglewood Schedule for July

Sunday, July 1st: Brass, Winds, and Percussion Extravaganza and String Quartet Marathon – The New Fromm Players

Monday, July 2nd: Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton and TMC Vocal and Instrumental Fellows  – An Evening of Bach Cantatas

Tuesday, July 3rd-4th: James Taylor at Tanglewood

Thursday, July 5th: Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Friday, July 6th: Opening Night at Tanglewood with Lang Lang

Saturday, July 7th: Bernstein’s On the Town

Sunday, July 8th: TMC Chamber Music and Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms and Shostakovich

Monday, July 9th: Andris Nelsons conducts the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

Wednesday, July 11th: Jeremy Denk

Thursday, July 12th: Bernstein’s Trouble In Tahiti

Friday, July 13th: Moritz Gnann conducts Wagner, Mozart, and Schumann

Saturday, July 14th: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Mendelssohn, Beethoven and Bernstein, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, and Andris Nelsons conducts Puccini’s La bohème

Sunday, July 15th: TMC Chamber Music, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble, and Andris Nelsons conducts Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Bernstein with Yuja Wang

Monday, July 16th: Herbert Blomstedt conducts the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra

Tuesday, July 17th: TMC Vocal Recital

Wednesday, July 18th: Pamela Frank and Emanuel Ax

Thursday, July 19th: The Fleisher-Jacobson Piano Duo

Friday, July 20th: All-Mozart Program with Emanuel Ax UnderScore Friday Concert

Saturday, July 21st: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Adès and Sibelius and Herbert Blomstedt conducts Mozart, Bernstein, and Haydn

Sunday, July 22nd: TMC Chamber Music, Thomas Adès conducts Adès and Sibelius with Christian Tetzlaff, and TMC Vocal Recital

Monday, July 23rd: Tanglewood Music Center

Tuesday, July 24th-25th: Emerson String Quartet

Thursday, July 26th: Festival of Contemporary Music BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, director Chamber Music

Friday, July 27th: Festival of Contemporary Music BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, director Chamber Music, and Juanjo Mena conducts Britten, Mozart, and Brahms with Garrick Ohlsson

Saturday, July 28th: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Haydn, Prokofiev, Mozart, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, and David Newman conducts Bernstein’s West Side Story

Sunday, July 29th: Festival of Contemporary Music BSO Artistic Partner Thomas Adès, director Chamber Music, Gil Shaham plays Prokofiev, and Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Wind Ensemble

Monday, July 30th: Festival of Contemporary Music

2018 Tanglewood Schedule for August

Wednesday, August 1st: Thomas Adès and Kirill Gerstein

Thursday, August 2nd: Paul Lewis

Friday, August 3rd: Glinka, Rachmaninoff, and Stravinsky with Kirill Gerstein

Saturday, August 4th: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Borodin, Wieniawski and Prokofiev, Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Young Artists Chorus, and Bramwell Tovey conducts Bernstein and Sibelius

Sunday, August 5th: TMC Chamber Music and Joshua Bell

Tuesday, August 7th: Tanglewood on Parade

Thursday, August 9th: Tanglewood Music Center

Friday, August 10th: Young People’s Concert

Saturday, August 11th: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Tilson Thomas, Rachmaninoff and Mahler, Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Artists Orchestra, and John Williams’ Film Night

Sunday, August 12th: TMC Chamber Music and Michael Tilson Thomas conducts Tilson Thomas, Rachmaninoff, and Mahler

Monday, August 13th: Tanglewood Music Center

Tuesday, August 14th: TMC Vocal Recital

Wednesday, August 15th: Igor Levit and the JACK Quartet

Thursday, August 16th: Skride Quartet

Friday, August 17th: Andris Nelsons conducts Beethoven and Shostakovich

Saturday, August 18th: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Copland, Bernstein, Williams and Bartók and Andris Nelsons conducts an All-Bernstein Program with the Boston Ballet and featuring violinist Baiba Skride

Sunday, August 19th: TMC Chamber Music, Yo-Yo Ma joins Andris Nelsons for Copland, Bernstein, Williams, and Bartók

Wednesday, August 22nd-23rd: The Knights Bernstein’s Candide

Friday, August 24th: Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 3 featuring Susan Graham and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus

Saturday, August 25th: Saturday Morning Rehearsal – Beethoven and The Bernstein Centennial Celebration at Tanglewood

Sunday, August 26th: One Day University at Tanglewood and Christoph Eschenbach conducts Beethoven

2018 Tanglewood Schedule for September

Sunday, September 2nd: Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life with The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko

For Tanglewood Tickets and the Tanglewood Seating Chart, take a look at the 2018 Brochure!

Attend Your Favorite Tanglewood Concerts During Your Stay at the Gateways Inn

Edible Mushrooms in MassachusettsWhile deciding which performances to attend at the Tanglewood Music Festival, be sure to book your stay at The Gateways Inn. Our Lenox bed and breakfast offers a Berkshires experience that is second to none. We are only a mile and a half from Tanglewood, yet around the corner from the town center. The music doesn’t have to stop when you leave the grounds of Tanglewood! You can enjoy live jazz in our Lounge or dine in our award-winning restaurant. So don’t wait too long to plan your stay, we book up fast for the summer! We look forward to having you with us!