Tanglewood Boston Symphony Orchestra Summer Season

Summer is already a wonderful time of year to visit beautiful Massachusetts. From relishing in the gorgeous countryside to enjoying seasonal events and restaurants, there is no better time to plan a weekend getaway or summer vacation at our Berkshires, MA bed and breakfast. While there are a plethora of things to do in Lenox, one of the top area attractions during this time of year is the world-renowned Tanglewood Summer Music Festival featuring the remarkable Boston Symphony Orchestra. Alongside the Tanglewood concert series, another major attraction during summer is Inside/Out events at Jacob’s Pillow. Whatever performing arts event you attend, you’re going to have the time of your life!

Tanglewood Summer Season

Tanglewood boston symphony orchestra playing

Whether you’re looking to experience some classical numbers performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra with featured guests or explore new age symphonic masterpieces, you will not be disappointed with any of the seasonal events and performance Tanglewood has to offer. Usually, from June through Labor Day weekend, you and everyone in your family will find a musical thrill. Some of the featured artists have and will include:

  • Popular singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban
  • New England appearance from James Taylor and his all-star band, fireworks to follow
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra – Andris Nelsons conducts Mozart and Mahler featuring pianist Emanuel Ax
  • TMC Recital
  • Boston Pops Orchestra – Across the Stars: Music of John Williams
  • Hilary Hahn
  • Venice Baroque Orchestra
  • Boston Symphony Orchestra – Andris Nelsons conducts Verdi’s Requiem featuring soprano Kristine Opolais
  • Many, many more!

Planning Tip: While there is a set list of performers scheduled, new artists are constantly added throughout the season. Make sure to check the schedule and purchase your tickets in advance on the Tanglewood website. You never know who might make a special performance or appearance in the Berkshires!

Inside/Out Summer Performances

Inside/Out performances at Jacob’s Pillow ballet dancing

Aside from the wonder of Tanglewood events, music lovers and performing arts enthusiasts can look forward to attending the Inside/Out performances at Jacob’s Pillow. These are free outdoor performances by emerging and veterans are put on by the fabulous and brilliant dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow. These special performances take place every Wednesday through Saturday, starting at 6:15 p.m. All recitals encompass numerous styles, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, flamenco, and many more!

Before You Go

Gourmet Picnic Baskets for Tanglewood Music Festival

While you are busy marveling in the musical talent of so many wonderful artists, make sure to book your room in advance! Just 12 minutes from Tanglewood, you can rest easy in one of our 11 lovely rooms and suites. Perfect for making your musical vacation not only convenient but relaxing and comfortable.

Planning Bonus: To make your time more memorable and convenient, we recommend grabbing one of our Gourmet Picnic Baskets for Tanglewood Music Festival to enjoy. There are four different meal options to choose from and were all created specifically for these musical experiences. Now you can ease up on meal planning and truly sit back, relax, and get lost in the glorious music!

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