Popular Music Festival Celebrates 75 Years This Summer

is an iconic music festival held in the Berkshires. Located in western Massachusetts and the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood has a variety of stars from the classical music world taking part in over 90 events between June 22-September 2 as the annual event celebrates 75 years this summer.

In addition to the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops and Tanglewood Music Center orchestras, will be performances by Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Peter Serkin, James Taylor, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and other special guests led by conductors John Williams, Keith Lockhart and Andris Nelsons.Tanglewood also features events ranging from dance performances, family and youth concerts, a relay run and open rehearsals of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

About a two and a half hour drive from New York City and Boston, the area is also home to cultural institutions such as the Norman Rockwell Museum, Clark Art Institute and more.

New this year, the program will be made available to a worldwide audience through a series of international broadcasts – 75 free digital streams featuring many of the most memorable musical events from the orchestra’s rich archive of recorded Tanglewood performances since 1937. These streams will be available free for 24 hours on the day of the release, after which they will be available as a download for purchase.

Tickets to the 2012 Tanglewood season are priced from $9 to $117 and on sale now through tanglewood.org or by calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200. Tanglewood continues to offer free lawn tickets to young people age 17 and under and a 50 percent discount on lawn tickets to college and graduate students.

Want more on Summer Music Festivals? Check Gadling’s USA Summer Music Festivals 2012.

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