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Diverse Voices. Daring Ideas. Beyond sublime, transcendent concerts at Tanglewood, this summer a new concept in creative enrichment begins. The Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) offers engaging programs for curious minds—immersion weekends, interactive talks, open rehearsals, films, master classes, unconventional performances, and visual arts experiences that will inspire spirited dialogue and deepen your understanding of music, the arts, and the human spirit. Welcome.

TLI Summer 2019 Highlights

The Big Idea

Dynamic thinkers and diverse perspectives, inspired by music that endures.
Supported by Marillyn Tufte Zacharis

OpenStudio

TLI OpenStudio

Master classes with experts challenge, influence, and inspire the next generation.

Meet The Makers

Meet The Makers

Celebrated artists and artisans discuss inspiration and the creative process.

TLI Open Houses

TLI Open Houses are free community events open to participants of all ages throughout Tanglewood season at the new Linde Center for Music and Learning. Join us for musical performances, conversations with artists and composers and engaging, interactive activities for children and families. RSVPs not required.

TLI Weekends

Immersive multi-day experiences that include conversations with composers, conductors and key performers, BSO and TMCO rehearsals, lectures, films, special concerts, and keynote speakers.

Full Tilt

Unconventional, subversive performances that are exhilarating, hypnotizing, and intensely human.

String Quartet MasterPass

String Quartet MasterPass

Eight days of conflict, compromise, and coalescence with the Juilliard String Quartet and TMC Fellows.

TLI MasterPass

TLI MasterPass

An insider’s view of the artistic process including master classes, rehearsals, and engaging presentations.

ShopTalks

ShopTalks

Candid, informal discussions on life, music, and the future of our field with composers, conductors, and performers.
Supported by a gift from the Perles Law Firm in honor of the victims of the Beirut Marine Barracks Bombing and their families.

Cinematics

Cinematics

Films on music and the human spirit in collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival.

Focal Point

Focal Point

Visual arts classes amid the beauty of Tanglewood led by Faculty Artists from IS183 Art School of the Berkshires.

Sunday Showcase

Sunday Showcase

Engaging, informal activities that span centuries, cross genres, and deepen your concert-going experience.

TLI Berkshire Scholars

TLI Berkshire Scholars

Special access for Berkshire-based educators. Apply today!

TLI Open Houses

Free, fun learning opportunities at the Linde Center for Music and Learning. 

Encourage Curious and Creative Thinking

TLI fosters joyful, stimulating, and thought-provoking experiences that create opportunities to explore and understand our world through the lens of music. You can help us unite curiosity and creativity by supporting TLI through the Tanglewood Forever campaign. Donate online now, or contact the BSO Development Office at 617-638-9267 or friendsoftanglewood@bso.org for more information.