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June 29, 9 am—12 pm, Linde Center

9am, Volpe Family Studio: Temporary tattoos for all with BSAV volunteers!

10am, Volpe Family Studio: Come visit an interactive instrument playground for kids to explore different instrument families.

11am, Volpe Family Studio: Tanglewood Music Center Director Ellen Highstein holds a public conversation with composer and TMC Composition faculty member Detlev Glanert, whose Trumpet Concerto will receive its world premiere with Thomas Rolfs, Andris Nelsons, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra on July 8, 2019.

9:30am, Gordon Studio: Peter Zazofsky directs students of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in a String Quartet Workshop Recital and Talkback.

9am, Studio E: Join Tanglewood Music Center Fellows in exploring hand percussion instruments and other members of the percussion family. And try one or two yourself!

10am, Studio E: BSO Principal Trombone Toby Oft leads the Tanglewood Music Center Trombone Fellows in a performance of music for trombone quartet.

11am, Studio E: Lauren Grant of the Mark Morris Dance Group teaches a music and movement class for participants of all ages and levels of experience.

June 30, 1—5 pm, Linde Center

1pm, Volpe Family Studio: Come visit an interactive instrument playground for kids to explore different instrument families.

3pm, Volpe Family Studio: Temporary tattoos for all with BSAV volunteers!

1pm, Gordon Studio: Tanglewood Music Center bass Fellows, under the direction of the BSO’s Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair Todd Seeber, perform music composed and arranged for bass ensemble.

2pm, Gordon Studio: BSO Principal Bassoon Richard Svoboda, who holds the Edward A. Taft chair, coaches Tanglewood Music Center Fellows in Mozart’s dark and beautiful Serenade for Winds in C Minor, K. 388.

3pm, Gordon Studio: Students of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute present an Instrumental Concert and Talkback.

1pm, Studio E: BSO musicians Cynthia Meyers, Rachel Childers, and Suzanne Nelsen are joined by actors Lauren Ambrose, Tom Sadoski, Campbell Scott, and Jane Kaczmarek in a live recording of Circle Round, WBUR’s immensely popular storytelling podcast for parents and children.

Weird and wonderful instruments: 

2:30pm, Studio E: Thereminist Brian Robison demonstrates the perennially eerie and compelling theremin and invites you to give it a try.

3:30pm, Studio E: The Mighty Kazoo: come and play with us!

4pm, Studio E: the Berkshires’ own Sunday Strummers give an interactive lecture/demonstration of the ukulele, with plenty of extra ukes on hand for everyone to try, culminating in a sing-along for all.

July 1, 2—4:30 pm, Linde Center Cindy’s Café

2pm: Composer John Harbison is joined by BSO Associate Director of Program Publications Robert Kirzinger for a public chat about the Bach cantatas program Mr. Harbison leads at 5pm at Seiji Ozawa Hall with Tanglewood Music Center Fellows and guest artists.

3pm: A panel of Tanglewood Music Center Fellows and TMC alums performing on the Ozawa Hall Bach program discuss their experience learning and performing the cantata repertory with former BSO Assistant Conductor and TMC faculty member Ken-David Masur.

4pm: Ken-David Masur leads a Bach cantata Q&A with the Open House audience.

July 12, 3—6 pm, Linde Center Studio E

It’s Berkshire Night at Tanglewood so we’re featuring a variety of musicians and groups who call the Berkshires home.

August 6, 2—4 pm, Linde Center Gordon Family Studio and Volpe Family Studio

Ludwig van Beethoven turns 250 in 2020. We’re getting a head start on birthday celebrations with several of his works on Shed and Ozawa Hall concert programs, and two hours of Beethoven-inspired activities!

2pm, Volpe Studio: BSO Director of Program Publications Marc Mandel gives a talk on the music of Beethoven.

3pm, Volpe Studio: Outgoing BSO Associate Conductor Ken-David Masur discusses his personal view of conducting Beethoven.

2pm, Gordon Studio: Join WCRB’s Brian McCreath and Ron Della Chiesa, with pianist Vytas Baksys, for their open reading of the classic children’s book Beethoven Lives Upstairs.

3pm, Gordon Studio: TROMBONE! Trombonist Norman Bolter is joined by Trombone Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center in a fun lecture demonstration of the history of the trombone and how Beethoven revolutionized its use in the symphony orchestra.

August 25, 12—2 pm, Linde Center

Details to come.