2018 Tanglewood Season
June 15 - September 2
For the popular music fan, Roger Daltrey and the Boston Pops will perform The Who’s Tommy on June 15. Mary Chapin Carpenter and David Crosby June 16, and Steven Stills and Judy Collins June 19. Alison Krauss performs on June 19 with special guest Steven Delopolous. Andy Grammer arrives June 22, and Harry Connick Jr. brings New Orleans jazz to the Shed on June 23. Audra McDonald joins the Boston Pops on Sunday, June 24.
JUN 15 2018 FRIDAY, 8:00 PM
Kick off the 2018 Tanglewood Season and join Roger Daltrey performing The Who’s TOMMY with the Boston Pops. Witness the seminal rock opera like you’ve never heard it before!
JUN 16 2018 SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
The folk rock pioneer and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee David Crosby performs with singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter and American duo Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen take the stage together.
JUN 17 2018 SUNDAY, 2:30 PM
This summer, the two icons of folk will join forces for the first time onstage together. For this once-in-a-lifetime experience, legends Stephen Stills and Judy Collins will pull from their rich catalogs, including songs from their 2017 album together, and share warm and intimate stories from their journeys and the 1960s folk scene they helped build.
JUN 19 2018 TUESDAY, 7:00 PM
Alison Krauss has effortlessly bridged the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical. She has released 14 albums and sold more than 12 million records. She has won 27 Grammys, nine Country Music Association awards, 14 International Bluegrass Music Association Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards and and two Gospel Music Association awards.
JUN 21 2018 THURSDAY, 8:00 PM
Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! NPR’s oddly informative news quiz program is again live at Tanglewood. The Peabody Award-winning series offers a fast-paced, irreverent look at the week’s news, hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and scorekeeper Bill Kurtis.
JUN 22 2018 FRIDAY, 7:00 PM
Andy Grammer. Since releasing “Keep Your Head Up” and “Fine By Me” in 2011, Andy Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits.
JUN 23 2018 SATURDAY, 7:00 PM
Harry Connick Jr. A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration. Harry Connick, Jr.’s career has exemplified excellence across multiple platforms in the entertainment world.
JUN 24 2018 SUNDAY, 2:30 PM
Boston Pops and Audra McDonald. One of today’s most celebrated singers, stage actors, and television stars, Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry. The winner of a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, she was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2015 and received a 2015 National Medal of Arts-America’s highest honor for achievement in the arts. With the Boston Pops, she presents a program of songs ranging from standards by Sondheim, Rodgers, and Gershwin to the sounds of today’s leading music theater composers.
JUN 29 2018 FRIDAY, 8:00 PM
Groundbreaking banjoist/composer/bandleader Béla Fleck has reunited with the original Béla Fleck & The Flecktones members, the extraordinary initial line-up of his incredible combo. While all manners of genres come into play in their music – from classical and jazz to bluegrass and African music to electric blues and Eastern European folk dances – the result is an impossible to pigeonhole sound all their own, a meeting of musical minds that remains, as ever, utterly indescribable.
JUN 30 2018 SATURDAY, 5:45 PM
American Public Media’s popular Live From Here returns to Tanglewood, with its new host Chris Thile. He will be joined by an incredible array of special musical guests-some known to all, and some who soon will be!-for a unique blend of comedy and spoken word. A vocalist and mandolin virtuoso, Chris will perform his Song of the Week, written especially by Thile for the evening’s program.
JUL 01 2018 SUNDAY, 2:30 PM
Ry Cooder, Emmylou Harris. American musician, songwriter, film score composer, and record producer, Ry Cooder is a multi-instrumentalist but is best known for his slide guitar work andranked eighth on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” Singer, songwriter, musician, and 14-time Grammy award winner Emmylou Harris brings her signature blend of country music and bluegrass to Tanglewood.
JUL 02 2018 MONDAY, 7:00 PM
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Steve Miller performs with special guest, Grammy-award winning guitarist Peter Frampton.
JUL 03- 04 2018 TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 8:00 PM
James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his All-Star Band for two nights! Only New England appearance this summer.
JUL 07 2018 SATURDAY, 8:00 PM
Bernstein’s On the Town. A collaboration with choreographer Jerome Robbins and the writing team of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town-the story of three sailors on shore leave in New York City- arrived on Broadway in December 1944, when he was just twenty-six. Based on his popular ballet collaboration with Robbins, Fancy Free (being performed August 18), it was not only his first musical, it was a first for Comden and Green, who would become Broadway and Hollywood legends in their own right. Hit songs include “New York, New York” and “Some Other Time.”
AUG 07 2018 TUESDAY, 8:00 PM
Tanglewood on Parade
Program to include
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture
Fireworks to follow the concert
AUG 11 2018 SATURDAY, 8:00 PM
John Williams’ Film Night. John Williams’ Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar’s most consistently captivating evenings. Join Mr. Williams as he presents this year’s celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond, featuring the Boston Pops and BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.
SEP 02 2018 SUNDAY, 2:30 PM
Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short have joined forces for their hit show “An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Life.” Martin and Short will be joined by the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers. Audiences can expect an evening of nonstop laughs as the duo recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business.