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2019 Tanglewood Season

June 15 - June 16


Popular Artist Series
Live From Here with Chris Thile at Tanglewood

American Public Media’s popular Live From Here returns to Tanglewood, with its 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 specially by Thile for the evening’s program.

JUN 21, FRIDAY, 8:00 PM

Richard Thompson (Solo Acoustic)

British folk rock guitarist, Grammy nominee, and Ivor Novello Award winner Richard Thompson makes his Tanglewood debut with a solo acoustic show on Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m. in Ozawa Hall.

$20.00 – $69.00

JUN 28, FRIDAY, 7:00 PM

Earth, Wind & Fire

On Friday, June 28, at 7 p.m., Earth, Wind & Fire returns to Tanglewood, bringing its U.S. tour to the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution.

JUN 30, SUNDAY, 2:30 PM

Rodrigo y Gabriela

Performing a 2:30 p.m. matinee in the Shed on Sunday, June 30 as part of their Mettavolution tour, Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela has over their 20-year-long career blended the sounds of metal, jazz, and Hispanic roots music in their own unique, unmistakable style.

$25.00 – $89.00

JUL 02, TUESDAY, 7:00 PM

Josh Groban at Tanglewood

Josh Groban is an internationally renowned singer, songwriter, and actor whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable and unparalleled among his peers. He has entertained fans across the globe with his multiplatinum albums and DVDs (selling more than 30 million worldwide), electrifying live performances, and comedic film and television appearances. VIP Packages Available!


James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his all-star band

Only New England appearances this summer


James Taylor returns to Tanglewood with his all-star band

Fireworks to follow the concert

Proceeds from the July 4 concert will be donated by Kim and James Taylor to Tanglewood.

Shed Seats Only Available

$28.00 – $115.00

JUL 07, SUNDAY, 2:30 PM

Boston Pops Orchestra
Across the Stars: Music of John Williams

Join the Boston Pops for the first of three programs this summer, celebrating the art of John Williams. Drawing from her recent recording “Across the Stars,” the great violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performs selections from Mr. Williams’ iconic scores, in brilliant new arrangements created especially for her. The program includes music from Star Wars and Memoirs of a Geisha, as well as the haunting melodies of Schindler’s List.

12noon–2pm, Tanglewood Grounds
Summer Sundays Activities

Sunday Showcase
Considering the Art of John Williams
12:30pm, Theatre
Free of charge for Sunday concert ticket holders

JUL 23, TUESDAY, 8:00 PM

Tanglewood on Parade

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Boston Symphony Children’s Choir
Andris Nelsons, Keith Lockhart, John Williams,
Thomas Wilkins, and James Burton, conductors
Program to include
WAGNER “The Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre
James BURTON Lost Words, for children’s choir and orchestra (world premiere)
TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

Fireworks to follow the concert

Boston University Tanglewood Institute 
Young Artists Programs
Time and location to be announced

AUG 05, MONDAY, 7:00 PM

Train and Goo Goo Dolls

Superstar rock bands Train—known around the world for hits including “Hey, Soul Sister” and “Drops of Jupiter”—and the Goo Goo Dolls—known for countless songs including “Iris,” “Slide,” and “Name”—perform in the Shed on Monday, August 5, at 7 p.m. American singer-songwriter Allen Stone opens the concert. This is Train’s fifth appearance at Tanglewood since making their debut in 2011. The Goo Goo Dolls and Allen Stone make their Tanglewood debuts.

VIP Packages Available!

AUG 16, FRIDAY, 8:00 PM

Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart conducts Star Wars: A New Hope

Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops as they present this classic film with live orchestral accompaniment of the unforgettable John Williams score. Set 30 years after Star Wars: The Phantom MenaceStar Wars: A New Hope, the fourth episode of the saga, returns to the desert planet of Tatooine. A young Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) begins to discover his destiny when, searching for a lost droid, he is saved by reclusive Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness). A civil war rages in the galaxy, and Rebel forces struggle against the evil Galactic Empire, Luke and Obi- Wan enlist the aid of hotshot pilot, Han Solo (Harrison Ford). Joined by the quirky droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO, the unlikely team sets out to rescue Rebel leader Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) and make use of the stolen plans to destroy the Empire’s ultimate weapon. In a legendary confrontation, the rogue group mounts an attack against the Death Star for a climactic battle with the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.


Presentation licensed by Disney Concerts in association with 20th Century Fox,
Lucasfilm Ltd. and Warner/Chappell Music.

6pm, Ozawa Hall – Prelude Concert
Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra


Boston Pops
John Williams’ Film Night

John Williams’ Film Night has long been established as one of the Tanglewood calendar’s most anticipated and beloved evenings. Join Mr. Williams as he introduces this year’s celebration of the music of Hollywood and beyond, featuring the Boston Pops and conductor David Newman.


Gladys Knight with special guest The Spinners

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.


Squeeze – The Squeeze Songbook Tour

British rock band Squeeze performs at Tanglewood on Thursday, August 29, kicking off the festival’s closing week at 7 p.m. in the Shed. Led by Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, fans can expect to hear songs from their recent albums, Cradle to the Grave and The Knowledge, as well as longtime favorites included “Tempted,” “Hourglass,” and more.

AUG 30, FRIDAY, 7:00 PM

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge

Sharing the Shed stage on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m. are rock icons Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge.

VIP Packages for this performance are available!

$29.00 – $109.00


Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Summer Tour 2019

On Saturday, August 31, at 7 p.m., Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals performs with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue make their Tanglewood debuts as part of the closing weekend of the 2019 Tanglewood season.

SEP 01, SUNDAY, 3:30 PM

Reba McEntire at Tanglewood

One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. She has won 15 American Music Awards; 13 ACM Awards;9 People’s Choice Awards; 7 CMA Awards; 2 GRAMMY Awards; an ACM Career Achievement Honor; and is one of only four entertainers in history to receive the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress.


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