by Bill Tobin 8/14/12
This year is the 75th Anniversary of Tanglewood in the Berkshires.
There is still time this summer to make the trip to Tanglewood, and it is worth it.
Tanglewood is 75 years old and still going strong.
A recent Sunday afternoon at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra was a day well spent.
The BSO, conducted by Christoph Von Dohnany, presented works of Beethoven, Mozart and Strauss that was very light and enjoyable on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the Koussevitzky Shed.
It was such a beautiful Sunday afternoon many folks enjoyed the concert lounging on the grounds outside the shed.
Paul Lewis made his BSO and Tanglewood debut this afternoon with the Piano Concerto No. 23 by Mozart. He rightfully deserved the standing ovation he received.
The well-maintained grounds invite relaxing and picnicing for kids and adults of all ages.
Tanglewood will be presenting a variety of concerts with the BSO and concluding the summer program on September 2nd with the Boston Pops Orchestra: The Great American Songbook.
It is a pleasant two-hour drive from Holliston west on the turnpike to the quaint towns of Lenox and Lee for a memorable afternoon of music and enjoyment. If you have not been this year, or if you have never been to Tanglewood, do consider it. An unforgettable experience.
We were fortunate to travel with the Framingham State University Alumni Association's annual trip to Tanglewood on a comfortable coach which made for a pleasant Sunday with fellow graduates, staff and guests.
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