Tanglewood—one of the world’s premier music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937—welcomes Dartmouth alumni and friends.
Tanglewood—one of the world’s premier music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937—welcomes Dartmouth alumni and friends to a special afternoon performance featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Conducted by Christoph von Dohnányi, the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Shumann’s Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 2.
Before the performance, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in the Formal Gardens Tent on the Tanglewood Lawn and a talk with Steve Swayne, the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music. Professor Swayne will provide a thought-provoking commentary on the works of the performance. Youth and maturity, like beauty, are often in the eye of the beholder. Professor Swayne will lead you on a journey through a symphony written by the 17-year-old Mozart and two works written by Robert Schumann in his late thirties. Given that neither man lived a particularly long life—Mozart died at 36, and Schumann died at 46—their compositions often encompass both the naïveté that is a hallmark of youth and the wisdom that comes from age. Swayne will demonstrate elements of both these strands, youth and maturity, in the beautiful music you’ll hear emanating from the stage of Tanglewood’s Serge Koussevitzky Music Shed.
12 p.m. Registration and ticket pick-up outside the main entrance
12:15 p.m. Lunch in the Formal Gardens Tent on the Tanglewood Lawn
1:15 p.m. Presentation by Professor Swayne
2:15 p.m. Make our way to the Koussevitzky Music Shed
2:30 p.m. Performance of Mozart and Schumann
Pricing (seating chart)
Section 9 $107
Section 16 $85
Section 20 $72
Children 17 & under: $30
Lunch & Lecture only: $40
297 West St
Lenox, MA 01240
Directions to Theater
This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Clubs of Eastern New York and the Pioneer Valley. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or [email protected]
Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.