It’s Too Late Baby Now (Sort Of)
It’s like our version of the running of the bulls in Pamplona: the stampede to get the best seats to James Taylor’s annual concerts at Tanglewood. And it’s a bull market this year for his Troubadour Reunion Tour with Carole King, which plays Lenox on July 3 & 4. Even before the general public ever had a chance to purchase tickets in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, the dues-paying Friends of Tanglewood who have early buying privileges have apparently bought every seat, so only lawn tickets are now available and they are expected to sell-out very quickly. So if you have your heart set on being part of James Taylor and Carole King’s historic concerts at Tanglewood, you should set your alarm for 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 7, when online ticket sales commence at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s website. You can sleep in if you’re on the wrong side of the digital divide, because phone orders will not be accepted until 10 a.m. that day through Symphony Charge at 888.266.1200.
As for the rest of the Tanglewood 2010 season, which includes the return of Seiji Ozawa, Kurt Masur, Mark Morris, Prairie Home Companion, Audra McDonald and James Levine, tickets go on sale for the general public on Februay 14. But if you want to get the best seats, you might want to become a Friend of Tanglewood right away so you can buy tickets now.