The Sounds of Summer 2010
If you missed out on getting tickets to see James Taylor & Carole King at Tanglewood, you still have time to get the best seats for other Tanglewood concerts and for Bard Summerscape, the world-class arts festival in nearby Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. On Sunday February 14, Tanglewood tickets go sale online at 8 a.m. and by telephone at 10 a.m. The 2010 season begins and ends with tapings of radio shows: Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion on June 26 and Radio Deluxe with John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey (making an encore appearance at the Tanglewood Jazz Festival) on September 4. The official opening night of the season is July 9 with James Levine conducting Mahler Symphony No. 2, and it continues through August 29 with appearances by conductors such as Seiji Ozawa and Kurt Masur and musicians such as Peter Serkin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Emanuel Ax.
If you’re signed up for Bard Summerscape’s email newsletter, you can already buy tickets which go on sale to the general public on February 16. Berg and His World is the theme for the 21st annual Bard Music Festival on August 13 - 15 and August 20 - 22, which honors the Austrian composer Alban Berg (1885–1935). The Summerscape offerings include dance (Trisha Brown, July 8 - 11), theater (Judgment Day by Ödön von Horváth, which was written in 1937 in Nazi-occupied Berlin, July 14 -25) and opera (Franz Schreker’s The Distant Sound, July 30 - August 6.) As a lighthearted counterpoint to all this heady fare, Bard will once again host the Spiegeltent with late-night dance parties, children’s events, and eclectic cabaret performances.