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A Historic Affair: Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary
Fiona Breslin reports from Lenox.
Turning 75 is monumental enough, but Tanglewood’s anniversary concert and gala on Saturday, July 14, was a historic event in and of itself. The evening featured performances by legendary musicians and conductors, including James Taylor, pianists Peter Serkin and Emanuel Ax, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, and prolific composer/conductor John Williams, who presented Seiji Ozawa, in absentia, with the first-ever Tanglewood Medal to honor his years as BSO conductor. The magical evening drew an audience of more than 16,000 and raised $1.42 million, setting a record for amount raised from a single Tanglewood concert. The lawn was packed with music-lovers enjoying the concert under the stars, which culminated in a surprise fireworks display. Many of the performers, as well as their friends and supporters (including Kate Morris, Hillary Deely, and Kelley Vickery, greeting Yo-Yo Ma, left) stayed late into the night to enjoy a post-concert party and toast a successful affair, and many more Tanglewood seasons to come.
Bank of America’s Dora Lewin and Alicia Verity with Jack Verity, clad in tartan plaid; Jane Becker, Jeff Becker, Tim Cullen, and Tanglewood trustee Brent Henry.
Rachel Judlow, Jane Mayer, and Erica Mayer; Deb Ryan and Margy Steinberg.
Liz Krupp, Karen Linde Packman, Hannah Packman, Julia Packman, and trustee Joyce Linde.
Sari Scheer, Lina Plantilla, and Cora Custodio; Sarah Eustis and Hillary Somers Deely.
Students from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute enjoyed the concert from the lawn.
A family visiting Lenox by way of Boston and Japan flash the international sign for peace; Douglas Williams of Tanglewood Music Center and David Kazadi.
African musician Elijah Twikirize and Irene Nambajjwe; Pilates instructor Uli Nagel (center) with Polly Reid, Berkshires organizer for Obama for America Susan Olshuff, contractor Rod Stanbrook, and Igal Moria.
Kim Taylor and musician James Taylor backstage during intermission with their twin sons Rufus and Henry.
Steve Parkinson and Kim Parkinson; Daria Auerbach Barkai and Anna Auerbach.
Neil Chrisman and Kathleen Chrisman, sparkling as much as the fireworks overhead; conductor David Zinman and BSO managing director Mark Volpe.