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STAIR GALLERIES

ELYSE HARNEY

Mahaiwe Tent

Parties & Openings


Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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A Historic Affair: Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary

Rural Intelligence Parties and OpeningsFiona 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.

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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.

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Rachel Judlow, Jane Mayer, and Erica Mayer; Deb Ryan and Margy Steinberg.

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Liz Krupp, Karen Linde Packman, Hannah Packman, Julia Packman, and trustee Joyce Linde.

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Photographer Lincoln Russell and Tanglewood board of trustees member Nancy Fitzpatrick; Alison Thwaites, Malcolm Thwaites, and Minnie Baylor-Henry.

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Govenor Deval Patrick and First Lady Diane Patrick; Cindy Curme, Chet Curme, and Daisy Zhou.

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Sari Scheer, Lina Plantilla, and Cora Custodio; Sarah Eustis and Hillary Somers Deely.

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Students from the Boston University Tanglewood Institute enjoyed the concert from the lawn.

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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.

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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.

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Kim Taylor and musician James Taylor backstage during intermission with their twin sons Rufus and Henry.

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After the show: Kelley Vickery with gala underwriters Al Togut and Jaqueline Togut; the Down County Social Club’s Casey Meade and make-up artist Kayla Jo watch the fireworks.

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Steve Parkinson and Kim Parkinson; Daria Auerbach Barkai and Anna Auerbach.

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Neil Chrisman and Kathleen Chrisman, sparkling as much as the fireworks overhead; conductor David Zinman and BSO managing director Mark Volpe.

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Pianist Emanuel Ax and BSO cellist Owen Young; David Altshuler, composer/conductor John Williams, and Noah Altshuler.

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