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297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
(617) 266-1200 https://www.tli.org/

July 2020

TLI OpenForum: The Roaring Twenties

July 1 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$49

An exploration of cultural change at the dawn of the modern age, inspired by the music featured in Mark Morris Dance Group’s Ozawa Hall recitals. Dr. Nadine Hubbs (University of Michigan), Dr. Christi Jay Wells (Arizona State University), and Dr. Harvey Young (Boston University) offer presentations on intersections among classical and popular music; jazz, social dance, and film; and theatre of the 1920s. At Linde Center Studio E.

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TMC Double Bass Master Class & Open Rehearsal led by Todd Seeber

July 1 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Double bass player Todd Seeber joined the BSO in 1998 after holding principal and assistant principal chairs with Buffalo Philharmonic, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, and Boston’s Handel + Haydn Society Orchestra.  An alumnus of the Tanglewood Music Center, he currently teaches at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University's School for the Arts, the Tanglewood Music Center, and the Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

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Shop Talks: Soprano Angel Blue and Saxophonist James Carter

July 2 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Weekly conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.

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Full Tilt: An Evening of Beckett

July 5 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Mark Morris directs four hooded figures and percussion in a theatrical presentation of Beckett’s wordless television play Quad. This is followed by screenings of the Beckett-Buster Keaton avant-garde Film and Not Film, a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Film. At Linde Center Studio E.

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Meet the Makers: Meow Meow

July 7 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

What is a postmodern diva? In this case: a singer, actress, dancer, and performance artist with degrees in law, German, and fine art. Born “in a Berlin bar,” Meow Meow has circumnavigated the globe with her unique form of tragicomic musical mayhem. At Linde Center Studio E.

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TMC Piano Class led by Stephen Drury

July 8 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Pianist, conductor, and  champion of contemporary music, Stephen Drury teaches at the New England Conservatory (NEC) and  is a faculty member of the Tanglewood  Music Center. He has commissioned dozens of works for solo piano  from leading 20th- and 21st-century composers,  serves as artistic director and conductor of the  Callithumpian  Consort, and  is the  founder/director of the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at NEC.

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Full Tilt: Pandemonium

July 8 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $35

Postmodern diva Meow Meow brings her unique brand of musical mayhem to Tanglewood in the first of a three-year collaboration with TLI. Expect the unexpected in this cleverly curated evening, as the tragi-comedienne mixes French song and German cabaret with music by Piazzolla, Radiohead, Amanda Palmer, and unforgettable original work. Please note that this concert contains adult themes. Parental guidance for those under the age of 15 is recommended. At Ozawa Hall.

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Shop Talks: Sopranos Nicole Cabell and Sara Jakubiak

July 9 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Weekly conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.

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Meet the Makers: Julia Adolphe

July 10 @ 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

As a contemporary American composer, Julia Adolphe is one to watch. Join us to learn more about her inspirations and the creative process, a few hours before her acclaimed work Underneath the Sheen is heard for the first time at Tanglewood.  At Linde Center Studio E.

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Focal Point: Drop In Classes

July 11 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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Piano Class with Paul Lewis

July 13 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$49 – $69

One of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical piano repertoire, Paul Lewis’ cycles of works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide. Following his acclaimed 2018 and 2019 Ozawa Hall recitals, Mr. Lewis returns to Tanglewood as the 2020 Koussevitzky Artist, performing one Ozawa Hall recital, and all five Beethoven Piano Concertos with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Andris Nelsons. At Linde Center Studio E.

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Conducting Class led by Andris Nelsons

July 14 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$49 – $69

Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Kapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. With these positions, and in leading a pioneering alliance between the two esteemed institutions, Grammy Award-winning Nelsons is one of the most renowned and innovative conductors in the world today. Linde Center Studio E.

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TLI OpenForum: Common Ground

July 15 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$49

Elements of music and the arts that connect different cultures around the world, presented in conjunction with Strings for Peace and featuring Sharon Isbin, Amjad Ali Khan, Amaan Ali Bangash, and Ayaan Ali Bangash in conversation along with a presentation by Dr. Sarah Morelli (University of Denver). At Linde Center Studio E.

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TMC Vocal Class led by Stephanie Blythe

July 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Award-winning opera singer,  recitalist,  and champion of American song,  mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe  is one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation.  In addition to her performing career, she is  a faculty member of the  Tanglewood  Music Center,  artistic  director of the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar at the Crane School of Music,  and  artistic director of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program.

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Shop Talks: Cynthia Meyers, BSO piccolo and Robert Sheena, BSO English horn

July 16 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Weekly conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.

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Beethoven Weekend

July 17 - July 19
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$399

Explore composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s creative process, musical inspirations and influence, 19th-century sound, and heroic struggle in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. Package includes all presentations, a closed BSO rehearsal with Music Director Andris Nelsons leading pianist Paul Lewis in an all-Beethoven program, The Big Idea keynote, Friday breakfast and lunch, and Saturday lunch.

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Focal Point: Drop In Classes

July 18 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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The Big Idea: Ruth Carter

July 18 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $58

Join award-winning film and television costume designer and Springfield, MA native Ruth Carter for her perspectives on heroic struggle in the 20th- and 21st-centuries, presented as part of TLI Beethoven Weekend.

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Cinematics: From Mao to Mozart

July 19 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12

From Mao to Mozart (1981, 1hr 24 mins) Head back in time, and across the ocean, with violinist Isaac Stern. Following the death of Chairman Mao and the gradual decriminalization of Western influences, China opens its doors to the West and, in 1979, Stern accepts an invitation to perform a recital with pianist David Golub. One concert turned into a tour that included master classes with music students in Beijing and Shanghai, attendance at rehearsals of the Peking Opera, and…

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TMC Violin Class led by Augustin Hadelich

July 22 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. From Adès to Paganini, from Brahms to Bartók, he has mastered a wide-ranging and adventurous repertoire and is often referred to by colleagues as a "musician's musician." A Grammy Award winner who was also named Musical America’s 2018 "Instrumentalist of the Year," he is consistently cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations.

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ShopTalks: Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepianist

July 23 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Weekly conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.

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Stern @ 100 Weekend

July 24 - July 26
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$399

In honor of violinst and musical diplomat Isaac Stern’s 100th birthday year, TLI explores musical collaboration, cultural ambassadorship, and leadership in the arts. Package includes all presentations and panel discussions, TLI-TMC OpenStudio master class, The Big Idea keynote, Friday breakfast and lunch, and Saturday lunch.

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Piano Trio Class led by Emanuel Ax & Yo-Yo Ma

July 24 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$49 – $69

In 1960, violinist Isaac Stern formed a trio with pianist Eugene Istomin and cellist Leonard Rose. For more than two decades, the acclaimed ensemble toured extensively and recorded the complete trios of Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms. This Piano Trio master class is offered in conjunction with Stern @100 Weekend, one of three TLI Immersion Weekends in summer 2020. TLI Stern @100 Weekend ticket packages include this class. At Ozawa Hall.

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Focal Point: Drop In Classes

July 25 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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The Big Idea: Inaugural Bernstein Lecture Bright Sheng

July 25 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $58

In celebration of the 100th birthday year of violinist Isaac Stern, whose work as a cultural ambassador had a greater impact on our world than his incredible musicianship, join composer, conductor, and pianist Bright Sheng for a creator’s view of ways in which music creates a more civil society. This inaugural Bernstein Lecture is presented in honor of one of music’s greatest champions and Tanglewood legend, Leonard Bernstein. At Ozawa Hall. 

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Cinematics: Music of Strangers

July 26 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12

The Grammy-nominated documentary The Music of Strangers follows members of Silkroad as they gather in locations across the world, exploring the ways art can both preserve traditions and shape cultural evolution. Blending performance footage, personal interviews, and archival film, Oscar-winning director Morgan Neville and producer Caitrin Rogers focus on the personal journeys of a small group of ensemble mainstays — Kinan Azmeh (Syria), Kayhan Kalhor (Iran), Yo-Yo Ma (France/United States), Wu Man (China), and Cristina Pato (Spain) — to chronicle…

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Full Tilt: FEED

July 27 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

An eclectic multi-genre performance that includes readings by Cambridge-based author M.T. Anderson from his 2002 dystopian novel FEED, with music selected by TMC Piano Faculty member Stephen Drury and performed by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows. Expect the unexpected at Full Tilt. At Linde Center Studio E.

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TLI OpenForum: Life & Time

July 29 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$49

Perspectives on life and time through the lens of grief, inspired by Silkroad’s Falling Out of Time, after the novel by David Grossman. Composer Osvaldo Golijov discusses the process of creating this new narrative work and Dr. Kevin Birth (CUNY Graduate Center, Queen’s College) explores various concepts of time in different eras and across cultures. At Linde Center Studio E.

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Meet the Makers: Richard Danielpour and Rita Dove

July 30 @ 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Composer Richard Danielpour and poet Rita Dove explore the genesis of A Standing Witness: a cycle of thirteen songs that offers a sweeping retrospective on pivotal historical events in the U.S. over the past 50 years. Presented the morning of the work’s world premiere performance in Ozawa Hall. At Linde Center Studio E.

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ShopTalks: Michael Boriskin, Artistic Director Copland House, and clarinetist Derek Bermel

July 30 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Weekly conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.

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August 2020

Focal Point: Drop In Classes

August 1 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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TMC Piano Class led by Garrick Ohlsson

August 5 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist Garrick Ohlsson has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although long regarded as one of the world’s leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Mr. Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. A student of the late Claudio Arrau, Mr. Ohlsson has come to be noted for his masterly performances of the works of Mozart,…

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Focal Point: Drop In Classes

August 8 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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Cinematics: Silent Film with New Scores

August 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12

Silent Film with New Scores (2020, ±2 hr)composed by Tanglewood Music Center composition fellows and performed by their colleagues in this ever-popular summer program. With abstract short films for inspiration, musical creativity will be on full display. At Linde Center Studio E.

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Cinematics: The Heiress

August 12 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A graceful drawing-room drama, and winner of four Academy Awards including Best Original Score, The Heiress is a riveting character study imbued with emotional uncertainty and lacerating cruelty, in a triumph of classic Hollywood filmmaking at its most psychologically nuanced. Directed by William Wyler and starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson, it was selected for preservation by the Library of Congress in 1996 and features an original score by long-time Tanglewood faculty member Aaron Copland. Post-screening Q&A…

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Focal Point: Drop In Classes

August 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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The Big Idea: Soledad O’Brien

August 15 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $58

In conjunction with TLI Film Weekend, award-winning journalist, documentarian, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Soledad O’Brien explores the uniting force that storytelling on television and in film provides in today’s society. At Ozawa Hall. 

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ShopTalks: Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart and Richard Sebring, Associate Principal Horn BSO and Principal Horn Boston Pops

August 20 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$20

Weekly conversations among conductors, composers, and performers that contextualize and enrich Tanglewood concert experiences. Through these candid, informal discussions, artists share their passion for the arts, their struggles and successes, and their vision for the future of classical music.

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Focal Point: Drop In Classes

August 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 22, 2020

Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$34

Weekly drop-in classes in photography, painting, and drawing with the immense natural beauty of Tanglewood as a backdrop. Presented in collaboration with, and led by Faculty Artists from, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires. At Linde Center Martignetti Lobby.

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One Day University

August 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$159

Three hour-long lectures that explore civil rights in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Featured speakers include Carol Berkin (Baruch College), Edward O’Donnell (Holy Cross College), and Andrew Porwancher (University of Oklahoma). At Ozawa Hall.

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Cinematics: Following the 9th

August 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Since its premiere in 1824, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony has graced concert stages around the world. As an enduring work of art, it played a role in the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989, was rewritten for our time by the British punk/folk singer Billy Bragg, provided solace to those struggling for freedom in Pinochet’s Chile, and continues to fill seats in symphony halls and karaoke bars from London to Tokyo and Cape Town. Each December, 5000 Japanese choristers take to the…

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