Tanglewood to expand with new four-building complex

Posted on: February 22, 2017

“The Boston Symphony Orchestra is set to launch an ambitious expansion of its Tanglewood campus in Lenox, creating a new $30 million complex of performance, dining, and rehearsal buildings that will expand the summer music festival’s offerings to audiences and improve facilities for musicians,” writes Malcolm Gay in Wednesday’s (2/22) Boston Globe. “The new four-building complex, set to open in 2019, represents the largest building initiative at Tanglewood since the opening of Ozawa Hall more than two decades ago. The 24,500-square-foot complex will house a new audience-engagement initiative called the Tanglewood Learning Institute and enhance the Tanglewood Music Center…. The BSO project aims to cater to affluent audiences who increasingly seek deeper, more personal experiences with the arts organizations they favor, [BSO managing director Mark] Volpe said…. It is being designed by William Rawn Associates, the same Boston architectural firm that designed Ozawa Hall. The gate to the hall will be relocated as part of the new construction…. Studios will … be outfitted with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, making possible webcasts and distance learning…. The project also includes plans … to plant nearly 150 new trees and improve views and irrigation on the campus.”

Posted February 22, 2017

Pictured: Rendering for the expanded Tanglewood campus courtesy of Dongik Lee and William Rawn Associates, Architects Inc.