Tanglewood Learning Institute announces inaugural programming for 2019

Posted on: February 7, 2019

“The Tanglewood Learning Institute, opening this summer, promises lectures, demonstrations and performances relating music to the larger culture,” writes Andrew Pincus in Wednesday’s (2/6) Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA). “Speakers such as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin and playwright Tom Stoppard, along with featured artists from Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, will take discussions well beyond the range of classical music itself…. The range of the eleven TLI programs, which span four weeks, is dizzying: from ‘The Big Idea,’ exploring ideas of our time, and ‘Cinematics,’ in collaboration with the Berkshire International Film Festival, to an eight-day string quartet series with the Juilliard Quartet and TMC students…. Presenters include BSO music director Andris Nelsons, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and cabaret artist Meow Meow…. The four-building Linde Center for Music and Learning … equipped with year-round heating … will be available for off-season use by the BSO, Berkshire organizations and commercial interests…. Existing Tanglewood programs such as preconcert talks, the Talks and Walks series and forums, like those for last summer’s Leonard Bernstein centenary, show that there is an audience for greater musical literacy. The institute builds on these previous programs.”

Posted February 7, 2019

In photo: Opening in June 2019, the Tanglewood’s new Linde Center for Music and Learning will be home to the Tanglewood Learning Institute and its 140-plus programs. Photo by Winslow Townson