the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, traces its
history to 1936, when then-BSO Music Director Serge Koussevitzky
and the orchestra gave their first outdoor concerts under a
tent in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts.
Located near Lenox, Tanglewood now draws more than 350,000 visitors
annually for orchestral and chamber music concerts, instrumental
and vocal recitals, student performances, the annual Festival
of Contemporary Music, and the Tanglewood Jazz Festival. In
addition to formal seating in Tanglewood's Koussevitzky Music
Shed and Ozawa Hall, both venues offer lawn seating where tens
of thousands of concertgoers each summer enjoy picnicking, great
music, and nature.