A Tempo: Tanglewood Expands Performance and Education Facilities, Prepares for Bernstein Centennial

Mar 31, 2018

Tanglewood, home to one of the most iconic U.S. summer music festivals, is undergoing an expansion project that will add new performance, rehearsal and educational venues and enhance the landscaping on its bucolic campus. This Saturday, A Tempo (3/31) explores some of these plans, as well as this summer's tribute to Leonard Bernstein, with Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The program can be heard at 7 pm. 

Leonard Bernstein conducting a rehearsal at Tanglewood Music Center.
Credit Heinz Weissenstein / Whitestone Photos

The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, and will include a new four-building complex designed by William Rawn Associates to house rehearsal, educational and concert space, as well as dining and social areas.

Credit Stu Rosner

The 2018 Tanglewood season includes a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's Centennial, paying tribute to his career as a composer, conductor and pianist and his close ties to Tanglewood and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Also on this week's program - an interview with Westminster Choir College graduate Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, who was accepted as a fellow at this summer's Tanglewood Music Center in the vocal piano category. 

(Correction note: The program and original photo caption incorrectly identified Lakeland's Alma Mater - his Masters Degree is from the Royal Academy of Music, not the Royal College of Music.)

Pianist Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, a graduate of Westminster Choir College and the Royal Academy of Music, will attend the Tanglewood Music Center this summer as a Tanglewood Fellow in the vocal piano category.