The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Lenox, Massachusetts, is about to become a year-round destination. Tanglewood's all-season complex opens this weekend, with a new series of lectures and events.
The Tanglewood Learning Institute will produce original programs this summer, intended to get people talking, like a visit with Madeline Albright or a lecture-style cello class with Yo-Yo Ma.
As for winter plans, the smaller seasonal population in the Berkshires isn't a concern, said director Sue Elliott. She said Tanglewood is well aware not to upstage existing year-round programs. It will, though, add to the mix.
“Certainly, we'll work with our collaborators and other organizations in the Berkshires not to cannibalize any of the work that they have that’s going on,” Elliott said.
Events scheduled for after Labor Day haven't been made public, but Elliott said collaborations are already in place with groups like the Berkshire International Film Festival and IS183 Art School.