Lenox-Stockbridge, MA- At 7:30 when the gates opened to the grounds, a jubilant crowd of well wishers and celebrants toting picnic baskets and lawn blankets streamed onto the Tanglewood grounds for a very special event.
The celebrants were more than 15,000 strong, from all walks of life, a diverse cross section of America’s classical music community. They arrived by every means imaginable, flying, walking, driving into the Tanglewood Music Center grounds to wish the place a happy 75th birthday. RV’s sat side by side with Ford LTD’s and motorcycles, and coveted spots on the expansive lawns of the Tanglewood Shed and Ozawa Hall were quickly claimed and festive goodies laid out for families and friends to enjoy during the massive concerts that were to follow.
Highlights of the evening’s celebrations are captured on this wonderful video footage, narrated by Conductor Keith Lockhart and made available to us by the Boston Symphony Orchestra.