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Tanglewood—one of the world’s premier music festivals and the famed summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937—welcomes Dartmouth alumni and friends to a special afternoon performance featuring cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Conducted by David Zinman (filling in for Maestro Christoph von Dohnányi), the orchestra will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 and Shumann’s Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 2. 

Steve Swayne

Before the performance, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in the Formal Gardens Tent on the Tanglewood Lawn and a talk with Steve Swayne, the Jacob H. Strauss 1922 Professor of Music. Professor Swayne will provide a thought-provoking commentary on the works of the performance. Youth and maturity, like beauty, are often in the eye of the beholder. Professor Swayne will lead you on a journey through a symphony written by the 17-year-old Mozart and two works written by Robert Schumann in his late thirties. Given that neither man lived a particularly long life—Mozart died at 36, and Schumann died at 46—their compositions often encompass both the naïveté that is a hallmark of youth and the wisdom that comes from age. Swayne will demonstrate elements of both these strands, youth and maturity, in the beautiful music you’ll hear emanating from the stage of Tanglewood’s Serge Koussevitzky Music Shed. 

12 p.m.         Registration and ticket pick-up outside the main entrance
12:15 p.m.    Lunch in the Formal Gardens Tent on the Tanglewood Lawn
1:15 p.m.      Presentation by Professor Swayne
2:15 p.m.      Make our way to the Koussevitzky Music Shed
2:30 p.m.      Performance of Mozart and Schumann

Yo Yo Ma
Yo-Yo Ma

Pricing (seating chart)

Section 9                             sold out 
Section 16                           sold out
Section 20                           sold out 
Lawn                                   sold out
Children 17 & under:          sold out
Lunch & Lecture only:        sold out

297 West St
Lenox, MA 01240
Directions to Theater

This event is hosted by Dartmouth Alumni Relations in partnership with the Dartmouth Clubs of Eastern New York and the Pioneer Valley. To learn more about Dartmouth on Location programs, please contact us at 603-646-9159 or