A snowbird shows photos from southwest Florida and southern New England and other places he goes.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Tanglewood is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in Lenox, in the Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts. Tanglewood is a 200 acre estate with broad lawns and meadows and huge old trees. The orchestra plays inside the austere open-sided Koussevitzky Shed, where the most knowledgeable fans sit on uncomfortable wooden chairs.
People who enjoy the ambience as much as the music, like me, set up for picnics on the lawn beyond the shed.
Yesterday's afternoon performance was all-Beethoven. The two principal works were the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat, Opus 19, and Symphony No. 6 in F, Opus 68, "Pastorale." Lovely.