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Tanglewood Music Festival readies for another highly anticipated season / TVOvermind

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As 2018 season tickets are about to go on sale, many people all around the nation are becoming anxious to take part in the Tanglewood Music Festival. For those who are unfamiliar with the Tanglewood and its music season that it takes part in, there is quite a vast history that dates back to almost a century. This history is full of bountiful, beautiful music and wonder, and it draws in audiences by the thousands every single year to date. In this article, we are going to give you a brief play by play of the history of Tanglewood, and it's music festival(s) that take place annually, bringing people together for the love and pleasure of listening to fantastic music. With that said, let's dive right in, and learn about the history of this amazing venue.

Although the venue itself that we see today was not created and built until 1937, the first seasons on record that included a variety of concerts actually took place back in 1934-1935. The prosperity and popularity of the Tanglewood venue actually began once the era of the Boston Symphony Orchestra began, which was in 1936; This era is still continues on today, as the Boston Symphony Orchestra puts on various performances throughout the season. As the years have gone on, Tanglewood has seen a plethora of music directors come and go. As of now, the current music director is Andris Nelsons, who has been the director since 2014.

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