Monday, July 19, 2021

Music Under the Stars


What could be more wonderful than a concert of incredible music by professional musicians?

The answer is music played under the the stars in a beautiful setting, now that people are getting out of their houses after a long, painful year due to COVID.

Tanglewood, in western Massachusetts, is a sprawling, grassy venue that contains a huge open shed, that happens to be the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

People come from all over to listen to music while sitting on lawn chairs. Some people bring blankets to spread on the grass and have picnics. 

There is even flickering candlelight on some tables!

What could be better than having  delicious dinner via candlelight, under the stars, while music soothes the soul?

 Recently, instead of the symphony orchestra, the Boston Pops performed at Tanglewood.

It was Fourth of July weekend which happens to be the birthday of one of my sisters! Her daughters planned a celebration on the lawn prior to the concert!  What a birthday bash. Wowsers.

 The concert, usually performed in Boston, was moved this year to Tanglewood.

The final musical piece played was the 1812 Overture, accompanied by the shooting of canons that rocked the very grassy earth beneath the feet of concert-goers.  

Talk about splendorous...



diane stetson said...

Yes, the Pacific Symphony performs the 1812 outside in Irvine every Fourth of July. They are coming to Mission Viejo for an outdoor under the stars concert which is free August 14. I love live orchestra concerts and try not to miss going to Tanglewood when I'm back east.

Linda O'Connell said...

Yes! What fun it is to attend concerts in the parks with a variety of performers and music genres.

Nellie said...

There are outdoor concerts here on specific dates. I’d love to be able to attend one at Tanglewood! Our local symphony performs outdoors at a variety of venues, and I always enjoy going.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a fun birthday celebration for your sister, Susan. Music does soothe the soul, and I love driving in my car and just listening to it. The table cloth looks festive, and the design looks like fireworks, and the glowing candle is so lovely. I hope your sister had a special evening listening to the music under the stars for her birthday. : )


Laurel Wood said...

When I lived near Atlanta GA, I remember concerts similar to this at Chastain Park. How nice to celebrate your sisters birthday in such a splendid way. Have a nice afternoon. Mildred

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