Tanglewood Takes Flight: A Celebration of Birds and Music with Mass Audubon

July 27-30, 2017
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This summer, enjoy a weekend of music, birds, and nature in the Berkshires. Mass Audubon and Tanglewood have created four days of concerts and guided bird walks that take place at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary and at Tanglewood in Lenox.

For sponsorship or volunteer opportunities contact Becky Cushing.

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Events at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

472 West Mountain Road, Lenox, MA 01240
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All events at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary are free and open to the public, though registration is required. Seating in the barn is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Events at Tanglewood

297 West Street, Lenox, MA 01240
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Performances at Ozawa Hall require a ticket purchase, and some events may be open only to Ozawa Hall ticketholders. Most other events at Tanglewood are free and open to the public; exceptions are noted in the schedule below. 

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Thursday, July 27

5:30 am Guided Bird Walk (Free)

At Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Registration is required • Register online > 

7:00 am Recital by Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Free)

From MESSIAEN Catalogue of the Birds
At the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Registration is required • Register online >

8:30 am Guided Bird Walk (Free)

Event at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Registration is required • Register online >

1:00 pm Discussion: “Music and the Language of Birds” 

With Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Wayne Petersen, Mass Audubon ornithologist
At Tanglewood's Tent Club • Part of Tanglewood's Talks and Walks series (regular prices apply)

2:00 pm Guided Bird Walk

At Tanglewood • Part of the 1pm Talks and Walks program

6:00 pm Illustrated Lecture: “Birds at Dusk”

With Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Wayne Petersen, Mass Audubon ornithologist 
At Tanglewood • Open only to 8pm Ozawa Hall performance ticketholders

8:00 pm Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano, at Ozawa Hall

Birds In Music, selections from MESSIAEN and FORT
At Tanglewood's Seiji Ozawa Hall • Purchase tickets >


Friday, July 28

7:00 am Recital by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows (Free)

From MESSIAEN Catalogue of the Birds
At the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Registration is required • Register online >

8:30 am Guided Bird Walk (Free)

At Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Registration is required • Register online >

10:00 am Reception & Art Exhibit: "On the Wing" (Free)

At Tanglewood's Highwood Manor House • Light summer refreshments


Saturday, July 29

7:00 am Recital by Tanglewood Music Center Fellows (Free) 

From MESSIAEN Catalogue of the Birds
At the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Registration is required • Register online >

8:30 am Guided Bird Walk (Free)

At Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary • Registration is required • Register online >


Sunday, July 30

10:00 am Tanglewood Music Center Chamber Music at Ozawa Hall

To include MESSIAEN Oiseaux exotiques
At Tanglewood's Seiji Ozawa Hall • Purchase tickets >