Estate & Retreat
In 2011 from July 5th until August 13th, Monday - Saturday from 9am-1:00pm, the Young Artist Wind Ensemble practiced beneath antique carriages suspended from the Eastover Old Stable rafters and experience the resonance of a carriage house that once accommodated the estates finest equine residents. Eastover welcomes the opportunity to expand our vision of providing cultural space with the Berkshire Mountain's lending its natural and artistic landscape to our venues. Eastover Hotel and Resort is officially reopening our doors to international Guests while extending an invitation for cultivation of the arts with educational programs that offer community enrichment
Tanglewood was named for American author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Hawthorne rented a small cottage in the Berkshire area in March 1850 from William Aspinwall Tappin. Hawthorne wrote Tanglewood Tales (1853), during his stay in the cottage, a re-writing of a number of Greek Myths for boys and girls. The owner renamed the cottage "Tanglewood", in memory of the book, and the name was soon copied by a nearby summer estate owned by the Tappan family. Children were the original inspiration for the Tanglewood name and today we are still inspired by the spirit of our resident young musicians.
In addition to hosting world-renowned programs of classical, jazz, and popular music, the Tanglewood Music Festival also provides musical training in the form of the Tanglewood Music Center for pre-professional musicians. Other youth-symphony organizations have also performed at either the Music Shed or Ozawa Hall, including the Norwalk Youth Symphony, from Norwalk, Connecticut, the Empire State Youth Orchestra, from Albany, New York, and the Greater Boston Youth Symphony.
The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) for high school students is housed on its campus one mile from the festival grounds. All BUTI students have access to a broad spectrum of concerts by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Solo Artists. The BUTI Young Artists Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, or Chorus perform their respective concerts in Ozawa Hall and participate in the annual Tanglewood Parade festivities.