Summer Souvenirs: 75 Years Of Tanglewood In Pictures

  • 1949: Serge Koussevitsky cuts a piece of birthday cake with two young notables — Leonard Bernstein (left) and Lukas Foss (right).
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    1949: Serge Koussevitsky cuts a piece of birthday cake with two young notables — Leonard Bernstein (left) and Lukas Foss (right).
    Heinz Weissenstein/Whitestone Photo/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Undated: Conductor Charles Munch takes a bow with violinist Isaac Stern and BSO prinicipal violist Joseph de Pasquale.
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    Undated: Conductor Charles Munch takes a bow with violinist Isaac Stern and BSO prinicipal violist Joseph de Pasquale.
    Heinz Weissenstein/Whitestone Photo/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Undated: Conductor Pierre Monteux (in plaid) sits in Tanglewood's famed shed, talking with students.
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    Undated: Conductor Pierre Monteux (in plaid) sits in Tanglewood's famed shed, talking with students.
    Heinz Weissenstein/Whitestone Photo/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 1975: BSO music director Seiji Ozawa and Boston Pops conducting legend Arthur Fiedler wave happily to fans.
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    1975: BSO music director Seiji Ozawa and Boston Pops conducting legend Arthur Fiedler wave happily to fans.
    Heinz Weissenstein/Whitestone Photo/courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • Undated: Seiji Ozawa confers with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
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    Undated: Seiji Ozawa confers with trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.
    Walter H. Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra
  • 2008: James Levine conducts Berlioz' infrequently heard Les Troyens on Tanglewood's opening night.
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    2008: James Levine conducts Berlioz' infrequently heard Les Troyens on Tanglewood's opening night.
    Hilary Scott/Courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra

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Join us Friday as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Tanglewood, the summer music festival that is both the seasonal home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a legendary destination in its own right.

To mark the occasion, with our friends at Classical New England, we're live streaming (at 8 PM ET) the BSO's first concert of the season. The all-Beethoven program led by Christoph von Dohnanyi replicates the very first concert the orchestra gave at Tanglewood in 1937.

We took this opportunity to trawl the orchestra's storied archives for hidden photographic treasures, from the regal to the casual. (Lukas Foss and Leonard Bernstein enjoying birthday cake with Serge Koussevitsky! Seiji Ozawa and Arthur Fiedler conducting ... a train!)

Do you have special memories of Tanglewood? Let us know in the comments — and please share your stories, photos and video links at "Tanglewood Tales," a project being organized by Classical New England to celebrate this anniversary season.

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