Summer treats

By CLEA SIMON  |  June 18, 2010

TANGLEWOOD | JULY 9 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 5 | The summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood is the regional goliath of summer classical. Not that it's all classical. Although the season opens with Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection, with soprano Layla Claire and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe), the complex runs a full and varied schedule through the Labor Day weekend Jazz Festival (with Julian Loge, Donal Fox, and others). Tucked in are shows by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, Simon & Garfunkel, and Herbie Hancock, a chamber-music festival, and appearances by the Mark Morris Dance Group.

297 West Street, Lenox, Massachusetts | 617.266.1492 |

BOWDOIN INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | JUNE 26 THROUGH AUGUST 7 | Founded in 1964, this festival brings student and professional musicians together for six weeks of intensive study and collaboration on this Maine campus each summer, resulting in more than 80 concerts in seven series. This summer will honor the bicentenaries of composers Frédéric François Chopin and Robert Alexander Schumann with events, many of them free, around the Bowdoin College area.

Various locations in Brunswick, Maine | 207.725.3895 |

NEWPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL | JULY 9 THROUGH 25 | With 65 concerts, often as many as five per day, the 42nd iteration of this festival presents small-scale concerts — primarily 19th-century chamber music, vocal repertoire, and Romantic-era piano — as they were intended, in the luxurious drawing rooms of the wealthy, in this case, Newport's famous mansions. Bicentenaries of Chopin and Schumann will be celebrated with such events as a series of 10 morning concerts by Hungarian pianist Gergely Bogànyi, who will play Chopin's complete piano works.

Various locations in Newport, Rhode Island | 401.849.0700 |

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