After a day of wine and food at Tanglewood’s Grand Tasting, it was on to the main event: the night’s concert. The genius of hearing concerts at Tanglewood is of course the pre-gaming picnics prior to the music. People really rock a picnic there, with all kinds of food and table set-ups and even candelabras. But being grapefriend, I’m far more interested in the wine. Here’s a little sampling of what people were knocking back last night.
As for the music, last night it was Debussy (Prelude to a Faun – amazing, and perfect for country listening), Szymanowski (never heard of him but the last violin solo was SICK), and Tchaikovsky (wasn’t familiar with this one but loved it).
No better way to listen to music than under the moon and stars, and of course with a glass of wine in your hand.
If there’s a better way to listen to Debussy except on a lawn under the moon I don’t know what it is. https://t.co/olQ3LLH93V
— grapefriend (@grapefriend) August 10, 2014
PS: Author Gina Hyams is writing a book about Tanglewood picnics! Love this idea. She’s asking around for pictures, stories, and recipes from Tanglewood traditions, so if you have any or know anyone who does, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submissions is September 30, 2014, and the book is slated to come out next summer.