So this trip out we hit the nail on the head with an ole standby, the BSO. Tanglewood has been the summer residence of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1937, and it is clear why. This place is magical for adults and kids alike. My dad and his girlfriend set-up camp on the lawn ahead of schedule for us with the requisite blanket, rented chairs, wine glasses and crackers. Before the first tuning, the boys were full of snacks.
Sydney lasted through the entire performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D which I fondly recalled from my long-night study sessions in college. He and I silently worked our way through Uno and Go Fish while he enjoyed the music. By intermission, we were ready to join Liji and Kam on the overlook at the Kid’s Corner. That’s right people, Tanglewood leaves open a huge space overlooking the lakes and mountains for kids to run, parents to listen and provides free snacks and arts and crafts. Did I mention the kids got in free? This was our first real outdoor concert with the boys, and we couldn’t have asked for better.