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Tanglewood to unveil sculpture of longtime music director

June 22, 2019

LENOX, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Symphony Orchestra is unveiling a sculpture of its longtime music director at its summer home at Tanglewood.

The sculpture of Serge Koussevitzky is scheduled to be unveiled during a ceremony Monday in Lenox.

Koussevitzky served as the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s music director from 1924 until 1949, the second-longest tenure in its history. He founded Tanglewood in 1937 and the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s influential summer music academy, in 1940.

The sculpture will remain on display at the facility’s main gate.

The Koussevitzky sculpture is the third and final in a series of sculptures created for permanent display throughout the Tanglewood grounds. A bust of composer Aaron Copland was unveiled in 2011. A sculpture of Leonard Bernstein went on display in 2014.

All three were created by Penelope Jencks.

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