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Winding down at Tanglewood: Marsalises and Martins

Winding down at Tanglewood: Marsalises and Martins

A few more legendary performers set for the Lenox stage this weekend
Winding down at Tanglewood: Marsalises and Martins
Steve Martin, left, and Martin Short are at Tanglewood Sunday.
Photographer: photo provided

As the season winds down, Tanglewood brings a few more legendary performers to the stage. 

On Saturday, Wynton Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis return to perform a celebration of New Orleans' Tricentennial at the Koussevitzky Music Shed. It will be a rare performance, with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, a smaller ensemble than Wynton usually performs with.  Wynton, is an internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader and educator. 

The performance will also include a special guest performance by the Ellis Marsalis Quintet. 

Ellis, the patriarch of the Marsalis family, has influenced the careers of many musicians, his sons Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason included. Tickets range from $29-119. 

Then on Sunday, two iconic comedians will finish off the summer season. 

Steve Martin and Martin Short will present "Steve Martin and Martin Short: An evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life featuring The Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko," starting at 2:30 p.m.

Martin has done it all. Beyond comedy, he's an award-winning actor, writer and a Grammy-award winning musician. He's acted in over 40 movies, including "Father of the Bride," "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles," "The Jerk," and many others.  

Short is also a Renaissance man of sorts, an award-winning actor, a writer and comedian. He's acted on Broadway and in movies like "Three Amigos," "Three Fugitives," "Inherent Vice," and "A Simple Wish." 

They've also worked together on movies like "Father of the Bride" and "Three Amigos."

Together they'll be recounting their iconic careers and influences, blending in stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about all things show business. 

Tickets range from $32-149. For more information visit bso.org. 

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