All-star casts in Remembering Stephen Sondheim (8/19) with the Boston Pops Orchestra and Keith Lockhart and John Williams—The Tanglewood 90th Birthday Celebration (8/20) with the Boston Symphony and conductor Ken-David Masur; the return of violinist Itzhak Perlman after an 11-year absence (8/21); BSO Assistant Conductor Anna Rakitina and violinist Gil Shaham in a mostly Russian program (8/26); former BSO Assistant and Associate Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, and Copland (8/27) and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (8/28); and Popular Artist Series concerts that include Brandi Carlile with special guest Indigo Girls (8/30), Judy Collins and Richard Thompson (9/3), Van Morrison (9/4), and Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band (9/5)

Garrick Ohlsson finishes his four-concert survey of the complete piano works by Johannes Brahms (8/23 & 25)

Events in Linde Center for Music and Learning and Ozawa Hall

A TLI Spotlight Series talk featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner in conversation with Chief New York Times Theater Critic Jesse Green (8/20); a program by genre-defying vocalist, composer, multiple Grammy winner, and MacArthur Fellow Cécile McLorin Salvant (8/21); and TLI In Conversation with bass-baritone Dashon Burton and host Asadour Santourian (8/25)