Tanglewood announced Thursday that its Center for Music and Learning will be named in memory of Edward H. Linde, former chair of the Boston Symphony Orchestra board.
Slated to open in June, the center is being constructed using funds from the Tanglewood Forever campaign, which has raised $61.4 million to date from more than 450 donors.
Linde chaired the BSO board for five years, until his death in 2010. His wife, Joyce Linde, became a BSO Trustee that year. “Tanglewood has played a central role in our family’s summers, and we believe in the transformative powers of music to bring people together,” said Joyce Linde, in a press release. “It has been exciting to work collectively with other donors, committee members, community leaders, staff, and management to think creatively about a beautiful space on the campus that can provide innovative programming and meaningful experiences for generations.”
Three studio spaces will recognize BSO benefactors and leaders: Studio E will honor Linde; the Gordon Family Studio is named after Michael Gordon and his family; the Volpe Family Studio bears the name of BSO president and CEO Mark Volpe, his wife, Martha, and their family.