Tanglewood Celebrates Elliott Carter as He Nears 100

Yet more ongoings of Carter’s 100th.

The Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood usually brings together composers of many stripes in a concentrated jamboree of new and recent works, punctuated now and again by a venerable modernist classic. This year’s festival, which started on Sunday and runs through Thursday, is different. To celebrate the life of Elliott Carter, who turns 100 on Dec. 11, the Tanglewood Music Center — Tanglewood’s teaching arm, which runs the festival — is devoting this year’s programs entirely to his music, presenting 47 works in 10 concerts, along with panels, interviews and a video screening.