(LENOX, Mass.) – While everyone was understandably thinking about Irene and the first-ever cancellation of a Tanglewood concert in its history, another landmark event passed by quietly this past Sunday, August 28, 2011, the date that marked the twentieth anniversary of the team that brings radio listeners live broadcasts from the shed.
For the last two decades, Boston radio personality Ron Della Chiesa has been the “voice of Tanglewood,” hosting Friday and Sunday broadcasts for WGBH that are then aired around the region on other public radio stations. Della Chiesa is one-third of an all-star team that has been together through thick and thin for twenty years working with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood and at Symphony Hall in Boston, including producer Brian Bell and sound engineer Jim Donahue.
The three were in fact feted by the BSO administration and press office on Saturday at Highwood, and photographer Fred Collins was on hand to document the quiet anniversary of the Three Musketeers of Tanglewood broadcasts.