Tag Archive for Tanglewood

Two Decades of Tanglewood Broadcasts by the Three Musketeers

Broadcaster Ron Della Chiesa, producer Brian Bell, and sound engineer Jim Donahue (photo by Fred Collins)

(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…

Tanglewood Cancels First Concert Ever

Tanglewood Shed and lawn (photo by Seth Rogovoy)

Due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Irene on Sunday, August 28, Tanglewood has canceled the 2:30 pm Boston Symphony performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the BSO’s last concert of the 2011 Tanglewood season, and traditional season finale. This cancelation applies to all Tanglewood activities that were scheduled to take place on Sunday, August 28,…

(Concert Review) Brad Mehldau at Tanglewood

Brad Mehldau

TANGLEWOOD Ozawa Hall Brad Mehldau Thursday, August 25, 2011 Review by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass.) – Roll over, Cole Porter, tell Richard Rodgers the news. The last page has finally been turned on the so-called Great American Songbook. And good riddance to it once and for all. I base this observation on Brad Mehldau’s solo…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Highlights Aug 24-28

Laquita Mitchell

JAZZ PIANIST BRAD MEHLDAU to PLAY at TANGLEWOOD Brad Mehldau, widely regarded as the most innovative and virtuosic jazz pianist of his generation, performs solo at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall on Thursday, August 25, at 8 p.m. Mehldau, who turned 41 on Tuesday this week and who grew up in nearby West Hartford, Conn., is considered…

Jazz Pianist Brad Mehldau to Perform Solo at Tanglewood

Brad Mehldau

(LENOX, Mass.) – Brad Mehldau, widely regarded as the most innovative and virtuosic jazz pianist of his generation, performs solo at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall on Thursday, August 25, at 8 p.m. Mehldau, who turned 41 on Tuesday this week and who grew up in nearby West Hartford, Conn., is considered one of the rare jazz…

BSO Says Goodbye to Tanglewood with ‘Porgy and Bess’ and Lots of Beethoven

Laquita Mitchell

(LENOX, Mass.) – The Boston Symphony Orchestra begins its final weekend of the 2011 Tanglewood season Friday, August 26, with its first-ever  performance of George Gershwin’s great American masterpiece, the blues-and-jazz-inflected Porgy and Bess, which examines African-American life in the South during the 1920s. The great Itzhak Perlman joins the orchestra on Saturday, August 27,…

All-Star Weekend at Tanglewood Features Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Stephanie Blythe, Pepe Romero

Emanuel Ax

(LENOX, Mass.) – A full weekend’s program at Tanglewood includes an evening of Spanish music with Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leading the BSO on Friday in a program dedicated to Spanish and Spanish-inspired music, featuring world-renowned guitar virtuoso and fellow Spaniard Pepe Romero making his Tanglewood debut. Saturday night’s program features cellist Yo-Yo Ma…

Grammy-Winning Train Rolls into Tanglewood

Train

(LENOX, Mass.) – Pop-rock group Train performs at Tanglewood on Monday, August 8, at 7 p.m. The multiple Grammy Award-winning band, known for hit power ballads such as “Drops of Jupiter” and “Hey, Soul Sister,” has been riding a comeback wave since the 2009 release of Save Me, San Francisco, released after a four-year hiatus…

Taylor Made: James Taylor and Family Plant Roots in the Berkshires

James Taylor and family

    Written by Seth Rogovoy Photography by Stan Grossfeld/Courtesy the Boston Globe Vintage photos by Henry Diltz, Courtesy James Taylor It’s a gorgeous, early June morning, and James Taylor has just returned from his daily morning row on a nearby lake. Still wearing his wader boots, an old pair of jeans, a plaid, short-sleeve…