remote broadcast http://wamc.org en Tanglewood - Shakespeare & Company - Mother Courage http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-shakespeare-company-mother-courage <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Considered by many to be one of the greatest plays of the 20th Century, Bertolt Brecht’s <em>Mother Courage and Her Children</em> is set against the backdrop of the Thirty Years War and follows the fate of Mother Courage, an artful canteen woman with the Swedish Army, intent on keeping her business and family alive amid the destruction of war.</p><p><em>Mother Courage and Her Children</em> still resonates today as a profound insight into the moral implications of war. The show is running in the Tina Packer Playhouse as part of Shakespeare and Company’s season through August 25th.</p><p>The production is directed by <a href="http://www.shakespeare.org">Shakespeare and Company’s</a> Artistic Director, Tony Simotes and features Olympia Dukakis, Apollo Dukakis, and John Douglas Thompson.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 70624 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Shakespeare & Company - Mother Courage Tanglewood - Tony Fogg, Artistic Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-tony-fogg-artistic-director-boston-symphony-orchestra-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tanglewood is a name that's recognized around the world and pretty much every time we interview a conductor or musician, they mention the venue's reputation and cache. There’s a hard-working team of professionals that keeps Tanglewood on the lips of both audience-members and performers.</p><p>And the man behind the music is the BSO’s Artistic Administrator, Tony Fogg.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:50:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 70620 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Tony Fogg, Artistic Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood - Yo-Yo Ma http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-yo-yo-ma <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Cellist <a href="http://www.yo-yoma.com/">Yo-Yo Ma's</a> multi-faceted career is testament to his personal desire for artistic growth and renewal. Whether performing new or familiar works from the cello repertoire, he strives to find connections that stimulate the imagination.</p><p>He will perform at <a href="http://www.tanglewood.org">Tanglewood</a> twice this month, once in a program of Stravinsky and Dvořák on 8/4 and with <a href="http://www.yo-yoma.com/music/goat-rodeo-sessions">The Goat Rodeo Sessions</a> on 8/15.</p><p> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 70618 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Yo-Yo Ma Tanglewood - Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "The Lion in Winter" http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-berkshire-theatre-groups-production-lion-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An epic and humorous tale of political strategy and family dynamics, <em>The Lion In Winter</em>, set during Christmas 1183, tells the story of King Henry II, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their sons, Richard, Geoffrey and John as they play a deadly game of real life chess; winner takes the throne. Who will come out on top as the ruler of England and the ruler of the family? The Lion in Winter proves just how absurd and lethal family rivalries can be.</p><p><em>The Lion in Winter</em> is now up and running at the <a href="http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/">Berkshire Theatre Group</a>’s Fitzpatrick stage and plays through July 13th.</p><p>To tell us more, we welcome two stars of the production. Jayne Atkinson received Tony nominations for her roles in<em> Enchanted April</em> and <em>The Rainmaker</em>, she has also been seen on Broadway in <em>Blithe Spirit</em>, <em>Our Town</em> and <em>Ivanov</em>. Here television credits include <em>Criminal Minds</em> and 24 and she was in the Netflix series <em>House of Cards</em>. She plays Eleanor of Aquitaine.</p><p>Treat Williams plays Henry. Treat Williams began his career on Broadway as Danny Zuko in <em>Grease</em>. His first big film role was the part of Berger in the film version of <em>Hair</em>. For four seasons he starred as Dr. Andy Brown in the critically acclaimed series <em>Everwood</em>. He has been nominated for four Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and has won two Theatre Guild Awards.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68440 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Berkshire Theatre Group's production of "The Lion in Winter" Tanglewood - Chocolate Springs http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-chocolate-springs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Joshua Needleman, creator and chocolatier of <a href="http://www.chocolatesprings.com/">Chocolate Springs Café</a>, has been fascinated with chocolate all of his life. Joshua is a native of Lebanon Springs, New York. He first entered the culinary field at age sixteen and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in 1994. Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 68439 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Chocolate Springs Tanglewood - Tony Fogg, Artistic Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-tony-fogg-artistic-director-boston-symphony-orchestra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As the season opens at <a href="http://www.tanglewood.org">Tanglewood</a>, we speak to a man who not only is keeping the plates spinning here, he is also has an eye on Boston and even working on programming for future years here at Tanglewood.</p><p>Tony Fogg has been Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and assists the Music Director in the planning and selection of all BSO concerts and repertoire.</p><p>A pianist by training, Fogg has been an avid collector of recordings for over 40 years. He produced the BSO's 12-CD "Symphony Hall Centennial Celebration," as well as a disc for the Ozawa Hall 10th anniversary, and the all-Mozart collection with the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 15:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 68438 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Tony Fogg, Artistic Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood - Shakespeare & Company http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-shakespeare-company <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A master class with famed opera singer Maria Callas is an intimidating affair. Just ask Sophie, her first “victim” in Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning Master Class – now being presented by <a href="http://www.shakespeare.org">Shakespeare and Company</a> in Lenox, MA.</p><p>McNally takes us inside Callas’ infamous sessions, which she conducted late in her career. Callas regales us with the details of her illustrious and controversial professional life, encouraging her pupils to take notes. Master Class prompts the question so often posed by artists: What is the price of fame?</p><p>Actress Annette Miller embodies Callas in a true tour de force performance. Miller was last seen at Shakespeare &amp; Company’s 35th Season hit, <em>The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife</em>. She and Elizabeth Aspenlieder join us - she is the Communications Director and an Artistic Associate at Shakespeare &amp; Company.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68434 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Shakespeare & Company Tanglewood - Ellen Highstein, Director of the Tanglewood Music Center http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-ellen-highstein-director-tanglewood-music-center <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ellen Highstein is the <a href="https://www.bso.org/micro-sites/tanglewood-music-center/home.aspx">Director of the Tanglewood Music Center</a>&nbsp;- where&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters.</span></p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68433 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-maestro-rafael-fr-hbeck-de-burgos <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A regular guest with North America's top orchestras, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos’ 2012-13 season includes engagements with the New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. He appears annually here at <a href="http://www.tanglewood.org">Tanglewood</a> and will be on the podium in the shed Friday night.</p><p>Born in Burgos, Spain, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos studied violin, piano, music theory and composition at the conservatories in Bilbao and Madrid. From 2004-2011, he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dresden Philharmonic, and is just beginning his time as Chief Conductor of the Danish National Orchestra.</p><p>Friday night’s BSO opener at Tanglewood is an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring violinist, Joshua Bell.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 68432 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Maestro Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos Tanglewood - Mark Volpe, Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra http://wamc.org/post/tanglewood-mark-volpe-managing-director-boston-symphony-orchestra <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Mark Volpe is the Managing Director of <a href="http://www.bso.org">The Boston Symphony Orchestra</a>. He joins us to talk about how the year has been and about this year's <a href="http://www.tanglewood.org">Tanglewood</a> season schedule.</p><p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 13:15:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 68431 at http://wamc.org Tanglewood - Mark Volpe, Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra