Albany, NY – Each year, more than one hundred talented young musicians from around the country and around the globe come to the Berkshires to study with some of the best musicians in the world. Ellen Highstein, the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center, and a Christin-Marie Hill, a current fellow and mezzo-soprano tells us about the Tanglewood Music Center.
Albany, NY – Pianist Jean-Philippe Collard has exhibited his vast repertory in venues all over the world. His interpretations range from Prokofiev to Gershwin, and he has performed solo and with orchetras all over the world. This year, he will be joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra and guest conductor Andre Previn in a performance of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky.
Albany, NY – Last season, Linda Hamilton played Maxine Faulk in The Night of the Iquana at Berkshire Theatre Festival. This year she is portraying Nurse Ratched, the manipulative and commanding head nurse in BTF's production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Hamilton is probably best known for playing Sara Connor in the Terminator films and for starring in Beauty and the Beast with Ron Perlman.
Albany, NY – It just wouldn't be summer without Tanglewood, and none of it would be possible without two very special people who keep Tanglewood running all year round- Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Mark Volpe, and BSO Artistic Administrator Tony Fogg.
Albany, NY – John Oliver is director of Tanglewood Festival Chorus, which is the official year-round chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Not only has he worked at Tanglewood with the BSO, Oliver has conducted the techies over at MIT and he's prepared choruses to sing orchestral works in Japan.
Albany, NY – There are more questions than answers after an Albany County lawmaker charged welfare authorities checked displaced families into seedy hotels where sex offenders were in residence. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Montpelier, VT – Towns across Vermont have received more than 135 million dollars from a state property tax program. The money will be held by the towns for a short time before being transferred to school districts. Some state officials are cautioning towns on how to handle the money during that time. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – There has been much ado about Albany International Airport failing a Transportation Security Administration test. Federal officials want to reassure the public that the skies remain friendly. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Plattsburgh's Mayor's Cup Festival begins today. Once an event that ran for two weeks, this year the city's tight budget forced cutbacks. So-much-so that the land events that coincide with the sailing race were almost cancelled. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.