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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon August 18, 2014

The Boston Pops Brings Oz To Lenox

  The Wizard of Oz was a technical marvel for the MGM studio in the late 1930s. MGM has stunningly re-mastered this timeless classic, and in a version, produced by John Goberman, the brilliantly restored images are accompanied by a the Boston Pops playing entirely new transcriptions of Harold Arlen's brilliant lost scores.

The Boston Pops' conductor, Keith Lockhart, joins us to talk about the challenges and wonders of this special presentation which will be in The Shed at Tanglewood on 8/22.

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The Roundtable
10:50 am
Fri August 1, 2014

Tanglewood - Tom Rolfs

  Tom Rolfs is principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops.

He joined the BSO trumpet section in 1991, serving first as fourth trumpet and later as Associate Principal Trumpet.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Tanglewood - Tony Fogg

    As the season begins at Tanglewood, we speak to a man who not only is keeping the plates spinning here, he is also has an eye on Boston and is even working on programming for future years here at Tanglewood.

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.

New England News
4:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Taylor Returns to Join Old and New Faces for Tanglewood 2014

James Taylor performing at Tanglewood in 2008. Taylor will return to his hometown stage for an Independence Day celebration July 3rd and 4th after a year hiatus from the festival.
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New England News
1:15 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Berkshires' Taylor to Serve on President's Committee

President Obama has appointed Albany, NY native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor to his Committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

President Obama has appointed a cultural figure with deep ties to the Berkshires to his committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Albany native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor says it’s been a whirlwind since she received the call from Pennsylvania Avenue. Taylor is a Trustee of the Boston Symphony who’s been with the organization for more than 30 years. She has worked with President Obama on both his campaigns, along with her husband, James, who you may have heard of.

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New England News
8:00 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Boston Symphony Announces Tanglewood 2014 Lineup

James Taylor performing at Tanglewood in 2008. Taylor will return to Tanglewood July 3rd and 4th after not being in last year's lineup.
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The Boston Symphony Orchestra has released the 2014 Tanglewood performance lineup.

The season starts on June 28th and includes more than 100 performances of live radio shows, orchestras, as well as popular artists like James Taylor, Yo-Yo Ma and first-timer Jason Alexander. Mark Volpe is the BSO’s managing director.

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New England News
5:52 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Obama Taps Taylor for Arts Committee

President Obama has appointed Albany, NY native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor to his committee on the Arts and the Humanities.

President Obama has appointed a cultural figure with deep ties to the Berkshires to his committee on the Arts and Humanities.

Albany native and Berkshires resident Kim Taylor is the newest member of the committee even though she will miss her first assignment; the swearing-in ceremony on Thursday. She and her husband, singer James Taylor, will be attending an event in Boston marking the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death. Still, she says she is thrilled about the news.

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WAMC News
8:44 am
Tue July 23, 2013

Incoming BSO Director Sidelined By Concussion

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The incoming director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has canceled a weekend appearance at Tanglewood after suffering a concussion following a freak accident in Germany.

The Boston Globe reported that Andris Nelsons recently collided with a door that unexpectedly swung open at his residence in Germany.

Nelsons was still hospitalized Monday and doctors have advised him against plane travel. He'd been scheduled to conduct the Verdi Requiem on Saturday at Tanglewood, the BSO's summer home in Lenox.

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The Roundtable
9:15 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Tanglewood - Mark Volpe, Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Mark Volpe is the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. He joins us to talk about how the year has been and about this year's Tanglewood season schedule.

New England News
3:32 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Boston Symphony Orchestra Enters New Era With Nelsons

Andris Nelsons
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At the age of 34, Andris Nelsons will lead one of the most respected orchestras in the world. Nelsons, a native of Latvia, who has earned a distinguished reputation in European classical music and opera, has been named the new music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, filling the vacancy left by the departure of James Levine, who stepped down for health reasons two years ago. Mark Volpe, the managing director of the BSO, spoke with WAMC's Brian Shields.

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