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.
Heralded as the "hottest artist on the classical music planet" by the New York Times, 31 year-old Lang Lang has played sold out recitals and concerts in every major city in the world and is the first Chinese pianist to be engaged by the Vienna Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic and all the top American orchestras.
Testimony to his success, Lang Lang appeared in the 2009 Time 100 - Time magazine's annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World. In 2008, over four billion people viewed Lang Lang's performance in Beijing's opening ceremony for the Olympic Games, where he was seen as a symbol of the youth and the future of China.
The superstar pianist Lang Lang joins the BSO and Maestro Charles Dutoit as soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 tomorrow night at 8:30 in the shed at Tanglewood.
How are things going this year at Tanglewood? Well there have been amazing performances, some huge crowds, and pretty nice weather.
To find out more than surface details, we should ask the guy who runs the place - and that would be our good friend – Mark Volpe. Mark is the Managing Director of the BSO and it is a pleasure to welcome him back for a State of Tanglewood Report.
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College opened in October of 2000. There is always a lot going on at The Tang – for instance - in July they opened Dance/Draw – an exhibition that explores how developments in visual art and dance began, and how they have shaped the art of today. It will be on display through December 30th. Ian Berry is out guest - he is the Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Curator at The Tang.