Albany, NY – When it comes to contemporary crime writers, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Michael Connelly is "quite simply one of the best." Connelly is the author of the Harry Bosch crime series and his thirteenth novel in that series is called The Overlook. And this book started out as a 16-part serial for The New York Times. It has been expanded and revised and Joe Donahue talked with Connelly about how he came to write The Overlook.
The Overlook, by Michael Connelly. Published by Little, Brown.
Albany, NY – A Tanglewood experience could not be complete without a picnic. Steven Wood is here to instruct us in the art of picnic-packing. Wood is executive chef at Tanglewood, so he speaks with experience.
Albany, NY – Mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson has performed all over the world, and tonight she will open the Tanglewood Season by performing A Midsummer Night's Dream with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Levine.
Albany, NY – Monet-lovers have a chance to learn more about the artist at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts. The museum is housing and exhibit entitled "The Unknown Monet." Museum curator James Ganz tells us everything we don't know about Monet.
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.