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

Boston Symphony Orchestra Enters New Era With Nelsons

Andris Nelsons
Credit BSO

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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Arts & Culture
11:45 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Chris Thile

    This Saturday, April 13th - acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and singer/mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will perform as a due at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, MA. It’ll be a rare and special evening with two of America's most groundbreaking young musicians.

Chris Thile began playing mandolin when he was 5 years old - a very quick synopsis of his musical life from then to now includes playing with Grammy award winning trio, Nickel Creek, releasing several solo albums, co-founding the progressive bluegrass quintet, Punch Brothers, and recording The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer.

The 2012 MacArthur Genius join us to talk about collaborating with Brad Mehldau, sticking with the mandolin, and recording with The Goat Rodeo Sessions.

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Arts & Culture
6:00 pm
Fri January 25, 2013

Tickets for 2013 Season at Tanglewood On Sale Sunday

WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra about some of the events happening at Tanglewood this summer.


 Tickets for the 76th Season at Tanglewood can be purchased online at www.BSO.org or by calling 888.266.1200

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The Roundtable
10:10 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Volpe excited for 2013 season at Tanglewood

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2013 schedule for Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with BSO managing director Mark Volpe about what’s on tap for summer, and the state of the orchestra’s search for a new head conductor.

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Arts & Culture
10:35 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Christine Ebersole at Tanglewood

Christine Ebersole, Betty Buckley, and Michael Feinstein join the Boston Pops on Sunday afternoon at Tanglewood to close out the season. We welcome Christine Ebersole back to the program and speak with her about her recent projects and what she likes about singing with The Pops.http://www.tanglewood.org

Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Fri August 31, 2012

Evanescence at Tanglewood

Grammy award-winning rockers, Evanescence, play at Tanglewood tomorrow night. The multi-platinum hard rock band, led by Amy Lee’s operatic, passionate vocals, has had the major hits, "Fallen" and “Bring Me To Life,” which snagged the band a Grammy for best hard rock performance. Amy Lee joins us.

Arts & Culture
9:35 am
Fri August 17, 2012

Leonard Slatkin

We welcome Maestro Leonard Slatkin to the program and speak with him about his new book, Conducting Business: Unveiling the Mystery Behind the Maestro, Tanglewood, and John Williams.

Arts & Culture
11:35 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Shakespeare and Company - Olympia and Apollo Dukakis and Tony Simotes

Elizabeth Aspenlieder, Apollo Dukakis, Tony Simotes, Olympia Dukakis, Joe Donahue, Alan Chartock

Artistic Director Tony Simotes and Academy Award-winning actress Olympia Dukakis team up to re-envision Shakespeare's The Tempest at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox. Filled with moving, funny and enchanting moments, the underpinnings in this fantastical world, much like our own, are steeped in mystery, darkness and the unknown. Simotes' take, set in the 1940s, aligns the magic and mystery of the island with the often tumultuous relationships between family — with a twist — Ms.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - Keith Lockhart

Keith Lockhart, Conductor of The Boston Pops, joins us for his annual visit and we discuss how he go to where he is - and why he'll always like it.

Arts & Culture
10:44 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Tanglewood on Parade - John Williams

Composer, John Williams, speaks with us, humbly, about his impact on music and composing and why he loves Tanglewood. He also shares remembrances of Marvin Hamlisch.

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