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The Kennedy Center Honors has named its 2015 class and it includes a person known from the Berkshires to Boston and beyond.

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The Boston Pops’ concerts are a huge part of what make a Tanglewood season. Already this year the pops have performed with Sheryl Crow and presented a Simply Sondheim evening.

This coming Sunday, July 5th they’ll be joined in The Shed by the incredible singer and actress Bernadette Peters. Keith Lockhart is the conductor of The Boston Pops – and is celebrating 20th years in that post this year!

  Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, MA is celebrating its 83rd Festival this Summer.

It is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival.

We are joined this morning by the Pillow’s Director of Preservation, Norton Owen.

  Shakespeare & Company is a cultural - and physical - neighbor to Tanglewood. Located here in Lenox, MA, Shakespeare and Company was founded in 1978.

Shakespeare & Company’s summer season includes three Shakespeare plays, Henry V, The Comedy of Errors and Hamlet, plus the Regional Premiere of Red Velvet, the World Premiere of Jane Anderson’s Mother of the Maid, starring Tina Packer, and The Unexpected Man.

Here to tell us more are: , Taibi Magar, director of The Comedy of Errors, Jonathan Croy – a longtime company veteran artist starring in Henry V, and Seth Gordon who is making his S&Co. directing debut with Tony award winning playwright’s Yasmina Reza’s The Unexpected Man.

  Star of stage and screen - Bernadette Peters will once again join The Boston Pops in The Shed at Tanglewood for an afternoon of song on July 5th.

  The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal training in music.

Serge Koussevitzky, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's music director from 1924 to 1949, founded the school with the intention of creating a premier music academy where, with the resources of a great symphony orchestra at their disposal, young musicians would sharpen their skills.

We are joined now by three vocal fellows, Alison Wahl, Davone Tines, and Jason Weisinger.

  As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees -- until you hear the sweet music emanating from within.

It’s here that the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. For decades, talented young musicians from around the country and around the globe have been coming to the Berkshires to study with some of the best musicians in the world.

  As the season kicks off 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 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.

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  For its first concert of the 2015 Tanglewood season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra celebrates our country's heritage during Independence Day weekend with an all American program of music by John Harbison, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Duke Ellington.

Jacques Lacombe (Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra since 2010) conducts the program and he joins us now to tell us more.

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  Mark Volpe, the Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, joins us - as he does each summer - to set us straight on all things Tanglewood and tell us about their amazing season that gets underway on Friday night.

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Young and old are taking over Tanglewood tonight. The duo of Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga are performing at 8 o’clock.

  Huey Lewis and the News - the San Francisco based pop-rock band known for a slew of radio hits over the last three and a half decades will perform at matinee concert in the Koussevitzky Music Shed at Tanglewood this Sunday at 2:30.

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The 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center gets started Friday night with a performance of the Boston Pops and country rock singer Sheryl Crow.

  There is nothing like a Tanglewood Picnic.

The expansive lawn at the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra brings people together to enjoy some of the best music in the world at one of the most beautiful places in the world and - as if that weren’t perfect enough - when enjoying a concert from the lawn you can bring your favorite food and drink and enjoy it all in the Summer sun or under the stars.

The experience is captured in Gina Hyams new book, The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires which is published on Gina’s new imprint, Muddy Puppy Media. 

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The founding conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will step down following this summer’s performances in Lenox. It will mark the end of a career with the Boston Symphony Orchestra that spanned nearly five decades.

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It may be the middle of winter, but Tanglewood’s box office is hoping the cold temperatures make people think of warm summer days.

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Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute is exploring ways to expand the use of its campus in Lenox and create partnerships in the region.

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A singer and actress whose voice has become very recognizable among young children and their parents will visit Tanglewood Music Center this summer.

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Temperatures are starting to drop in the Northeast. That means it’s time to start thinking about warm summer days and green grass, right? Well, at least the Boston Symphony Orchestra is. The company released its 2015 Tanglewood season lineup Thursday.

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    Train first has success in 1998 with their hit song “Meet Virginia.” Their other hits include “Drops of Jupiter” and “Calling All Angels.” They have a new album coming out in September and are performing at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA tonight.

Lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford joins us.

    With his unique, pitch-perfect voice still going strong after more than seven decades in the business, Tony Bennett is in a class by himself. He's the winner of 17 Grammy Awards, the Grammy Lifetime Award and 7 Emmy Awards for his 2007 prime-time special, Tony Bennett: An American Classic.

Bennett delights his fans, both young and old, around the globe with timeless classics such as "Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and his signature song, "I Left My Heart in San Francisco."

He'll be performing at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Sunday, August 31st at 2:30pm.

    Author and Berkshire resident, Gina Hyams is creating a gift book titled The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires. She envisions the project as a collective love letter to the quintessential Berkshire summer experience of picnicking on the Lawn and she is asking the public to submit their personal snapshots of Tanglewood picnics, along with favorite Tanglewood picnic recipes and tips from all eras of the festival’s eight-decade history.

  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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Jason Isbell was a key member of Southern-rock group Drive-By Truckers. He then struck out on his own as a solo performer, and he’s been riding high on critical acclaim for last year’s solo album, “Southeastern,” which has been described as his “Blood on the Tracks” or “Tunnel of Love” in its searing intimacy and stripped-down intensity. The album garnered Isbell nominations for Best Song, Best Album, and Artist of the Year from the Americana Music. NPR rock critic Ken Tucker and American Songwriter magazine called it the best album of 2013.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be showcasing his speaking talents at Tanglewood Music Center tonight in Lenox.

    Violinist Augustin Hadelich joins the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Sunday afternoon for Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 4 in D at the heart of a concert devoted to the Classical period and the Austro-German tradition.

We speak with him and with the Artistic Director of the BSO, Tony Fogg.

  One of today's most sought-after piano soloists, Jean-Yves Thibaudet will join The Boston Symphony Orchestra tonight playing Shostakovich's scintillating Piano Concerto No. 1. Assistant Conductor Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra for the program which also includes Tchaikovsky’s Serande for strings and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

  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.

    Jacob’s Pillow in Beckett, MA is celebrating its 82nd Festival this Summer. It is a National Historic Landmark, recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and home to America's longest running international dance festival.

We are joined this morning by the Pillow’s Executive and Artistic Director Ella Baff and by choreographer John Heginbotham. His evening-length world premiere Chalk and Soot will be presented in the Doris Duke Theatre through August 3. John is also the recipient of the 2014 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award.

  Recently, on a quiet day at the Lenox Library – just down the road from Tanglewood – a big time star walked in and offered to do a fund-raiser. Surprised, but delighted, the Library signed him up and the event takes place next Friday night.

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