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  A regular guest with North America's top orchestras, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos’ 2012-13 season includes engagements with the New York, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Toronto Symphony Orchestras. He appears annually here at Tanglewood and will be on the podium in the shed Friday night.

Born in Burgos, Spain, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos studied violin, piano, music theory and composition at the conservatories in Bilbao and Madrid. From 2004-2011, he was Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Dresden Philharmonic, and is just beginning his time as Chief Conductor of the Danish National Orchestra.

Friday night’s BSO opener at Tanglewood is an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring violinist, Joshua Bell.

    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.

    Kevin Moran is the Managing Editor of The Berkshire Eagle

He joins us to talk about what's making the pages of the paper during the region's very busy - and culturally rich - summer.

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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.

Chris Thile

Apr 10, 2013

    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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Leonard Slatkin

Aug 17, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

One of the largest parts of Tanglewood’s 75-year legacy comes from the hard work and awesome talent on display by the Tanglewood Fellows. As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees. But, it is within those structures the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. Today we welcome back our good friend Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center – to share the TMC’s participation in tonight’s Tanglewood on Parade events and wrapping up the season.

While Joe slides off to watch a BSO rehearsal, Alan gets down to brass tax - or tries to - with Mark.

Conductor, Stéphane Denève, is incredibly excited to be making his Tanglewood debut this week - and reasonably excited to be on our show again.

Jennifer Taylor for The New York Times

For over five decades, Lorin Maazel has been one of the world's most esteemed and sought-after conductors. Maestro Maazel recently completed his seventh and final season as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic. He continues, now in his fourth season, as the inaugural Music Director of the spectacular, Santiago Calatrava-designed opera house in Valencia, Spain, the Palau de les Arts "Reina Sofia" and as the founder and Artistic Director of new festival, the Castleton Festival, launched to exceptional acclaim in 2009.

Stu Rosner

BSO principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2004 and holds the Walter Piston Principal Flute Chair. Prior to joining the BSO, Ms. Rowe held titled positions with the orchestras of Fort Wayne, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., and was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, Florida.  

Stu Rosner

Star of stage and screen (large and small), Bernadette Peters, will perform withe Keith Lockhart and The Boston Pops in the Shed at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Sunday, July 8th at 2:30pm.

We welcome her to the show and speak with her about Sondheim, The Muppets, Broadway Barks, and more.

Keith Lockhart, conductor of The Boston Pops, speaks with us about this season at Tanglewood, what the history of The Pops means to him, and more.

One of the premiere violinists in the world - Joshua Bell - will return to Tanglewood tomorrow night to perform the world premiere of Edgar Meyer’s Double Concerto for violin, double bass, and orchestra for their opening weekend. TThat performance will be conducted by Kansas City Symphony Music Director, Michael Stern, making his Tanglewood and BSO debut.

Tony Simotes and Elizabeth Aspenleider from Shakespeare and Company - tell us about the many and varied exciting projects they are working on.

Bassist and composer, Edgar Meyer joins us. Joshua Bell will return to Tanglewood tomorrow night and join Meyer in performing  the world premiere of Meyer’s Double Concerto for violin, double bass, and orchestra.

Ellen Highstein joins us to talk about the experience young musicians have at the Tanglewood Music Center.

It's always a treat to speak with BSO Artistic Administrator, Tony Fogg about the planning and execution of a Tanglewood season.

It's always fun talking to BSO's Managing Director, Mark Volpe, about the Tanglewood season in store.

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