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THE OTHER SIDE: The Supremes

Born to segregated white America, it was no wonder that for so many weaned on 1950s "Father Knows Best" delusions, The Supremes, with the words of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, and Edward Jr. Holland, offered a far more accurate assessment of what life was really like.

Exclusive interview: Keith Lockhart talks about the July 4 Boston Pops ‘Salute to Our Heroes’ broadcast

The upcoming Boston Pops July 4 broadcast is not all reruns. It will also feature newly created content, including the entire Pops viola section playing "Over the Rainbow" and a virtual performance of Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams' “Summon the Heroes.”

Talks with Keith: Interview with Boston Pops’ principal horn Gus Sebring

When he's onstage with the Boston Pops Orchestra, Gus Sebring's white head is just barely visible to the audience. That's usually all we see of him.

Hobbled by pandemic, BSO announces Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival

The BSO is also releasing certain performances at the same times as they would have been heard live, with complete online recordings of BSO concerts taking place Sundays at 2:30 p.m. as an example of such scheduling.

Tanglewood 2020 season highlights

The problem with making a list of Tanglewood summer highlights is that almost nothing on the schedule qualifies as a lowlight, not even soloists or composers we've never heard of.

PREVIEW: John Williams’ Film Night with David Newman Aug. 24

The two men make a great team, right? Yes, they do, but you haven't heard the half of it.

PREVIEW: ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ to be screened with live orchestra Aug. 16 at Tanglewood

If this were a high-wire act, no one would sell them life insurance, because they work without a safety net.

REVIEW: Tanglewood’s O’Keeffe weekend features Kevin Puts, Renee Fleming, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

"Brightness of Light" combines traditional recitative with an orchestral score reminiscent at times of a blockbuster movie. One Shed patron was actually heard to whisper, "Star Wars!" when the orchestra rose to full force early in the piece.

Solemnities and confections in Studio E: Gracing the opening of the Tanglewood Learning Institute

Had composer and conductor Oliver Knussen not died in Suffolk last year at the age of 66, he would have presided over this year’s Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music. It seemed fitting as well that the first sounds to put the new hall to test were Knussen’s stunning 'Prequel to Opening Signal.'

PREVIEW: Mutter, Previn and Williams at Tanglewood

Sixty-two BSO appearances later, Ann-Sophie takes the stage at Tanglewood Saturday, July 6, to celebrate the life and work of her former husband and creative partner, conductor/composer André Previn.

Serge Koussevitzky sculpture unveiled at Tanglewood

If Ms. Jencks' sculpture merely resembled Koussevitzky, that would be sufficient. But it wonderfully captures the man's visionary character.

Leonard Bernstein and the haunting of Highwood Manor House

Lenny's legendary encounter at the Highwood Manor House wouldn't be the last time he would detect paranormal activity on the Tanglewood grounds.

REVIEW: Tanglewood’s Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert a fitting tribute to both Bernstein and Tanglewood

Most impressive was how conductor Andris Nelsons held the orchestra still long after it at had ceased playing for what the audience perceived as an odd, even uncomfortable, period — silence is a sound, too.

A spectacular Tanglewood 2018 season, Leonard Bernstein’s centennial year

Savvy audiences know that when the BSO signals its intention to “go all out” with a production, they attend to every detail in the grandest style, engaging the world’s most accomplished performers.

Tanglewood tale of two composers

It’s not motion pictures, per se, that invite the classical music world to come to its senses. It’s composers like John Williams and John Corigliano.

PREVIEW: E.T. at Tanglewood in Boston Pops live-to-picture show

If you’ve never seen a symphony orchestra perform a movie score in sync with a moving picture, then one of life’s greatest thrills awaits you.

MUSIC: ‘Jaws’ in Concert at Tanglewood

“Conducting to a film that has already been made is a really big challenge. It’s really one of the toughest things that I’ve had to do as a conductor.” --- Keith Lockhart, musical director of the Boston Pops
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