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THEATER REVIEW: ‘2.5 Minute Ride’ plays at Hartford Stage through June 23

I don’t always recommend solo performances, but this one is that rare exception. It is a must see!

Tanglewood’s 2020 Online Festival begins with Copland, Lee, Brahms

The musicians' total command of the material on this program is especially noteworthy when you remember that they've been locked up like the rest of us since the time of dinosaurs.

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.

Mark Volpe to retire from the BSO February 2021

Mark Volpe personifies a family spirit at the BSO, and it's something you can see for yourself if you are sitting anywhere in the Koussevitzky Music Shed in July or August a few moments before a concert begins.

PREVIEW: Kodály and Beethoven Dec. 1 at Tanglewood’s Linde Center

But in the casual atmosphere of the Koussevitzky Music Shed, it's easy to forget that all these people are Grammy Award-winning rock stars disguised as ordinary folk.

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: ‘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.

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.

Tanglewood’s Linde Center to open June 28

By summer's end, most of us will have forgotten what Tanglewood's storied Bernstein campus looked like "back in the day."

REVIEW: Father and son Ellis and Wynton Marsalis showcase taste, technical chops to jazz aficionados at Tanglewood

Ellis Marsalis' first chord made you glad to be in a venue where they know how to properly mic a grand piano. His second chord made you glad you were listening to a man with nothing to prove.

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.

PREVIEW: Tanglewood to present fully staged Bernstein ballet

This will be the Boston Symphony Orchestra's first collaboration with the Boston Ballet.

Boston University Tanglewood Institute’s Summer Concert Series features talented, passionate young performers

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute is an eight-week program of the college to train musicians of middle and high school age by immersing them in the world of professional and deeply exciting music-making.

REVIEW: ‘West Side Story’ at Tanglewood showcases spectacular union of music and dance

Most gratifying was the spontaneous roar from the crowd when the names of Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins and Stephen Sondheim appeared in the end credits.

MUSIC REVIEW: Roger Daltrey, David Crosby, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Steven Stills, Judy Collins, Alison Krauss

Forty-eight years after the Kent State shootings, Crosby is once again compelled to speak out against government policies and actions that are grossly at odds with American values and the rule of law.

MUSIC REVIEW: Andy Grammer gets the crowd rocking at Tanglewood

In between hits, Grammer spun several good tales without the “overtalking” that can ruin the flow of far too many shows.
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