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Monument Valley Road Construction Begins Week of 6/17

During the week the road will be limited to local traffic only between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Bastille Day at Ozawa Hall: The Knights celebrate Egalité, Fraternité, as tragedy strikes France — again

Here was a different kind of Tanglewood orchestral concert. Notwithstanding the size of the ensemble, it had the intimacy of a string quartet. The players appeared deeply to engage as individuals.

AT TANGLEWOOD: Tragedy in Matthais Goerne’s ‘Winter Journey’

The 24 songs comprising Franz Schubert’s 'Winterreise' (Winter Journey) were sung with penetrating intelligence by bass-baritone Matthais Goerne. This masterpiece of Viennese lieder was written as Schubert wasted away from a chronically debilitating illness.

REVIEW: Bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in glorious recital at Ozawa Hall

Did this Terfel walk the walk and kvetch the kvetch of Tevye in “If I were a Rich Man,” from “Fiddler on the Roof?” Did he ever, to end the concert, to clamorous applause. “From Wotan to Tevye!” one audience member exclaimed afterward.

Review: Musical counterpoints with the Avalon Quartet at ‘Close Encounters With Music’

You can imagine how the great Schubert C Major Quintet dominated the evening, especially with such a polished and musically sensitive performance as I have come to expect from the Chicago-based Avalon Quartet, which was joined by Yehuda Hanani as second cello, to fill out the Schubert Quintet.

Review: Glorious finale to South Mountain chamber series

The real sensation of the afternoon was the young violinist Benjamin Beilman, whose sound has all the natural projection and power of a premier concert-soloist. In fact, I would have been happy to have seen Mr. Beilman replace most any of the underwhelming cohort of violin soloists this year at Tanglewood.

Review: The Juilliard Quartet at South Mountain, with Haydn, Ran and Schubert

One questions what the use is of “doing our due” to the obscure repertoire of the avant-garde when it often seems we have only tangentially begun to probe the works of the eternal genius Haydn.
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