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LENOX — Few musicians get a standing ovation before they conduct or play a note, followed by several more during their concert. But John Williams holds a special place in the hearts of … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — At age 8, Pat Metheny started playing the trumpet. By 12, he had switched to guitar.In the more than 50 years since that seminal shift, the 64-year-old Missouri native has … more
This is the eighth in a weekly series of columns devoted to a brief look ahead at the weekend's principal Tanglewood concerts.Gustav Mahler composed his music to encompass the world. Leonard … more
For musical duo Charming Disaster, it's all in the band's name. The music of singer-songwriters Ellia Bisker and Jeff Morris possesses a certain lightheartedness to it, but its narrative-driven … more
NORTH ADAMS — Blondie's road to rock royalty may have begun before the group opened for David Bowie and Iggy Pop during "The Idiot" tour in 1977, but the gig certainly helped put the new-wavers … more
LENOX — It takes more than a mighty tempest to ruin a hallowed, 70-year tradition — Tanglewood on Parade, the nine-hour party showcasing the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, Tanglewood Music … more
This is part of a weekly series of columns devoted to a brief look ahead at the weekend's principal Tanglewood concerts. Puccini's "La boheme" had its premiere in Italy in 1896, conducted by a … more
Drew Angus, a pop-rock singer-songwriter, who was a finalist on the 2016 Farewell Season of American Idol, will be coming to Pittsfield for a free concert on Thursday, July 19, as part of the Shire … more
The Pittsfield Suns' season is wrapping up, but there are still plenty of tunes to be played over the final handful of home dates at Wahconah Park. Before summer's end, we wanted to know how some … more
LENOX — What makes Haydn Haydn and Mozart Mozart?The Boston Symphony Orchestra gave a demonstration at Tanglewood Sunday afternoon, playing nearly contemporaneous symphonies — one by each … more
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