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LENOX — It was anything but a grand night for concertizing at Tanglewood on Friday following a late-afternoon deluge that decimated a potential lawn crowd and left the Shed stifling and … more
PITTSFIELD — For its third season, Berkshire Opera Festival is presenting Giuseppe Verdi's "Rigoletto," with performances 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28 and 31 at the Colonial … more
LENOX — Not even the most violent tempest to rock Tanglewood during a BSO concert in many a moon could overcome the tremendous impact of Shostakovich's revolutionary Symphony No. 4, as led by a … more
LENOX — Sunday afternoon's annual Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert was the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra's season finale. Some of the student musicians will be participating in Saturday's … more
This is the third in a weekly series of columns devoted to a brief look ahead at the weekend's principal Tanglewood concerts. For a music lover it must have been quite an experience living in Vienna … more
LENOX — The connection is clear. Beethoven studied with Haydn, and early Beethoven works can be mistaken for late Haydn, and vice versa. Brahms was so in awe of Beethoven that it took him until … more
Most Americans first got to know Russian music through two selections in the classic film Fantasia: Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" (a gigantic night devil on a mountain raises monsters, demons, and witches from the dead and makes them dance around a fiery volcano) and Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring" (the beginnings of the Earth, from its formation to the end of the reign of the dinosaurs). more
LENOX — A reborn Lang Lang entered the world at Tanglewood. Returning to action Friday night after a layoff of more than a year to let an injured left hand heal, the brilliant young showman of … more
LENOX — Internationally acclaimed trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and educator Wynton Marsalis brings the Wynton Marsalis Quintet to the Koussevitzky Music Shed at 7 p.m., Sept. 1, as part of … more
Nico Wohl discovered Carnegie Hall's new national youth jazz orchestra, NYO Jazz, only a week or two before the program's application deadline. The guitarist had to submit a video of selected songs, … more
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