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Boston Symphony Orchestra: Musicians and Helpers

Stanley Ely | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Stanley Ely

The BSO packs everyone, musicians, instruments and helpers, hundreds of folks and tons of equipment, and moves them to the Berkshire Mountains for two months in the summer. A tradition going back decades, the orchestra performs a packed schedule of outdoor concerts.

Against Two-Tap Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 05.15.2015 | Arts
Daron Hagen

The opera's conductor laughed when I told him. "I recall teaching one of my protégés how to use a rotary phone; he kept looking for buttons to push." "Boy or girl?" I quipped.

Air and Music

Stanley Ely | Posted 11.02.2014 | Arts
Stanley Ely

Around the enormous lawn as the sun set Friday night came a sprinkling of folks dressed as Dorothy or the Scarecrow or the Cowardly Lion. The reward for them and the other several thousand of us present was an ingenious take on "The Wizard of Oz."

Brooklynization of the Berkshires

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Travel
Find. Eat. Drink.

Cultural places in the Berkshires like Tanglewood, Mass MoCA, Jacob's Pillow and the Williamstown Theater Festival have traditionally stolen the headlines as the stars of this picturesque region, but the locavore food and drink movement is shifting the spotlight.

Tenor Stuart Skelton on Peter Grimes

Sean Martinfield | Posted 08.17.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

On June 26-29, San Francisco Symphony presents a semi-staged production of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes. Conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas, the th...

Medium's New Journalism Tactic

Capital New York | Nicole Levy | Posted 06.04.2014 | Media

On Monday, two days after feminist tech blogger Arikia Millikan had announced she was taking her LadyBits blog off Medium’s platform because of the ...

Weather or Not?

Leonard Slatkin | Posted 09.22.2013 | Arts
Leonard Slatkin

The big story in music this past week had more to do with the playing conditions as opposed to the music itself.

Tanglewood's 75-Year History In Music

The Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.25.2012 | Home

HuffPost Culture is spotlighting a few new songs from the Tanglewood archives each week. Check back for the latest additions. Across the country, c...


Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.08.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

It is astonishing to me that this summer marks the 75th Anniversary of Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and even more asto...