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Mark Volpe
Marco Borggreve

It sounds impossible to believe, but hundreds of thousands of music lovers will not be taking in concerts from the rolling green grass at Tanglewood this summer because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But, The Boston Symphony Orchestra is taking its acclaimed, months-long music festival into the digital realm.

BSO musicians — along with a wide range of guest artists — are helping to produce original, pre-recorded performances for the new Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival.

Mark Volpe is the President and CEO of The BSO and he joined us.

Sarah LaDuke

It sounds impossible to believe, but hundreds of thousands of music lovers will not be taking in concerts from the rolling green grass at Tanglewood this summer because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is taking its acclaimed, months-long music festival into the digital realm.

BSO musicians — along with a wide range of guest artists including cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax and violinist Joshua Bell — are helping to produce original, pre-recorded performances for the new Tanglewood 2020 Online Festival.

Encore and archival performances are also part of the lineup, in addition to informal conversations with artists and master classes.

According to BSO president and CEO Mark Volpe, more than eight million people have engaged virtually with the organization's output over the past two months and they hope for much more this summer.

Stu Rosner / Boston Symphony Orchestra

This week, Boston Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Mark Volpe announced he will step down at the end of February 2021. He oversees the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, and Tanglewood, as well as the orchestra’s real estate holdings in Boston and the Berkshires. Volpe previously held leadership positions with orchestras in Baltimore, Minneapolis, and Detroit over his 37-year career.  During his tenure, the Lenox, Massachusetts campus of Tanglewood extended its schedule into a full-season program for the first time. He also led the organization as it dealt with the fallout of sexual misconduct allegations against former music director James Levine. Volpe spoke with WAMC about what he’ll carry with him from the experience, and what it’s like to lead an orchestra for 23 years.

Marco Borggreve / Boston Symphony Orchestra

The longtime president and CEO of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will retire in a year.

Mark Volpe
BSO

Tanglewood is a name that's recognized around the world. Just about every time we interview a conductor or musician, they mention the venue's reputation and cache. That doesn't just happen by accident. There's a hard-working team of professionals that keeps Tanglewood on the lips of both audience-members and performers.

To give us a State of Tanglewood report – we welcome back our friend Mark Volpe – the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra. 

The Linde Center for Music and Learning
BSO Press Office

Today we are broadcasting from The Linde Center for Music and Learning. Specifically, we are broadcasting from the Volpe Family Studio.

It is a 32 by 24 foot space – one of four buildings that make up this new center. To tell us all about it, we welcome back our friend and host Mark Volpe – the Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Mark Volpe
The Boston Globe

Managing Director Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Mark Volpe joins us to discuss Tanglewood's Bernstein Centennial Summer.

As the season hits its stride at Tanglewood, we speak to a man who not only is keeping the plates spinning here, he is also has an eye on Boston and even working on programming for future years here at Tanglewood.

Tony Fogg has been Artistic Administrator of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and assists the Music Director in the planning and selection of all BSO concerts and repertoire.

A pianist by training, he is one of our favorites to chat with and it is a great pleasure to welcome Tony back to our Roundtable as he joins us and Mark Volpe for a look at the next several weeks here on the Tanglewood campus.

Mark Volpe
BSO

Managing Director Of The Boston Symphony Orchestra Mark Volpe joins us to discuss opening weekend at Tanglewood, the coming season, and Tanglewood's Bernstein Centennial Summer.

BSO's Mark Volpe Discusses Upcoming Week At Tanglewood

Aug 17, 2017
Mark Volpe
BSO

Just a few weeks of summer, and the Tanglewood season, remain. For an update on what’s on the schedule at the Berkshires summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe.

Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood
Sarah LaDuke

With the dog days of summer here, it’s another busy weekend at Tanglewood, the Berkshires summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. For an update on what’s on the schedule, WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe. 

Flowers and view at Tanglewood
Sarah LaDuke

Tanglewood on Parade is a day long celebration of everything that Tanglewood and The Boston Symphony Orchestra has to offer. We begin our broadcast there this morning with a modified Roundtable Panel featuring Executive Editor of The Berkshire Eagle, Kevin Moran; Managing Director of The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mark Volpe; and for a portion of the conversation: Artistic Administrator for The BSO and Director of Tanglewood, Tony Fogg. 

We begin our remote broadcast from Tanglewood with an abbreviated RT Panel and welcome our man from The Berkshire Eagle, Kevin Moran and Managing Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Mark Volpe.

Tanglewood Getting New $30 Million Expansion

Feb 22, 2017

Tanglewood has announced a $30 million expansion to its campus in the Berkshires. Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, says work will begin this summer on a new four-building complex.

Garden at Tanglewood
Sarah LaDuke / WAMC

    Tanglewood is a name that's recognized around the world. Just about every time we interview a conductor or musician, they mention the venue's reputation and cache.

That doesn't just happen by accident. There's a hard-working team of professionals that keeps Tanglewood on the lips of both audience-members and performers.

And, it is quite a season that gets underway tonight. To give us a State of Tanglewood report – we welcome back our friend Mark Volpe – the Managing Director of the BSO.

The Tanglewood logo
Boston Symphony Orchestra

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced its 2013 schedule for Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts. WAMC’s Alan Chartock spoke with BSO managing director Mark Volpe about what’s on tap for summer, and the state of the orchestra’s search for a new head conductor.