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Bill Barclay returns to Tanglewood for a Concert Theatre Works development project in partnership with the Tanglewood Learning Institute.

The object of his creative attention for "Full Tilt" this summer is Joseph Bologne, the Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Bologne was a decorated military officer, champion swordsman, acclaimed violinist, composer, and conductor, a true Renaissance man of the Classical period and an artist of color in 18th-century France.

Director of Music for Shakespeare’s Globe, Bill Barclay’s original music has been performed across the United States, around the world, for President Obama, the British Royal Family, the Olympic Torch, at the UN, in Buckingham Palace, and in refugee camps in Jordan and Calais. He is the founder of the new label Globe Music.

Steve Carver
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Long-time Tanglewood piano technician Steve Carver will be featured in a Tanglewood Learning Institute "Meet the Makers" event on Monday afternoon at 1:30 in the Linde Center.

At the event, Carver will give an in-depth look at the art and science of keeping concert instruments in high-performing condition. Attendees can enjoy a sneak peek at the engineering and artistry of Steinway Spirio — the legendary instrument maker’s newest invention and the world’s finest high-resolution player piano.

Carver recently retired from his position of manager of piano maintenance and chief piano technician at The Juilliard School. He has also been the chief concert technician for the Tanglewood Music Festival for ten years and was previously a concert technician at the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Chautauqua Institution.

The Linde Center
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She is being called one of North America’s most innovative music educators. Sue Elliott was appointed Tanglewood Learning Institute Director in August of last year and she is a new face on the scene here at Tanglewood.

Prior to joining The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Sue launched and led the world’s first online professional development, certificate, and accreditation program for private music teachers at all stages of their careers at the Royal Conservatory of Music in her hometown of Toronto, Canada. She has also worked with Seattle Opera and spent 10 years at Houston Grand Opera.

Juilliard String Quartet
Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

With unparalleled artistry and enduring vigor, the Juilliard String Quartet continues to inspire audiences around the world. Founded in 1946 they have been hailed by the Boston Globe as “the most important American quartet in history.”

The quartet has been participating in the first events of the Tanglewood Learning Institute's 2019 season, teaching masterclasses and coaching the TMC string quartets in an intensive week-long focus on string quartet repertoire.

They'll be coaching the string quartets during the day today and there will be three String Quartet Marathon concerts at Ozawa Hall featuring the 2019 TMC Fellows tomorrow at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. We are joined by Areta Zhulla, Ronald Copes, Roger Tapping, and Astrid Schween.

Hilary Scott

Tanglewood’s major new four-building multi-use complex for performance and learning will be named the Linde Center for Music and Learning in recognition of leadership gifts made by Joyce and Edward H. Linde and their family.

Construction of the new facilities will be completed early this year ahead of a June 2019 opening.

The Linde Center will dramatically increase the learning and rehearsal space for the Tanglewood Music Center and will serve as a home to the Tanglewood Learning Institute’s programming - a new wide-ranging initiative of dynamic, engaging, and thought-provoking activities launching in summer 2019.

These new buildings will be Tanglewood’s first year-round facilities available for event and performance use by the BSO and TLI, Berkshire community, and beyond. Mark Volpe is the President and CEO of The Boston Symphony.