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This Saturday and Sunday, in one of the highlights of the 2019 Tanglewood season, Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in Wagner’s complete opera “Die Walküre” - split over the course of three performances, each featuring one complete act. The performance is scheduled to coincide with The Tanglewood Learning Institute’s “Wagner Weekend.”

The talented young members of the orchestra are joined by a cast of the world’s finest Wagnerian singers. Die Walküre tackles themes of love, family, sacrifice, betrayal, punishment, and mortality. The concert performance will be sung in German with English supertitles

We are joined by soprano Christine Goerke who will sing the role of Brünnhilde, and bass-baritone James Rutherford who will perform as Wotan.

The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study. It offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal study.

Ellen Highstein is the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center.

Juilliard String Quartet
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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.

Olivier Marger and Julian Schack
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This year, The Tanglewood Music Center has three Fellows from the Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig, Germany as an exchange that’s part of the BSO’s alliance with the Gewandhaus Orchestra. It’s the first-ever Musician Exchange Program between Tanglewood and Leipzig's acclaimed Music Academy programs.

This morning we welcome two of those three. They’re both playing in the Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra performance with Andris Nelsons and Yo-Yo Ma on Sunday in The Shed at 2:30 PM.

Cellist Olivier Marger will perform in all four pieces and Julian Schack on horn will perform during the Copland, Williams, and Bartok pieces.

Andris Nelsons
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Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra open their 2018 Tanglewood season with a gala performance featuring global superstar pianist Lang Lang tonight at 8pm.

The Maestro will then be off and running, conducting a program of Brahms and Shostakovich on Sunday and many other concerts as the season progresses.

BSO Music Director and Conductor Andris Nelsons is leading thirteen programs throughout the summer and will play a major role in Tanglewood's Bernstein Centennial Summer, leading twelve works either composed by Bernstein or strongly associated with his life as a conductor and pianist.

 

As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees -- until you hear the sweet music emanating from within. It’s here that the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters.

For decades, talented young musicians from around the country and around the globe have been coming to the Berkshires to study with some of the best musicians in the world.  Today we’re joined by Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center.

Paul Lewis
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Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the central European classical repertoire.

Andris Nelsons leads the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in the Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert on Sunday, August 20, in the Shed. Brilliant English pianist Paul Lewis joins Mr. Nelsons and the orchestra for Beethoven's dramatic and tumultuous Third Piano Concerto.

Seiji Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood
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As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees -- until you hear the sweet music emanating from within. It’s here that the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters.

For decades, talented young musicians from around the country and around the globe have been coming to the Berkshires to study with some of the best musicians in the world.  Today we’re joined by Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center.

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  The Mark Morris Dance Group will conclude their 2016-17 season with the world premiere of Mark Morris’ Numerator at Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival for Lou 100: In Honor of the Divine Mr. Harrison, an entire Lou Harrison program performed with the Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center.

 

Composer Lou Harrison - who is widely believed to have created America’s first important body of multicultural music - lived from 1917 to 2003. This year marks what would have been his 100 birthday -- an occasion celebrated around the world on May 14th.

Mark Morris has been hailed by the New York Times as the “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical.” In addition to creating over 150 works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, he conducts orchestras, directs opera, and choreographs for ballet companies worldwide.

Jules Eskin plays the cello in 1964
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The principal cellist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra has died. Jules Eskin spent more than five decades with the orchestra.

  Stephanie Blythe is on the vocal faculty for the Tanglewood Music Center, and has been coaching vocal Fellows for the “Sing America: Songs of Travel” vocal concert at 5 p.m. during Tanglewood on Parade.

The program features the TMC Vocal Fellows and Stephanie singing mostly classic American travel songs from the largely from the late 1800’s and early 1900s, including “Meet Me in St. Louis, Louis,” “California, Here I Come,” “Caroline in the Morning,” “Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland,” and “I Want to Go Back to Michigan.” The audience will also be encouranged to sing along during a portion of the program.

Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe is considered to be one of the most highly respected and critically acclaimed artists of her generation.

This is a picture of Seiji Ozawa conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra November 11, 2008
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The star-studded gala that is the Kennedy Center Honors ceremony airs Tuesday night and one of the recipients is deeply connected to the Berkshires.

    As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees -- until you hear the sweet music emanating from within.

It’s here that the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. For decades, talented young musicians from around the country and around the globe have been coming to the Berkshires to study with some of the best musicians in the world.

Today we’re joined by Ellen Highstein – the Director of the Tanglewood Music Center.

  The Tanglewood Music Center Fellowship Program is the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer academy for advanced musical study. The TMC offers an intensive schedule of study and performance for emerging professional instrumentalists, singers, conductors, and composers who have completed most of their formal training in music.

Serge Koussevitzky, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's music director from 1924 to 1949, founded the school with the intention of creating a premier music academy where, with the resources of a great symphony orchestra at their disposal, young musicians would sharpen their skills.

We are joined now by three vocal fellows, Alison Wahl, Davone Tines, and Jason Weisinger.

  As you walk along Tanglewood’s meandering paths, it’s easy to miss a series of small wooden shacks nestled amongst the pine trees -- until you hear the sweet music emanating from within.

It’s here that the Tanglewood Music Center Fellows hone their craft and learn from the masters. For decades, talented young musicians from around the country and around the globe have been coming to the Berkshires to study with some of the best musicians in the world.

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It may be the middle of winter, but Tanglewood’s box office is hoping the cold temperatures make people think of warm summer days.

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Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute is exploring ways to expand the use of its campus in Lenox and create partnerships in the region.

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A singer and actress whose voice has become very recognizable among young children and their parents will visit Tanglewood Music Center this summer.

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Temperatures are starting to drop in the Northeast. That means it’s time to start thinking about warm summer days and green grass, right? Well, at least the Boston Symphony Orchestra is. The company released its 2015 Tanglewood season lineup Thursday.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be showcasing his speaking talents at Tanglewood Music Center tonight in Lenox.

    The Boston Symphony Orchestra will present a new, summer-long reality web series, “New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists,” spotlighting the professional and personal lives of six Fellows from the 2014 class of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO’s prestigious summer music academy that takes place here at Tanglewood.

“New Tanglewood Tales” is an eight-week web series, available weekly this July and August. One of the TCM students featured is bariton, Conor McDonald. He joins us along with Ellen Highstein, Director of Tanglewood Music Center.