by Leslie Kandell
A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Safe to say there has seldom if ever been such astonishing live entertainment in the Koussevitzky Music Shed.
Monday, Aug. 10, 2015
Highlights included Yo-Yo Ma and a gigantic work by Mahler, plus Beethoven cello and piano sonatas.
Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Fresh from having his contact extended into 2022, Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons arrived at Tanglewood for a two-week victory lap - his first appearance here as music director.
Monday, July 6, 2015
A curious Tanglewood opening for the Boston Symphony. Instead of giving three concerts, the orchestra performed only on Friday evening, and with a guest conductor instead of its music director.
Friday, Aug. 29, 2014
The first time I ever paid attention to Stephanie Blythe (reigning mezzo-soprano diva at the Metropolitan Opera) was when she stopped the show at a Tanglewood students’ cabaret night about 20 years ago.
Friday, Aug. 15, 2014
Which of these stars doesn’t belong here: J.S. Bach, Max Bruch, Charles Ives, Robin Williams?
Monday, July 28, 2014
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has vamped for several years awaiting a successor to James Levine.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Tanglewood has been bustling for a week, with “this ‘n’ that” activities that lead up to official opening concerts.
Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013
Looking back at 5 concerts which drew crowds of over 10,000 at Tanglewood this summer.
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013
Steinway, the venerable piano company, has been sold to a private investor for (depending on where you read it) upwards of a half-billion dollars.