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Tanglewood, Sevenars, Taconic Music Highlight the Week

All three venues present magnificent music performed at superb venues in pristine, bucolic settings by marvelous performers.

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The Three Ts: Tanglewood, Taconic, Tannery Pond

Why go? To be amazed! Read about the stellar music making, with superstar performers interpreting great music from across historical eras – much of it beloved favorites by audiences worldwide, and for the many personal and historical perspectives you'll discover at the Tanglewood Learning Institute (TLI) presentations.

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Tanglewood's Learning Institute Opens This Week

It's clear that this will be an especially exciting and brilliant festival season.

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Tanglewood's New Learning Institute Is A Bold New Chapter

This bold initiative by the BSO represents a dramatic new chapter in the life of Tanglewood and a major investment in the festival's future.

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Summer Music Festival Season is About to Begin

These are the music festivals that make our locality a cultural capital, drawing thousands to hear great music – popular, classical chamber, symphony, choral, opera, musical theater, contemporary classical, et al – to experience legendary artists perform masterworks within the verdant hills and dales of the Berkshires and southwestern Vermont we call home.

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Tanglewood's Bernstein Celebration Was a Spectacular Tribute

And on the anniversary of the actual date of his birth - Aug. 25 - Tanglewood created a singular, spectacular event celebrating all the aspects of the musical life of the man known to all as "Lenny."

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Book Review: Mister E's Mysteries Are Great Fun

Elias is also a master storyteller/novelist, who has published six thrillers – all combining his love of music with a fabulously crafted fiction style to create an unusual, original and gripping series of novel-length mysteries.

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Final Summer Tanglewood Concerts Honor Bernstein

Before the "Ninth," there are three exceptional programs you should consider attending in Ozawa Hall and in the Shed this week – most importantly the astounding lineup of talent that will comprise “Celebrating Lenny at Tanglewood” – an evening-long festival-within-a-festival, on Aug. 25, which is also the great man's 100th birthday.

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Enjoy Great Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars, Tannery Pond

During this penultimate week of the Tanglewood Music Festival, the spotlight will focus on a range of classical fare in varied genres: from chamber and solo piano music by Beethoven, Brahms, Britten and Mahler to symphonic works by Beethoven, Copland, Bartók and Shostakovich.

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Tanglewood Presents Powerhouse Programs

The "heavy hitters" are John Williams' "Film Night" - always an audience favorite event and a high point of each year's Tanglewood offerings - led by Mr. Williams and Boston Symphony maestro Andris Nelsons

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Thrilling Music at Tanglewood, Sevenars

The week's highlight, on Aug. 7, will be the all-day "Tanglewood on Parade" events. Read below for the details.

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Classical Music High Season is Ablaze

During late July into early August, with concerts at Tanglewood and at other celebrated regional venues, the classical music festival high season lights up with sure-fire programming.

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Concerts at Tanglewood, Sevenars Are Not To Be Missed

Fabulous guest artists – the masterful pianist Emanuel Ax, brilliant violinists Pamela Frank and Christian Tetzlaff and the phenomenal Emerson String Quartet – will take center stage.

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Tanglewood, Tannery Pond, Taconic Music, Sevenars Shine

Simply stated, what you’ll see and hear this week in these four venues is a sampling of the very best within the richness and diversity of classical music programming in our region – all brilliantly performed.

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Tanglewood Classical Season Opens; Taconic Blossoms

There’s diverse musical fare, from Mozart, Brahms and Richard Strauss to Shostakovich, Stravinsky and Leonard Bernstein.

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Summer Classical Music Festival Season Heats Up

Concertgoers will have the opportunity to hear great chamber music performed at its artistic best, in inviting and intimate surroundings.

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Classical 'High Season' Bursts Upon the Scene

This week, three magnificent presenter "T"s share the spotlight, offering fabulous musical pleasures: Tanglewood, Tannery Pond Concerts and Taconic Music.

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Musical Festival Season Appears on the Horizon

My goal, as your musical guide, will be to assist you in choosing venues to visit and performances to attend. Each week there will be "something to suit every taste," as the saying goes, but I will try, from mid-June through Labor Day, to highlight exceptional offerings that may pique your interest.

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E-Book Review: 'Symphonies & Scorpions' by Gerald Elias

Now, Elias has just released his first downloadable e-book, "Symphonies & Scorpions." A memoir, he has subtitled it "Ramblings of a Wand'ring Minstrel on the Boston Symphony's Far East Tour of 2014."

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Tanglewood Wraps Up Classical Season; Shanghai String Quartet at Music Mountain

This week, Tanglewood concludes its 2017 classical programming, culminating with the always-anticipated traditional final concert, on Sunday, Aug. 27, featuring Beethoven's glorious and triumphant Ninth Symphony, preceded by Charles Ives' "The Housatonic at Stockbridge."

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Review: Musician's Sixth Thriller A Joy to Read

He has just published his sixth installment in the series, "Spring Break." The book, like each of the earlier volumes in the series, possesses writing with equal verve and narrative skill; the adventures of the curmudgeonly and semi-jaded violinist/detective, Daniel Jacobus, are as engaging as ever.

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Enjoy Great Music at Tanglewood, Music Mountain, Tannery Pond

Looking ahead, these last two months of magnificent music making are but a prelude to the fall array of area classical offerings on the horizon – mostly chamber music - at Tannery Pond, in New Lebanon, N.Y., into September, and at South Mountain Concerts, in Pittsfield, in September and continuing into October.

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Tanglewood, Sevenars Showcase Great Music

Tanglewood continues its classical programming into mid-August, featuring powerful symphonic works – all audience favorites - performed by the Boston Symphony.

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Thrilling Music at Tanglewood, Music Mountain and Sevenars

Programs this week at Tanglewood offer a diverse and intriguing mix of symphonic music by Mozart, Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff.

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Classical 'High Season' Approaches Its Zenith

As always, the place to be for great classical and stimulating new music is right here in our own centrally located, intimate corner of the world - the Berkshires - a so-designated "cultural capital," where artistic boundaries are nonexistent.

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