Tony Bennett Lady Gaga throng swamps Tanglewood

Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga performing at Tanglewood, Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (Michael Blanchard)

July 1, 2015 Article by Dave Read As Lady Gaga herself mentioned from the Koussevitsky Music Shed at Tanglewood early in her concert with Tonay Bennett June 30, 2015, it didn’t rain! But a steady drizzle and dreary skies did prevail all day long as a vast crowd assembled, causing miles-long traffic jams and overwhelming […]

2015 A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood

June 27, 2015 broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion at Tanglewood, Garrison Keillor and cast; photo:Hilary Scott

June 29, 2015 Article by Dave Read The sixteenth Tanglewood broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion, with Garrison Keillor, took place Saturday June 27, 2015; it was the penultimate show of their 2014-15 season, and probably the penultimate show in the series that began in 2000 when Keillor instituted an instant Tanglewood tradition at the […]

2015 Tanglewood season schedule highlights

Andris Nelsons for BSOPhoto: Marco Borggreve

Nov. 13, 2014 Article by Dave Read The 2015 Tanglewood season, which runs from June 20 through Labor Day weekend, celebrates both the inaugural season of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director Andris Nelsons and the 75th anniversary of the BSO’s summer music academy, the Tanglewood Music center. Highlights on the 2015 Tanglewood schedule are appearances […]

2015 Jacob’s Pillow schedule

Martha Graham, Erick Hawkins and the Martha Graham Dance Company in Martha Graham's "Appalachian Spring" Courtesy of the Library of Congress

April 1, 2015 Article by Dave Read Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 358 George Carter Road Becket, MA 01223 Phone: 413.243.9919 Fax:413.243.4744 Web: Jacob’s Pillow 2015 schedule is highlighted by Martha Graham Dance Company’s 90th Anniversary, including a world premiere by eminent choreographer Mats Ek; a pre-Festival dance and radio stage production hosted by Ira […]

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA

Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA

March 5, 2015 Article by Dave Read Wilco has announced the lineup for the 2015 Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA, scheduled for the weekend of June 26-28 in North Adams, MA. The festival presents an impressive and varied roster of musicians and bands; besides host Wilco and frontman Jeff Tweedy, it includes such first-ballot […]

Retired BSO violinist Ronald Knudsen dies

March 30, 2015 Article by Dave Read Retired BSO violinist Ronald Knudsen passed away peacefully in the comfort of his beloved home surrounded by family at nearly the age of 84. As a highly respected member of Boston’s professional musical community, Ron was known as a violinist, conductor and an educator. Throughout his extended career […]

2015 Mahaiwe Performing Arts schedule

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Gt. Barrington, Mass.

March 6, 2015 Article by Dave Read The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is the primary cultural venue in the Berkshires’ “south county” region, located on Castle St. in downtown Great Barrington, MA. Opened in 1905 and restored in 2005, Mahaiwe PAC is a 681-seat venue that schedules a variety of programs throughout the year, including […]