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  Read more…

Watching Andris Nelsons conduct

Anne-Sophie Mutter and Andris Nelsons perform Dvorak's Violin Concerto with the BSO (Hilary Scott)

Dec. 6, 2014 Article by Dave Read Reading the New Yorker is always an entertaining and edifying activity, and sometimes more, such as when I got a rush of sympatico from an article by Alex Ross in the Dec. 1, 2014 issue, Brushfires; Andris Nelsons energizes the Boston Symphony. The caption of the accompanying illustration  Read more…

James Taylor schedules Fenway Park gig

James Taylor sings How Sweet It Is at Tanglewood

Article by Dave Read Tanglewood and James Taylor both announce schedules for summer 2015 concerts on Nov. 13, 2014, but Taylor talks about an Aug. 6, 2015 show at Fenway Park (with his All-Star Band and special guest, Bonnie Raitt) while the Tanglewood calendar has a big fat TBA listed for the Fourth of July.  Read more…

Berkshires MA hotels

Berkshires hotels - book rooms at the Red Lion Inn or elsewhere

Oct. 27, 2014 Article by Dave Read Berkshires, MA is a popular place for cultural tourism and family vacations. Hotels located in cities and towns of Berkshire county, such as Pittsfield, Lenox, North Adams, and Great Barrington represent a variety of national brands, including Holiday Inn, Marriott, Hampton, Crowne Plaza, and Days Inn. They fill  Read more…