Mahler’s Eighth marks TMC’s 75th

Andris Nelsons with soloists, the TMCO, the TFC, and children's choirs performing Mahler's Symphony No. 8 (Hilary Scott)

August 12, 2015 Article by Dave Read The culmination of the Tanglewood Music Center’s 75th anniversary celebration was the Aug. 8, 2015 performance of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, the Symphony of a Thousand, with BSO music director Andris Nelsons conducting 363 musicians, including the TMC Fellows, the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, eight leading vocal soloists, the Boston Continue Reading…

Malpaso Dance Company at Jacob’s Pillow

Aug. 5, 2015 performance reviewed by Iler McGrath. Malpaso Dance Company took the stage at the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Aug. 5, 2015 for their United States premier, presenting works by the internationally renowned choreographer Trey McIntyre and Malpaso artistic director Osnel Delgado Wambrug. The alleged “misstep” made by this three year old Continue Reading…

Tanglewood on Parade Aug. 4, 2015

Shed view at Tanglewood June 28, 2014 A Prairie Home Companion

August 7, 2015 Article by Dave Read This year’s Tanglewood on Parade Gala Concert, the Tanglewood Music Center’s main fundraising event, was an especially satisfying evening of music, even if a little sad because John Williams’ health prevented his participation. With the Boston Pops conductor laureate absent, tonight’s audience was made to settle for three Continue Reading…

BSO announce 2015-16 Symphony Hall schedule

Andris Nelsonsconducting the BSO at Tanglewood (Hilary Scott)

August 4, 2015 Article by Dave Read BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in thirteen extraordinarily wide-ranging programs in the 2015-16 BSO season, highlighted by new programming and recording initiatives around the music of Shostakovich, three weeks of thematic concerts honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, concert performances of Continue Reading…

Company Wang Ramirez at Jacob’s Pillow

Company Wang Ramirez at Jacob’s Pillow

Jukly 15, 2015 performance reviewed by Iler McGrath. Company Wang Ramirez made their Jacob’s Pillow debut on Wednesday night with the evening-length work Monchichi. Sebastién Ramirez, a Frenchman with Spanish roots, and Honji Wang, a German woman of Korean descent, are easy to watch onstage, and the duet they have created has many pleasantly surprising Continue Reading…

Tanglewood Brass Spectacular

Boston Crusaders warm up before Tanglewood performance; BerkshireLinks photo.

July 8, 2015 Article by Dave Read The Tanglewood Brass Spectacular featured performances by the Boston Pops Brass & Percussion section, the Boston Crusaders, the third-oldest drum corps in America, celebrating their 75th anniversary; and the sixteen-time Drum Corps International World Champion Blue Devils from Concord, California. The program was suggested by BSO trumpeter and Continue Reading…