2014 Tanglewood season wraps with Tony Bennet
Article by Dave Read;
On Thursday, August 28, Governor Deval Patrick will be a special guest on radio program Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, which will be recorded in the Shed at 8 PM for broadcast to its weekly audience of 3.2 million weekly listeners. The NPR news quiz program is hosted by Peter Sagal along with judge and score-keeper Bill Kurtis. Tanglewood is a familiar spot for Gov. Patrick, who had a big role in the Tanglewood on Parade gala concert a few weeks ago.
Making a return visit to Tanglewood is Train on Friday, August 29 at 7 PM in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. The West coast band released their sixth album, California 37, featuring the single, Drive By, in 2012. Now that nobody gets turned on to bands and musicians via AM radio, you may have seen Train on TV; they’ve been on all the broadcast shows.
On Aug. 30, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conductor Keith Lockhart, members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Josh Groban perform the nex-to-last entry on the Tanglewood 2014 schedule.
Tanglewood finale with Tony Bennett and Antonia Bennett
The final event on the 2014 Tanglewood schedule will be on Sunday, Aug. 31 at 2:30 PM in the Koussevitsky Music Shed when Tony Bennett headlines a bill that includes daughter Antonia Bennett as special guest. Forever associated with I Left My Heart In San Francisco. which he recorded in 1962, Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century.
In the last ten years alone, he has sold ten million records. Bennett has received 17 Grammy Awards and the Grammy Lifetime Award. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook that have since become standards for pop music. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs.