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Tanglewood notes

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Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires

Living with James Taylor

Attending his Tanglewood concerts is not a requirement for feeling the James Taylor Effect.

The off hours of Henry VIII

A quick review of "Music from the Cosmopolitan Court of Henry VIII," an Aston Magna concert for four violas da gamba and tenor in Great Barrington.


You can count on Richard Flanagan to liven things up at Tanglewood.

Picking winners

A glowing 2003 review of Jennifer Higdon hinted that she was on the way to greater things.

Right — and wrong — ways to use a score

Whoever needs a score should use one for the entire program. Otherwise it looks to the audience as if the soloist hasn’t quite learned everything, or considers one piece more worth taking time to memorize than another.

Duanesburg grad shines in opera

The creamy-voiced soprano Emalie Savoy impressed in "Ariadne auf Naxos."

The little ensemble that could

Part rock band and part amplified chamber group, Bang on a Can was hatched in New York's East Village in 1987.

Aston Magna: music, art, love, gore

Elegant music and art combine in the Aston Magna early music series in Great Barrington.

John Oliver assumes his space

In his fascinating talk to donors Thursday, John Oliver, the founder and director of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, gave a rare glimpse of his Wisconsin childhood, and prodigal talents at singing and piano.

The Taylor-King phenom at Tanglewood

Tanglewood can't be faulted for presenting three non-classical hugely-attended James Taylor/Carole King concerts over the July 4th weekend.

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