by Leslie Kandell
A Daily Gazette arts blog
Leslie Kandell covers music in the Berkshires
Friday, July 16, 2010
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.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Tanglewood can't be faulted for presenting three non-classical hugely-attended James Taylor/Carole King concerts over the July 4th weekend.
Friday, Sept. 18, 2009
Figures show a 5 percent rise in season attendance at Tanglewood.
Monday, Aug. 31, 2009
The voice has probably lasted because his songs and style don't verry toward force and fury.
Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009
Michael Tilson Thomas used his many talents to depict the lives of the Thomashefskys before an enthusiastic Ozawa Hall crowd.
Monday, Aug. 17, 2009
Garrick Ohlsson was up to the task with Brahms' beloved Piano Concerto No. 2.
Friday, Aug. 7, 2009
The annual collaboration of the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Tanglewood Music Center was a crowd-pleaser.
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2009
Appreciating the contributions of artist Jules Feiffer, 80, and singer-songwriter Pete Seeger, 90, and recalling their House Committee on Un-American Activities experiences.
Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009
The beloved Peter Serkin led an all-Stravinsky program on Monday night.
Monday, Aug. 3, 2009
Remember the joke about Mrs. Astor on the Titanic? "I know I rang for water but this is ridiculous!" It doesn't dare rain on Beethoven in the Berkshires, especially on Sunday afternoon, let alone at the Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Memorial Concert. Till yesterday, that is, when Lenox intersections, usually ...