Saturday, June 27, 2015

BSO/Classical New England — 2015/06/27

In today's BSO slot (8:00 p.m., Boston Time, June 27) on WCRB,
WCRB's Brian McCreath previews the 2015 Tanglewood season, a summer that features the 75th anniversary of the Tanglewood Music Center and six concerts conducted by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons.
This should be interesting and worthwhile to listen to.

Then on Monday evening, we get a repeat of last Saturday's broadcast/webstream. I enjoyed what I heard of it last summer, before my kid brother's weekly call from Japan, and I want to hear the whole thing this time.

The station's BSO page gives info about future programs as well, but I don't see where they tell us what will happen on July 6. Normally, it would be a repeat of today's show. I hope that will be the case, so I can hear the part that will be aired during the phone call from my brother.

Of course, you can always go to the BSO's own home page for information about what they will be performing over the summer.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

BSO/Classical New England — 2015/06/20

This week WCRB is giving us a rerun from last summer's Tanglewood season. The station's home page describes it thus:

Respighi's Roman Trilogy at Tanglewood

Charles Dutoit leads the Boston Symphony in Respighi's Roman FestivalsThe Fountains of Rome, and The Pines of Rome, in concert at Tanglewood.

Saturday at 8pm on 99.5 WCRB
(Some emphasis added.)

Further information about their BSO broadcast and streaming schedule is available on their BSO page.

This was originally performed on August 23, 2014. The link to the BSO performance detail page in my post at that time still works as of now. I note that the concert included two pieces in addition to the Respighi. WCRB mentions the Rachmaninoff, but says nothing about the Berlioz. I hope we'll get the whole thing, because it's all pretty good music.

As usual, this program will be rebroadcast and streamed on Monday, June 29. On the 22nd we get last Saturday's Boston Pops Sondheim concert. All shows are at 8:00 p.m. Boston Time.


Saturday, June 13, 2015

BSO/Classical New England — 2015/06/13

This week on WCRB it's

Simply Sondheim!

Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley and fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center join Keith Lockhart and the Pops in a celebration of Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim.
Saturday at 8pm on 99.5 WCRB
Go to the station's BSO page as well as the front page linked above for information about other scheduled broadcasts and streams and links to various items.

On their performance detail page for June 10 & 11, when the concert was performed, the BSO gives this additional information:
America's Orchestra will honor America's greatest living musical theatre composer with an all-new tribute celebrating his remarkable body of work. Hearing the range of his music-from the scores of FolliesSweeney Todd, and Into the Woods, to the lyrics of West Side Story andGypsy-performed by a full symphonic orchestra, is a rare treat. Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Jason Danieley and fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, students of the renowned BSO training ground for emerging professional musicians, will join the orchestra to bring Sondheim's remarkable music to life. 
As noted by WCRB, on June 15 there will be a repeat of last week's broadcast/webstream. This week's concert will be rerun on June 22.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

BSO/Classical New England — 2015/06/06

This week the Boston Pops again grace the BSO Saturday evening time slot on WCRB. Here's the synopsis from the station's BSO page (where there is much more available about the broadcast and streaming schedule):
John Hodgman and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The actor and comedian brings his unique voice to the narration of Benjamin Britten's classic with Keith Lockhart and the Pops.
(Audra McDonald has regretfully withdrawn from this performance)
I'm guessing that this is the concert of June 3, recorded for broadcast. The BSO's own performance detail page has a fuller description of that concert:

Presidents at Pops
Boston Pops Present Michael Cavanaugh
The Great Singer Songwriters: The Music of Paul Simon, James Taylor and Neil Diamond 


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Presidents at Pops is a unique fundraising gala that celebrates the extraordinary partnership between the corporate community and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This year Michael Cavanaugh comes to Symphony Hall for the 34th annual "Presidents at Pops". The evening will also feature the performance of a new narration to Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" by author and Daily Show contributor John Hodgman.

Due to laryngitis Sutton Foster has had to withdraw from her performance with the Boston Pops. We are fortunate that Michael Cavanaugh, star of the hit Broadway musical, Movin' Out is able to perform for an evening of the music of Paul Simon, James Taylor and Neil Diamond.
On Monday, June 8, there will be a rerun of last Saturday's Film Night concert, and today's will be repeated on June 15. All broadcasts/webstreams are at 8:00 p.m. Boston Time.