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Boston Symphony filming documentary series at Tanglewood By Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle POSTED: 08/10/2014 07:11:09 PM EDT0 COMMENTS| UPDATED: 3 DAYS AGO LENOX -- As part of its push to connect with younger concertgoers and aspiring musicians, the Boston Symphony is taking a deep dive into social media by webcasting an insider's look at Tanglewood's prestigious summer academy for up-and-coming professionals. Six "Fellows" of the Tanglewood Music Center -- so-called because all are on fully paid fellowships -- are showcased in a weekly documentary series, "New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists." The first two of eight planned webcasts can be viewed at the BSO website's media center (www.tanglewood.org/tales) and at www.youtube.com/bostonsymphony. The idea is to use new media in ways that the BSO has not explored previously, said TMC Director Ellen Highstein during a conversation on the Tanglewood campus. The project, funded by BSO trustees Oliver and Cynthia Curme, was approved by the BSO's Media and Technology Committee. "It's not exactly ‘reality TV,' but it's the idea that following the life experiences of people might be able to focus interest on a particular segment of what we do," Highstein said. "We feel that the TMC is not as well known as it might be, or should be. So, we're experimenting. This is genuine reality. This is about what actually happens." Producer-director Susan Dangel, the noted documentary filmmaker who has been working with the BSO for three decades, as well as with PBS, is spending the summer at Tanglewood. The mission is to shoot sequences using small, unobtrusive cameras to avoid complex set-ups, making it easy to blend in. Dangel also produces the annual film nights for John Williams with the Boston Pops and other leading orchestras. After all eight 20-minute episodes, culled from hundreds of hours of video, are posted by late September, an hour of highlights eventually may air on public TV stations. "I think in the general world, people are intimidated by classical music, which is crazy to me," Dangel said. "It's the idea of getting everybody to see that if you look into something a little differently, you'll like it as much as I do to share the enthusiasm, meet the players, show what a great place Tanglewood is." "Everybody's always hoping that somebody young will watch and want to either go to see more concerts or know more about music," she added. The six featured musicians all are second-year participants at the highly selective TMC -- 139 are enrolled this summer out of about 1,400 applicants who vied for the 91 available spots (48 of last year's fellows were invited back for a second summer.) "We didn't want people to be thrown into Tanglewood, which is incredibly intense and crazy, and also have to cope with another stress factor," Highstein commented. The goal was to make sure the series did not overwhelm the educational benefits, she added. "In all honesty, I think some of the six freaked," Dangel commented, worrying that the near-constant presence of cameras might interfere with their music studies. "I think that's subsided," she added. "Now some people say, ‘Where are you, you're not around enough.' " The filmmaker was astonished to find that "nobody is stressed, everybody here is happy and looking good." "We weren't looking for who has star qualities," said Highstein, "though, amazingly, we got six who have those qualities." That yielded laughter from one of them, cellist Clare Elizabeth Monfredo of Seal Harbor on Maine's Mount Desert Island. "I was honored to be asked and it's a fantastic organization to be associated with," she said, "so I've enjoyed doing it. It helps you realize what you love about Tanglewood." The other five participants include a fast-rising TMC conductor, Karina Canellakis, as well as percussionist Jeffrey DeRoche, baritone Conor McDonald, flutist Masha Popova and violist Jacob Shack. Monfredo acknowledged some initial concern about the phrase ‘reality TV,' given her reluctance to participate in that genre. But once the project began, she trusted Dangel and everyone else involved. She became accustomed to the camera -- "you know it's there, it's present in your mind but it doesn't make you nervous, there are other things you're thinking about and you want to focus on those. All the teachers and students have really prioritized the music." A season highlight for Monfredo, captured on camera, was a coaching session with superstar cellist Yo-Yo Ma. "He thinks of really big ideas," she said, "and concepts about what you want to get across to the audience, but he's also really good at demonstrating how to do that, note-by-note. It's been wonderful." As a TMC Orchestra member, working with incoming BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons earlier this summer was also memorable for Monfredo, who is pursuing a master's degree at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. "He uses very emotional concepts to make us play the music together," she commented. "He doesn't talk about boring technical things ... his body language is really amazing, it's really cool." Monfredo described her overall TMC experience as "fully immersive in what music means at its best. At school, it's very easy to get caught up in very critical, analytical thinking. Being here reminds me of what I'm trying to get across when I play and using that as a guiding light in what I intend to do after I finish school." She also emphasized the "mutually supportive" community at Tanglewood -- "everyone wants the best for everyone else. You have so much to learn from everyone else." "I've never seen a place where people are so rooting for each other all the time," Highstein declared. "We're all in this together, we all know why we're mutually here, and that's to make music and communicate." To contact Clarence Fanto: cfanto@yahoo.com or (413) 637-2551.

Noise! That is something you definitely don't want to have to tolerate during your "Berkshire County" time. We do everything that we can to minimize any noise. All trucks are required to come after noon. The lawn is only mowed when all the guests are out and about. The innkeeper only wears soft soled shoes so as to eliminate the sound of footsteps. There is no background music. The air-conditoning is with a central system which eliminates noisy window units. Peaceful quiet!

Tanglewood legend Leonard Bernstein honored with bronze bust By Clarence Fanto, Special to The Eagle This bust of Leonard... (Gillian Jones / Berkshire Eagle Staff / photos.berkshireeagle.com) LENOX -- As a tribute to one of Tanglewood’s most prominent guiding spirits for 50 years, a bronze bust of the late composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein was unveiled Monday at Tanglewood. Bernstein’s association with Tanglewood began in 1940 when he attended the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home as a conducting student. He conducted his final concerts at Tanglewood shortly before his death in 1990. The bronze sculpture by sculptor Penelope Jencks was installed in the main entrance of Tanglewood’s Highwood manor house. It is part of the BSO’s continuing plan to pay tribute to several of Tanglewood’s most famed musical giants of the past 75 years through a series of sculptures. Jencks is well known for her sculpture of Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park in New York; the Samuel Eliot Morison "Sailor, Historian" at Commonwealth Avenue and Exeter Street in Boston, and the 2007 portrait of Robert Frost at Amherst College. The New England-based artist’s bust of Aaron Copland, the composer who also exerted a major influence on the BSO’s summer home, was installed three summers ago in Tanglewood’s formal gardens behind the Tappan Manor House where Copland’s ashes were spread soon after his death. Next in line will be a sculpture of Serge Koussevitzky, who founded Tanglewood in 1937 during his tenure as the orchestra’s music director from 1925 to 1949. The Jencks sculptures at Tanglewood were commissioned by John Williams, the famed composer and conductor who serves as Tanglewood Artist in Residence and Boston Pops Laureate Conductor. BSO Managing Director Mark Volpe called Monday’s ceremony "a celebration of Leonard Bernstein’s prime and lasting contributions to Tanglewood, Penelope Jenck’s artistry and capacity to capture the likeness and timeless spirit of her subjects, and John Williams’s vision, commitment, fraternity and generosity. "Tanglewood has long been and will continue to be, the spiritual home of Leonard Bernstein," Williams told an audience gathered at Ozawa Hall minutes after one of the fiercest storms of the summer swept across the campus. "Lenny wouldn’t let us have a party without making an entrance of his own," he said, referring to the sonic-boom thunderclaps that greeted the crowd. "I really think Lenny grew up here at Tanglewood, spiritually and musically," Williams added. "Everything he did really challenged all of us to challenge our assumptions, to go with him out into the beyond and learn with him. "I think the addition of these pieces of Penelope’s will immeasurably enhance the experience of visiting Tanglewood," he said, addressing Jencks as she sat nearby. "I want to warmly, heartily congratulate you with deep thanks for what you’ve done for us here." A musical tribute followed the unveiling ceremony. The vocally imposing mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, with pianist Alan Smith, sang "My New Friends," from Bernstein’s contribution to the 1979 one-woman show, "The Madwoman of Central Park West"; "Dream with Me," from the composer’s 1950 musical "Peter Pan"; and "In Our Time," an early Bernstein song unpublished until 2010. BSO Associate Principal Clarinetist Thomas Martin and pianist Vytas Baksys performed the second movement of Bernstein’s youthful Clarinet Sonata. BSO Acting Assistant Concertmaster Julianne Lee and Baksys offered a scintillating instrumental arrangement by Eric Stern of "Glitter and Be Gay" from Bernstein’s "Candide." Blythe’s encore was appropriate to the occasion -- "Take Care of This House," from Bernstein’s show "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." Based on a letter of recommendation from Copland, Bernstein in 1940 was accepted into the first conducting class of what was then called the Berkshire Music Center. Koussevitzky was the instructor. "These last six weeks have been the happiest and most productive of my life," Bernstein wrote in a letter of thanks to his mentor. Bernstein later termed his time at Tanglewood "a transformative experience." Bernstein rarely missed a two-week summer residency program at the Tanglewood Music Center for the next 50 years. Two months before his death in 199l, a seriously ill Bernstein led the BSO and the TMC Orchestra in the final concerts of his storied career. As he had for 40 years every time he conducted, he wore a pair of Koussevitzky’s cufflinks, which he kissed before heading out to the podium. To contact Clarence Fanto: cfanto@yahoo.com or (413) 637-2551. On Twitter: @BE_cfanto

"NEW TANGLEWOOD TALES: BACKSTAGE WITH RISING ARTISTS" - VIEW EPISODE ONE NOW AT TANGLEWOOD.ORG/TALES! Follow the professional and personal lives of six Tanglewood Music Center Fellows this Summer! Go behind the scenes and explore the lives of these six extraordinary musicians as they pursue their hopes and dreams in the midst of struggles and challenges. This web series reveals the real-life stories that have inspired these individuals to pursue their ambitions in the intensely competitive world of classical music. One episode will be released weekly over the course of eight weeks. Tanglewood Tales - First Episode (Facebook will not allow us to embed the links to this material. If you are interested, email us and we will forward the links.) Tanglewood Music Center Fellows featured in “New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists” are Karina Canellakis (conductor); Jeffrey DeRoche (percussion); Conor McDonald (baritone); Clare Elizabeth Monfredo (cello); Masha Popova (flute); and Jacob Shack (viola). This behind-the-scenes documentary will chronicle the lives of these TMC Fellows as they leave their homes for Tanglewood; meet and interact with their colleagues in the Tanglewood Music Center; participate in orchestral, vocal, and chamber music concerts on the stages of Ozawa Hall and Shed; prepare music for the Festival of Contemporary Music; and attend and participate in master classes with BSO members, TMC faculty, and visiting artists, including some of the most prominent performing artists of our time. “New Tanglewood Tales” will also include footage of the Fellows at work with some of the world’s most prestigious conductors, including BSO Music Director Designate Andris Nelsons, who lead the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra in excerpts from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier on July 12, as part of a gala program that will also feature the Boston Symphony Orchestra performing works by Rachmaninoff and Ravel. In addition to these many and varied musical activities, this new web series will also offer viewers a glimpse at the personal lives of these Fellows as they navigate the world between being a student and a professional musician. “New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists” features Susan Dangel, as producer and director; Dick Bartlett as editor; and Russ Fisher as videographer and sound engineer. Karina Canellakis, Conducting Karina Canellakis Recently appointed Assistant Conductor of the Dallas Symphony, Karina Canellakis made her Carnegie Hall conducting debut in Zankel Hall, won the 2013 Taki Concordia Conducting Fellowship (founded by Marin Alsop), and frequently appears as guest conductor of New York’s groundbreaking International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). She will make her subscription debuts with the Toledo Symphony, Colorado Symphony, and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra this coming season. She holds a bachelor’s degree in violin from the Curtis Institute of Music and a master’s degree in orchestral conducting from The Juilliard School. As a violinist, Ms. Canellakis appears as soloist and chamber musician across the United States. For several years she played on a regular basis in both the Berlin Philharmonic and the Chicago Symphony. She has also been guest concertmaster of the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra in Norway, and spent many summers at the Marlboro Music Festival. Jeffrey DeRoche, Percussion Jeffrey DeRoche Jeffrey DeRoche currently resides in Cleveland, where he plays frequently with orchestras including the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, and the Toledo Symphony. Additionally, he has been a member of the Canton Symphony Orchestra since 2010. He was recently awarded a percussion position in the U.S. Navy Band in Washington, D.C., which he will begin in fall 2014. Originally from the Chicago area, he completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in percussion performance at DePaul University. He then continued his studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, pursuing a Professional Studies Diploma. His hobbies include golfing and finding good deep dish pizza. Conor McDonald, Baritone Conor McDonald Baritone Conor McDonald is a recent graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was seen as an ensemble member in Speak Low: A Kurt Weill Cabaret, Jesus (St. John Passion), Papageno (The Magic Flute), and Malatesta (Don Pasquale). With Cincinnati Opera's Opera Fusion: New Works, McDonald appeared in workshops of Champion (Howie) and Fellow Travelers (Tommy McIntyre). As a Young Artist at the Castleton Festival, McDonald was heard as Le fauteuil (L'enfant et les sortilèges) and Carl-Magnus (A Little Night Music). McDonald earned a BA in art history and a BM in vocal performance from Northwestern University, where he sang Papageno (The Magic Flute), George Jones (Street Scene), and Sid (Albert Herring). As a 2013 Tanglewood Music Center Vocal Fellow, McDonald performed songs of Ravel, Britten, Butterworth, and Dessau in recital, and was an ensemble member in Mark Morris's new production of Curlew River. Clare Elizabeth Monfredo, Cello Clare Elizabeth Monfredo Cellist Clare Monfredo hails from Seal Harbor, Maine, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music under the tutelage of Norman Fischer. An avid chamber musician, Clare has worked in depth with members of the American, Cleveland, Concord, St. Lawrence, and Tokyo string quartets as well as Brian Connelly, Peter Frankl, and Claude Frank. Clare’s festival experience includes the Britten Pears Young Artist Programme, the Banff Centre, Music Academy of the West, the St. Lawrence String Quartet Seminar, and the Norfolk Chamber Music festival. A graduate of Yale University with a BA in English Literature, Clare is also currently a Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award Scholar. Masha Popova, Flute Masha Popova Masha Popova will be joining the New World Symphony as their new flute Fellow in the fall. During the 2013-14 season, Masha performed as principal flute of the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, as well as second flute/piccolo in the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. Masha was the first prize-winner in the woodwind/brass division at the Young Texas Artist Competition in 2011. She was also the Albert M. Greenfield concerto competition senior division winner, and as a result, performed as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010. In most recent summers, Masha has attended Pacific Music Festival (Japan), National Repertory Orchestra, and Spoleto Music Festival USA. Masha Popova received her bachelor of music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Khaner, and her master of music from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University, where she studied with Leone Buyse. Jacob Shack, Viola Jacob ShackViolist Jacob Shack is a 22-year-old senior at Harvard University. He currently studies viola with Martha Strongin Katz and has previously studied with James Dunham, Masao Kawasaki, Catharine Carroll, BSO violist Michael Zaretsky, and Elisabeth Christensen. Jacob is currently principal violist in the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and an active chamber musician. He was selected to participate in Jaime Laredo’s New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall in both 2010 and 2012, and has been recognized in numerous competitions, including the Stulberg International String Competition, and the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. In addition, he has participated in numerous solo and chamber music master classes, under the tutelage of Kim Kashkashian, Sylvia Rosenberg, and others. He has received numerous awards and scholarships from Harvard University, as well as his alma mater, Phillips Academy. Jacob is planning to continue his studies in fall 2014 at The Juilliard School, as a student of Misha Amory and Heidi Castleman.
New Tanglewood Tales: Backstage with Rising Artists One episode will be released weekly over the course of eight weeks.

JUST ANNOUNCED – BEACH BOYS TO PERFORM AT TANGLEWOOD, MONDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 7PM. TICKETS GO ON SALE WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 TO THE PUBLIC. (July 16 FOR CHESAPEAKE INN). Koussevitzky Music Shed Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys' concert presence, spirit, and performance. They were center-stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty's 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl, and the White House. They have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. The group charted more than 80 songs worldwide, 36 of them as U.S. Top 40 hits (the most by an American rock band), with four reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play a busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 show s a year, ranging from their February appearance at the Winter Olympics to gala New Year's celebrations and special events worldwide, including the Boston Pops July 4 Fireworks Spectacular this year. As a Tanglewood Business Partner, the Chesapeake Inn has access to tickets starting July 16 for our guests. The ticket prices are supposed to be in the range of $20 - $50, although we haven’t received final notice. We are offering a 2-night package at the rate of $598 + tax. These 2 nights can be either Sunday – Monday or Monday – Tuesday.