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The Boston Pops salute Cole Porter in a Sunday afternoon concert featuring Broadway stars Kelli O’Hara and Jason Danieley

[LENOX, Mass.]—Perfect summer weather is in the forecast for the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s second weekend at Tanglewood, which promises to be a stellar one, from the Boston Pops Orchestra salute to the great songwriter Cole Porter to an all-Sibelius evening with the BSO to a pair of concerts of Ravel’s compositions for solo piano performed by Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Continue reading

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The BSO begins the Tanglewood season this weekend with a festive all-Italian program on Friday, Berlioz’s Requiem on Saturday, and guest violinist Joshua Bell on Sunday

[LENOX, Mass.]—Pack the
picnic basket and load up the lawn chairs, it’s time to resume those idyllic
evenings—and afternoons—on the lawn at Tanglewood. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, led by acclaimed conductor Charles Dutoit, and joined by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, will open the orchestra’s 2011 Tanglewood season with an all-Italian program featuring works by Bellini, Verdi, Rossini, and Respighi, drawn from the operatic and symphonic repertoire, on Friday, July 8, at 8:30 p.m. in the Shed. Soprano Angela Meade, mezzo-soprano Kristine Jepson, tenor Roberto De Biasio, and bass James Morris will perform; the program includes opera excerpts from Act I of Bellini’s Norma, the trio from Act 3 of Verdi’s I Lombardi, Respighi’s resplendent Pines of Rome and Rossini’s famous Overture to William Tell. Continue reading

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Amerigo Trio and Alon Goldstein open Tannery Pond Concerts series with a memorable performance

Saturday evening’s concert, the first of Tannery Pond’s twenty-first season, was a glorious affair, from the stunning views and perfect summer weather to the superb performances by the Amerigo Trio with guest pianist Alon Goldstein.

The Amerigo Trio includes violinist Glenn Dicterow, violist Karen Dreyfus, and cellist Inbal Segev; the group has been performing together since 2009. Continue reading

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Acclaimed soprano Deborah Voigt performs splendid recital for Mahaiwe Gala

Reviewed by Lesley Ann Beck

[Great Barrington, Mass.] The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, an intimate theater with excellent acoustics, was put to ideal use Saturday night when internationally acclaimed dramatic soprano Deborah Voigt offered a splendid recital of songs from the classical canon as well as great American standards, all to mark the Mahaiwe’s 2011 Gala.
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Acclaimed soprano Deborah Voigt to sing at the Mahaiwe Gala

Just a few days ago, opera star Deborah Voigt was singing the role of Brünnhilde in Wagner’s Die Walküre at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. But on Saturday, May 21, at 8, the acclaimed dramatic soprano will be in the Berkshires, giving a recital at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington to celebrate the theater’s annual gala. It’s a treat for opera enthusiasts: last Saturday’s live broadcast of her stellar performance as Brünnhilde was seen at the Mahaiwe by a sold-out crowd.

In Saturday’s recital at the Mahaiwe, Voigt will be accompanied by pianist Brian Zeger and will perform Broadway standards as well as opera selections.

Voigt is known for her roles in popular Italian operas, such as Tosca, Aida, and Amelia in Un ballo in maschera.
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Folk music legend Tom Paxton performs at the Colonial

American folk music icon Tom Paxton will perform a solo acoustic concert at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on May 21 at 8. Paxton’s enduring career as a singer and songwriter has lasted for more than forty-five years, from … Continue reading

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