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Into the woods: Boston Symphony Orchestra collaborates with the BBC on live broadcast

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has collaborated with Mass Audubon, the BBC, and 99.5 WCRB, a service of WGBH, on programming a concert and live broadcast from an 18th-century barn in Lenox, Massachusetts. The broadcast begins at noon ET on October 19 as part of the BBC’s Radio 3 program Into the forest, In Tune, and is available worldwide at https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3. The event features performances by violinist Yevgeny Kutik; Boston Camerata; Borromeo String Quartet; fiddler and banjo player Bruce Molsky; and a trio of Fellows of the Tanglewood Music Center, including pianist Nathan Ben-Yehuda, who will also play solo piano music by Messiaen. Hosted by Sean Rafferty, the program also features segments on the natural history of forests and the intersection of forests, music, and the arts, with interviews with Boston Symphony Orchestra Artistic Administrator and Director of Tanglewood Anthony Fogg, Mass Audubon President Gary Clayton, Berkshire Sanctuaries Director Becky Cushing, and Mass Audubon scientist Tom Lautzenheiser. Berkshire-based writers and artists will offer additional commentary about the relationship between the arts and nature, with the environmental sounds of Lenox’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary providing an auditory backdrop. Visit https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3 for more.

Posted October 19, 2018

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