Public school students head to Tanglewood for BSO’s annual Days in the Arts

Posted on: July 29, 2022

“As summer season at Tanglewood entered full swing, dozens of Boston Public Schools students boarded a bus and headed west for a day trip,” reports Paris Alston in Tuesday’s (7/26) WGBH radio (Boston). “They were part of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Days in the Arts program. They participated in workshops related to music, theater and the visual arts alongside professional artists and members of the BSO. Oscar Lapham, a 13-year-old 8th grader at Boston Latin Academy, said his band teacher mentioned the annual festival. ‘It’s all outdoors, and I like that you can hear the music from anywhere,’ Lapham said…. [Dania]Cortez Bogdanovskaya described learning how to make art prints… ‘Also, I learned different things about the instruments. Like earlier today we listened to a bassoon.’ That was a lesson from Suzanne Nelsen, the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s second bassoonist…. ‘Usually I’m here all summer,’ Nelsen said…. Visiting students are a special highlight, Nelsen said…. ‘I think it’s one of the most important things that we can do as orchestra musicians, because they will not know what we do unless there’s that kind of interaction.’ ”