This summer-long web video series spotlights the professional and personal lives of six Fellows from the 2014 class of the Tanglewood Music Center, the BSO's prestigious summer music academy that takes place at Tanglewood, one of the world's most preeminent summer music festivals, located in the beautiful Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts.
Designed to give viewers a behind the scenes view of six extraordinary young musicians-their hopes and dreams, struggles and challenges, drive and perseverance-this new web series will capture the real-life stories that have inspired these musicians to pursue their dreams and ambitions in the intensely competitive world of classical music.
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 new internet television series 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 take lessons and master classes with TMC faculty, BSO members, and visiting artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Renée Fleming, and Stephanie Blythe. "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 will lead 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, director, and videographer; Russ Fisher as sound engineer and videographer, and Dick Bartlett as editor.