This summer WCRB will not only be broadcasting every BSO Tanglewood concert live but will also be expanding their coverage to include many of the performances at Seiji Ozawa Hall. According to Ben Roe, manager of classical services for WGBH, “From Ozawa’s debut to Bernstein’s farewell, musical memories are made every summer – and indeed, at every concert – at Tanglewood. There is no festival in the world that equals Tanglewood’s special combination of great musical art made in such a beautiful natural setting.”
The broadcasts, which will include pre-concert interviews and special features, will air Fridays and Saturdays from 7-11 pm and Sundays from 1-5 pm.
Listeners in some parts of Boston and to the south may still need to listen on-line or through the HD-2 feed, but there’s good news for other locales: public radio stations WFCR in Amherst, MA; WMNR Fine Arts Radio in Monroe, CT; and WAMC Northeast Public Radio in Albany, NY will be simulcasting. In addition WJMF will be mirroring the WCRB signal beginning in August, so Providence, RI listeners will then be able to tune in.
Ron Della Chiesa will continue as broadcast host, though other WCRB personalities will also participate. Ben Roe will make his debut as executive producer of these broadcasts, and Brian Bell will once again serve as producer.