Tanglewood, Musical Haven in the Berkshires, Cancels Summer Season

Summer after summer, the Boston Symphony Orchestra retreats to its seasonal home: Tanglewood, a bucolic and beloved outdoor destination for music, tucked away in the Berkshires. New England’s vacationers and classical buffs follow by the hundreds of thousands. But this year, for the first time since the Second World War, Tanglewood’s season, a staple of […]

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The Sound of One Shrimp Snapping

Spring in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, in Northern California, is typically a natural symphony. Streams whoosh, swollen with winter rains, and birds — robins, sparrows, grosbeaks, woodpeckers and hawks — trill and chatter. But in 2011, a yearslong drought set in. By spring 2015, a local creek had dried up and the valley had gone […]

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Kennedy Center Drops Furlough of Musicians as They Accept Pay Cuts

The National Symphony Orchestra’s musicians will be receiving pay cuts, but will not be furloughed, under a new deal hammered out between their union and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where they perform. The Kennedy Center had planned to furlough the musicians for an undetermined amount of time so as to […]

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