A day in the life of Tanglewood features musicians and concertgoers at the BSO's summer home. The idyllic setting is a backdrop for workshops and lectures. The famous Shed hosts Music Director Andris Nelsons and internationally acclaimed guest artists. We meet them all along with families sprawled on the lawn, vendors who ring the perimeter and people whose attendance goes back decades. Thomas Wilkins makes classical music a community affair. The conductor travels to schools, children's museums and... [see more] Boston neighborhoods with his popular workshops and concerts. The Secret Life of Musicians: Cellist Mickey Katz hones his considerable skills as a gourmet cook. Where the music comes from: BSO percussionists take viewers along to the local business that designs and manufactures drum sticks. Founded by a BSO percussionist a generation ago, Vic's Sticks is still the go-to place for both serious and weekend drummers. Portrait of Michael Martin: A member of the brass section, earn the art of the mute, trumpet player's love of John Williams and the practice vigor involved in being a BSO musician.
BSO 360, a five-part limited series, captures the spirit of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and the talented people who make the orchestra a beloved institution in Boston and throughout the world. Featuring compelling stories, delightful music and in-depth profiles, the program provides a backstage pass to the inner workings of this world-class orchestra. Episodes include a visit to the banks of the Charles River in Boston, where every July fourth the BSO invites the public to a joyous celebration of America's birthday, complete with majestic music, performances by popular artists and a massive fireworks display. Featured guests in this episode include: conductor Keith Lockhart; Tony Award winner Leslie Odom, Jr. of Hamilton; Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge; and musician Andy Grammer. Other episodes include segments such as "The Secret Life of Musicians, " which details the hidden talents and other endeavors of BSO musicians, and "From the Vault," which features video of some of the most famous BSO performances. The series also highlights concerts and profiles of artists at Tanglewood, the summer home of the BSO set in bucolic western Massachusetts.