What goes around, goes around, goes around / Comes all the way back around?
50 years ago, August 1962: As a BU Scholar newbie at WGBH, my first production experience was camera at Tanglewood when Charles Munch gave his farewell concert as Music Director of the BSO, performing Beethoven’s Ninth.
Nervous and thrilled, I’ll admit that experience played a seminal part in my decision to spend my life working for Public Television.
Now, fifty years later, I’ve been asked to direct a Tanglewood 75th Anniversary program on July 14, 2012, for Great Performances, WNET, to be seen early August on PBS.
Soloists include YoYo Ma, Emmanuel Ax, Anne- Sophie Mutter, James Taylor, Peter Serkin.
What a rush, 50 years later.
Final Evening at Pops taping at Symphony Hall after a 35-year run on PBS, June 10, 2004. Standing and blocking Kristin Chenoweth (born July 24, 1968) with choreographer Kathleen Marshall.