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Join The Classical Network as we celebrate the legacy of Leonard Bernstein for the 100th Centennial of his Birth (August 25). Our live hosts will highlight recordings of Bernstein as composer, conductor, pianist and educator the week of Aug. 20, 2018, including all-day tributes Friday Aug. 24 and Saturday Aug. 25. Many of our specialty programs will also put the focus on Bernstein, as listed below.In addition, enjoy a special week of Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin weeknights at 7 pm. McGlaughlin is spending the week at the 6th annual Tucson Desert Song Festival for their celebration of Leonard Bernstein at 100. George Hanson, artistic director of the festival, welcomed Exploring Music to a week of lectures, workshops, master classes, along with performances of Candide, Trouble in Tahiti, Mass and the Kaddish Symphony, featuring a narration written and performed by the Maestro's daughter, Jamie Bernstein. The New York Philharmonic This Week is also featuring all-Bernstein programs on its weekly radio broadcasts, which you can hear Wednesdays at 8 pm.Pipedreams with Michael Barone pays tribute to Bernstein with Chichester Psalms and organ arrangements of the overture to Candide several other works Sunday at 7 am.

A Tempo: Tanglewood Expands Performance and Education Facilities, Prepares for Bernstein Centennial

Heinz Weissenstein
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Tanglewood, home to one of the most iconic U.S. summer music festivals, is undergoing an expansion project that will add new performance, rehearsal and educational venues and enhance the landscaping on its bucolic campus. This Saturday, A Tempo (3/31) explores some of these plans, as well as this summer's tribute to Leonard Bernstein, with Mark Volpe, managing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The program can be heard at 7 pm. 

The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019, and will include a new four-building complex designed by William Rawn Associates to house rehearsal, educational and concert space, as well as dining and social areas.

Credit Stu Rosner

The 2018 Tanglewood season includes a celebration of Leonard Bernstein's Centennial, paying tribute to his career as a composer, conductor and pianist and his close ties to Tanglewood and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Also on this week's program - an interview with Westminster Choir College graduate Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, who was accepted as a fellow at this summer's Tanglewood Music Center in the vocal piano category. 

(Correction note: The program and original photo caption incorrectly identified Lakeland's Alma Mater - his Masters Degree is from the Royal Academy of Music, not the Royal College of Music.)

Pianist Jonathan Palmer Lakeland, a graduate of Westminster Choir College and the Royal Academy of Music, will attend the Tanglewood Music Center this summer as a Tanglewood Fellow in the vocal piano category.

Rachel Katz is the host of A Tempo which airs Saturdays at 7 pm.