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July 5, 2013

Jared Bowen Goes West

WGBH News’ Arts Editor brings a week of reports from the Berkshires to Greater Boston
BOSTON, Mass. (July 5, 2013) – Next week, the boundaries of Greater Boston extend west into the Berkshire Mountains as WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen shares a week of stories about the thriving summer arts scene in western Massachusetts. The reports will air Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11 on Greater Boston (7pm on WGBH 2).
“WGBH and WGBH News are committed to the arts and we are all excited to share the rich stories of the summer arts in western Massachusetts,” said Linda Polach, executive producer of Greater Boston. “If you can’t get to the mountains this summer, WGBH will bring them to you. Next week, Jared Bowen will bring the Berkshires to Boston with an engaging series of reports from Berkshire County.”
Bowen kicks off the week of special reports for Greater Boston on Monday with a tour of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. Xu Bing, a Chinese artist, spent two years creating Phoenix, which is making its premiere appearance outside China at MASS MoCA through October 2013. On Tuesday’s Greater Boston, Bowen discusses the legacy of the Williamstown Theatre Festival with artistic director Jenny Fersten and actors Kate Burton and Robert Sean Leonard.
Bowen visits Edith Wharton’s beloved Lenox home ‘The Mount’ on Wednesday’s edition. Greater Boston’s week of reports from Berkshire County concludes on Thursday evening when Bowen interviews Oscar-winning actor Olympia Dukakis about her upcoming show Mother Courage and Her Children at Shakespeare and Company. The Massachusetts Cultural Council presented both Bowen and Dukakis with Commonwealth Awards earlier this year.
The week of reports from Berkshire County directly follow the weekend opening of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer Tanglewood season, broadcast live on 99.5 WCRB Classical New England, a listener-supported service of WGBH. WGBH Radio has shared these Tanglewood concerts from the Berkshires with listeners from across Greater Boston and New England for decades. WCRB’s Cathy Fuller and Ron Della Chiesa broadcast the Opening Night performance tonight at 8pm, and will broadcast all 25 BSO performances from Tanglewood through the summer season.
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