“The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced on Friday that it is honoring Joyce Linde, her late husband Edward H. Linde, and family members for their leadership gifts to help fund what will now be known as the Linde Center for Music and Learning” at Tanglewood, writes Clarence Fanto in Friday’s (1/18) Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA). “Linde … was instrumental as a driving force behind the new facility set to open in June, high on a hill overlooking Ozawa Hall. It will be Tanglewood’s first year-round facility…. The newly named center includes a 250-seat auditorium suitable for local performances and special events even in the winter, rehearsal studios for the young musicians of the summer season TMC and a 150-seat cafe for institute patrons to mingle with fellow music lovers and big-name artists…. The BSO plans to unveil details on Feb. 7 about the first season of programming at the institute and the opening of the Linde Center.… Institute Director Sue Elliott … has emphasized that the new buildings will host not only events and performances by the BSO, TMC and the Learning Institute, but will also be available to organizations in the Berkshires and beyond, including local performance groups.”

Posted January 22, 2019