Ralph Lowell Society Events


WGBH Ralph Lowell Society members are invited to enjoy events reserved for our most loyal and generous supporters.



RLS Studio and Tech Tour
Multiple dates available
WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton

We are pleased to offer exclusive WGBH studio tours to our Ralph Lowell Society members on a regular basis throughout the year.


In Conversation: Innovating to Educate
Children's Media and Education at WGBH
Thursday, April 12, 6:30-8pm
UMass Club, 1 Beacon Street, Boston

Join us downtown for a spirited discussion with WGBH's Education leadership about public media's role in the future of learning  


Visit our past events page where you will find photographs and links to audio and video from recent patron events.


Meet the Producer: FRONTLINE's Raney Aronson-Rath
Ralph Lowell Society members joined us foran engaging talk on the state of investigative journalism and a behind-the-scenes look at what makes FRONTLINE unique.

In Conversation with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
WGBH hosted an intimate and engaging conversation featuring two of the BSO’s Grammy Award-winning talents: Andris Nelsons, Ray and Maria Stata Music Director and Mark Volpe, Eunice and Julian Cohen Managing Director, along with Grammy Award-winning concert violinist Augustin Hadelich and WCRB’s Brian McCreath.
In Conversation with Corey Flintoff
WGBH's Jim Braude welcomed Corey Flintoff, former NPR Bureau Chief in Moscow, for conversation and Q&A.
Movie Night: A United Kingdom
WGBH invited RLS members to a special screening of A United Kingdom, the true story of the forbidden love of King Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike).
Benefactor Tour: Lidia's Eataly
Tour the new Eataly Boston with Lidia Bastianich, host of Lidia's Kitchen.
Fellow Wine Tasting: Holiday Sparklers with Sandy Block
Champagne is not only the world’s great celebration wine, it is also a wine of terroir that can only be made in a very specific corner of the world in Northern France. Master of Wine Sandy Block will guide attendees through a tour of this magnificent wine, conducting a blind tasting of several different styles and vintages.

Special Opportunity for RLS Members: WGBH's Green Media IdeaLab: Bold Visions for the Future — Biodiversity, Cities, and Communities in Times of Climate Change
This is a special event hosted at WGBH featuring speakers Maya Lin, Mark Bittman, Joel Sartore and others with the opportunity for all Ralph Lowell Society members to attend. 
Special Opportunity for RLS Members: Wild Ways — Presented by NOVA and Yellowstone to Yukon (Y2Y)
WGBH and the Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) discussed new approaches to conserving biodiversity in a time of climate change with clips from NOVA's acclaimed film, Wild Ways: Saving Wildlife with Protected Corridors.

Fellow Wine Tasting: Wines of the Loire Valley with Sandy Block, Master of Wine
Enjoy a wine tasting featuring wines of the Loire Valley with Sandy Block, Master of Wine.
Friend Event: Reception and Preview of Great Performances — Hamilton's America
Hamilton's America, a feature film documentary providing intimate access to Lin-Manuel Miranda and his colleagues during the two years leading up to the Broadway opening of the musical Hamilton, will come to Great Performances in the fall. 
Sponsor Reception: American Experience's Command and Control
Go behind the scenes at a special reception and screening of the new film Command and Control with WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott and American Experience Executive Producer Mark Samels.
Point Taken Taping
Join us for an in-studio taping of WGBH’s newest PBS production celebrating the art of civil debate.
Preview American Experience’s new film, The Boys of ‘36
Join American Experience executive producer Mark Samels and filmmaker Margaret Grossi for a sneak peek of The Boys of ’36. There is a waitlist for this event.
America's Test Kitchen
RLS Sponsors and above are invited to America’s favorite kitchen for an evening of cooking demonstrations and taste-testing. This event is generously sponsored by Bank of America.
The Naughton Sisters
The piano virtuosos and identical twins Christina and Michelle Naughton return to WGBH for a concert featuring selections from their new CD.
Build a Birdhouse, A Kids and Family Workshop Event
Join Bob the Builder and Tommy Mac for fun, hands-on learning activities inspired by the popular children’s series.
Downton Abbey Series Finale Screening
Join us at WGBH to watch the series finale, in its entirety on the big screen, eight hours before it airs on television nationwide, followed by afternoon tea. This event is generously sponsored by Bank of America.
Performance by violinist Lara St. John
Join us for an afternoon performance with violinist Lara St. John in WGBH's Fraser Performance Studio.
The Finest Hours
RLS Movie Night: The Finest Hours
A heroic action-thriller, The Finest Hours is the remarkable true story of the most daring rescue mission in the history of the Coast Guard.
Sneak Preview & Discussion: Nova’s Making North America
Meet Dr. Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, and host of this groundbreaking three-part series.
Downton Abbey Final Season Celebration
Join Masterpiece Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton for a roaring 20s party featuring special guests Jim Carter (Mr. Carson) and Phyllis Logan (Mrs. Hughes).
Fall Classical Concert with Conrad Tao
Join us for the release of 21-year-old Conrad Tao’s newest album “Pictures,” which was recorded at WGBH.
RLS Movie Night: Bridge of Spies
Directed by three-time Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, Bridge of Spies stars Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, and Alan Alda.
Sneak Preview & Discussion: American Experience’s Walt Disney
A preview of an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers. 
Food and Wine Festival
WGBH Food and Wine Festival Chef’s Gala Reception
A lively evening of music and 24 restaurant-hosted tables featuring delectable foods and delicious wines.
Performance by Christina and Michelle Naughton
Paired to Perfection: Performance by Christina and Michelle Naughton
99.5 WCRB’s weekday morning host Laura Carlo hosted a special performance by twin sisters and pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton, who performed works from their upcoming CD, which they recorded at WGBH.
Vino Italiano
Vino Italiano!
RLS members joined Italian wine expert Mario Rufo for a fabulous evening devoted to learning about and tasting exceptional, lesser-known wines from Southern Italy.
Last Days in Vietnam Preview Screening and Discussion with Rory Kennedy
A very special preview of American Experience's Academy Award®-Nominated Documentary Last Days in Vietnam. After the screening, PRI's The World Anchor Marco Werman moderated a discussion with special guests.
Dead Wake
Conversation with Erik Larson
Best-selling author Erik Larson (In the Garden of Beasts and Devil in the White City), shared his thoughts on his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.
David Pogue
An Afternoon with David Pogue
Nova’s Making Stuff host and Yahoo Tech founder David Pogue gave a fun and informative behind-the-scenes look at the making of this popular series.
Wolf Hall
Masterpiece Preview: Wolf Hall and Lecture
Attend this preview of Masterpiece’s new miniseries Wolf Hall inspired by Mantel’s work, followed by historian Curt DiCamillo’s lecture, “Greed, Lust, and Murder: King Henry VIII, the Tudor Court, and How it Changed England Forever”.
Highclere Castle
Downton Abbey Season 5 Preview
Afternooon tea at the WGBH studios with Rebecca Eaton, Executive Producer of Masterpiece, and special guest Alastair Bruce, Downton Abbey Historical Advisor.
Innovation IdeaLab: Wrestling with Wicked Problems: Finding the Game-Changers
A day of interesting discussions on climate change, healthy lives, sparking creativity, and building greener.
The Imitation Game
The Imitation Game Advanced Screening
An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives.
Lidia's Italy
Lidia Bastianich, renowned chef and host of the beloved cooking series Lidia's Kitchen, returned to WGBH for an evening of wine and conversation with The Atlantic's Corby Kummer on all things Italy.
Death Comes to Pemberley Preview and Lecture
Attend a preview of Masterpiece's new miniseries, Death Comes to Pemberley, followed by a lecture from historian Curt DiCamillo on Castle Howard and Chatsworth House, where many scenes from the series were filmed.
Kristof NicholasCoffee & Conversation with Nicholas Kristof 
Nicholas Kristof, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times discussed his latest book A Path Appears
RooseveltsThe Roosevelts 
Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns' discussion of his latest film, The Roosevelts, at the JFK Presidential Library in Columbia Point, Boston.
One Hundred Foot Journey The Hundred-Foot Journey Advanced Screening
In The Hundred-Foot Journey, Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch.
Wine Class with Philippe Newlin
Back by popular demand — renowned wine educator Philippe Newlin takes RLS members on an exploration of the wines of South America.
MasterpieceRLS New Member Breakfast
New RLS members are invited to breakfast with Susanne Simpson, Masterpiece senior producer, for a behind-the-scenes look at WGBH's award-winning drama series.
Masterpiece Classic"London in the 20th Century: The Glitter and Glamour at the Heart of the Empire" lecture by historian Curt DiCamillo
Enjoy a fascinating lecture on "London in the 20th Century" by historian Curt DiCamillo.
RLS Wine TastingWine Class with Philippe Newlin
Join fellow RLS members for a unique and informative look at the wines of Tuscany led by Philippe Newlin, wine educator and former tasting director at Wine and Spirits Magazine.
English Garden Lecture"The English Garden-Perfection on Earth" lecture by historian Curt DiCamillo
Historian Curt DiCamillo returns to WGBH to deliver a lecture titled "The English Garden—Perfection on Earth."


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