Events

Jul
18
Thu
Pittsfield, MA–3rd Thursday Cultural Street Festival: Jacob’s Pillow Pop-Up Performance–Teelin Irish Dance Company
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for this family-friendly pop-up performance! Based in Columbia, Maryland, the Teelin Irish Dance Company’s innovative style fuses traditional Irish step dance with contemporary dance.

A Jacob’s Pillow-curated dance series presented in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival. Third Thursday runs from 5-8 pm where North Street is closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street. All events at Third Thursday are family-friendly, FREE, and open to the public featuring live music, local food, craft vendors, street performers, and plenty more.

Organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.
Visit their website or call 413.499.9348 for more information.

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–7/18-22-23-24-25-29-30-31-   8/1-5-6-7-8-12-13-14-15-19-20-21-22

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP & MUSIC ENSEMBLE Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm

Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris is celebrated for deep, witty, poetic dance and an unwavering commitment to live music.

“A tour de force of artistic storytelling” (The Los Angeles Times), this audience favorite returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre for the first time in five years with seven performances, having amassed one of the most extensive Pillow performance record of any artist, appearing more than 20 times since 1986.

In a special remounting, the company performs Prelude and Prelude, an early work set to Henry Cowell that has not been performed since 1992; excerpts from Words, lauded as “expressing poetry beyond words” (Wall Street Journal); the beloved Grand Duo considered “one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century” (The Guardian); and a new work set to music by French composer/pianist Erik Satie.

 

 

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Becket, MA–UMANOOVE/DIDY VELDMAN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 18 @ 8:15 pm

Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016 with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfillment. The London-based company makes their U.S. debut with this intricate, physical, and theatrical full-length work for four dancers, made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live.

“Joy at every turn” (Scotland Herald), the dancers of Umanoove are praised for the way in which their “skillful, shared sense of exploration keeps things fresh and engaging” (The Times). Veldman is a prominent figure in the European contemporary dance scene, known for her performance career with Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) and Rambert Dance Company (Britain) as well as choreography credits that boast over 45 works for 25 leading international companies.

 

 

 

Jul
19
Fri
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm

also Saturday, July 20, 21,25, 27, aug 1, 3 at 2 PM and Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Becket, MA–MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP & MUSIC ENSEMBLE Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris is celebrated for deep, witty, poetic dance and an unwavering commitment to live music.

“A tour de force of artistic storytelling” (The Los Angeles Times), this audience favorite returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre for the first time in five years with seven performances, having amassed one of the most extensive Pillow performance record of any artist, appearing more than 20 times since 1986.

In a special remounting, the company performs Prelude and Prelude, an early work set to Henry Cowell that has not been performed since 1992; excerpts from Words, lauded as “expressing poetry beyond words” (Wall Street Journal); the beloved Grand Duo considered “one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century” (The Guardian); and a new work set to music by French composer/pianist Erik Satie.

 

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Tom Paxton & The Don Juans @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for a career going back to the Greenwich Village folk revival of the early 1960s, when, as a pioneer singer-songwriter, he moved the genre beyond its traditions, Tom Paxton returns to the Guthrie Center, joined by songwriters Don Henry and Jon Vezner, the DonJuans. Paxton’s songs have been interpreted by the greats, from Bob Dylan, to Willie Nelson, to Placido Domingo, to Judy Collins. “Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being.” Don Henry and John Vezner are not just Grammy-winning songwriters themselves, but vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who will further deepen and enrich these two exceptional evenings.” Judy Collins
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra: UnderScore Friday Concert @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

Andris Nelsons conducts Jolas, Saint-Saëns, Debussy and Ravel featuring cellist Gautier Capuçon

Betsy JOLAS A Little Summer Suite
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1
DEBUSSY La Mer
RAVEL La Valse
At UnderScore Friday performances, patrons will hear comments about the program directly from an onstage BSO musician.

617-266-1492

Norfolk, CT–In The Style Of 1810 @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

MOZART
POULENC
SAINT-SAËNS
PUCCINI
PRYOR
SCHOENFIELD
MAURER Overture from Marriage of Figaro
Oboe Quartet in F Major, K 370
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
Étude en Forme de Valse
Che Gelida Manina from La Bohème
Thoughts of Love
Café Music
Concertante for Four Violins and Piano

The concert experience in 1810 was very different from today. With a variety of performers, single movements, opera excerpts, virtuosic showpieces and lovely melodies, all on one concert, it was truly a feast for the audience. Here we offer our take on that model, with works ranging from Mozart to the 21st century.

James Austin Smith oboe, Scott Hartman trombone,
André-Michel Schub piano, with Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 19-35), and Kids Come Free! (under 19)

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Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 19 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–7/19-20-26      8/3-9-10-16-17-23-24

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–UMANOOVE/DIDY VELDMAN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 19 @ 8:15 pm

Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016 with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfillment. The London-based company makes their U.S. debut with this intricate, physical, and theatrical full-length work for four dancers, made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live.

“Joy at every turn” (Scotland Herald), the dancers of Umanoove are praised for the way in which their “skillful, shared sense of exploration keeps things fresh and engaging” (The Times). Veldman is a prominent figure in the European contemporary dance scene, known for her performance career with Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) and Rambert Dance Company (Britain) as well as choreography credits that boast over 45 works for 25 leading international companies.

 

 

 

Jul
20
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Becket, MA–MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP & MUSIC ENSEMBLE Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm

Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris is celebrated for deep, witty, poetic dance and an unwavering commitment to live music.

“A tour de force of artistic storytelling” (The Los Angeles Times), this audience favorite returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre for the first time in five years with seven performances, having amassed one of the most extensive Pillow performance record of any artist, appearing more than 20 times since 1986.

In a special remounting, the company performs Prelude and Prelude, an early work set to Henry Cowell that has not been performed since 1992; excerpts from Words, lauded as “expressing poetry beyond words” (Wall Street Journal); the beloved Grand Duo considered “one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century” (The Guardian); and a new work set to music by French composer/pianist Erik Satie.

 

 

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Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm

also  Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm

2 pm–7/20-24-27     8/3-7-10-14-17-21-24

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–UMANOOVE/DIDY VELDMAN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 20 @ 2:15 pm

Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016 with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfillment. The London-based company makes their U.S. debut with this intricate, physical, and theatrical full-length work for four dancers, made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live.

“Joy at every turn” (Scotland Herald), the dancers of Umanoove are praised for the way in which their “skillful, shared sense of exploration keeps things fresh and engaging” (The Times). Veldman is a prominent figure in the European contemporary dance scene, known for her performance career with Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) and Rambert Dance Company (Britain) as well as choreography credits that boast over 45 works for 25 leading international companies.

 

 

 

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Animals A to Z
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320
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Stockbridge, MA–In Plain Site Series of History Walks: Eden Hill–From Mission House to Mercy Sunday @ National Shrine of the Devine Mercy--at Eden Hill
Jul 20 @ 4:00 pm

This summer, the Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives will present In Plain Site, a series of monthly history walks in different Stockbridge neighborhoods. Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the neighborhood and talking about the history of the people who lived there.

$5.00 suggested donation.
Join us to learn about “Eden Hill: From Mission House to Mercy Sunday.” Inhabitants on the hill have ranged from John Sergeant in the 1700’s to David Dudley Field in the 1800’s. Today Eden Hill is the home of the National Shrine of Divine Mercy. It is also the site of Kampoosa Bog. The tour will start in the Eden Hill parking lot.

 

Falls Village, CT–New Black Eagle Jazz Band @ Music Mountain Festival
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm

The very best in New Orleans Jazz, Gospel and Blues.

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–ASTON MAGNA MUSIC FESTIVAL: The World of Henry Purcell @ Saint James Place
Jul 20 @ 6:00 pm

The Seasons, Squabbling Couples, Sleep Aids,Comical Duos, Vocal Quartets, and Trio Sonatas

$40 in advance, $45 at the door.

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm

also Saturday, July 20, 21,25, 27, aug 1, 3 at 2 PM and Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Becket, MA–MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP & MUSIC ENSEMBLE Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive, and indisputably the most musical” (The New York Times), Mark Morris is celebrated for deep, witty, poetic dance and an unwavering commitment to live music.

“A tour de force of artistic storytelling” (The Los Angeles Times), this audience favorite returns to the Ted Shawn Theatre for the first time in five years with seven performances, having amassed one of the most extensive Pillow performance record of any artist, appearing more than 20 times since 1986.

In a special remounting, the company performs Prelude and Prelude, an early work set to Henry Cowell that has not been performed since 1992; excerpts from Words, lauded as “expressing poetry beyond words” (Wall Street Journal); the beloved Grand Duo considered “one of the masterpieces of the late 20th Century” (The Guardian); and a new work set to music by French composer/pianist Erik Satie.

 

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Patti LuPone: Don’t Monkey with Broadway @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

Box Office: 413-528-0100 Admin: 413-644-9040

$31 Upper Balcony 2 (Limited)
$81 Upper Balcony 1
$96 Reserved
$126 Preferred Seating
$156 Premium
(Members receive $5 off each ticket)

$15 Youth Tickets – call the Box Office for information

In Don’t Monkey with Broadway, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone explores, through indelible interpretations of classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter and Irving Berlin, how her life-long love affair with Broadway began and her concern for what the Great White Way is becoming today.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Tom Paxton & The Don Juans @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

Winner of a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award for a career going back to the Greenwich Village folk revival of the early 1960s, when, as a pioneer singer-songwriter, he moved the genre beyond its traditions, Tom Paxton returns to the Guthrie Center, joined by songwriters Don Henry and Jon Vezner, the DonJuans. Paxton’s songs have been interpreted by the greats, from Bob Dylan, to Willie Nelson, to Placido Domingo, to Judy Collins. “Tom Paxton’s songs are so powerful and lyrical, written from the heart and conscience, and they reach their mark, our most inner being.” Don Henry and John Vezner are not just Grammy-winning songwriters themselves, but vocalists and multi-instrumentalists who will further deepen and enrich these two exceptional evenings.” Judy Collins
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

617-266-1492

Andris Nelsons conducts Elgar and Puts featuring Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry

Renée Fleming, soprano*
Rod Gilfry, baritone
Wendall Harrington, video artist
ELGAR Enigma Variations
Kevin PUTS The Brightness of Light (world premiere; BSO co-commission)

The letters of iconic American artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her husband, the photographer and curator Alfred Stieglitz, are full of poetry, humor, passion, pain, and longing. Written over the many months and years they lived apart, these letters chronicle their initial flirtations in 1915—when Georgia was a young, aspiring artist—to Alfred’s death in 1946. Written especially for Renée Fleming and Rod Gilfry, and accompanied by projections by Wendall Harrington, The Brightness of Light is the story of a great artist who ultimately turns from a painful marriage to embrace her work and the desert landscape she loves.

 

Norfolk, CT–Quartet Roots: Kneisel Quartet, January 28, 1910 @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

MOZART
GLIÈRE
FRANCK
SERVAIS
SCHUBERT String Quartet, K 458,”Hunt”
Andante from String Quartet, Op 2
Scherzo from String Quartet in D Major
Fantasie sur Deux Airs Russes, Op 13
String Quartet No. 14 in d minor, “Death and the Maiden”

The Miró Quartet pays homage to pioneers of chamber music in America by recreating this program of the famed Kneisel Quartet at the Schubert Club during the Quartet’s 25th anniversary season in 1910. While named for violinist Franz Kneisel, most of their programs featured a solo cello piece performed by Alwin Schroeder.

Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 19-35), and Kids Come Free! (under 19)

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–7/19-20-26      8/3-9-10-16-17-23-24

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–UMANOOVE/DIDY VELDMAN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 20 @ 8:15 pm

Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016 with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfillment. The London-based company makes their U.S. debut with this intricate, physical, and theatrical full-length work for four dancers, made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live.

“Joy at every turn” (Scotland Herald), the dancers of Umanoove are praised for the way in which their “skillful, shared sense of exploration keeps things fresh and engaging” (The Times). Veldman is a prominent figure in the European contemporary dance scene, known for her performance career with Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) and Rambert Dance Company (Britain) as well as choreography credits that boast over 45 works for 25 leading international companies.

 

 

 

Jul
21
Sun
Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm

also  Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Becket, MA–UMANOOVE/DIDY VELDMAN Performance, FEATURING LIVE MUSIC @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 21 @ 2:15 pm

Dutch choreographer Didy Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016 with The Happiness Project, a choreographic investigation of western society’s endless search for fulfillment. The London-based company makes their U.S. debut with this intricate, physical, and theatrical full-length work for four dancers, made in collaboration with celebrated violinist/composer Alexander Balanescu, who performs live.

“Joy at every turn” (Scotland Herald), the dancers of Umanoove are praised for the way in which their “skillful, shared sense of exploration keeps things fresh and engaging” (The Times). Veldman is a prominent figure in the European contemporary dance scene, known for her performance career with Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève (Switzerland) and Rambert Dance Company (Britain) as well as choreography credits that boast over 45 works for 25 leading international companies.

 

 

 

Falls Village, CT–Ariel Quartet @ Music Mountain Festival
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Victoria Schwartzman, Piano HAYDN: String Quartet in D Major, Op. 71 #2 (1793) SHOSTAKOVICH: String Quartet #4 in D Major, Op. 83 (1949) BRAHMS: Piano Quartet in G Minor, Op. 25 (1861) *Silent Auction starting at 2pm to support Music Mountain

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

Lenox, MA–Walkin’ with WordXWord @ The Mount
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

at  3 pm and at  3:30 pm

FREE (but reservations strongly encouraged*)
Wear your walking shoes, as poets, dancers and other performers respond to the SculptureNow exhibition on the beautiful grounds of The Mount/Edith Wharton’s Home.
With Melissa Quirk Cairns, Dylan Lundgren, Dianne Olsen, Curtis Elfenbein, Stan Spencer, Shira Wohlberg, Wes Elliott, James Lumsden, Laura Coe, Merudjina Normil , and Karen Chase (sharing a work by Amy Clampitt).

In partnership with Jacob’s Pillow, Lift Ev’ry Voice, and The Mount. Sponsored by the Amy Clampitt Fund, a Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.

* This event is free (like all WXW events), however for logistical purposes we encourage you to make a reservation!

 

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 21 @ 3:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute Cinematics @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm Sundays, June 30 – August 25  AT Linde Center Studio E,  Lenox MA

Cinematics inspires you to explore the unique relationship between music, cinema, and the human spirit. This curated series of films will expand your perception of classical music and provide emotional depth to your concertgoing experience. Presented in collaboration with the Berkshire Film Festival.

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Jul
22
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–7/18-22-23-24-25-29-30-31-   8/1-5-6-7-8-12-13-14-15-19-20-21-22

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Jul
23
Tue
Lenox, MA–Tanglewood on Parade @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 23 all-day

8:00 PM concert

The 2019 Tanglewood on Parade concert on July 23 will be led by the BSO’s active conductor roster including BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams, BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, and the Alan J. and Suzanne W. Dworsky BSO Choral Director and Conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus James Burton

617-266-1492
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Mass Audubon – Birding at The Mount, with Mass Audubon Society @ The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home-
Jul 23 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Audience: Adult
Fee: Free
Explore Edith Wharton’s original estate, including its woods, wetlands, and meadows. Learn skills to bird by sight and sound as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, woodpeckers, vireos, and warblers.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Gt. Barrington, MA–Fountain Pond/Threemile Hill Woodland Family Walk
Jul 23 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Description: Join us in exploring the beautiful forest! We’ll experiment with leaf and bark rubbings during our walk and learn how to identify what we see! Please bring water and snack and wear sturdy footwear.

Directions: We will meet at the northern trailhead. Take Route 7 north through the commercial district of Great Barrington. From the traffic light at the McDonalds/Price Chopper shopping center, the trailhead is 1.0-mile north, on the right.

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Lenox, MA–Summer Tea & Talk Series: Julie Dobrow on After Emily: The Women Who Introduced Emily Dickinson @ ventfort hall
Jul 23 @ 4:00 pm

Mabel Loomis Todd was the woman who brought to light the work of a reclusive but highly talented poet. Prof. Julie Dobrow will discuss After Emily: The Women Who Introduced Emily Dickinson, the subject of the presenter’s new book. The shadowy and scandal-laced Amherst, Massachusetts surroundings include Mabel’s lover, Emily’s brother, Austin, who was 30 years older, and Mabel’s daughter Millicent Todd Bingham – a complex tale indeed.

Reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited. Cost is $28.00 with an advance registration and $32.00 the day of. Member cost is $28.00.
Call us at (413) 637-3206 for reservations.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–7/18-22-23-24-25-29-30-31-   8/1-5-6-7-8-12-13-14-15-19-20-21-22

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Jul
24
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm

2 pm–7/20-24-27     8/3-7-10-14-17-21-24

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Lanesboro, MA–“Banjo Blue” performance @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

(an engaging blend of old-time mountain and early blues music played on banjo, guitar, slide guitar, mandolin, banjo ukulele and harmonica), 6-7pm. Free

 Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS
A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK
VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE
SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION
ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS
EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND
VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 24 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–7/18-22-23-24-25-29-30-31-   8/1-5-6-7-8-12-13-14-15-19-20-21-22

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 will be Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Lenox, MA–Renée Fleming, soprano, and the Emerson String Quartet @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 24 @ 8:00 pm

WALKER Lyric for Strings
Richard WERNICK String Quartet No. 10
BARBER String Quartet, Op. 11
André PREVIN and Tom STOPPARD Penelope,
for soprano, string quartet, and piano (world
premiere; BSO co-commission)**

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Becket, MA–CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY WITH CONRAD TAO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 24 @ 8:15 pm

“One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker) Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live, Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work was developed in part at the Pillow Lab.

 

Jul
25
Thu
Becket, MA–PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 will be Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 25 @ 2:00 pm

also  Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Pittsfield, MA–The Berkshire Eagle’s Conversation Series–Climate Change Crisis: Cataclysm on the Horizon @ South Congregational Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 pm

The Berkshire Eagle and Berkshire Museum partner for the next installment in The Eagle’s Conversation Series featuring three experts on climate change and sustainability. Join us for a conversation about the state of the planet and what the future holds for humankind and all species of life, as well as how we can take action at the community level.

Tickets for the Conversation Series talk are $18.

Talk & Dinner tickets are $100 per person–
Enjoy a seated dinner served with an intimate discussion with guest speakers Elizabeth Kolbert, Kim Cobb, and Olivia Georgia on climate change from a museum’s perspective following the Conversation event. The evening’s expert speakers will use objects from Berkshire Museum’s collection to explore how art and science can address climate change, and the roles that museums can play in sustainable development.

Talk & Dinner ticket holders will be invited to enjoy a pre-talk beer and wine reception at Berkshire Museum starting at 5:30 pm with selections from SPIRITED Wines and Bright Ideas Brewery, enjoy preferred seating at South Congregational Church for the talk at 6:30, and return to the Museum for dinner and discussion with beer and wine at 7:45.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

also Saturday, July 20, 21,25, 27, aug 1, 3 at 2 PM and Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm–7/18-22-23-24-25-29-30-31-   8/1-5-6-7-8-12-13-14-15-19-20-21-22

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 will be Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Lenox, MA–All-Ives Program  @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 25 @ 8:00 pm

Tanglewood–Seiji Ozawa Hall Lenox MA
Stefan Jackiw, violin
Jeremy Denk, piano
Hudson Shad, vocal quartet
ALL-IVES PROGRAM
Violin Sonata No. 4, Children’s Day
Violin Sonata No. 3
Violin Sonata No. 2
Violin Sonata No. 1
plus hymns, patriotic songs, and marches that inspired these sonatas

617-266-1492

Becket, MA–CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY WITH CONRAD TAO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 25 @ 8:15 pm

“One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker) Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live, Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work was developed in part at the Pillow Lab.

 

Jul
26
Fri
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Evening at the Beaver Ponds
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: All (suitable for children 3 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley’s landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm

also Saturday, July 20, 21,25, 27, aug 1, 3 at 2 PM and Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Becket, MA–PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 will be Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Gt. Barrington, MA–An Evening with Tom Rush Accompanied by Matt Nakoa @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

There is hardly a better combination of classic folk with new indie folk than Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa. Those of you who have seen them together here will certainly attest to that. Always a lovely, meaningful, and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Please welcome them back to The Guthrie Center and experience a performance that will make your summer.
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights

Lenox, MA–Boston Symphony Orchestra: Andris Nelsons conducts Shostakovich, Mozart and Ravel featuring pianist Paul Lewis @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

Tanglewood Festival Chorus,
James Burton, conductor
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 2
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 12 in A, K.414
RAVEL Daphnis et Chloé (complete)

617-266-1492

Norfolk, CT–Siblings @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

FANNY MENDELSSOHN
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Piano Trio in d minor, Op 49
Piano Trio in d minor, Op 11
Octet for Strings, Op 20

Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn were very close siblings who were both supremely talented in music. While Fanny’s Piano Trio was finished in 1847 and only published after her death, Felix’s exuberant Octet for Strings was written at the tender age of 16 — and is one of the treasures of the chamber music repertoire.

Wendy Chen piano, with Fellows of the Norfolk Festival

Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 19-35), and Kids Come Free! (under 19)

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm

8 pm–7/19-20-26      8/3-9-10-16-17-23-24

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY WITH CONRAD TAO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 26 @ 8:15 pm

“One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker) Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live, Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work was developed in part at the Pillow Lab.

 

Jul
27
Sat
East Canaan, CT–Guided Tours of Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument @ Beckley Furnace
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Beckley Furnace, Connecticut’s only designated Industrial Monument, is the centerpiece of the Upper Housatonic Valley’s Iron Heritage Trail.

Beckley Furnace was built in 1847 by John Adam Beckley, great-grandson of Esquire Samuel Forbes and grandson of John Adam, Jr., the founders of the Forbes & Adam Iron Company.  It was acquired by the Barnum & Richardson Company in 1858.

Beckley Furnace (also known as “East Canaan #2” during the Barnum and Richardson years) produced pig iron until the winter of 1918-19.

Constructed of locally quarried marble, the furnace was originally thirty-two feet in height and thirty feet square at the base.  Later, after it was acquired by the Barnum Richardson Company, the height was raised to forty feet making it one of the largest of forty-three blast furnaces in the Salisbury Iron District.

In the winter of 1919, with World War I over, the Beckley Furnace was finally closed.  However, nearby East Canaan #3 (the so-called “Furnace in a Field”) did not go out of blast until 1923.  A fourth blast furnace, East Canaan #4, was still under construction at the time, was never in blast, and no trace remains of it today.

After the closing of the Beckley Furnace, the buildings and stack slowly deteriorated.  During World War II the site was extensively scavenged for scrap metal for the war effort, and even for bricks.

Then, in 1946, Civil Engineer Charles Rufus Harte recognized the historic importance of Beckley Furnace, and developed a plan for state purchase and preservation of Beckley.  In the process the Beckley Furnace was designated as Connecticut’s sole official state Industrial Monument and in 1978 Beckley was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

During the fifty years following the State’s purchase of the historic Beckley property, little had been done to maintain the furnace.  With no roof, rain and snow seeped into the furnace.  Continuous freezing and thawing during this period gradually resulted in the formation of structural bulges on all four sides of the stack.

Then, in 1996, with enthusiastic support from local legislators, a group of area citizens succeeded in obtaining $250,000 from the State Bonding Commission.  As a result an archaeological assessment was prepared and the Beckley Furnace was preserved.  Today, that group of area citizens group has evolved into the Friends of Beckley Furnace.

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Learn the Ferns with Joseph Strauch
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Adult Members: $10.00 Nonmembers: $15.00

Are ferns a mystery to you? Join botanist and fern expert Joe Strauch on a journey into the fascinating world of ferns and learn clues that reveal their identity. Learn how to identify a fresh assortment of local ferns, then head outside to test your new skills. Easy-to-use Fern Finder guides will help you identify the 50 species in Berkshire County.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Monterey, MA–Retracing Native Histories on the Landscape – Guided Walk @ The Bidwell House Museum
Jul 27 @ 1:00 pm

Join guide Rob Hoogs to explore a new interpretive trail as you retrace the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Non-Members: $10. Children and Members are free. A guided tour of the house can be added before or after the guided walk. The price for the walk and tour together will be $15 for non-members.

413-528-6888
email: bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

Becket, MA–PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 will be Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

also  Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Stockbridge, MA–“Working: A Musical” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jul 27 @ 2:00 pm

2 pm–7/20-24-27     8/3-7-10-14-17-21-24

Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working: A Musical paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring songs by Tony Award-Winning Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In the Heights), as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), Craig Carnelia and Berkshire beloved and multi Grammy Award-Winner James Taylor.

Directed by James Barry (Broadway: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; BTG: Million Dollar Quartet), Working: A Musical is a timeless musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life and how people’s relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity.

Becket, MA–CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY WITH CONRAD TAO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 2:15 pm

“One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker) Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live, Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work was developed in part at the Pillow Lab.

 

Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon: Animals A to Z
Jul 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox MA
Audience: Family (suitable for children 0 & up)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00
Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes.

Registration is required: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalleyprograms

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
472 West Mountain Rd., Lenox, MA 01240
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320
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Falls Village, CT–Swingtime Big Band @ Music Mountain Festival
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm

Classics from The Great American Songbook “Musicians who make the sounds of the pre-rock era rock.” (The New York Times)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

Becket, MA–Guided Tour @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 5:30 pm

Every Thursday & Saturday at 5:30 pm

Learn about the history and legends of Jacob’s Pillow on a free 30-minute guided tour of the National Historic Landmark grounds. The Pillow is a treasured National Historic Landmark, named so for its place in American culture and history, and is a site on the Upper Housatonic Valley’s African American Heritage Trail. Discover the history and legends of the Pillow’s beautiful and historic grounds during 30-minute walking tours led by Jacob’s Pillow staff and interns. Start from the Welcome Center, which is located next to the Ted Shawn Theatre.

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–ASTON MAGNA MUSIC FESTIVAL: Bach, Pachelbel, and Villa Lobos @ Saint James Place
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm

J.S. Bach:
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4, BWV 1049
Cantata for Soprano: “Non sa che sia dolore,” BWV 209
Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue
Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5
With Dominique Labelle, soprano

$40 in advance, $45 at the door.

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 27 @ 7:00 pm

also Saturday, July 20, 21,25, 27, aug 1, 3 at 2 PM and Sunday, July21, 28 aug 4 at 3PM

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

all the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Becket, MA–PAUL TAYLOR DANCE COMPANY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Creating 147 original works over the course of his career, Paul Taylor is remembered for dances that capture life’s joys and tackle some of society’s most complex issues. The San Francisco Chronicle lauds, “The American spirit soars whenever Taylor’s dancers dance” and The New York Times has praised Paul Taylor as “one of the most singular and searching imaginations of our time.” Festival 2019 will be Paul Taylor Dance Company’s 18th Pillow appearance with special initiatives to mark the passing of their founder.

As part of a commemorative legacy tour, the company will perform an exclusively Taylor program, including one of Taylor’s earliest masterpieces Aureole, set to George Frideric Handel, as an ode to their 1964 Pillow debut; Concertiana, Taylor’s last work choreographed in 2018; and his masterpiece, Promethean Fire.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Gt. Barrington, MA–An Evening with Tom Rush Accompanied by Matt Nakoa @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

There is hardly a better combination of classic folk with new indie folk than Tom Rush accompanied by Matt Nakoa. Those of you who have seen them together here will certainly attest to that. Always a lovely, meaningful, and thoroughly enjoyable evening. Please welcome them back to The Guthrie Center and experience a performance that will make your summer.
Tickets: $50.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $45.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights

Lenox, MAS–Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

WAGNER Die Walku¨re, Act I

The Leonard Bernstein Memorial Concert
Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amber Wagner, soprano (Sieglinde)
Simon O’Neill, tenor (Siegmund)
Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Hunding)
WAGNER Die Walku¨re, Act I

Concert performance sung in German with English supertitles

617-266-1492

Norfolk, CT–Lost Genius: Clara Schumann @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

BRAHMS Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op 22
Scherzo No. 2 for Solo Piano, Op 14
String Quartet in a minor, Op 41, No. 1
Piano Quartet in c minor, Op 60, “Werther”
Clara Schumann was a virtuoso pianist and an accomplished composer, as well as a profound influence on two of the most-revered composers of the Romantic era: her husband Robert Schumann, and their beloved friend, Johannes Brahms.

Miró Quartet, Melvin Chen piano

Concert Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 19-35), and Kids Come Free! (under 19)

 

Becket, MA–CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY WITH CONRAD TAO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 27 @ 8:15 pm

“One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker) Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live, Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work was developed in part at the Pillow Lab.

 

Jul
28
Sun
Becket, MA–CALEB TEICHER & COMPANY WITH CONRAD TAO @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 28 @ 2:15 pm

“One of the brightest lights in tap today” (The New Yorker) Caleb Teicher and innovative pianist and composer Conrad Tao collaborate in More Forever, a new evening-length work. On a stage filled with a thin layer of sand, dancers explore American dance forms such as tap, vernacular jazz, and Lindy Hop, set to Tao’s new contemporary score for piano and electronics.

Led by Dance Magazine’s “Best Emerging Choreographer,” Caleb Teicher & Company is known for a unique style of theatricality, humor, emotional expression, and aesthetic exploration. Performing live, Tao is a Lincoln Center Emerging Artist regarded as “shaping the future of classical music” (New York Magazine). This highly-anticipated ensemble work was developed in part at the Pillow Lab.

 

Lenox, MA–Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 28 @ 2:30 pm

Young Artists Wind Ensemble
Free Concert
Ozawa Hall–Tanglewood

Boston University Tanglewood Institute
GOULD American Salute
GRAINGER Colonial Song
SUSATO The Danserye
BACH arr. HUNSBERGER Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor
GERSHWIN arr. TAMININI Rhapsody in Blue
with Thomas Weaver (BUTI’08), piano
GRANTHAM J’ai été au Bal
MARQUEZ arr. DICKEL Danzon No. 2

617-266-1492

Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
Jul 28 @ 2:30 pm

WAGNER Die Walku¨re, Acts II and III

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Amber Wagner, soprano (Sieglinde)
Christine Goerke, soprano (Bru¨nnhilde)
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano (Fricka)
Simon O’Neill, tenor (Siegmund)
James Rutherford, bass-baritone (Wotan)
Franz-Josef Selig, bass (Hunding)
WAGNER Die Walku¨re, Acts II and III
Concert performance sung in German with
English supertitles

2:30pm — Act II Performance
6:30pm — Act III Performance

Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra)
297 West St., Lenox, MA
617-266-1492

Falls Village, CT–Harlem String Quartet @ Music Mountain Festival
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

Francine Kay, Piano DEBUSSY: String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10 (1893) GABRIELA LENA FRANK: Milagros (Miracles) for String Quartet (2010) WILLIAM BOLCOM: Three Rags for String Quartet (comp. 1970; arr. 1989) FRANCK: Piano Quintet in F Minor (1878–79)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

Sharon, CT–Beauty and The Beast stage production @ Sharon Playhouse
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm

Beauty and the Beast is the classic story that tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed to remain enchanted for all eternity.

This “tale as old as time” is based on the Academy Award winning animated feature and is filled with spectacular costumes, dazzling scenery and familiar songs such as “Be Our Guest”, “Belle”, “Gaston”and the well loved title song. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast offers a great opportunity to bring the entire family together for theatre at its best!

call the Administrative office (860) 364-7469(ext. 200)

Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Civilian Conservation Corp with Ranger Mike (Bascom Lodge talk & dine  presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

An illustrated history of the C.C.C. and its work on Mount Greylock and Bascom Lodge.
Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DAY.
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Lenox, MA–Tanglewood Learning Institute Cinematics @ Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm

7 pm Sundays, June 30 – August 25  AT Linde Center Studio E,  Lenox MA

Cinematics inspires you to explore the unique relationship between music, cinema, and the human spirit. This curated series of films will expand your perception of classical music and provide emotional depth to your concertgoing experience. Presented in collaboration with the Berkshire Film Festival.

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