Events

Feb
25
Sun
Norfolk, CT–A WINter Weekend in Norfolk!
Feb 25 all-day

Two days of fun for all, indoors and out…restaurant crawl, live music, art exhibits, winter sports and hiking (on feet, snowshoes or skis), stained glass window tours, kids’ activities and more.

When you get here, find maps and event lists around town, plus a WINter information center at 10 Station Place.

Sunday, February 25
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
Pancake breakfast
Church of the Immaculate Conception, 4 North Street; 860-542-5442
Free (reservations requested)

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ice skating, games, refreshments
Town rink, 23 Mountain Road
Free

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
House tours: Number 29 and Number 247 Litchfield Road
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Open sugarhouse
Great Mountain Forest sugarhouse, 201 Windrow Road; 860-542-5422
Free

12:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Sculpture by Karen Rossi
Artisans Guild, Station Place; 860-542-5055
Free

12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Special exhibition: Frozen in Time
Norfolk Historical Society Museum, 13 Village Green; 860-542-5761
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
House tour: 47 Greenwoods Road East
Free

1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tours of stained glass windows
Church of Christ Congregational, 12 Litchfield Road; 860-542-5721
Free

1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Explorations, an exhibition of paintings by Tom Hlas
Norfolk Library, 9 Greenwoods Road East; 860-542-5075
Free

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Open house
Norfolk Curling Club, 70 Golf Drive; 860-542-1100
Free

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Snow date for Music Among Friends

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Sledding and cocoa for all ages (bring your own sled)
Behind Church of Christ Congregational, 12 Litchfield Road; 860-542-5721
Free

4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
Snow date for Out on a Limb: What Black Bears Have Taught Me about Intelligence and Intuition

4:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Paintings by Alicia Mordenti
Infinity Gallery (Infinity Bistro), 20 Greenwoods Road West; 860-542-5531
Free

6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Sessions: live casual music by Steve Dedman
Infinity Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road West; 860-542-5531
Free

WINter Weekend in Norfolk CT @ Weekend in Norfolk, CT
Feb 25 all-day

NORFOLK–Norfolk’s first annual WINter Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25, will highlight the town’s winter beauty during two days of fun and activities for all, both indoors and outdoors. Visitors will find food, live music, art shows, curling and skating (weather permitting), hiking (on feet, snowshoes or skis), stained glass window tours, kids’ activities and more during those two days. For more information see weekendinnorfolk.org or call 860-542-5829.

Sheffield, MA–Art from Nature with The Trustees of Reservations @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Feb 25 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

During the winter it can be much easier to spot some of the treasures in the forest. Bring your family for a walk at the Cobble and collect some natural objects as you go. Back at the Visitor’s Center, you can add your treasures to a communal mobile, or find a stick on your walk and make a mobile to take home. The cost of this program is included with the property admission.

Saturday, February 17 & 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,25
10AM-2PM

TTOR Members FREE, Nonmembers $5

Contact Information
413.298.3239×3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Bartholomew’s Cobble
Sheffield, MA

Feb
26
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Stockbridge, MA–Advancing Season Extension: Innovative Strategies and Resources @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Cost: NOFA Member – $15; General Public – $20; * Add $5 for walk in registration on day of event

Join NOFA/Mass and Berkshire Agricultural Ventures for this workshop spotlighting innovations in season extension and connect growers with appropriate grants, loans, and technical assistance providers in the Northeast. Topics include planning and installing a Climate Battery (an innovative heat transfer system) under a greenhouse, using renewable fuels to heat greenhouse benches via hot water cycling, and efficient and effective methods for constructing and moving caterpillar tunnels. Participants will also receive an update from NRCS representatives on application process and status of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) and other resources available to support farmers in extending the harvest season.

Feb
27
Tue
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Feb
28
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Sheffield, MA–Moonlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl with Mass Audubon Staff @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Feb 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 6 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy a moonlit winter evening at one of our sanctuaries to listen and watch for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands and learn about animal adaptations for hunting at night. We’ll warm up with tea and hot cocoa after the walk. Register online at: https://www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
mhall@massaudubon.org
413-637-0320

Mar
1
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Washington, CT–Beyond NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope to the James Webb Space Telescope @ Gunn Memorial Library
Mar 1 @ 6:30 pm

(Snowdate: Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 6:30pm)

Ray Reich, a Washington resident and former Gunnery physics and astronomy teacher, will give a presentation on the Hubble Space Telescope. The telescope was launched in 1990 and has revolutionized not only the scientific understanding of the Universe but revealed for the first time what our Universe actually looked like. Hubble has been transforming astronomers’ understanding of the cosmos and answering some of the most intriguing questions in astrophysics. It has been bringing gorgeous images and discoveries of the universe into laypeople’s lives and has allowed people to participate in the excitement of discovery ever since. With the astonishing success in the last twenty-seven years of photographs and data returned by Hubble, NASA is prepared to launch, in 2019, it’s successor – the James Webb Telescope. A nearly $9 billion dollar project, Webb will be the premier observatory of the next decade. It will complement and expand Hubble’s discoveries, study every phase in the history of the Universe to the evolution of our solar system. Ray will share some of Hubble’s photos and discoveries and highlight some of the details and expectations of the new iconic Webb telescope.

All programs are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.

Mar
2
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 2 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
3
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Monterey, MA–Bidwell House Museum History Talk by Berkshires Historian and Author, Bernard Drew: “East Rock is Falling” @ Monterey Community Center
Mar 3 @ 10:00 am

FREE event

Look past the snowy landscape and join Bernard A. Drew as he describes his research up mountaintops and around slopes, into basements, archives and newspaper files to pull together stories about East Mountain and environs in Great Barrington for his most recent 216-page book, East Rock Is Falling.

Great Barrington’s East Rock was never in danger of falling, despite a joshing Boston Post reporter’s sensational article in 1906. The town’s eastern hills do, however, brim with dozens of true, if forgotten, stories; stories of geologist James Dwight Dana’s quartzite-schist discovery; George H. Kirchhoff’s prize Holstein Friesians; Jason Cooley’s faithful horse and Almira Cooley’s tasty baking; Henry F. Walling’s tripod signal tower for the area’s first USGS topographic map; counterfeiter Gill Belcher’s secret cave; H.F. Keith’s proposed observation tower; John Devanny’s firestone quarry; Eugene E. Peirce’s Bung Hill triangulation point for town boundary surveys; G-Bar-S Ranch skiers; and Civilian Conservation Corps trailblazers.

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

Stockbridge, MA–Brewing With Botanicals @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Learn how to brew beer with botanicals! In this beginner level class, we introduce you to the art and science of homebrewing. We will lead you through a full brew day as we discuss the four main components of beer: malt, yeast, hops, and water; the brewing process; and how to avoid and troubleshoot the most common problems. You will even get to taste complimentary samples of Beerology’s home-brewed beer!

Mike Schilling and Jordana Starr are the husband­-wife team behind Beerology. They are both passionate about beer and cider and have been homebrewing for seven years. Mike holds an International Diploma in Brewing Technology from the Siebel Institute of Technology in Chicago and Doemens Akademie in Munich, and is a former beer buyer for Provisions in Northampton. Jordana is on the Western Mass Beer Week planning committee and is the libations writer for Edible Pioneer Valley.

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.   members-$35; non-members-$45

Phone: 413.298.3926 info@berkshirebotanical

Lenox, MA–Bluebird Nest Box Building Workshop @ Mass Audubon's Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries
Mar 3 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Location: Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox
Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 12 years)
Members: Adult $20.00, Child free Nonmembers: Adult $25.00, Child free

Provide much-needed nest sites for cavity nesting birds. Participants in this family-friendly workshop will assemble pre-cut bluebird nesting box kits and take one home. The nest boxes are suitable nest sites for other small, cavity-nesting species including Tree Swallow, House Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, and White-breasted Nuthatch. Workshop participants will also learn where and how to place their boxes in the right habitat.

All materials and equipment are included in the program fee. Children are free with a paying adult. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

mhall@massaudubon.org

Gt. Barrington, MA–Blues Traveler @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm

Box Office: 413-528-0100   tickets–$49 – $89

Blues Traveler emerged in the late ‘80s and are best known for their improvisational live shows and tireless touring, and their breakthrough, multi-platinum selling album Four, which earned them a GRAMMY for Best Rock Performance and features hit singles “Run-Around” and “Hook.”

Throughout their career the band has released 20 full-length albums with their most recent, Blow Up the Moon, being a collaborative effort featuring a range of artists across the musical spectrum, representing country, pop, reggae and hip-hop. Throughout their extensive career, Blues Traveler has earned a massive fanbase of dedicated and loyal followers and continues to do so with each performance.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–South Berkshire Concert: Frederic Chiu @ Bard College at Simon's Rock--Daniel Arts Center
Mar 3 @ 8:00 pm

Pianist Frederic Chiu will perform an all-Beethoven recital. Featured will be Liszt’s transcription of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony for solo piano.

6:45 pre-concert conversation with Frederic Chiu in the McConnell Theater. Free admission with registration.

To register go to https://simonsrock_chiu.eventbrite.com.

Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

 

Mar
4
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
5
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
6
Tue
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
7
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Stockbridge, MA–DIY Herbal Body Care: The Complete Herbal Facial
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Supply Fee: $20 (to be paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class)
Bring a small towel.

Join Jamie Samowitz, educator and herbalist, for a dive into the sensory world of herbal body care products. Working with clay, aromatic herbs, and essential oils, we will craft nourishing and soothing skin care products that are tailored to our body’s own needs. As a class we will make an herbal facial steam, a facial exfoliant, a clay mask, and an astringent toner, and will sample and go home with a recipe for a homemade face cream. We will discover the joy of working with fragrant and healing herbs and of giving ourselves the experience of a luxurious spa right in our own homes. Bring a small towel—we’re going to be applying the products during the workshop!

Jamie Samowitz is Director of Youth Outreach Education and Co-Director of Roots Rising at Berkshire Botanical Garden. She is a home herbalist and currently in training as a clinical herbalist through David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies. She enjoys foraging for wild food and medicine and sharing her love of the natural world with her students and community.

Advance registration is highly recommended, but walk-ins are always welcome, space permitting.   members-$15; non-members-$25

Berkshire Botanical Garden–
5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, MA 01262
Phone: 413.298.3926 info@berkshirebotanical

Mar
8
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Westfield, MA–Wild & Scenic Film Festival–Celebrating 25 Years
Mar 8 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the activists working to protect it. Information including dates, times, and locations are listed below. For more information and ticket purchase, visit the individual links or contacts provided for each event. Hope to see you there!

March 8, Westfield, MA | 6:30pm – 10pm, “Festival Launch,” Dever Stage, Westfield State University

March 10, Great Barrington, MA | 9am – 12:30pm, Triplex CinemaMarch 23, Pittsfield | 6pm – 9pm, Auditorium 111 at Berkshire Community College

April 14, Northampton, MA | 2:30pm – 5pm, Smith College, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall, Northampton, MA

April 20, Huntington, MA | 6:30pm – 9pm, Gateway High School Auditorium, coinciding with the Westfield River Whitewater Races

 

Mar
9
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Pittsfield, MA–Ladysmith Black Mambazo Performance @ The Colonial Theatre
Mar 9 @ 8:00 pm

Tickets: A: $45 B: $30

“It isn’t merely the grace and power of their dancing or the beauty of their singing that rivets the attention, but the sheer joy and love that emanates from their being.” -Paul Simon

The Grammy Award-winning acappella ensemble, Ladysmith Black Mambazo captures South Africa’s historic struggle in an inspiring repertoire that melds the tradition of Zulu harmony, singing songs born in the mines during the apartheid era, with hints of gospel. Whether performing at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, in Disney’s The Lion King, or alongside Paul Simon on his album Graceland, Ladysmith Black Mambazo creates beautiful harmonies that have brought its unique sound to international prominence. The rich uplifting sounds and effortlessly synchronized dancing convey universal themes of faith, hope and peace, yielding a performance of pure, uninhibited joy.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo was founded in the early 1960s by Joseph Shabalala, then a teenage farm boy living on the lands just outside the small town of Ladysmith, South Africa. Joseph incorporated the town into the name he would give his group to honor his family history. As well, the word Black is a reference to the black oxen, the strongest of all farm animals; and Mambazo, the Zulu word for chopping axe, a symbol of the group’s ability to “chop down” any singing rival who might challenge them. So began the fifty-plus year career of Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s most recent CD, Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers, was nominated for Best World Music Album of 2016, marking the the group’s 17th Grammy Award-nomination, in addition to its four wins.

Mar
10
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Wild & Scenic Film Festival–Celebrating 25 Years @ Triplex Cinema
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

We’re partnering with several local organizations to host five different showings this spring of some amazing films celebrating the natural world and the activists working to protect it. Information including dates, times, and locations are listed below. For more information and ticket purchase, visit the individual links or contacts provided for each event. Hope to see you there!

March 10– Great Barrington | 9am – 12:30pm, Triplex Cinema, Learn more at Greenagers or Great Barrington Land Conservancy

March 23– Pittsfield | 6pm – 9pm, Auditorium 111 at Berkshire Community College, Contact BEAT

April 14– Northampton | 2:30pm – 5pm, Smith College, Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall

April 20– Huntington | 6:30pm – 9pm, Gateway High School Auditorium, coinciding with the Westfield River Whitewater Races

Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Salisbury, CT–The Beethoven Cycle: A String Quartet’s Mt Everest presented by Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Artistic Director, Music Mountain @ Scoville Memorial Library
Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm

This summer Music Mountain is presenting the incomparable Shanghai String Quartet in six concerts to perform what is considered to be the ultimate challenge for a string quartet: the Complete Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. The technical and emotional scope of the Beethoven Cycle is the Mt. Everest of quartet performance, a once-in-a-lifetime transformative event.

This lecture-presentation is intended for all, beginners in particular, and will include short audio samples to describe how Beethoven’s 16 string quartets cover a groundbreaking transformation in music, both within the style of the composer himself, as well as within the process that paved the way from the Classical to the Romantic era in music.

Oskar Espina-Ruiz, Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.), serves as artistic director of Music Mountain since the fall of 2016. He is an international concert clarinetist, artist-faculty at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and artistic director of the Treetops Chamber Music Society, while keeping a busy concert schedule.

860.435.2838

Mar
11
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
12
Mon
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
13
Tue
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
14
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 14 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
15
Thu
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Mar
16
Fri
Stockbridge, MA–The Bulb Show @ Berkshire Botanical Gardens Education Center
Mar 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Our daffodils are just some of the hundreds of bulbs that are bursting into bloom at the Fitzpatrick Greenhouse!
Our annual Bulb Show provides a colorful oasis featuring familiar springtime favorites along with the Garden’s collection of South African bulbs rarely seen in New England.

The show is open weekdays, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m, and weekends, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Stop by often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the exhibition.
Admission is free!

Gt. Barrington, MA–Crescendo Presents: Concerts with Dance @ Saint James Place
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm

Songs of the Soul: Sensual and Spiritual Renaissance Voices
Mass L’Homme Arme – Des Pres
The Song of Solomon – Lechner

 

Mar
17
Sat
Lenox, MA– Bare Naked Beauty: Woody Plants in Winter @ Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Audience: Adult Members: $10.00 —Nonmembers: $15.00

No leaves? No problem! You can learn to recognize the beautiful forms of oaks, maples, and other woodland trees and shrubs sans leaves. We’ll use a combination of branching patterns, bud and bark characteristics, habitat, and other helpful traits to identify woody plants in winter. We’ll start inside looking at samples of twigs and practice using a pocket guide (that everyone will take home) and then we’ll take a hike to practice our skills on live subjects in the sanctuary woodlands. Winter Tree Finder field guide available for purchase or BYO guide.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: ARIEL STRING QUARTET – Tchaikovsky, Arensky, Shostakovich @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 17 @ 6:00 pm

cost $27 – $50

$27 Upper Balcony
$50 Orchestra and Mezzanine

Three 19th and 20th century Russian works create a trajectory through recent Russian history. Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 is the first notable work of Russian chamber music, said to have moved Tolstoy to tears. Mystical, monastic, with two-cello richness that conjures a Russian Orthodox choir, Anton Arensky’s homage to Tchaikovsky, the Quartet Op. 35, stands between Tsarist pre-Revolution and post-Revolution dictatorships. In Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 3, he is composing with Stalin looking over his shoulder and the movements have coded titles like “Blithe ignorance of the future cataclysm” and “The eternal question: Why? And for what?” The Ariel Quartet presents a program rich in Russian lore, Slavic emotionalism, sparkling wit, Soviet-era sarcasm, and dazzling virtuosity.

“Playing with exceptional boldness and confidence — a blazing, larger-than-life performance that seemed to celebrate the triumph of the human spirit” (Washington Post)

The Ariel String Quartet: Gershon Gerchikov, violin; Alexandra Kazovsky, violin; Jan Grüning, viola; Amit Even-Tov, cello; with Yehuda Hanani, cello

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Mar
18
Sun
Lakeville, CT–Crescendo Presents: Concerts with Dance @ Trinity Church Lime Rock
Mar 18 @ 4:00 pm

Songs of the Soul: Sensual and Spiritual Renaissance Voices
Mass L’Homme Arme – Des Pres
The Song of Solomon – Lechner

 

Mar
29
Thu
Washington, CT–Black Bears in Conn. @ Gunn Memorial Library
Mar 29 @ 6:30 pm

Nora Hulton, CT DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, and science and math teacher at Washington Montessori School, will deliver a visual presentation entitled Black Bears in Connecticut.

The black bear population in Connecticut has continued to increase since the 1980. It’s important for residents and outdoor enthusiasts to learn real facts about black bears enabling them to stay safe, protect themselves and their property and make optimum coexistence with bears. The natural history of black bears in Connecticut, an overview of black bear habitat, diet, behavior, and current research efforts will be discussed. Black bear artifacts will be shared with the audience. The presentation is intended for all ages. Bring your questions and your sightings!

Ms. Hulton has a degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources from SUNY Cobleskill and owned and operated her own garden center for over 20 years in Cornwall Bridge, CT. She is an avid hiker and outdoorswoman, She resides in Warren, where she is a member of her town’s Inland Wetlands Commission. Her ancestry in Litchfield County goes back over 125 years, and she is passionate about learning and sharing information on the natural history of the area.

All programs are free and open to the public, but registration is requested.
Please call 860-868-7586 for further information or visit www.gunnlibrary.org

 

Apr
22
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–Che Malambo Performance @ The Colonial Theatre
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm

Tickets: $40

The Argentine based dance company, Che Malambo, excites audiences through precise footwork and rhythmic stomping, drumming of the bombos, and singing and whirling boleadoras (lassos with stones on the end). Presenting a thrilling, percussive dance and music spectacle, the company’s work celebrates the unique South American cowboy tradition of the gaucho. This powerhouse, all-male company of 14 gauchos is directed by French choreographer and former ballet dancer, Gilles Brinas. Che Malambo brings fiery Malambo traditions and virtuosic dancing to the contemporary stage for an exhilarating and entertaining show that is perfect for the entire family. Danced solely by men, the Malambo began in the 17th century as competitive duels that would challenge skills of agility, strength, and dexterity. Zapeteo, their fast paced footwork, is inspired by the rhythm of galloping horses in their native Argentina.

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Apr
29
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: GRAND PIANO TRIOS – Felix Mendelssohn and Bedrich Smetana @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm

The remarkably versatile composer-pianist-conductor-painter Felix Mendelssohn personifies genius and musical prodigy and his second Piano Trio in C minor (1845) is a true expression of the exquisite sensibility of his life and art. The profoundly moving Piano Trio in G minor of 1855 was composed after the death of Smetana’s daughter; its style is close to that of Robert Schumann, with hints of Liszt, Wagner and Berlioz. Two of today’s brightest young performers join cellist Yehuda Hanani for a juxtaposition of these passionate works, written in classic mid-19th-century style, full of beauty and riveting melodies. Winner of the Paganini Competition, Soovin Kim makes his area debut along with Uzbekistan-born Roman Rabinovich, first-prize winner in the Arthur Rubinstein International Competition in 2008.

“Soovin Kim was the highlight of the evening, a patrician virtuoso on the solo part of Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto…He drew a golden tone from his 1709 “ex-Kempner” Stradivarius” (Washington Post)

Roman Rabinovich, piano; Soovin Kim, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello

Box Office: 413-528-0100

May
6
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–The Joey Alexander Trio Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 6 @ 7:00 pm

tickets $29 – $84

Born in Bali in 2003, jazz pianist Joey Alexander taught himself Thelonious Monk’s “Well, You Needn’t” at the age of six. Since then, this wunderkind has delighted audiences across the globe.

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Jun
9
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music Gala: LENNY AT 100 – Feel the BERNstein! @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm

$27 Upper Balcony  or $50 Orchestra and Mezzanine

Acknowledged as possibly the greatest conductor the U.S. has ever produced, Leonard Bernstein was dashing, brilliant and eloquent; a dazzling pianist, lecturer and cultural figure who redefined the word “charisma.” Equally at home on the concert stage and Broadway, when summer came, he headed to the Berkshires, where important friendships were forged with Aaron Copland,  and other legendary musicians.

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth, we present a musical portrait of a versatile career, with his vocal and piano music and that of composers he championed—Mahler, Sondheim and Ives; selections from Kurt Weill‘s Threepenny Opera, Foss‘s cowboy piece Capriccio, and Copland‘s El Salón México. A delightful romp through the music scene circa 1950 as barriers began to come down among genres. Glitter and be gay and experience the Bernstein phenomenon!

Michael Chertock, piano; Danielle Talamantes, soprano; Kerry Wilkerson, baritone; Rachel Lee Priday, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello

Box Office: 413-528-0100
http://www.mahaiwe.org/CEWM2017Gala

Jun
22
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Aimee Mann Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

$30 – $70

Oscar-nominated, Grammy-winning singer Aimee Mann began her solo career in 1993 with the album Whatever and made a name for herself through her independent success. She recently won the Grammy Award for Best Folk Album, and NPR named her one of the world’s top 10 greatest living songwriters.

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Jun
24
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley: Broadway and Beyond Performance @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm

tickets  $39 – $69
Marin and Jason, “Broadway’s Golden Couple,” present songs from both the “Great White Way” and the “Great American Songbook”.

Box Office: 413-528-0100

Jun
29
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jun 29 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Jul
4
Wed
Norfolk, CT–Chamber Music Masterclass @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 4 @ 7:30 pm

During July and August, the Festival presents Masterclasses featuring Fellows taking guidance from Norfolk Faculty and Artists in an intimate setting in the Music Shed. This is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the notes and understand how artistic interpretation is created.

Fellows of the Festival will perform their repertoire while members of the public are welcome to come and watch. No tickets are required. And if you are not able to make it, the masterclasses will be streamed live.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

Jul
5
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Jul
6
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Turn of the Century Vienna Performance @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring works of R Strauss, J Strauss Jr, Korngold

Suite in B-flat Major for 13 Wind Instruments
Kaiser-Walzer (arr. Schoenberg)
Rosen aus dem Süden (arr. Schoenberg)
Piano Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand, Op 23

Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000 | norfolkmusic.org

Jul
7
Sat
Norfolk, CT– @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall.
The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000
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Norfolk, CT–The Brentano String Quartet Performance @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring works of Beethoven, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn

String Quartet in c-minor, Op 18, No. 4
String Quartet No. 12 in D-flat Major, Op 133
String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op 44, No. 3

Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
11
Wed
Norfolk, CT–Chamber Music Masterclass @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 11 @ 7:30 pm

During July and August, the Festival presents Masterclasses featuring Fellows taking guidance from Norfolk Faculty and Artists in an intimate setting in the Music Shed. This is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the notes and understand how artistic interpretation is created.

Fellows of the Festival will perform their repertoire while members of the public are welcome to come and watch. No tickets are required. And if you are not able to make it, the masterclasses will be streamed live.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

Jul
12
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Jul
13
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Mozart and Debussy Performance @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 13 @ 8:00 pm

MOZART Première Rhapsodie
Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat Major, K 498, “Kegelstatt”
Cello Sonata in d minor
Piano Quintet in E-flat Major, K 493

7:00PM • Music Shed • Pre-Concert Conversation with Paul Berry–Join us before the concert for an engaging and enlightening viewpoint on a musical topic related to this evening’s program.

Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
14
Sat
Norfolk, CT– @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 14 @ 10:30 am

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall.
The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000
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Norfolk, CT–Brentano and Dawn Upshaw, soprano Performance @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm

HAYDN–AUCOIN–RESPIGHI–SCHOENBERG
String Quartet in C Major, Op 20, No. 2, HOB III:32
Il tramanto (The Sunset) for String Quartet and Soprano
Quartet No. 2 in f-sharp minor
for String Quartet and Soprano, Op 10

Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
18
Wed
Norfolk, CT–Chamber Music Masterclass @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm

During July and August, the Festival presents Masterclasses featuring Fellows taking guidance from Norfolk Faculty and Artists in an intimate setting in the Music Shed. This is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the notes and understand how artistic interpretation is created.

Fellows of the Festival will perform their repertoire while members of the public are welcome to come and watch. No tickets are required. And if you are not able to make it, the masterclasses will be streamed live.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

Jul
19
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 19 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Jul
20
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Beethoven and Shostakovich Performance @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm

Quintet in E-flat Major for Piano and Winds, Op 16
Piano Quintet in g minor, Op 57

Tickets: $60 – $20, $10 (Young Adults 18-25), and Kids Come Free! (under 18)

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
21
Sat
Norfolk, CT– @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 21 @ 10:30 am

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall.
The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000
|

Norfolk, CT–SPECIAL GALA EVENT @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm

The Splendour of Baroque with The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
Featuring Handel’s Water Music

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
25
Wed
Norfolk, CT–Chamber Music Masterclass @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 25 @ 7:30 pm

During July and August, the Festival presents Masterclasses featuring Fellows taking guidance from Norfolk Faculty and Artists in an intimate setting in the Music Shed. This is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the notes and understand how artistic interpretation is created.

Fellows of the Festival will perform their repertoire while members of the public are welcome to come and watch. No tickets are required. And if you are not able to make it, the masterclasses will be streamed live.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

Jul
26
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 26 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Jul
27
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Debussy: Enemies and Friends @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 27 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring works of Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Chausson

Pre-Concert Conversation • 7:00PM • Battle Recital Hall

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
28
Sat
Norfolk, CT– @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 28 @ 10:30 am

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall.
The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000
|

Norfolk, CT–The Shanghai Quartet @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 28 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring works of Mendelssohn, Penderecki, Schubert

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Jul
31
Tue
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Jul 31 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Aug
1
Wed
Norfolk, CT–Chamber Music Masterclass @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 1 @ 7:30 pm

During July and August, the Festival presents Masterclasses featuring Fellows taking guidance from Norfolk Faculty and Artists in an intimate setting in the Music Shed. This is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the notes and understand how artistic interpretation is created.

Fellows of the Festival will perform their repertoire while members of the public are welcome to come and watch. No tickets are required. And if you are not able to make it, the masterclasses will be streamed live.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

Aug
2
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 2 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Aug
3
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Emerson String Quartet @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 3 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring works of Bartók, Shostakovich, Beethoven

Pre-Concert Conversation • 7:00PM • Battle Recital Hall
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Aug
4
Sat
Norfolk, CT– @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 4 @ 10:30 am

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall.
The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000
|

Norfolk, CT–1918 Soldier’s Story @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat

 

Aug
5
Sun
Norfolk, CT–Open House at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 5 @ 2:00 pm

A day of free events culminating is a performance by the Frank Vignola Trio

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

 

Aug
7
Tue
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 7 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Aug
9
Thu
Norfolk, CT–Emerging Artist Showcase: Chamber Music Recital @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall. The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000 |

Aug
10
Fri
Norfolk, CT–Bernstein, Brahms and the American Tradition @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 10 @ 8:00 pm

 

Featuring works of Bernstein, Brahms, Lieberman

Pre-Concert Conversation • 7:00PM • Battle Recital Hall

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

Aug
11
Sat
Norfolk, CT– @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 11 @ 10:30 am

Norfolk’s acclaimed New Music Workshop invites composers and instrumentalists to study the dynamics of taking a piece from a composer’s imagination to the performance hall.
The Workshop culminates in a performance featuring world premieres performed by the Norfolk Contemporary Ensemble.    Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed

860 542 3000
|

Norfolk, CT–Four Seasons | Old and New @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 11 @ 8:00 pm

Featuring Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Piazolla’s Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Aug
18
Sat
Norfolk, CT–The Norfolk Choral Festival @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Aug 18 @ 4:00 pm

Featuring works from the Renaissance to the 21st Century.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed
860 542 3000

Sep
8
Sat
Norfolk, CT–Chamber Music Masterclass @ Norfolk Chamber Music Festival - Yale School of Music
Sep 8 @ 7:30 pm

During July and August, the Festival presents Masterclasses featuring Fellows taking guidance from Norfolk Faculty and Artists in an intimate setting in the Music Shed. This is a wonderful opportunity to get inside the notes and understand how artistic interpretation is created.

Fellows of the Festival will perform their repertoire while members of the public are welcome to come and watch. No tickets are required. And if you are not able to make it, the masterclasses will be streamed live.

Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate–Music Shed