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BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA APPOINTS ANDRIS NELSONS

May 16th, 2013 by philhalpern

Andris Nelsons and his wife Kristine Opolais May 16, 2013 – Andris Nelsons has been appointed the 15th Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra since its founding in 1881. The announcement was made today by Chairman of the BSO Board of Trustees Ted Kelly, BSO Board of Trustees Vice Chairs Stephen B. Kay and […]

“On The Town” Comes to the Berkshires in June

May 9th, 2013 by philhalpern

Music by Leonard Bernstein Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Based on an idea by Jerome Robbins Directed by Tony-winner (Urinetown) John Rando (BSC’s Guys and Dolls) Choreography by Emmy-winner (TV’s “Smash”) Joshua Bergasse   (BSC’s Guys and Dolls, West Side Story) Music Direction by Darren R. Cohen Set in 1944, On the Town […]

Berkshire International Film Festival May 30-June 2

May 8th, 2013 by philhalpern

A great event for guests of Brook Farm Inn!  We’re located right in between the two venues, Pittsfield and Great Barrington.   There will be documentaries, shorts, and feature films from all over the world.

Spring Events in Lenox, MA

April 22nd, 2013 by philhalpern

Lenox  offers special events this spring.  In addition to the historic homes and Berkshires cultural attractions that start their seasons in May, guests of Brook Farm Inn can look forward to these: Sat.-May 25,-RHURBARB FESTIVAL-Roche Reading Park Sat.-May 25, “LENOX MARATHON”-Lenox & Tanglewood Sun.-May 26,-“LENOX MARATHON” Fri. ,-June 14,-“LENOX MOTORCAR CLASSIC” Hope to see you […]

April 20th Berkshires Concert

April 18th, 2013 by philhalpern

Erin Keefe, violin   Grand Piano Trios I: Schubert and Schoenfield   Saturday April 20, 6 PM The MAHAIWE   Erin Keefe, violin Jeffrey Swann, piano Yehuda Hanani, cello    The engaging chamber music series Close Encounters With Music returns on April 20 to the Mahaiwe Per- forming Arts Center, presenting two magnificent piano trios–a 20th century […]

Tanglewood has three new popular artist performances!

March 18th, 2013 by philhalpern

Sunday, June 23, 2:30pm, Shed Joan Baez With Special Guest The Indigo Girls   Tuesday, July 23, 7pm, Shed The Last Summer on Earth Tour Featuring Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, and Guster   Monday, August 19, 7pm, Shed Grace Potter and the Nocturnals With Special Guest Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band Tickets […]

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2013

March 16th, 2013 by philhalpern

MAIN STAGE June 26 – July 14, 2013 ANIMAL CRACKERS Book by George S. Kaufman & Morrie Ryskind Music and Lyrics by Bert Kalmar & Harry Ruby Adapted and Directed by Henry Wishcamper Hooray for Captain Spaulding!  The intrepid African explorer, inveterate womanizer, and interminable jokester hobnobs with high society as the guest of honor […]

Robert Jacob former owner of Brook Farm Inn

March 13th, 2013 by philhalpern

  We are sad to hear of the passing away of our friend Bob Jacob.  Bob and his wife Betty are former owners of Brook Farm Inn.  Bob and Betty came by the inn about a year after we bought the inn and introduced themselves.  Pictured above Bob is reading some of his poetry at […]

Lettice and Lovage — See It in the Berkshires in March

March 7th, 2013 by philhalpern

Enlarge! Enliven! Enlighten!  As docent at Fustian Hall, “the dullest house in England,” Lettice Duffet employs the “3 E’s” to give visitors the memorable tour they deserve.  But when fiction and fact collide, heads will roll! This uproarious play was written by Peter Shaffer, with Dame Maggie Smith originally playing the title role.  You can […]

Berkshire Festival of Women Writers — the Entire Month of March!

February 23rd, 2013 by philhalpern

Women writers of all ages and from many different walks of life will be featured in the Third Annual Berkshire Festival of Women Writers, which will take place throughout the month of March, Women’s History Month, at venues all over Berkshire County. One special event will be a screening of the new documentary film SWEET DREAMS, about […]

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