Archive for the ‘General’ Category

South Mountain Concerts Starting Labor Day Weekend!

August 29th, 2009 by philhalpern

Sunday, September 6th, the Muir String Quartet will open the South Mountain Concert series at 3 PM.  This chamber concert series runs for 5 Sunday afternoons in September and October.  It’s held in a most unusual wooded setting, in a building constructed solely for this purpose.  Situtated on a wooded slope in the midst of […]

Tanglewood Jazz Festival

August 23rd, 2009 by philhalpern

September 4-7  Tanglewood Jazz Festival   Sept. 4 Friday 8:00PM An evening with Paquito d’Rivera Sept. 5 Saturday 2:00PM Radio Deluxe withJohn Pizzarel, Jessica Molasky,Kurt Eling, Bucky Pizzareli, Aaron Weinstein, and Harry Allen Sept. 5 “Reverse Thread” with The Regina Carter Quartet  and “Dreamin the Duke” with Nnenna Freelon, Harolyn Blackwell and Mike Garson Sept. 6 Sunday 2:00PM […]

Celebrate Miles Davis at the Lenox Library

August 11th, 2009 by philhalpern

      Join us as we celebrate Miles Davis! on Monday, August 17th from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm   Fifty years to the day, the most successful and famous album in jazz history – Kind of Blue – was released. The Lenox Library will honor this significant event with a varied program that will feature performances by […]

Freud’s Last Session

July 29th, 2009 by philhalpern

Back by popular demand, the Barrington Stage Company (in Pittsfield) will be presenting “Freud’s Last Session.” Linda and I were fortunate enough to get tickets in June to see this play by Mark St. Germain. It played to sold out audiences every night and with good reason. The play is intelligent, well acted, and riveting. […]

Get to know George and Suzy.

July 14th, 2009 by philhalpern

Visit the home of American Abstract Artists George L.K. Morris and Suzy Frelinghuysen, set on a 46-acre estate in the heart of Lenox, Massachusetts. View their paintings, frescoes, and sculpture; experience their exquisite collection of American and European Cubist Art. The Frelinghuysen Morris House and Studio are open during the summer for tours on the […]

Ooh La La! Paris 1890- Unlaced!

July 1st, 2009 by philhalpern

Paris 1890 – Unlaced!  is the title for Ventfort Hall’s summer theater.  Ventfort Hall, here in Lenox just a few minutes’ walk from Brook Farm Inn, is also known as the Museum of the Gilded Age.  This mansion is a great setting for the one-woman show, which provides a humorous yet poignant glimpse into Parisian […]

"Hamlet" at Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox

June 29th, 2009 by philhalpern

We missed this production the first time around a couple of years ago, and we’re really glad that Shakespeare & Co. is reprising “Hamlet.”  We saw it yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The performance is especially interesting because a real mother, son, and step-father have leading roles.  Tina Packer is Gertrude, her son Jason Asprey […]

Steve Martin and Martin Sheen to Join Garrison Keillor on June 27 A Prairie Home Companion

June 23rd, 2009 by philhalpern

Award-winning actors Steve Martin and Martin Sheen will join host Garrison Keillor on a live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion from Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts on Saturday, June 27. The show’s guests will also include Stuart Duncan, Tim Russell, Sue Scott, Fred Newman, and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band. Keillor will celebrate the radio […]

"Carousel" is a treat!

June 20th, 2009 by philhalpern

We attended Barrington Stage Co.‘s production of “Carousel” last night, and what a treat!  Music, choreography, costumes, and a timeless script — guess that’s why it’s been a favorite musical since 1945.  The voices of the lead actors were matched by their incredible energy.  It will be performed through July 11 (at prices way below […]

Berkshire Music School Presents

June 18th, 2009 by philhalpern