South Mountain Concerts 2017 SeasonThe 2017 South Mountain Concerts Season is just around the corner, with 5 concerts of chamber music scheduled between September 3rd and October 1st, 2017. Come to the Berkshires and experience an evening of fine music at one of the nation’s longest-standing chamber music venues, South Mountain Concert Hall.

Each fall, South Mountain Concert Hall, located just outside of Pittsfield MA, presents a series of chamber music concerts. To call the annual chamber music series a tradition is a bit of an understatement. South Mountain Concerts have been put on here, albeit with a few fits and starts, since 1916!

The annual chamber music concert series owes its existence to the vision and generosity of renowned American music patron, Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. She founded what was then known as the Berkshire Festival of Chamber Music in 1918 but held the first two annual concerts at her own home.

In 1918, however, wood from an old textile mill was used to construct the colonial style South Mountain Concert Hall. The 440 seat concert hall was designed specifically to showcase chamber music and demonstrates superior acoustics to this very day. It was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

South Mountain has hosted a number of famous artists and ensembles over the decades, including Leonard Bernstein, Gary Graffman, Menahem Pressler, Leontyne Price, and Rudolph Serkin, to name just a few. The Brentano, Juilliard, and Tokyo string quartets have also played here, as well as the Wu Han, David Finckel, and Beaux Arts piano trios.

Catching a performance at the South Mountain Concert Hall is a special treat. If you appreciate fine chamber music and are going to be in the area during September, you owe it to yourself to make it to one of these concerts.

South Mountain Concerts 2017 Season
Sundays, 3pm
September 3 – Kalichstein, Laredo, Robinson Trio – $40
Zwilich – Pas de Trois
Mendelssohn – Piano Trio No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 66
Brahms – Piano Trio in B Major, Op. 8

September 10 – Orion String Quartet and Tara Helen O’Connor, flute – $40
Mozart – Flute Quartet in C Major, K. 285b
Haydn – Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 1
Beethoven – Quartet in E Minor, Op. 59, No. 2

September 17 – Calidore String Quartet – $35
Mendelssohn – Quartet in A Minor, Op. 13
Janacek – Quartet No. 1 in E Minor
Beethoven – Quartet in C Major, Op. 59, No. 3

September 24 – Dover String Quartet and Peter Serkin, piano – $40
Mendelssohn – Four Pieces for String Quartet, Op. 81
Tchaikovsky – Quartet in D Major, Op. 11
Brahms – Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34

October 1 – Emerson String Quartet – $40
Haydn – Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Schumann – Quartet in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
Beethoven – Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 127

South Mountain Concerts 2017 Season

Sundays, 3pm, Sep 3 – Oct 1, 2017
The South Mountain Concert Hall, 730 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Visit the South Mountain Concerts website for tickets and more information.

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