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Period Music Ensemble Crescendo to Feature Works by Bach Contemporaries

  (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., and LAKEVILLE, Conn.) – The period music ensemble Crescendo – the 2014 winner of Chorus America’s ASCAP/Alice Parker Award for Innovative Programming – will present choral works of the Italian composer Pietro Torri and the German composer Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel in back-to-back concerts at at the First Congregational Church in Great…

Cranwell Resort Wins ‘Best of the East’ Meetings Award

(LENOX, Mass.) – Cranwell Spa & Golf Resort was recently recognized by Meetings Focus East Magazine, a leading conference planners’ publication, for a “Best of the East” Award, the eighth time the resort has been honored with this distinction. Cranwell is the only Berkshire venue to have been recognized as such, and was honoraed alongside…

Exhibition Showcases Four Decades of Scott Barrow’s Photography

by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass.) – “The First Forty,” a summer-long exhibition celebrating the first four decades of Scott Barrow’s life and work in photography, opens at Scott Barrow Photography  on Saturday, June 27, 2015, with a reception from 5 to 7pm. The work will remain on display through Labor Day. As editor-in-chief of Berkshire…

CTC Season Concludes with One-Woman Show ‘The Amish Project’

(CHESTER, Mass.) – The curtain comes down on the 25th anniversary season at Chester Theatre Company (CTC) with Jessica Dickey’s The Amish Project, running from Thursday, August 14, through Sunday, August 24, 2014, at the Chester Town Hall. CTC favorite Allison McLemore, star of last season’s smash hit production of Tryst, tackles all the roles…

Incubator for New Choreography to Feature Works-in-Progress Showings

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Berkshire native Vincent Brewer has founded the Berkshire Choreography Project, an incubator for creating new cutting-edge, original choreography. The project is based at Berkshire Pulsein Housatonic, and will present two free, informal showings of works-in-progress on Friday, August 15, 2014, at 8pm and Saturday, August 16, at 7:30 pm. “In the…

Contemporary Brazilian Troupe to Unveil World Premiere at Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – The street life of Rio will pervade Jacob’s Pillow this week when Companhia Urbana de Dança returns for a five-show engagement in the Ted Shawn Theatre from Wednesday, August 13, through Sunday, August 16, 2014. The troupe brings a program of contemporary hip-hop dances never before seen by Pillow audiences, including the thought-provoking,…

Apollo Trio to Play Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Schubert at Meeting House

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The Apollo Trio will play piano trios by Mozart, Rachmaninoff and Schubert at New Marlborough’s historic Meeting House on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., as part of the Music and More series. A reception follows the concert in the Meeting House Art Gallery. The trio, comprised of violinist Curtis…

Charles Ives Music at the Meeting House

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – The distinctly American musical works of Connecticut Yankee composer Charles Ives will be presented at the Meeting House on Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., as part of the Music & More series. Performers include mezzo-soprano Deborah Rentz-Moore, pianist Donald Berman, and violinist Daniel Stepner. Ives, whose music was largely…