Each summer we look forward to a new season of Concerts at Tannery Pond. Held in an 1834 Shaker Tannery on the grounds of the Darrow School in New Lebanon, NY, the Concerts at Tannery Pond offer stellar performances in a low-key, uncrowded setting. If you love Tanglewood but sometimes find yourselves overwhelmed by crowds, consider a concert at Tannery Pond. Tannery Pond is approximately 20 miles from our Bed and Breakfast Berkshires.
Concerts at Tannery Pond run from the end of May to mid September. Only 2 performances remain in 2011:
the Arabella Ensemble on September 3 at 8 p.m., and the Harlem String Quartet on September 17 at 6 p.m. Both promise to be outstanding.
The Tannery itself is, true to Shaker values, simple and unadorned. Yet the resonant wood from which it is crafted has unusually good acoustics. Indeed, few venues not built specifically for orchestral or chamber music sound as good as The Tannery. Since it has fewer than 300 seats, all performances have a warm, intimate feeling.
Listeners are invited to picnic before the concerts; bring one, or purchased a picnic on site from Rebecca Joyner Catering (must be ordered the day before the concert). This year’s picnic menu includes roasted beet, grapefruit and stilton salad with grilled pork tenderloin, and sweet potato, leek & smoked R&G Mozzarella flat bread.
The Concerts at Tannery Pond are a favorite among guests of our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast. We encourage you to attend one.
Additional information and tickets are available at Tannery Pond Concerts.