Posts Tagged ‘Tanglewood’

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2014

May 19th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2014The New York Times calls the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival “the dance center of the nation” and you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who would disagree with that.

Started by modern dance pioneer Ted Shawn in the 1930′s, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival is America’s longest-running dance festival, has been designated a National Historic Landmark, and is a recipient of the National Medal of Arts.

Jacob’s Pillow Farm, named after a large, pillow shaped rock on the property of this rural Massachusetts acreage (the zig zag road leading to the farm was referred to as “Jacob’s Ladder” so … ), was purchased by Ted Shawn in 1931 as a retreat for the first US, male dance company. Ted Shawn hoped to help expand the role of men in modern dance and ended up not only doing so but also establishing a far greater appreciation and awareness of modern dance in the US in general.

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Applegate Inn News: Ready For Berkshires Summer Guests

July 16th, 2012 by jenn

Back View of Applegate Inn with pool

Newly carpeted and freshly repainted, Applegate Inn is ready for our Berkshires summer guests

Our luxury Berkshires bed and breakfast always strives to provide our guests with the warmest hospitality and pampering. Summer is a busy time for us. There are so many events and outdoor activities for vacationers in and around the beautiful Lee, MA area. It’s very important to us that the estate is well-prepared for the summer season. With that in mind, the inn has had all the carpets replaced. We’ve also done a great deal of repainting throughout the common areas as well as the individual guest rooms and suites. It gives the whole place a wonderful refreshed feeling, just in time for our summer guests!

During the warm summer months, the screened porch is a favorite place for guests to enjoy a Berkshires B&B gourmet breakfast. It’s been so popular, that we’ve added more tables so everyone can enjoy the fine food, admire the beautiful grounds and make pleasant conversation with friends both old and new.

With all the Berkshires summer cultural events in full swing, our rooms have been booking up very quickly. We highly encourage making your reservation as soon as possible to ensure you have your favorite room here at Applegate Inn. Conveniently close to Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Center, the Berkshire Theater and other major Berkshires area attractions, Applegate Inn is your place to stay during your Berkshires summer vacation. At any time of the year, we look forward to giving you a memorable and delightful experience of true Massachusetts hospitality!

Summer in the Berkshires

May 25th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Guests come to our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast during the summer to bask in the beauty of nature and enjoy outdoor recreation. They also come to immerse themselves in the extraordinary art and culture that’s found here.

Appalachian Trail, Berkshires Massachusetts

Hike the Appalachian Trail this summer.

One day they can hike the Appalachian Trail. The next day they can visit world-renowned museums like The Clark and watch a performance by the Hong Kong Ballet. In between, they can dine in fabulous restaurants and lounge by the pool of our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast.

Each summer brings a plethora of festivals to the Berkshires. Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance, the two most widely known festivals, draw audiences from all over the world. Other festivals, such as the Berkshires Art Festival, are smaller but also well regarded. Guests of our Berkshires Inn find there is plenty to do during the summer, and also plenty of space in which to do nothing.

The truth is, the Berkshire region of Massachusetts is a marvelous place for a summer vacation. Come see for yourself.

 

 

Step Out in the Berkshires

January 20th, 2012 by Applegate Inn

Guests of our Berkshires Inn never lack for something to do.

The Mount, Edith Wharton´s Estate, The Berkshires, MA

Edith Wharton's Estate, The Mount.

The region has superlative outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing, paddling to zip-lining. It has some of the finest cultural offerings in the country: Tanglewood and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. It has world-class museums and historical sites: The Clark Art Institute, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, and Melville’s Arrowhead.

Many guests of our Berkshires B&B live in a city, either New York City, Boston, or Hartford. They come to the Berkshires to stretch out and breathe in the fresh air. Some are avid outdoorsmen, and want to spend all of their time exploring the mountains, lakes, and rivers of the Berkshires. Others are drawn to the quintessential New England small towns that surround our inn. Still other guests come to enjoy the many cultural offerings the region has to offer.

No matter what you do by day, consider stepping out in the evenings.

Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield offers a wide array of entertainment. Recent events include the great Elvis Birthday Bash, which featured both a young Elvis and Elvis from the ’70s. Upcoming events include Jamie Kent & The Options on February 2, T Bone Daddy, a rocking’ blues trio on the 9th, and The Duke’s Men of Yale: A Night of Love and Heartbreak with Da Doox! on February 11.

Of course, quiet evenings spent at our luxurious Berkshires Bed and Breakfast also hold great appeal.

Tanglewood Jazz Festival 2011

September 1st, 2011 by Applegate Inn

The 2011 Tanglewood Jazz Festival and the Tanglewood Wine and Food Classic take place this weekend, September 2 – 4. Since we still have availability at our Lenox Massachusetts Bed and Breakfast, we encourage you to be spontaneous. Fill your Labor Day weekend with the sweet sounds of jazz, delicious food, and great wine.

Angélique Kidjo performs at Tanglewood during Labor Day Weekend, 2011.

The Tanglewood Jazz Festival line-up is guaranteed to be as impressive as ever, featuring the rising stars of jazz as well as some of the greatest jazz musicians alive. You’ll be able to listen to some of your old favorites, then check out the newest sounds sweeping the genre. For jazz aficionados, this is an event not to be missed.

Highlights include

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Opening Night at Tanglewood, 2011

June 3rd, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Tanglewood hosts a multitude of incredible acts each season. During the summer of 2011, audiences will be enraptured by the musings of Garrison Keilor and A Prairie Home Companion, delighted by the melodic voice of James Taylor, and thrilled by the enthusiastic and creative dance of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Yet Tanglewood was born as the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and BSO’s opening night at Tanglewood remains one of the most highly anticipated events of the season.

Charles Dutoit will conduct the BSO for Opening Night at Tanglewood, July 8, 2011.

July 8, 2011, is Opening Night at Tanglewood. Charles Dutoit will conduct as the Boston Symphony Orchestra plays excerpts from Act 1 of Norma (Bellini), the Overture to William Tell (Rossini), the Trio from Act 3 of I Lombardi (Verdi), and Pines of Rome, Symphonic Poem (Respighi). Accompanying the BSO will be Angela Meade – soprano, Kristine Jepson – mezzo-soprano, Roberto De Biasio – tenor, and James Morris – bass.

The BSO is pleased to announce that Charles Dutoit will be conducting; James Levine must regretfully cancel all 2011 Tanglewood performances on the advice of his doctors. Mr. Dutoit is the Chief conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra, artistic director and principal conductor of the Royal Philharmonic, and music director of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. He has conducted or collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and all the major orchestra’s of the United States. His recordings have earned more than 40 awards and distinctions.

We still have some availability at our Berkshires Lodging for Tanglewood Opening Night, the weekend of July 8, 2001. Our Lenox MA Inn is close to Tanglewood, and we share our secret back route to Tanglewood with all of our guests.

Additional information and tickets are available at Tanglewood.

Earth, Wind, and Fire at Tanglewood

May 16th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

Earth, Wind, and Fire is on their 40th Anniversary World Tour. They play at Tanglewood on June 25, 2011 at 7 p.m. This promises to be an extraordinary event. People are already booking rooms at our luxurious Berkshires Lodging. (Note to drivers: We’ll share our secret short-cut to Tanglewood with guests of our Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast.)

See Earth, Wind, and Fire at Tanglewood, June 25, 2011.

Since its creation in 1969, Earth, Wind, and Fire has garnered accolades from the music industry, critics, and fans. Eight of their albums went double-platinum. Their work has been nominated for 20 Grammy Awards and has won six Grammys. In 2000, Earth, Wind, and Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2003 they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame.

Their music has inspired more than one generation of artists and won fans of all ages. It will be sheer pleasure to experience them live at Tanglewood.

Tanglewood offers Meals-To-Go for the Earth, Wind, and Fire performance on June 25, 2011. Choose a Picnic Bag for one, a Boxed Dinner for one, and a Picnic Tote for Two. Or arrive at Tanglewood prior to the performance and dine at the Tanglewood Café and Grill. If you’d rather dine elsewhere, ask us for a recommendation – there are several excellent restaurants near our Berkshires B&B.

Tanglewood 2011

March 10th, 2011 by Applegate Inn

The Tanglewood 2011 Season may not start until summer, but the schedule has been announced and tickets are on sale. If you’re feeling a bit under the weather – uncertain if you’ll awaken to six inches of snow or a deluge of rain – cheer yourself up by making summer plans to stay at our Lenox MA Bed and Breakfast and see a show at Tanglewood.

Opening Night (with the Boston Symphony Orchestra) is Friday, July 8, 2011. This year features an all-Italian program, and opening night will be a musical extravaganza lead by James Levine, Music Director of the BSO. Soprano Angela Meade, mezzo Kristine Jepson, and bass-baritone James Morris will perform excerpts from Bellini’s Norma (Act 1). The Tanglewood Festival Chorus will raise their voices in song, and music by Verdi, Gabrieli, and Rossini will be performed. Pines of Rome, by Respighi, will conclude the evening.

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Crosby, Stills, Nash at Tanglewood

July 26th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Crosby, Stills and Nash to play at Tanglewood.

Crosby, Stills and Nash are coming to Tanglewood on Wednesday, September  1, 2010, at 7:30pm. Forty years of creative partnership, and still going strong.

Book a room at our Lenox bed and breakfast early for this big event.

Imagine Herbie Hancock at Tanglewood

July 19th, 2010 by Applegate Inn

Jazz pianist and icon Herbie Hancock brings The Imagine Project to Tanglewood for one night, Monday, August 9, 2010. The show will take place at 7:30 pm at Koussevitzky Music Shed. We currently have a few openings that night at our Lenox MA bed and breakfast, and we will happily tell you our secret route to Tanglewood. Seize the moment, and experience this magnificent work of art.

Herbie Hancock has said, “Music transcends the barriers between people. It utilizes the universal language of music to express its central themes of peace and global responsibility” (http://www.herbiehancock.com/). Music fans will be delighted by the talented and diverse line-up of international musicians involved in The Imagine Project.

Once you are comfortably installed in your room at our bed and breakfast Lenox, take some time to explore our wonderful corner of the Berkshires. After an emotionally stirring evening of music by Herbie Hancock and a host of other musicians, spend a quiet day in the woods. Stroll through our gardens, or allow us to recommend a nearby day hike. It’s the perfect way to round out a trip to Tanglewood.

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