We are so very lucky to have a group like the Berkshire Bach Ensemble here in our area. They are the oldest continuing, member-based, non-profit music organization in Berkshire County. The group focuses on the works of J.S. Bach and his musical peers, present concerts that range from solo instrumental recitals to large choral works with full orchestra.
Bach at New Years has been a Berkshire County New Year’s Eve tradition since 1993. Sell-out audiences year after year at Mahaiwe led to an expanded performance schedule. There are now three separate opportunities to experience Bach at New Years!
Bach at New Years 2017/2018 Performance Schedule
Saturday, December 30 – 7:30pm
Academy of Music
274 Main St, Northampton, MA 01060
Sunday, December 31 – 6pm
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
244 Main St #3, Great Barrington, MA 01230
Monday, January 1 – 3pm
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
30 Second Street Troy, NY 12180
This year’s Bach at New Years concert features Berkshire Bach Ensemble’s director Eugene Drucker, Founder of the Emerson String Quartet, as both director and soloist. The program is about 2 hours long, including a 15-minute intermission.
If you enjoy classical music or are simply looking for something sublime to finish off 2017 and begin 2018, Bach at New Years is the answer!
Bach at New Years Program 2017-2018
Mozart: Divertimento in D, K. 136
Purcell: Chacony | Fantasias, Cebell and Fanfare, Prelude and Celebration
William Boyce: Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major for oboes and strings.
Mozart: Violin Concerto — K. 219 (the Turkish – Drucker soloist)
Bartok: Duos for Two Violins, Sz. 98: New Year’s Greetings
J.S. Bach: Contrapunctus # 9 from The Art of the Fugue.
Mozart-Bach: Three fugues for four voices from the Well-Tempered Clavier
J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach at New Years2017/2018
Tickets for these concerts go very quickly, especially for the New Year’s Eve performance. If you plan to attend, you’ll need to act fast to get your tickets before they sell out!
Tickets for the December 30th performance at the Academy of Music can be purchased online at www.aomtheatre.com or you can call: (413) 584-9032 x105.
Tickets for the New Year’s Eve performance on December 31st at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center can be purchased online at www.mahaiwe.org or via phone: (413) 528-0100.
Tickets for the New Year’s Day performance on January 1st at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall can be purchased online at www.troymusichall.org or by calling (518) 273-0038.
The Applegate Inn New Year’s Eve Lodging Special
Applegate Inn’s 2017 New Year’s Eve lodging package includes a New Year’s Eve reception of champagne and hors d’oeuvres, a New Year’s Day gourmet brunch, special lodging rates, and other perks. View more details on our Berkshires Lodging Specials and Packages page – and Happy New Year!