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Category Archives: Berkshire Music

The Berkshire Bach Society Presents Bach at New Years

December 10, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshire Bach Society Presents Bach at New Years 2017Ring in 2018 with an evening of Purcell, Mozart, Boyce, Bartok, and Bach when The Berkshire Bach Society presents Bach at New Years 2017.

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!

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Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood’s Chesterfest 2016

July 15, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

Enjoy Live Music at Chesterwood's Chesterfest 2016Chesterwood brings back their popular, summertime concert series with Chesterfest 2016: Friday evenings from July 22nd through August 26th, 2016.

Chesterwood is the country estate of Daniel Chester French (1850-1931). If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his works certainly will. French is the sculptor of the iconic Abraham Lincoln found inside the Lincoln Memorial, the Concord Minuteman, and many other famous works.

Located in Glendale near Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the Chesterwood estate was donated to the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which now operates the 122 acre estate as a museum and sculpture garden. Beyond Chesterfest, Chesterwood hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year.

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John Hiatt, Joshua Redman, and Buckwheat Zydeco at Mahaiwe!

April 11, 2016 by Corey A. Edwards

John Hiatt, Joshua Redman, and Buckwheat Zydeco at Mahaiwe 2016!A recent announcement has singer-songwriter John Hiatt, saxophonist Joshua Redman, and American musical legend Buckwheat Zydeco at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center for the 2016 season!

The Berkshires will ring with the sweet strains of rock, jazz, and zydeco as performed by legendary talents, thanks to the recent Mahaiwe 2016 season additions: John Hiatt on May 6th, the Joshua Redman Quartet on June 26th, and Buckwheat Zydeco on August 20th.

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Berkshires 2015 Concert Season

April 11, 2015 by Corey A. Edwards

Berkshires 2015 Concert SeasonThe Berkshires are known for their rich cultural fabric – Tanglewood, Jacob’s Pillow Dance – and that includes live music by popular artists, as the Berkshires 2015 Concert season for the Berkshire Theatre Group shows.

A while back I outlined the 2015 Season for the Berkshire Theatre Group but an upcoming concert had me realizing that I’d not mentioned many of the upcoming concerts also hosted on the Berkshire Theatre Group’s stages.

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