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Jacob’s Pillow Festival 2011

March 18, 2011 by Applegate Inn

The Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival¬† 2011 Opening Gala is set for 6 p.m. on June 18. This will be a dance party extravaganza, with performances by a number of Festival artists, celebrity guests, and a world premiere danced by the Ballet students of The Jacob’s Pillow School. Dinner and a silent auction follow, but the best part is surely the dance party at the end of the evening, when gala guests and performers get down and boogie to the music of a live band.

People travel from all over the country to attend the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Each year, we hear about superlative performances seen by guests of our Bed and Breakfast Berkshires.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011 includes:LOUISE LECAVALIER/BENOIT LA CHAMBRE_Is you me

  • 3e Etage: Soloists and Dancers of the Paris Opera Ballet
  • Tangueros del Sur – Argentinean tango
  • Mark Morris Dance Group
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Ballet Geneve

In addition, Big Dance Theater will present the world premiere of Supernatural Wife; Louise Lecavalier will dance to Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Miles Davis and Iggy Pop; and KEIGWIN + COMPANY deconstructs the fashion world in Runaway.

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2011 features an extraordinary line-up of choreographers, dancers, and music. Wednesdays through Saturdays there are free performances by students at The School of Jacob’s Pillow, established dance companies, and emerging artists, as well as sneak previews by festival artists. For additional information and festival tickets, please see Jacob’s Pillow.

Plan a Berkshires getaway filled with art, dance and music during your stay at our Berkshires Bed and Breakfast.

Tanglewood 2011

March 10, 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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Tanglewood Tickets are on Sale

April 21, 2010 by Applegate Inn

The Tanglewood Season will soon start, and it is none too early to start considering which events you’ll want to attend. Once you do, be sure to look into lodging at our Lenox MA bed and breakfast, as we fill quickly during the summer months.

Garrison Keillor at Tanglewood on June 26, 2010

Opening Night at Tanglewood is July 9, 2010, yet there are events almost every night starting June 26, when Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion take the stage. This live broadcast is sure to be full of beautiful music, poignant tales, and silliness.

11am Sunday, June 27, marks the start of the String Quartet Marathon at Tanglewood. Fourteen string quartets will perform music by Mozart and Schumann among others. Later that night, the Mark Morris Dance Group takes the stage to perform a Grand Duo, and a new piece set to Beethoven arrangements of traditional folksongs. The Mark Morris Dance Group are currently Tanglewood Music Center Fellows.

Now is the time to peruse the Tanglewood 2010 Schedule and make your picks. Once you do that, you are ready to plan your stay at our Tanglewood Bed and Breakfast, minutes from Lenox, Massachusetts. We’ll make you comfortable, feed you well, and share our shortcut to Tanglewood. It’s time to listen to the music.

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