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The Berkshires are home to many hidden jewels of theater and the arts in New England — find out what makes this beautiful region of Massachusetts a cultural magnet! After fun classes with local theater experts, musicologists, and a choreographer/dancer, feel like an informed insider for performances at some of the area’s most noted venues. Enjoy the rich beauty of the Tanglewood Music Center, attend a production by one of the Berkshires’ renowned summer theater companies, celebrate contemporary dance at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, and visit one of the area’s famous art museums.


• Attend a closed rehearsal by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, and take in two evening BSO concerts, in Ozawa Hall and The Shed.
• Enjoy a performance by one of the area’s seasonal theater companies, such as the Barrington Stage Company, Berkshire Theatre Group, Williamstown Theater Company or Shakespeare & Co.
• At the world-famous Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, take in two performances and enjoy pre- and post-performance insight from an experienced contemporary dancer.

Program Notes

Participants interested in attending performances on free Thursday evenings or on nights pre- or post-program, please see Day Four of the Daily Schedule for details about ticketing and transportation.

Activity Notes

Standing and walking up to 2.5 hours at museums; walking up to 2 football-fields over gravel, uneven, grassy or roughly paved terrain; large crowds at Tanglewood performances.

Date Notes
Performances - Barrington Stage Company, “Man of La Mancha” by Dale Wasserman; Jacob’s Pillow, Nederlands Dans Theatre 2; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Stéphane Denève conducts Barber, Poulenc and Saint-Saëns featuring organist Cameron Carpenter; Carpenter will then give a short recital of virtuoso solo works featuring the Marshall & Ogletree touring organ.7/13/2015
Performances - Berkshire Theatre Group, “Bells Are Ringing” at the historic Colonial Theatre; Jacob’s Pillow, Alonzo King LINES Ballet from San Francisco; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Christian Zacharias conducts Schumann and Mozart featuring violinist Baiba Skride.7/20/2015
Performances - Barrington Stage Company, Neil Simon’s Tony Award/Pulitzer Prize winning “Lost in Yonkers;” Jacob’s Pillow, Daniil Simkin’s “Intensio” (World Premiere) with American Ballet Theatre; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Christoph von Dohnányi conducts Beethoven Symphony No. 4 and Violin Concert featuring violinist Vadim Gluzman.7/27/2015
Performances - Shakespeare & Company, Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors;” Jacob’s Pillow, Daniel Ulbricht and Stars of the American Ballet; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Ken-David Masur conducts Weber, Schubert and Beethoven featuring pianist Garrick Ohlsson.8/3/2015
Performances - Berkshire Theatre Group performance of “Frankie and Johnny at the Clair du Lune”; Jacob’s Pillow performance by Malpaso Dance Company from Cuba with a special after-show visit with the company exclusive for our group; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Charles Dutoit conducts Ravel, Sibelius and Stravinsky featuring violinist Leonidas Kavakos.8/10/2015
Performances - Williamstown Theatre Festival, “A Moon for the Misbegotten” starring Audra McDonald; Jacob’s Pillow, The Sarasota Ballet; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 6 and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with violinist Christian Tezlaff.8/17/2015
Performances - Barrington Stage Company, “His Girl Friday”; Jacob’s Pillow, L.A. Dance Project; BSO at Tanglewood Shed Concert, Keith Lockhart conducts the Boston Pops and Cirque de la Symphonie in a fusion of circus and classical music including aerial flyers, acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, and strongmen. Note: There will be no Prelude Concert in Ozawa Hall this week.

Coordinated by Berkshire Community College.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
6 Performances


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