The Berkshires: Tanglewood & Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Discover the artistic traditions of the Berkshires and feel like a Tanglewood insider, experience the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and enjoy the renowned summer theater performance.
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Program No. 14963RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 4L 4D
Theatre & Dance Class, Jacob's Pillow
Central Berkshires - Pittsfield
Program Concludes
Central Berkshires - Pittsfield
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At a Glance

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.
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On Your Feet
Standing and walking up to 2.5 hours, sometimes on uneven terrain.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Attend a closed rehearsal by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood, and take an evening BSO concert in The Shed.
  • Enjoy a performance by one of the area’s widely renowned and reviewed theater companies, such as 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.

General Notes

The performance schedule will be available in early spring. 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.
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Teresa Neff
Dr. Teresa Neff earned her Ph.D. in musicology from Boston University and specializes in late 18th-century music. Her performing editions of symphonies by composer, librettist and patron, Gottfried van Swieten are published by Artaria. In 2009, Teresa became the Christopher Hogwood Historically Informed Performance Fellow with the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, writing program notes, giving pre-concert talks, and delving into the history of this organization. Teresa has taught a wide array of classes, including American popular music and the music of Wagner.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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