Berkshire Performances: Tanglewood, Theater and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Discover the renowned artistic traditions of the Berkshires as you go backstage at Tanglewood, experience the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and take in a seasonal theater performance.
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Program No. 14963RJ
6 days
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6 days
5 nights
13 meals
5B 4L 4D
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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 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.

General Notes

2018 performance schedules released in early 2018. What is shown in the meantime is from 2017 season. 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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Lynette Cornwell
Lynette Cornwell has what she considers to be the best job — showing off the Berkshire’s natural beauty and cultural richness, meeting sophisticated travel-learners, and going to performances all summer! A Midwestern girl by upbringing and nature, she has lived from coast to coast and overseas. She taught English and French in Turkey, Germany, and Walpole, Mass. After stints in educational publishing and banking, she worked for 20 years at Berkshire Community College, in noncredit offerings and special events, then as the college’s first director of public relations. Lynette is also a passionate craftsperson, creating purses from hard book covers, and selling them at fairs and on-line.
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