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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
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Massachusetts

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.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649
Program No. 14963 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2022
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1,649
Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2022
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1,749
Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2022
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1,749
Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2022
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1,649
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2022
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2,079
Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2022
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2,259
Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2022
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2,259
Aug 1 - Aug 6, 2022
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2,079
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.
Activity Level
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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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.
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Andrea Borak is a certified Laban Movement Analyst and a certified Trager Practitioner. While working in New York, she performed with the Eleo Pomare Dance Company and the Phyllis Lamhut Dance Company, and served as the movement specialist at The Little Red School House. Andrea has taught dance at numerous schools including NYU, and since relocating to the Berkshires in 1998, has taught at the Albany/Berkshire Ballet, the Pittsfield public schools and Berkshire Community College.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Barton Mumaw, Dancer: From Denishawn to Jacob's Pillow and Beyond
by Jane Sherman and Barton Mumaw
Explorer's Guide Berkshire: A Great Destination (Eighth Edition)
by Lauren R. Stevens
Tanglewood: The Clash Between Tradition and Change
by Andrew L. Pincus
The Unfolding History of the Berkshires
by David J. McLaughlin
Tanglewood: A Group Memoir
by Peggy Daniels
A Certain Place: The Jacob's Pillow Story
by Norton Owen and Ella Baff
Meals
13 Meals
5 Breakfasts
4 Lunches
4 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Low Fat, Vegetarian, Low Salt
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Display
Aug 01, 2022 - Aug 06, 2022
  • Jun 20, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022
  • Jul 11, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022
  • Jul 18, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022
  • Aug 01, 2022 - Aug 06, 2022
5 nights
Pittsfield
The program's high-rise hotel/conference center is in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, with panoramic views of the Berkshire Hills. Easy walks to Pittsfield's Historic District, Berkshire Museum, Colonial Theatre Restoration Project, library, visitor's center, downtown shops, hair salons, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, laundries. Poolside restaurant in the hotel.
5 nights
Pittsfield
The program's high-rise hotel/conference center is in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, with panoramic views of the Berkshire Hills. Easy walks to Pittsfield's Historic District, Berkshire Museum, Colonial Theatre Restoration Project, library, visitor's center, downtown shops, hair salons, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, laundries. Poolside restaurant in the hotel.
5 nights
Pittsfield
The program's high-rise hotel/conference center is in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, with panoramic views of the Berkshire Hills. Easy walks to Pittsfield's Historic District, Berkshire Museum, Colonial Theatre Restoration Project, library, visitor's center, downtown shops, hair salons, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, laundries. Poolside restaurant in the hotel.
5 nights
Pittsfield
The program's high-rise hotel/conference center is in the heart of downtown Pittsfield, with panoramic views of the Berkshire Hills. Easy walks to Pittsfield's Historic District, Berkshire Museum, Colonial Theatre Restoration Project, library, visitor's center, downtown shops, hair salons, pubs, coffee shops, restaurants, laundries. Poolside restaurant in the hotel.





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