Grand Piano Trios—Beethoven’s “Ghost” and “Archduke”

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

A virtual symphony for three musicians, expansive and noble—like the Austrian Archduke who was the dedicatee—the great “Archduke” is more than a trio. It offered Beethoven the perfect vehicle for […]

Town & Country—Mendelssohn and Dvorak

Saint James Place 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA

Glittering cosmopolitan Berlin and the village of Nelahozeves, Bohemia (now Czech Republic, population 2,200) are the respective places of origin of Felix Mendelssohn and Antonin Dvorak. Mendelssohn’s Trio in C […]

“Pictures at an Exhibition”— A Gallery Stroll

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

A work in ten movements by Modest Mussorgsky that was inspired by a visit to an art exhibition, "Pictures at an Exhibition" is a showpiece where only the most virtuosic […]

From Bach Brandenburg to Appalachian Spring with Manhattan Chamber Players

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

Bringing a “mellifluous blend of vigorous intensity and dramatic import, performed with enthusiasm, technical facility and impressive balance,” the 13-strong Manhattan Chamber Players make their Close Encounters With Music debut […]

Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit

Celebrate the Salon in the Gilded Age elegance of a private Berkshires club. The scintillating atmosphere of the 19th century institution that helped promote artists, painters and musicians as the […]

The Escher String Quartet – Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Ruth Crawford Seeger

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

The Souvenir de Florence String Sextet takes us on a musical excursion to Italy, where Tchaikovsky spent some of his happiest times— reflected in the unforgettable tunes and warm cantabile […]

Gala Concert: Schubert “Trout” and Schumann Piano Quintet

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

Two great melodists, two young geniuses in one brilliant evening: Bubbly, like fine Champagne, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is one of the most joyous pieces ever written. A landmark of classical […]