Events across the Berkshires this weekend are garnering some national attention.
Charles Birnbaum is the president and founder of The Cultural Landscape Foundation. Created in 1998, the organization aims to teach people how to identify and appreciate landscape and landscape architecture.
The fall cultural season is underway in the Berkshires, but it’s hard to detect much difference between the summer and fall. There’s still plenty to see and do, as there always is, in and around the Berkshires.
The summer cultural season is indeed slowly creeping to an end. Williamstown Theatre Festival has closed up shop; this is the last weekend of activity at Jacob’s Pillow, and several of the other major venues are wrapping up their summer programs before launching their fall seasons. That being said, there still is a wealth of cultural activity taking place this weekend, as there always is in and around the Berkshires. This weekend’s highlights include two programs featuring dance companies that blend classical dance and hip-hop; newly adapted stage versions of Edith Wharton stories; a new play about Hemingway and Fitzgerald; a handful of chamber music concerts, and a whole lot more.
This weekend’s cultural highlights in and around the Berkshires include a surreal marching band, newly adapted stage versions of Edith Wharton stories; a new play about Hemingway and Fitzgerald; a handful of chamber music concerts, and a whole lot more.
On Monday, Governor Patrick, Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, and others boarded a train on the Housatonic Railroad and rode from the Connecticut border to Pittsfield.
The symbolic trip came after the governor had sought more than $1 billion in new revenues for transportation in his initial fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, a plan that contained dedicated funding for several priority projects, including $113 million for the rail expansion in Berkshire County.
This weekend’s cultural highlights in and around the Berkshires include a new music festival, a new Israeli dance company, a one-woman show, a musical quartet, a new musical about baseball, and a mini-jazz festival.