Events and Exhibits

Various exhibits from the historical collection are on display throughout the Library.  The Museum’s staff and volunteers also regularly hold programs related to Stockbridge history.

Current Exhibit:
The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is proud to partner with the Boston Symphony Orchestra Archives to mount an exhibit to celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein.

The exhibit will be on view in the Procter Gallery July 13 through October 13, 2018 during normal Library hours.


Saturday, August 18 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: Whatever Happened to Curtisville?

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  All programs will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., the tour will focus on Interlaken, which used to be an industrial area, then a separate community.  A walk along Willard Hill Road will explain the changes that took place over time.  Look for signs showing where to park near IS 183 Art School.  Click here for directions from the Stockbridge Library https://goo.gl/maps/H9xn6SWP2A32


Saturday, September 15 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: The Back Door of Tanglewood

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  All programs will be held on the third Saturday of the month at 4:00 p.m.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., the tour will focus on the area around Tanglewood.  Starting at the Lion’s Gate (on Hawthorne Road), we will look at the properties around it and discover some of the Stockbridge residents that made Tanglewood what it is.  Look for signs showing where to park.


Friday, September 28 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

The Stockbridge Library, Museum & Archives is pleased to present a Berkshire Chamber Players concert series, generously sponsored by the The Sherman-Chester Wealth Management Group.  The first concert in the 2018-2019 season will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets will be available at the Library on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited and advance ticket purchases are encouraged.  Tickets are $20 each.  Please call the Library at 413-298-5501 with any questions.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.  Any unclaimed seats will be made available to those on the wait-list five minutes before the performance.

Featuring:
Ronald Feldman, cello
Natalie Kress, violin
Charlotte Malin, viola
Robyn Quinnett, violin

Program:

Mozart
Duo No. 1 in G for violin and viola, K. 423 (1783)
Allegro
Adagio
Rondeau: Allegro

Barber
Adagio from String Quartet, Op. 11 (1936)

Shostakovich
String Quartet No. 11 in F minor, Op. 122 (1966)
Introduction: Andantino
Scherzo: Allegretto
Recitative: Adagio
Etude: Allegro
Humoresque: Allegro
Elegy: Adagio
Finale: Moderato – Meno mosso – Moderato

INTERMISSION

Piazzolla
Oblivion (arr. Matteo Del Soldà) (1984)

Beethoven
String Quartet in F, Op. 18, No. 1 (1798-1800)
Allegro con brio
Adagio affettuoso ed appassionato
Allegro molto
Allegro

 

Twice winner of the American Symphony League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music, Ronald Feldman has achieved critical acclaim for his work as conductor and cellist. He has appeared as guest conductor with major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, and the Quebec Symphony, as well as many regional orchestras including the Pro Arte Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Albany Symphony, and the Amarillo Symphony. In August of 2016 Mr. Feldman recorded three albums of music by Kevin Kaska with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

After successful appearances as guest conductor for three consecutive seasons at Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony’s summer home, composer and Conductor John Williams appointed Mr. Feldman Assistant Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. He served as assistant to John Williams from 1989-1993.

In 2001 Mr. Feldman left the Boston Symphony Orchestra to pursue other musical interests. He currently directs the Berkshire Symphony, a regional orchestra in residence at Williams College. He was formerly the conductor and Music Director of the New England Philharmonic and the Worcester Orchestra. He is on the faculties of Williams College, the New England Conservatory of Music, and The Boston Conservatory of Music. 2012 marked the beginning of his tenure as Music Director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of Boston’s medical community.

Praised by The New York Times for her “splendid playing,” Natalie Kress has already begun a successful career as a violinist, highlights of which include performing at the Kennedy Center Honors with Yo Yo Ma in 2016; winning the 2012 Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize from the Tanglewood Music Center; and performing in Carnegie Hall in 2010. Natalie received her Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology and Master in Music from Stony Brook University (where she studied with Soovin Kim) and is Co-Artistic Director of Three Village Chamber Players, which performs free chamber music and outreach concerts throughout Long Island and New York State. Also a baroque violinist, Natalie has performed with members of Handel and Haydn Society and The Sebastians, and has studied with Beth Wenstrom, Aisslinn Nosky, and Robert Mealy.

Charlotte Malin has recently completed a master’s degree at New England Conservatory as a student of Kim Kashkashian.  She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from Northwestern University.  In 2013, during the final year of her undergraduate study with Almita Vamos, she fell in love with the viola.  As a violist, she recently became Principal Viola of the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and also plays with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra.  Charlotte has played with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the New World Symphony in Miami.  She was invited three times to be a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, won a fellowship with A Far Cry chamber orchestra, and was a member of NEC’s top ensemble, the Chamber Orchestra.  Charlotte has a passion for chamber music and has been an artist at the Newport Music Festival and Fest’Inventio, a chamber series in Paris.  As a violinist, she appeared as a soloist with both the Northwestern Symphony and Chamber Orchestras, as well as the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Charlotte is an ardent yoga practitioner and intends to share her insights into the connections of mind, body, and spirit with the broader music community as her career unfolds.  She currently lives in a cabin in the woods in Chatham, NY, where she makes a daily practice of seeking beauty and truth.

Born on the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean, Robyn Quinnett began playing violin at eight years old. She has won several competitions including the National Mariam Hayes, Ruth Kern Competitions, and the Concerto Competition of the Colorado College Music Festival.

Robyn earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Juilliard School, studying with Naoko Tanaka and the late Stephen Clapp. Robyn will complete her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2017 at Stony Brook University as a student of Hagai Shaham. She has attended the Aspen Music Festival, Colorado College Music Festival, the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão in Brazil, and been concertmaster at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Robyn is dedicated to community engagement and pedagogy. She founded the Montserrat Music Festival, a summer teaching and performing festival, bringing music education and live chamber music to the island of Montserrat. She is the violin instructor at The Chapin School, teaching artist at Opus 118, and maintains a joint private teaching studio with Chihiro Fukuda in NYC.

Robyn’s violin is generously sponsored by Darnton and Hersh Violin Shop in Chicago.

Music Coordinator John Perkel has spent the past 35 years as an orchestra librarian for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. In addition, during summers, John served as the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Librarian where he had the privilege of working with some of the most talented and wonderful young musicians from all over the world. After the 2016 Tanglewood season, John retired from the Boston Symphony and moved with his wife, Barbara, back to the Berkshires. Prior to his employment in the orchestra world, John was a music teacher at the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and also was employed as a psychiatric worker at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge.

 

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Saturday, October 13 at 4:00 pm

On the Town: It Once Was New and Different

This summer, the Museum & Archives will present On the Town, a series of monthly programs in five different parts of Stockbridge.  Each month, a volunteer from the Museum & Archives will lead a one-hour tour, explaining the buildings at the site and talking about some of the people who lived there.  $5.00 suggested donation.

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., join us in the Stockbridge Cemetery on Main Street (Route 102) and meet several innovators who will share their formerly new ideas.  Meet in the parking lot across from the Cemetery.


Friday, November 2 at 6:00 pm

Berkshire Chamber Players Concert

Details to follow.