Parties & Openings
December 7 - Lenox
Berkshire United Way
December 7 - Red Hook
Bard's Winter Songfest
December 4 - Lenox
Berkshire Creative Sparkle
Opening Night: Tanglewood Puts Its Best Foot Forward
The best-dressed ladies at the Tanglewood gala on July 3 had a sense of fun, and gaily walked on the soggy lawns in their black-and-white Wellies that they bought in the Tanglewood gift shop. Diane Cataudella, Libby Roberts, and Marjory Jassy (photo left) were happy to show off the rubber Hatley boots covered in musical notes and symbols. Benefit co-chair Nancy Fitzpatrick—who noted that she is the only member of Tanglewood’s Board of Trustees who lives full-time in the Berkshires, organized a homey, locavore feast that featured foods from Berkshire Mountain Bakery, Blue Moon Shrooms, Cakewalk Bakery, Equinox Farms, Fowler & Huntting Farms, High Lawn Farm, Ioka Valley Farm, Jansal Valley Farm, Klara’s Cookies, Morningside Bakery, Pittsfield Rye and Vermont Butter & Cheese Company. After dinner, everyone headed by foot or golf cart to the Koussevitzky Music Shed, and the return of music director James Levine who conducted a transcendent all-Tchaikovsky program.
Elana & Bob Baum; Esther Pryor and Claire Pyror, who’s on Tanglewood’s Board of Overseers.
Cheryl Lopes & Suzanne Page; Nancy Fitzpatrick, benefactor co-chair for opening night, and Ed Linde, chairman of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
David Llyod, vice president of the board of Berkshire Theatre Festival, and Meg Mortimer; Shakespeare & Company’s Tina Packer & Dennis Krausnick.
Eric Kerns, director of development for Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Molly Kerns of Tsubo Massage; Jamie & Ethan Berg of the Winthrop Estate.
Doug Drachman & Erica Mayer, with Mike & Rachel Judlowe, and Jane Mayer (Erica & Rachel’s mother).
Morgan Russell and Alana Gottlieb; Mary Jane Handler, a designer at Paul Rich & Sons, with her husband, Joe Handler.
Helena Fruscio of Berkshire Creative and Andrew Altsman; Syrille Rosman and Cora Ginsberg.
Barbara Chasen Joskow, Paul Joskow, a Tanglewood overseer and president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and Dorothy Weber, a member of the opening night benefactor committee; David Masello of Town & Country, and Temo Callahan
A Connecticut contingent: Maureen & John Jerome and Mary Ackerman.
Sol & Norma Kugler; Jerry & Joanne Dreher,
Norman Rockwell Museum president Laurie Norton Moffatt & Craig Moffatt; MASS MoCA president Joe Thompson & Jennifer Trainer Thompson.
Like many guests, Sue & Burton Rubin accepted a ride on golf cart from the Hawthorne Tent to the Koussevitzy Music Shed instead of walking on the soggy lawn.