Parties & Openings
Nov. 18 - Pittsfield
Berkshire Museum Tree Fest
Nov. 17 - Lenox
Multicultural BRIDGE Awards
Nov. 15 - Torrington
NWCT Arts Council Awards
A Midsummer’s Night Music at Aston Magna
Aston Magna is the name of both a Great Barrington estate with stunning views of the Taconic range and a 37-year-old music-and-humanities foundation that is devoted to early music and its cultural context. On Saturday night, the latter celebrated at the former following a concert of Music in the Time of Goya (1746-1828). Aston Magna reaches out to all parts of our region, performing each concert program three times: Friday nights at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, Saturday nights at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, and Sunday afternoons at The Clark museum in Williamstown. Every concert is performed on period instruments and there’s a lecture before each performance as well, which has given Aston Magna its redoubtable reputation and a loyal, multi-generational following.
Jennifer Rosenthal and Sue Kramer
Amala & Eric Levine; John & Maureen Jerome.
Vintage clothing expert Petria May and Professor Arthur Collins; Kat Houghton, Dorothea Elman Winston, and Alexander Souri.
Arthur Collins, Alexandra Elman and Dorothea Elman Winston.
Richard Mescon, chairman of the board of Shakespeare & Company, with Marcie Setlow; Marshall Cohen and Jean Keh.
Shakespeare & Company’s new artistic director Tony Simotes with Berkshire Theatre Festival artistic director Kate Maguire