Close Encounters with Music Presents Skylark, A Cappella Vocalists: Hidden Symbols, Secret Codes

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries?   Join GRAMMY-nominated Skylark to find out. Featuring…

Mahaiwe Announces Puddles Pity Party

Great Barrington, Mass.—Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present YouTube sensation Puddles Pity Party on Friday, June 19 at 8:00pm. “Puddles in known as the ‘sad clown with the golden voice.’ He’s coming to the Mahaiwe with a suitcase full of all new emotional anthems and plenty of Kleenex,” says Mahaiwe Acting Executive Director Janis Martinson. “As…

Close Encounters with Music Presents “The French Connection: Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré”

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS: The French Connection—Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré SATURDAY, March 21, 6 PM AT THE MAHAIWE The greatest period of creativity among French composers coincides with the emergence of Impressionist art. Attempting to define that French “je ne sais quoi” is as elusive as describing a bottle of Château Petrus.  But, as exemplified…

Berkshire Opera Festival to Present Fifth Anniversary Gala Concert and Celebration Fundraiser

Hosted by Legendary Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) celebrates its fifth anniversary with a special one-night-only Gala Concert and Post-Show Celebration & Fundraiser on Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7:30 PM at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA. The Gala Concert serves as the official kick-off to BOF’s 2020 season and will…

Mahaiwe Announces March and April Movies on New Cinema System

Great Barrington, Mass.—Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will present five films in March and April on a newly-installed cinema system. Sponsored by Buchwald, Mahaiwe Movies tickets (general admission) are $8 for adults and $5 for children. The theater partners with Only in My Dreams Events to enrich each screening with a movie-themed treat. Popcorn, candy, and…

The Mahaiwe Announces Diane Wortis as New Director of Advancement

Great Barrington, Mass.—The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Wortis as Director of Advancement. She will assume her new position at the theater on February 3. Wortis will work with Mahaiwe senior leadership to envision, plan, and execute a well-rounded and strategic fundraising program, supervise the development staff to…