Breaking news from Abbott’s Limousine. Tanglewood has released its summer schedule and it is packed with great reasons to visit The Berkshires this summer. Of course, there is the annual headliner event that everyone anticipates- James Taylor’s three-day engagement over July 4th weekend. The highlight of the July 2nd, 3rd, and 4th performances is the fireworks display after the concert on July 4th.
Abbott’s Limousine is so excoted about this the 75th season of music and entertainment at Tanglewood and to commemorate the milestone the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be opening it’s summer season in Lenox by performing the same musical selection from its first ever concert here on August 5, 1937.
Christoph von Dohnanyi will conduct the Lenore Overture No. 3, the Pastoral Symphony, and the Symphony No. 5 (7/6). Additionally, Boston Pops conductor John Williams will be turning 80 this year and the Pops will be on hand on Saturday, August 18th with a gala celebration performance featuring Keith Lockhart, Leonard Slatkin, Jessye Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Gabriela Montero, and Anthony McGill.
Other notable performers appearing at Tanglewood this summer include Bernadette Peters, Chris Botti, Emanuel Ax and Chick Corea. Tanglewood.org is the web site to consult for more details about all of the great programming planned for the summer of 2012.
While Tanglewood may be the centerpiece of the Berkshires summer cultural scene, both because of its physical location in Lenox MA and the depth and breadth of its schedule, it has many esteemed peers in the arts scene here.
In the performing arts you’ll find a plethora of world-class venues that includes the Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (now on the Historic Register) in Great Barrington, The Colonial Theater in Pittsfield, Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, The Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, The Williamstown Theater Festival in Williamstown, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket, The (Arlo) Guthrie Center in the Village of Housatonic, and the Sevenars Concerts in Worthington. This is an extremely busy and exciting time at our Limousine service. We have been honored to be able to share and escort long time and new clients to these and other great venues here in Berkshire County of Massachusetts.
In such nearby towns as Chatham and New Lebanon in New York and Norfolk, Sharon and Falls Village Connecticut, there are even more opportunities to take in fantastic jazz, chamber, folk and contemporary popular music at legendary venues like the Tannery Pond Concerts, Music Mountain, and Infinity Hall.
If you’re into the visual arts, museums abound here too from the great Berkshire Museum (Pittsfield), the The Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MASS MoCA North Adams, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Museum Williamstown. From Sheffield to Great Barrington, to Lenox, to Pittsfield and on to Williamstown, private galleries abound art in all forms and media.
As you begin to plan you next visit, or visits, to The Berkshires, remember that Abbott’s Limousine and Livery Service is here to help you with your travel plans to, from, and around “America’s Premier Cultural Resort” in sumptuous comfort and executive style. Abbott’s Limousine looks forward to seeing you soon.