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Bits & Bytes: 37 Interlaken open house; Beatles music concert; ‘King David in Words and Music;’ ‘The Droll’ staged reading; patient safety talk

Organized by Boston University music professor Dr. Jeremy Yudkin, the Beatles music concert will feature musicians from the Berkshires and beyond recreating all the songs on the album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'

37 Interlaken partners to hold open house for Stockbridge residents

Stockbridge — The development partners of 37 Interlaken Road, formerly the DeSisto School and the Beckwith estate, invite Stockbridge residents to an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, at the former Beckwith estate at 37 Interlaken Rd. The event will include information about development plans for the historic property and is intended for Stockbridge residents who were not able to attend the previous event in February.

The plans for 37 Interlaken would have the 1890s estate transformed into an “agri-hood” community built around a year-round working farm. A historic inn, houses and condominium/hotel units are also proposed for the 320-acre site, though most of the property will remain undeveloped open space and woodland.

A brief presentation about the plans will take place every hour during the event. Guests are asked to RSVP to 37interlaken@gmail.com with their preferred presentation times. Refreshments will be served and there will be opportunities to talk with those involved in the project.  The property will be open for walking and exploring.

–E.E.

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Beatles music concert to commemorate ‘Sgt. Pepper’

Image courtesy thebeatles.com
Image courtesy thebeatles.com

Lenox — In celebration of the 1967 release of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album, the Lenox Library will offer a concert at the Lenox Town Hall, 6 Walker St., on Thursday, June 1, at 7 p.m.

Organized by Boston University music professor Dr. Jeremy Yudkin, the concert will feature musicians from the Berkshires and beyond recreating all the songs on the album. Participating musicians will include Adrian Bennett, Sammy Brown, Chris Considine, Lee Everett, David Grover, Terry Hall, Zev Jarrett, Robert Kelly, Mark Kelso, Michele Marano, Blake Poore, Eric Reinhardt, Al Saldarini, Jeff Stevens, Tom Teeley, Charlie Tokarz, the Berkshire Waldorf High School chorus, Mark Zimmer and Robby Zucker. The concert will begin with two brief illustrated talks by Dr. Yudkin and musicologist Michael Nock that will place the album into the historical context of the Beatles’ career.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to wear period attire. For more information, call Amy Lafave, Lenox Library director, at (413) 637-2630 x115.

–E.E.

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‘King David in Words and Music’ with author Geraldine Brooks

Geraldine Brooks. Photo: Randi Baird
Geraldine Brooks. Photo: Randi Baird

Lenox — The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present “King David in Words and Music” at Trinity Episcopal Church on Saturday, June 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature live readings by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks from her novel “The Secret Chord” and music for chorus and full orchestra based on corresponding texts by and about King David featuring countertenor Daniel Moody.

The program will include music from the Handel oratorio “Saul,” the coronation anthem “Zadok the Priest” and “When David Heard” by Eric Whitacre as well as music by Salamone Rossi, Leonard Bernstein and Arthur Honegger.

Brooks is the author of five novels: her latest, “The Secret Chord;” the Pulitzer Prize-winning “March;” and the international bestsellers “Caleb’s Crossing,” “People of the Book” and “Year of Wonders.” She received the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2010.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and free for children age 12 and under. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact Cantilena Chamber Choir at (518) 791-0185 or satbchoir@yahoo.com.

–E.E.

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Fresh Takes Play Reading Series to stage ‘The Droll’

Meg Miroshnik
Meg Miroshnik

West Stockbridge — WAM Theatre’s 2017 Fresh Takes Play Reading Series will continue at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, No. Six Depot Roastery and Café with “The Droll” by Meg Miroshnik.

Through the lens of 17th-century Puritan England, “The Droll” tells the story of Nim Dullyn, who seeks to join an underground theatrical troupe that risks everything to perform one last “Hamlet” while being pursued by the controlling and unjust government Roundheads. Directed by WAM’s artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven, the cast includes David Adkins as James Killingsworth, Gregory Boover as Nim Dullyn, Thomas Brazzle as Thomas Dread Rosey, Rory Hammond as Doll Cutpurse, Jennie M. Jadow as Margaret Killingsworth, Maizy Scarpa as Roundhead and Christopher Tucci as Williem Rifel.

Tickets are $20 and include a post-show conversation and the opportunity to meet the cast and director. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact WAM Theatre at (413) 274-8122.

–E.E.

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Berkshire OLLI to present talk on patient safety

Dr. Paul Gluck
Dr. Paul Gluck

Pittsfield — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Berkshire Community College will present nationally recognized patient safety expert Paul Gluck, M.D., on Saturday, June 3, at 2 p.m. at the Berkshire Museum. Dr. Gluck’s illustrated talk, titled “Patient Safety: How to Avoid Being Harmed by Healthcare,” will discuss the difficulty in precisely measuring the problem, why medical errors happen and the importance of being an informed and engaged patient.

Dr. Gluck is a founding member and past chair of the board of the National Patient Safety Foundation as well as the Council for Patient Safety in Women’s Healthcare. His honors include Communicator of the Year from the Florida Medical Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Obstitric and Gynecologic Society, the Humanitarian of the Year Award from the Florida Perinatal Network, the President’s Community Service Award from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and distinguished alumni awards from MIT and the New York University School of Medicine.

After retiring from clinical practice in obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Gluck has devoted his energies to teaching and research in the field of patient safety. He has written six textbook chapters and 18 articles in peer reviewed journals, and has made more than 250 presentations on patient safety and quality improvement across the U.S. and overseas. He conducted patient safety workshops for professionals at the invitation of the healthcare agencies and governments of Australia, China and Saudi Arabia. He also developed three web-based learning modules on patient safety. He is currently editing a textbook of OB/GYN patient safety to be published by Cambridge University Press as well as a monograph on patient safety for Elsevier.

Tickets are $10 for OLLI at BCC and Berkshire Museum members, $15 for the general public, and free for BCC students and youth under age 17. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact OLLI at BCC at (413) 236-2190 or olli@berkshirecc.edu.

–E.E.

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