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Bits & Bytes: Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park; House of Waters at Race Brook Lodge; Dale Chihuly at Schantz Galleries; Musicians of Ma’alwyck

Race Brook Lodge will host a concert and pool party with New York City trio House of Waters Saturday, Aug. 31.

Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park to celebrate vintage, Italian-made vehicles

Lakeville, Conn. — The Historic Festival at Lime Rock Park, which is now in its 37th year and will be h Held Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2, is one of the largest gatherings of historic and vintage Italian-made vehicles in North America. With this year’s theme of “Italian Masterpieces,” the event is poised to be one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the U.S.

The event opens Thursday, Aug. 29, with the Vintage Race Car & Sports Car Parade, a 17-mile tour through local towns that culminates in a free street fair in Falls Village. On Friday, Saturday and Monday, the festival will feature open paddocks, three concession stands, book and poster signings, vintage hat showcases, a beer tent, food trucks and vendors on the midway, a children’s area, and a swap meet with car parts and unique automotive collectibles.

A plethora of Ferraris will be showcased at the event’s Sunday in the Park Concours Sunday, Sept. 1, including the appearance of the third Ferrari ever built, the first sold commercially and the oldest surviving Ferrari. This 1947 Ferrari 159 Spyder Corsa will be brought in by Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus. Also appearing will be the Sebring 12-Hour Race-winning OSCA MT4 driven by Sir Stirling Moss. In addition, Ferrari motorsports icon Luigi Chinetti Jr. will be attending the festival as its honored guest.

Tickets are $25-$165. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact Lime Rock Park at (860) 435-5000.

–E.E.

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House of Waters. Photo courtesy House of Waters

Race Brook Lodge to host pool party, concert with House of Waters

Sheffield — Race Brook Lodge will host a concert with New York City trio House of Waters Saturday, Aug. 31, from 2 to 4 p.m. A barbecue lunch will be served and the pool will be open before and after the concert.

House of Waters’ music is an exploration that invites listeners to open themselves to new sounds. One of those sounds is frontman Max ZT’s hammered dulcimer, a percussion/stringed instrument that takes years of study and spans dozens of cultures around the globe. Most often associated with traditional American and Irish folk music, he has taken the instrument in entirely new directions. “I’ve been playing it since I was 7,” he said. “And my folks reminded me I first fell in love with it when I was 2: I saw it performed at an exhibit opening, walked up to it, sat underneath and just listened to it for hours.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $22 on the day of the show. For tickets and more information, see the Berkshire Edge calendar or contact Race Brook Lodge at (413) 229-2916 or info@rblodge.com.

–E.E.

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Glass artist Dale Chihuly exhibits at Schantz Galleries

Ikebana ‘Glass on Glass’ painting (detail), 2017, by Dale Chihuly. Image courtesy Schantz Galleries

Stockbridge — Schantz Galleries is hosting a new exhibition by Dale Chihuly through Sunday, Sept. 22. Noted for revolutionizing the studio glass movement and elevating perceptions of the glass medium, Chihuly’s architectural installations have been placed in cities and gardens around the world, and his work is in the permanent collections of more than 200 museums.

The exhibition features new architectural installations and pedestal artworks that gives visitors insight into the artist’s range of exploration over the last five decades. The blown-glass sculptures on view include two chandeliers, two Persian wall sconce installations, ikebana, baskets and a “Rotolo” coiled sculpture.

For more information, call Schantz Galleries at (413)-298-3044.

–E.E.

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Musicians of Ma’alwyck to perform at Roe Jan Library

Ann-Marie BAaker Schwartz and Ketia Kassarova. Photo courtesy Roeliff Jansen Community Library

Hillsdale, N.Y. — The Musicians of Ma’alwyck will play at the Roeliff Jansen Community Library Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. The program will feature Russian and American music including Daniel Godfrey’s “From a Dream of Russia” for clarinet, violin and piano. It will also include Glinka’s Trio Pathetique, Rick Sowash’s “Daweswood Suite,” plus music by Gliere and Maude Powell.

Noah Palmer. Photo courtesy Roeliff Jansen Community Library

Musicians of Ma’alwyck is the chamber ensemble in residence at the Schuyler Mansion and SUNY Schenectady. Celebrating its 20th year this season, the ensemble is known both for its historic programs and its creative combining of thematic materials. Founded in 1999, the group specializes in music performed in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. At the Aug. 31 performance, the quartet will feature founder and director Ann-Marie Barker Schwartz on violin, Petia Kassarova on cello, Paul Green on clarinet, and Noah Palmer on piano.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Roeliff Jansen Community Library at (518) 325-4101 or RJCL9091@gmail.com.

–E.E.

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