The announcement was a devastating blow to the region’s economy, which is already reeling from the effects of the economic shutdown and the recently announced season cancellations from Jacob’s Pillow, Shakespeare & Company and the Williamstown Theatre Festival.
Decisions about this year’s Boston Pops fireworks spectacular and the 2020 Tanglewood season will be made “over the next several weeks” as orchestra officials continue to monitor the recommendations of health authorities.
Mark Volpe personifies a family spirit at the BSO, and it’s something you can see for yourself if you are sitting anywhere in the Koussevitzky Music Shed in July or August a few moments before a concert begins.
Salisbury Bank’s 14 branches in Berkshire, Litchfield, Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster counties will collect nonperishable food items, household supplies and cash donations to be distributed directly to food pantries serving each area.
Although each speaker offered a unique perspective on their place in and vision for this major new center, two themes ran through everyone’s remarks: the pivotal role of the arts and learning in our society, and the importance of and commitment to the Berkshire community.
“This is a creative community that thrives with the inspiration and energy of hundreds of concerts, performances and exhibits throughout the year, as well as the educational and thought-provoking programs created through the CPB. All would be jeopardized if the nation no longer celebrated or supported the arts as integral to our democracy.”
— Beryl Jolly, executive director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington
As MASS MoCA’s director of development from 1988 to 2012, Jennifer Trainer Thompson helped raise some $70 million for operations and programs, including the Permanence Campaign that launched the Museum’s endowment and Sol LeWitt building.
“Phyllis’s extraordinary artistry and deeply effective role as a master teacher at Tanglewood, all informed by her dynamic presence, dignity, and elegance as a human being, gives Curtin, a place of honor in Tanglewood’s pantheon of great major musical figures who have had an undeniable impact on the festival and its school.”
— Mark Volpe, Boston Symphony Orchestra Managing Director