from Stockbridge to Boston

lionsgate

twoodsign

summer reader

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visiting Mr. Copland

having a catch

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picnic

Joshua Bell

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the Berkshires always remind me of James Taylor
and Sweet Baby James
we ended up at Tanglewood this past weekend
it was opening night
(and funny that James Taylor happened to be in the audience…along with Yo Yo Ma!)
so exciting!
but it’s always magical out there
as I’ve been coming here many summers
since I was a little girl
tonight was an all Tchaikovsky program
his Violin Concerto performed by Joshua Bell
with of course the BSO
and a favorite symphony of mine…The Fifth
people young and old spread their picnics out on the lush green lawn
for a night under the summer sky
this is how classical music should be enjoyed
in a beautiful garden, overlooking the lake and the mountains
pure bliss!

I took a couple very short teasers on my iphone for you

33 Comments on “from Stockbridge to Boston

  1. I always meant to go to Tanglewood, but somehow never made it. But I did do the Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell on the Charles… I particularly remember one memorable 4th of July there.

    • I used to go to the Hatch Shell concerts too but unfortunately, never on the 4th…I’ll have to put that on my bucket list!

  2. What a Wonderful evening this must have been.
    So glad you enjoyed it, and how nice to keep the childhood tradition.

    • It was wonderful and I can’t wait to get out there again. Hoping at least one of my sons will keep up this tradition! Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you had a great long weekend!

  3. Oh my, what a wonderful evening with two of my favorite performers – James & Yo Yo! I do believe I am turning a tad green with envy, Susan, and that doesn’t happen very often. 🙂

    • Well then Pat, I think you need to make a trip to the Berkshires! Both James and Yo Yo are out there a lot during the summer. Think of all the great photo ops you would have!

      • Oh, my heart is going pitter-pat. And they would probably want to play and sing for me. They have made a recording together so it would be so natural – and just for me. Wow. You would have to take the photos while I am swooning. 🙂

      • Haha, not sure I could do that…I’d be swooning right along with you!

      • 😀 I think we have a problem. Wait a minute – this is just a fantasy. Reality check.

    • Thank you so much. The kids love the gardens there…so many little tunnels and mazes to explore!

    • Oh Liz, you have to get out there. Lenox and Stockbridge are both very quaint towns with many little shops and restaurants. If you ever plan to visit, you should look up The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, a great place to stay! It’s beautiful out there year round!

  4. What a great place to be, not only for the music but for the scenery. Your photos are always so green, I enjoy getting my regular dose, as I feel so deprived of green in Southern California. 🙂

    • Lots of green here this summer as we have had some pretty humid weather here with off and on showers. No worries…I’ll keep sending some green your way!

  5. oh my word! James Taylor in the same audience. I love that guy. LOTS. The videos were awesome too. And I love the shot especially of the red rooftop peeking over the fence.

    • Me too Tracie! He’s out there a lot. His wife worked for the Boston Symphony for many years…they are big supporters! Thanks Tracie!

  6. Looks like a lot of fun. My mother-in-law is in Western Mass this week, and wanted to go to Tanglewood, but she said the internet told her there were no performances. Is it possible she doesn’t understand the Google? 🙂 Great pictures, beautiful place. Thanks for sharing.

    • Actually, she’s partially right, there are some things going on but not in the big music shed. Looks like there’s a few smaller concerts, including an opera in Ozawa Hall. The BSO is playing on Friday night though if she’s still out there then. It is a nice place to just go walk around if she wants..beautiful gardens and views!

      • I will let her know that. She’s been before, years ago, and she’d like to go again. Plus, a day or two longer out there means a day or two fewer staying at our house, so win-win! 😉

      • Ha! I hear ya…I was very happy when my mother-in-law moved to Florida and only visited once a year…and never for more than three days!

      • When we lived closer, we didn’t have this problem – we’d see her for an afternoon, or a few hours on holidays. She’s currently in her second week of a three-week visit. Send valium.

      • Whoa, three weeks?! I’d slit my wrists! Reminds me of that old saying…”Having company is like fish, after three days it begins to stink!” Or something like that.

      • Yeah, we were just a week in when she started calling me “mommy,” because I wouldn’t let her eat in my new car.

    • Not always! I’m finding it a problem because I’m farsighted and often forget to wear my glasses when I photograph! Sometimes I use the auto focus and sometimes the manual depending on what I’m shooting.

  7. Music sounds different in the open air, doesn’t it? and when you have a comfortable summer evening and all the rest – the traditions of Tanglewood, the happy audience – it’s pretty blissful.

  8. Such a beautiful venue. Jim and I used to go there when we were dating many years ago. I love that whole area. When my son was teaching at Kripalu, we would sometimes go. I loved staying at the App,e Tree Inn. I haven’t been there for a few years. Time to go back. Your photos tell a story all on there own.

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