Concerts and Performances

Boston University Tanglewood Institute Piano Concerts, Monday evenings, July 6, 20, 27 and August 10 at 7:30 pm

The Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI) is proud to again present four piano recitals this summer in the mansion’s acoustically acclaimed great hall. Both faculty and students from BUTI’s Young Artists Piano Program (YAPP) will perform selections from the classical repertoire. The recitals are open to the public with free admission (donation appreciated).

YAPP’s director, international recording artist Boaz Sharon, will present recitals on Mondays, July 6th and August 10th at 7:30 pm. Students from the program will perform on Mondays, July 20th and July 27th at 7:30 pm.

See the event calendar for each date for more information.


Music at the Mansion, Thursday Evenings, July 23rd, 30th and August 6th, 13th, 27th – Summer Series on the Porch

Concerts will be offered on Thursday evenings in July and August beginning on July 23rd. Berkshire folk duo Oakes & Smith and Berkshire concert artists Samantha Talora & Ron Ramsay return to the mansion to entertain on alternating Thursdays with a joint concert on August 27. Doors will open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the museum. Ticket price includes complimentary snacks. Wine and craft beer will be available for purchase. Call (413) 637-3206 to reserve tickets in advance.

Oakes & Smith will kick off the five evening concert series on July 23 performing original and traditional folk with voices blending in close harmonies. They return again on August 6.

Oakes & Smith sing soothing and soulful tunes inspired by nature, love, spirit, art and poetry. The harmonious blend of their voices creates an ethereal sound and unique quality not often heard in today’s popular music, and their songs evoke a sense of wonder, expressing themes such as love, beauty, innocence and mystery. Their debut album, First Flight, has been received warmly by listeners and critics alike.

New York City Cabaret singer & pianist Ron Ramsay and vocalist Samantha Talora, both Berkshire natives, will perform classics from the Great American Songbook on July 30 and August 13.

The walls of Ventfort Hall will be enriched with the songs and stylings of its heyday as Ramsay & Talora perform songs from the Great American Songbook.  Arguably some of the greatest songs ever written, these witty, wry, and sometimes schmaltzy lyrics from such composers as Jerome Kern, the Gershwin brothers, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and such London star composers as Ivor Novello and Noël Coward will be performed by Ramsay & Talora, who share a six octave vocal range which settles and stirs nicely in this poignant music.

On August 27 both Berkshire duos return together for an evening of great music.

See the event calendar for each date for more information.