in the City

The Berkshires are internationally recognized for its bounty of cultural organizations, attractions, sites, and events, however many local residents are constrained in their ability to access, enjoy, and reap the enriching benefits of these Berkshires-based institutions. Scarce transportation options, financial limitations, and social awareness are all constraining factors limiting access for some Berkshires residents. Recognizing this challenge, our team has partnered with the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) to bring one of the Berkshires’ most treasured cultural assets right into the community through the Tanglewood in the City project.

Utilizing state-of-the-art communication technology, a live stream of a BSO Tanglewood classical music performance is broadcast on a jumbo screen in The Common, a centrally located Pittsfield park. A free event, Tanglewood in the City provides the opportunity for all residents to experience a world-class musical performance in a convenient, welcoming, and accessible space. In addition to the BSO Tanglewood performance, concert-goers are welcome to enjoy free ice cream and food giveaways, interactive musical demonstrations, and visit booths hosted by other area cultural institutions like Hancock Shaker Village, the Norman Rockwell Museum, Barrington Stage Company, and the Berkshire Museum.

The Tanglewood in the City event exemplifies the power of community collaboration and our mission to broaden access to our region’s greatest cultural, educational, and arts-enriched resources to locals and visitors alike. You can learn more about the Tanglewood in the City event here.