Feb 21 2020

Solzhenitsyns @ Linde


3A W Hawthorne Road
Lenox, MA 01240

Father and son at Linde Center @ Berkshires. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was the 1970 Noble Prize literature winner and his son, Ignat curated a 90 minutes show, in which he excites his father’s poems (Growing Old is particularly moving) and plays piano. Supposedly two Beethoven and a Dmitri Shostakovich. BUT because the limited parking spaces (late comers have to park at the main lot and being shuttled over), we started 15 minutes later at 7:45. Therefore, he forgo Shostakovich’s prelude. Why on earth the organizer sells more tickets than the seatings and parking allowed? It brings back the traffic nightmare from last summer …

亚历山大·索尔仁尼琴(1918-2008)是1970年诺贝尔文学奖得主. 他的儿子 Ignat 在美国长大是个指挥. 策展了一个90分钟节目: 爸爸的诗和贝爷的钢琴奏鸣曲. 我是为了贝爷去的. 曲目很冷门 但是他老爸Growing Old 正在变老 非常棒. 一石2鸟

乌鸦婆弱问一句: 1970 … 是真的值得还是政治原因?乌鸦婆弱问一句: 1970 … 是真的值得还是政治原因?[Grin]

您看过几本诺贝尔文学奖作品?

励志决定: 要多识几个斗大的字 … 说不定哪天真的可以去看诺贝尔文学作品


Feb 21 2020

Linde Center 林德中心


3A W Hawthorne Road
Lenox, MA 01240

A beautiful space with a terrible management. The Studio E is the largest area, looking out to Seiji Ozawa Hall. We didn’t see the sunset in February but the golden glow from the setting sun light up the room.

    


Feb 21 2020

Olivia’s Overlook

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Yokun Ridge South, Hiking Trails,
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

We passed by this lookout (Yokun Ridge) a few times but unable to stop due to the small parking lot was always full. On a cold winter weekday afternoon, the lot was NOT empty. It’s the easier to drive from West Stockbridge, heading toward Tanglewood.


Feb 21 2020

Berkshires & Upstate


We’ve a weekend trip to the north, even it meant that I’ve missed the Beethoven’s 4th and 5th at Carnegie Hall.

The trip was short and sweet:

Fri 2.21 CIA
Fri 2.21 Linde Center
Sat 2.22 West Point


Aug 11 2019

The Pastoral


seven seconds recording of the fire

The Sunday matinee at Tanglewood is anchored by Beethoven’s 6th symphony. It’s so appropriated to listen to on the grass, under a glorious skies. Families. Friends. Lovers. Butter drinker – me.

However, the turnaround time is very tight: ours started at 2:30 and the evening is at 8pm. We sat in traffic for 86 minutes. It’s horrible, totally avoidable, which makes me think to come again twice …

 


Aug 11 2019

Shaker Mill Books


3 Depot St,
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

Oh my. I’m speechless. I’m elated by stumbling into this little gem. Old red barn. crackling floor. desk that built with books. the walls that filled with books. a dress made with 850 pages from a dictionary. typewriters. The room with a view.

 


Aug 11 2019

Shaker Dam Coffeehouse


2 Main St,
West Stockbridge, MA 01266

This is a really nice cafe, mixed with arts. More art objects are on the second floor, which is open to public.  The outdoor area is substantial. We sat by the Williams River, the dam is behind us. On the other side, is the Shaker Mill bookstore.

 


Aug 11 2019

West Stockbridge


This town is even smaller than Stockbridge in the Berkshires, with a population of 1,306 in the 2010 census. But I find the town center is enchanting. With an unmanned tourist center, a public bathroom, a Shaker Cafe and Shaker Mill bookstore. The Rouge Bistro on Center, and Coffee Roastery and No Six Depot on Depot Street all look very nice. On the way to Tanglewood, we passed Olivia’s Overlook @ Yokun Ridge South, Hiking Trails.

 

A little off the Center Street, is the playhouse the Foundry (Particularly in the Heartland) and a Vietnamese restaurant with a deck full of ceramics.

 


Aug 11 2019

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

This Stockbridge church on Main Street has a lovely ceiling

 


Aug 11 2019

Red Lion Inn


30 Main St,
Stockbridge, MA 01262

A very lovely place. With a lot of history. An old map of MA. An old elevator. Two phone booths. Even the bathroom is nicely decked out in pastel green and white. But, not sure I’d want to stay there.