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People’s Music: Songs About Real Life Experiences that Real People Enjoyed Singing Together Do you have a copy of Rise Up Singing? How about companion, Rise Again: A Group Singing Songbook, with preface by Pete Seeger and foreword by Billy Bragg? Conceived, developed, and edited by western Massachusetts based folk singers Peter Blood and Annie Patterson under the guiding hand of the late Pete Seeger, Rise Again is a treasure trove of… Read More
A fun holiday tradition, caroling events are wonderful intergenerational events that explore choral music with your family and friends. With many songs sung during the holiday seasons rich in history, there is much to learn! From vespers services to community caroling, December is full of opportunities to sing. Get inspired by taking in annual concerts and performances.
Over the past few decades, local artist Dan Blakelee has been creating whimsical and expressive art posters that transport viewers into an eccentric world. During the month of April his work will be on view in Pittsfield where local art and music enthusiasts alike will have the chance to experience the merging of these two mediums as they come together in perfect harmony! T
Using the upcoming holiday as a catalyst, families can utilize community resources in order to explore classical music through the lens of Halloween! From weekly concerts and kid-friendly symphony visits to musically inspired activities and games, families have a wealth of resources available to support children in exploring the world of classical music.
Using upcoming seasonal concerts as a catalyst, families can utilize community resources in order to explore classical music! From weekly concerts and kid-friendly symphony visits to musically inspired activities and games, families have a wealth of resources available to support children in exploring the world of classical music.
This Sunday, August 25th, Old Deerfield Sunday Afternoon Concert series pays tribute to Lucy Prince, a notable African-American poet, songwriter, and storyteller of early Deerfield. A former slave, Prince’s unusual life has become an important part of western Massachusetts folklore. Through 18th century music & songs, older students and adults interested in learning more about American history will enjoy this musical lens into the culture & history of western Massachusetts past…
GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked the World Rocks the Springfield Museums! January 18 through April 21, 2013 Throughout history, the many different media that humans have used in order to channel their creativity has expanded – whether as a result of changes in technology, shifting culture, or the availability of different and materials, the ways in which we convey and share our creativity constantly evolving. The Springfield Museums’ most recent addition explores… Read More