Clark Art Concerts at the Conforti Series

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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — A new concert series at the Clark Art Institute, Concerts at the Conforti, kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 28 with an afternoon performance of new classical music at 3 pm followed by an evening show of electronic music at 7 pm. 
Both events are presented in the Michael Conforti Pavilion at the Clark.
The American Modern Opera Company (AMOC) performs the afternoon concert featuring music composed and arranged by AMOC musicians. According to a press release, Doug Balliett, Emi Ferguson, Jordan Dodson, and Keir GoGwilt create a unique blend of folk, baroque, and classical influences to tell musical stories about journeys across the Camino de Santiago, the Irish Sea, and the continental United States. Combining spoken narration, song, and virtuosic instrumental playing, this program tells compelling stories about the dreams, desires, and difficulties that draw folks away from home.
Sam Prekop and Greg Davis headline the evening concert, presented in partnership with Belltower Records (North Adams, Massachusetts), with Western Massachusetts' own Wednesday Knudsen and Kryssi Batallene opening. 
According to a press release, for more than twenty-five years, as a solo artist and as a part of The Sea and Cake, Sam Prekop has created a sound that is both inventive and warm. His distinctive vocals, guitar playing, and work on modular analog synthesizers are innovative and delicate, and always bear his signature sense of melody. Greg Davis is an internationally recognized electronic musician and composer who has been making records and playing shows since 2001. Wednesday Knudsen and Kryssi Batallene are noted for their performance in solo and collaborative projects such as those with Pigeons, Mountain Movers, and Headroom. Both are local to the greater western Massachusetts/New York State region.
Tickets to either the afternoon or evening concert are $10 for general admission, $8 for members, and $7 for students. A ticket for either event admits the ticket holder to both performances. For more information and to register, visit
The next Concerts at the Conforti performance, presented by Bill Nace and Matt Krefting, is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3 pm in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

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Red Shirt Farm Expanding With Store/Commercial Kitchen Build

By Brittany PolitoiBerkshires Staff

Owner Jim Schultz presents the project from his living room at the farm

LANESBOROUGH, Mass. — Red Shirt Farm will debut a farm store and community commercial kitchen on Route 7 to offer local food choices and opportunities for learning.

The farm recently broke ground on the project and plans to have a soft opening in December.

On Friday, state and local officials gathered at the 10-acre farm for a site visit organized by 1Berkshire. 

Owner Jim Schultz detailed Red Shirt's organic, regenerative farming practices, low carbon footprint operations, and dedication to food access that led to building a store.

"Our mission is very much values-driven," he explained. "It's about growing good food, growing it well, and distributing it to our neighbors and our community."

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