Berkshire Music School Annual Gala

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — On June 1, 2024 the Berkshire Music School, in partnership with Ventfort Hall, welcomes Brandon Patrick George, flute, for Berkshire Music School's Annual Gala to raise funds for BMS' Community Engagement programs, including pay-what-you-wish group classes, need-based private lesson scholarships, and outreach assemblies and workshops in public schools. 
 
This event will be held at Ventfort Hall, in Lenox. Guests will enjoy a catered reception, and then listen to a virtuosic performance in the historic hall.  
 
All proceeds from the Gala will support BMS's mission of fostering the love and pursuit of music for all ages through quality music education activities, community collaborations, and performance opportunities. BMS is committed to providing these services to everyone regardless of a student's age, background, or ability to pay. 
 
"Flutist Brandon Patrick George is an incredible talent and a rising star in the classical world," Luis Granda said. "I am delighted to bring him to the Berkshires this summer! Best of all, the funds raised will support BMS' constantly expanding community engagement programs, which ensures that a quality musical education remains accessible and affordable for all people in our area." 
 
Sponsorship packages for the event can be purchased on the Berkshire Music School website at https://www.berkshiremusicschool.org/box-office/2024-gala-sponsorship
 
Tickets can be purchased on the Ventfort website at https://gildedage.org/products/berkshire-music-school-2024-gala
 
If you would like to purchase tickets over the phone, contact BMS at 413-442-1411.  
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Lenox Memorial Middle School Presents 'Honk! Jr'

LENOX, Mass. — Lenox Memorial Middle School students will perform a musical adaptation of "The Ugly Duckling" at the Duffin Theater on Friday, June 14 at 6 pm and Saturday, June 15 at 1 pm. 
 
According to a press release:
 
"Honk! Jr." is a heartwarming celebration of being brave, bold & different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its witty dialogue, delightful dancing & memorable score. 
 
Ugly looks different from his duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and ridicule. Being bullied and feeling rather foul about himself, the little waterfowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of characters and finds out that embracing your differences and being uniquely yourself is an extraordinary thing to be! The story teaches us compassion, the power our words have on others and the lesson to never judge a book by its cover. For anyone who has ever felt different, this play is for you. 
 
Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. 
 
Tickets will be sold in person, 1/2 hour prior to each performance at the door. A bake sale and a gift basket raffle will be held after the show.
 
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