SUMMER THEATRE FESTIVAL TOUR
2015 dates to be announced when summer
theatre schedules are available - Our 2014 schedule below is a good indicator
of what our 2015 tour will be.
1…SUMMERSCAPE AT BARD IN THE HUDSON VALLEY (New York)
2…TANGLEWOOD, FAMOUS MUSIC VENUE IN THE BERKSHIRES (Massachusetts)
This tour also includes:
…Hudson, small town with fascinating history, and Olana, its most famous site, the home of Frederic Church, one of leaders of Hudson River Art Movement.
...Stately home & gardens: Edith Wharton’s The Mount, Staatsburgh & Wilderstein
SUMMER SIGHTS & SITES
Top: Saratoga Raceway; Stately homes: Staatsburgh, Wilderstein, OlanaFarmer’s Market Veggies, Warren St. in Hudson
The lawn at TanglewoodFrank Gehry’s Performing Arts Center at Bard
No other tour offers you such
wonderful summer entertainment…the opportunity to experience two of the
country’s best summer festivals, Bard College’s Summerscape and Tanglewood,
music at its best ranging from pop to the classics.
Bard College’s Summerscape in
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York has film, opera, theatre, concerts and, each year,
an in-depth look at one renowned composer. The 2014 focus is on Schubert.
All on a magnificent campus on the Hudson River and with a Frank Gehry-designed
performing arts center.
Tanglewood in Lenox, Masssachusetts
has been wowing concert goers for decades. Tanglewood is better than ever
featuring the world’s greatest
performers. Our seating preference is a lawn chair with a picnic, a glass
of wine and music wafting around us (totally relaxing). But we’ve been
rained out so we will probably opt for covered seating.
Theses tour are especially appropriate, if you would love
to sample the best summer music and theatre festivals in the country but
don’t have a way of getting to these diverse locations.
We arrange transportation.
Hudson, NY, check into out hotel*.
Schedule for day determines how early you can arrive.
Visit Olana, home of Frederic Church, one of the most
prominent members of the Hudson
River School of Painting, the first American art movement.
The landscape and views of the Hudson River magically
remain intact just as Church painted them.
Historic Hudson Walking Tour: I give this tour
that focuses on the fascinating history of the city of
Hudson dating back to 1784.
Evening…Dinner in Hudson. We will attend a play at a local theater or another event locally.
*Hudson B&B's are charming, expensive, and always booked. We opt for a hotel that is less expensive and easier to book. My family recently stayed there at a family reunion and was pleased. The continental breakfast is adequate but uninteresting. We will deliver a fresh bakery pastry to your hotel each morning or you can opt to go to one of the many excellent nearby breakfast spots on your own.
Garden at Bard Overlooking Hudson River
Frank Gehry-Designed Arts Center at Bard
Visit Rhinebeck where Chelsea Clinton was married a couple of years ago. Fun to stroll the small town, then visit two
on the Hudson: Staatsburg, gilded age mansion, Wilderstein not
a mansion but it is the lovely
Home of Daisy Stuckley who was a good friend of FDR and who was
with him when he died.
Pre-theatre dinner in Rhinebeck before performance at the Frank
Gehry designed Performing
Arts Center at Bard College. Each year at its Summerscape Bard
presents a dramatic play that
receives rave reviews. This year's play is "Love in the Wars". The Queen of the Amazons obsession with Achiles, a tragicomedy. Check Bard Summerscape 2014 for more info.
The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home
Morning visit to The Mount, Edith Wharton’s beautiful house and gardens
in Lenox, Mass. Time for a stroll through town.
1pm. Picnic at Tanglewood . I will prepare something special. 2:30 wildly popular Boston Pops Orchestra with
Jason Alexander, Tony Award winner and Seinfeld regular.
Return home or
take the hour long Amtrak to Saratoga Springs for racing.
Cost: $1350 3 nights hotel* single occupancy, no single supplement, continental breakfast, Bard & Tanglewood tickets, entrance to historic houses, possibility of play at local theatre company, one dinner .Hudson Walking Tour, Edith Wharton’s The Mount, Olana, Fredrick CHurch's Moorish Home.
Getting to Hudson - New York. Fly to Albany or
one of the New York area airports. From New York City, Penn Station,
2 hour ride along the Hudson River to the city of Hudson. It’s
a beautiful ride. From Albany, taxi service to Hudson.