Mohawk Trail Concerts

Mohawk Trail Concerts

Weekends in July
The Mohawk Trail is a stretch of 67 miles along Route 2 from Greenfield in northern Massachusetts to the New York boundary. It was originally an Indian path, then a route for covered wagons and stagecoaches. Nowadays it is favored by tourists, particularly during the New England fall foliage season.
The Mohawk Trail Concerts began in 1970 as a series of chamber music performances by musicians who spent the summer in and around Charlemont, a rural area 120 miles northwest of Boston. One of the founding musicians, violinist-composer Arnold Black (1923-2000), eventually became the artistic director for what evolved into a weekend concert series that now extends through the month of July, with other special concerts throughout the year. Performances are given in the Federated Church of Charlemont, where the audiences hear both well-known musicians and young artists in a varied program of classical, contemporary, jazz, and folk music.
CONTACTS:
Mohawk Trail Concerts
75 Bridge St.
Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
888-682-6873 or 413-625-9511
www.mohawktrailconcerts.org
SOURCES:
MusFestAmer-1990, p. 77
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