Just Listed: First few trips for our Fall outings:
1. Tanglewood In the beautiful Berkshires, Conductor Gustavo Gimeno will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a lovely program which includes Prokofiev’s “Symphony No. 1,” Ravel’s “Piano Concerto in G,” Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue,” and Stravinsky’s Suite from “The Firebird.” Pianist Yuja Wang will be the featured performer. We’ll lunch at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge where there will be time to browse in the shops. Of note is the Schantz Gallery specializing in glass works by Dale Chihuly and Lino Tagliapietra. Our seats are in The Shed.
Entrees: a) braised chicken/mushrooms/herbs/wine b) broiled sole/lemon/capers
Sunday, July 17 $183
Depart: D 8:30 W 8:45 F 9:00 S 9:15 Return approx. 8:30
2. Seven Bridges Art Foundation We’ll have a guided tour of this unique art collection which Richard and Molly McKenzie established in Greenwich in 1993 to support living artists and exhibit their creations. The handsome 12,000 square-foot gallery contains over 200 works of art. Of particular note are the magnificent glass sculptures created by artists from around the globe. The 80 acres of landscaped grounds, planted with unusual conifers, dogwoods, and weeping cherries, provide a scenic park-like setting for the diverse collection of outdoor sculptures. Lunch at Centro at the Mill.
Entrees: a) chicken Milanese salad b) Chop Chop Cobb salad c) Centro cheese ravioli d) California burger
Wednesday, July 20 $96
Depart: S 8:45 F 9:00 W 9:15 D 9:45 G 10:00 Return approx. 8:00
3. “Million Dollar Quartet” Join us at the Westchester-Broadway Theatre to re-live this momentous musical meeting between Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Lewis, and Johnny Cash. On the night of December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, TN these four legendary Rock and Roll musical icons gathered for the first and only time for the most memorable jam session ever. We’ll hear a score of rock hits in this Tony Award-winning show including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Fever,” “That’s All Right,” “Sixteen Tons,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Hound Dog,” to name only a few.
Thursday, August 4 $135
Depart: S 9:30 F 9:45 W 10:00 D 10:30 G 10:45 Return approx. 4:30
4. Caramoor’s Summer Music Festival At this enchanting Katonah, NY estate, world-renowned violinist Gil Shaham and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, under the baton of Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, will perform Brahms’s “Violin Concerto in D Major and Brahms’s “Symphony No. 2 in D Major. We’ll enjoy an Italian feast at Le Fontane before the late afternoon performance.
Entrees: a) salmon w/lemon/artichoke b) chicken Francese c) home-made lasagna
Sunday, August 7 $168
Depart: S 11:15 F 11:30 W 11:45 D 12:00 G 12:15 Return approx. 8:00
5. “Bye, Bye, Birdie” at Goodspeed This delightful Tony Award-winning musical comedy, set in 1958, is a satire on American Society. When the military draft selects rock star Conrad Birdie, his fans are devastated, but none more than struggling song-writer Albert Peterson whose song, “One Last Kiss,” Conrad is about to record. Rosie, Albert’s girlfriend, urges Albert to write a new song for Birdie to sing on TV to a fan chosen in a contest. When teenager Kim McAfee is declared the winner, her boyfriend is horrified, and chaos ensues. Lunch at the Griswold Inn in Essex.
Entrees: a) pan seared breast of chicken b) slow roasted sirloin of beef
Wednesday, August 10 $158
Depart: G 9:15 D 9:30 W 9:45 F 10:00 S 10:15 Return approx. 6:00