2021: We’re On!

We will definitely be seeing you, and you us, in 2021 — first on Zoom, but then in person. Although there are still unknowns for our 2021 season, we are pleased to report what we know so far.

Please note: Some dates are set, others are still in the works, and a few details may change.

From May into July, we’ll offer lively online events that will shake up your Zoom doldrums. A few (more to come):

  • Season kickoff: Early May, Highlights of Sandisfield Players productions introduced by Ben Luxon, with behind the scenes glimpses.
  • Possibly an online gala (or may wait til Fall).
  • Saturday, June 12: Pianist Fred Moyer, a favorite of the Arts Center audience in 2018 and 2019, will present a special recorded “June Moonlight Sonata” followed by a live conversation over Zoom. Fred does Gershwin, other jazz, full orchestra productions, and makes all these forms accessible and fun with his keyboard MoyerCam.
  • A few interesting workshops including a crossword puzzle workshop from Sandisfield crossword puzzle maven Michelle Arnot in July.

August will be a kind of “bridge”, when we believe we can safely gather in person outdoors for two festive concerts in a lovely Sandisfield meadow. One will be a popular pop/rock singer-songwriter and the other a wonderful string quartet sponsored by Lynn and Steve Rubinstein. If it’s safely possible to do an outdoor family film, we will.

From September to early December, with us all vaccinated and the Arts Center spic and span, we’ll open our doors for these events, and more:

  • Simon Winchester reading from and signing his new book, Land: How the Hunger for Owneship Shaped the Modern World
  • Master guitarist and local favorite Joel Brown
  • Sandisfield Players reading selected short stories
  • Jerry Herman’s film, “’Our Town” at the Minack”: A film about the Sandisfield Players traveling to and presenting “Our Town” at the Minack Theater in Cornwall, England. This is a real community gem.
  • Sunday matinee November 7: Piano recital by Jeewon Park
  • Evening of Song with Linda Mironti
  • A few interesting and timely workshops

On October 9, we’ll gather to remember and celebrate the life and work of Val Coleman, with his family and the Arts Center community.

We hope to open the Gallery in the early summer for shows postponed from 2020, with socially-distanced outdoor receptions and indoor viewing for 2 to 4 people at a time.

With all this, safety and health is our first consideration, but we’re committed to enlivening the spring, summer and fall months with local fun and enjoyable theater, music, and family events that we’ve all missed in the last year. Please follow this website for latest updates, breaking news, and event registration.