51 North St., (413) 442-1307. www.berkshireballet.org. Professional ballet company known for its annual performance of 'The Nutcracker' as well as other works. Associated with the Cantarella School of the Dance, Madeline Cantarella Culpo, artistic director.
Barrington Stage Theater
30 Union Street, (413) 528-8888 box office, (413) 499-5446 Administration, www.barringtonstageco.org. Year round theatre presenting a variety of performances including musicals, dramas and comedies. Children 14 and under are free. Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.
Berkshire Highlander's Pipe Band
Eileen Murphy, (413) 447-7050. www.berkshirehighlanders.org. Award-winning non-profit organization founded to promote appreciation of Highland bagpipes and Gaelic drumming. Instruction is available. Open rehearsals are held on Wednesdays at South Congregational Church at 7:00 p.m. and are open to the public. Outdoor rehearsals - call for information.
Berkshire Hills Chorus/Sweet Adelines
(413) 442-7541. Women's BarberShop chorus. Meets Tuesdays from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the Pilgrim Memorial Church, 249 Wahconah St. Interested women can drop by a rehearsal or call the above telephone number.
The Berkshire Hillsmen (413) 442-7293. The Barbershop Harmony Society - Pittsfield Chapter meets every Monday at 7:450 p.m. at St. Stephen's Church. All men interested in
(413) 499-0258, www.berkshirelyric.org. Classic choral repertoire, adult oratoria chorus and children's chorus.
Berkshire Music School
30 Wendell Ave., (413) 442-1411. Executive Director Tracy Wilson. www.berkshiremusicschool.org. Incorporated in 1940 with Mrs. Bruce Crane of Dalton as president, the Berkshire Music School's mission has been to make musical training available to all. To that end, scholarships and other aid are offered to qualifying students. Both professionals and students give performances.
The Berkshire Opera Company
297 North St., (413) 442-9955. www.berkshireopera.org. Offers professional opera productions during the summer. The performances are fully staged and performed with English super-titles (when required).
The Colonial Theatre
111 South St., (413) 448-8084. www.colonialtheatre.org.
Historic Theatre built in 1903. Theatre will open Summer 2006. Tours available.
Common Grounds Coffee House
First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn Street. (413) 499-0866. www.fumcpittsfield.org/commongrounds. Common Grounds Coffee House presents live folk music the first Saturday of each month October through May. The Church presents an evening of great coffee, tea and other beverages, delicious desserts and top performances for the community to enjoy folk music in downtown Pittsfield. Community groups host concerts and events at the church throughout the year. Call for schedule.
Country Life Dance and Music Society
(413) 499-7105, www.Berkshire.net/CLDMS. Dave O'Connor-contact. Contra dancing with live music at 8:00p.m. monthly on the third Friday in North Adams and the third Saturday in Lenox.
The Eagles Band
(413) 499-2071. This 55-piece community band is in its 70th season. Free concerts are given during the summer at Springside Park and other locations.
South Mountain Concerts
Routes 7 & 20 (2 miles South of Pittsfield center),P.O. Box 23, (413) 442-2106. South Mountain's Concert Hall has been the scene of distinguished chamber music since 1918. Concerts performed on Sunday afternoons, September through October.
Town Players of Pittsfield
148 Lebanon Ave., (413) 443-9279, www.townplayers.org. America's oldest community theater company. Presents productions October through May.
Walden Chamber Players
442 West Housatonic St., (800) 586-8438, www.waldenchamberplayers.org. World class chamber music concerts and educational programs.