Tanglewood Tales: Bonnie Berwick, violin

Bonnie Bewick, violin

Q: Where will you be staying this summer?

A: I'll be in a new place this summer, a cute little cabin near Stockbridge Bowl. It is an AirBnB rental. I hope it's nice!

Q: Who is planning to stay with you or visit you?

A: My sons, 15 and 17, will be here off and on between camps and summer jobs. And my brother, who is in my band, Frame, will be out for a couple of concerts. I'm also looking forward to spending time with my parents, who will be visiting from Portland, Ore.

Q: What do you like to do during your free time in the Berkshires?

A: Honestly, Tanglewood is so busy that during my free time I love lounging. Plus cooking fresh dishes after a trip to Guido's. It's a great time to socialize, as we don't have the obligations of school schedules and the traffic is much less of a problem, so we all hang out together more in the summer. I love to play golf, teach kids fiddle tunes and go out to lunch.

Q: What's your favorite Berkshires restaurant?

A: That's a tough one. I love Xicohtencatl down in Great Barrington. I usually run into other BSO folks there.

Q: Which cultural institutions do you visit while you're in the Berkshires?

A: I usually see a show or two at Barrington Stage up in Pittsfield or a Berkshire Theater production. My family always enjoys the Norman Rockwell Museum, and I visit the Clark every couple years.

Q: What's the best experience you've had during summers in the Berkshires?

A: I used to go horseback riding several times a week at a barn in Pittsfield, pre-kids. Those were the days!

Q; What's your favorite outdoors spot (other than Tanglewood) in the Berkshires?

A: Umpachene Falls in New Marlborough. It's off the beaten path, and really captures the spirit of New England.


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