Tanglewood tales: Elizabeth Rowe, BSO principal flute

Elizabeth Rowe, principal flute

Where will you be staying this summer?

I am very lucky to have a small house in Stockbridge, on a very friendly street with a beautiful view outside my windows.

Who is planning to stay with you or visit you?

This summer, I expect lots of visitors! My mother will be coming to hear my performance of Bernstein's "Halil" in July, and my two sisters, along with their families, are coming for Film Night weekend.

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

I love to hike with my dog, Mabel, visit the farmer's markets, socialize with friends and watch the sunset from my deck. I've also done a bit of paddle boarding on the Bowl, too, which is an incredible experience.

What's your favorite Berkshires restaurant?

I enjoy a number of local restaurants! Favorites are Allium, Prairie Whale and the Brick House.

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

I love Jacob's Pillow and Mass MoCA, although it can be tough to squeeze in visits during our intense summer schedule at Tanglewood.

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

Some of my favorite experiences take place on stage with the BSO, on a gorgeous summer evening, looking out at a lawn full of happy people. Making music in that setting is uplifting and a privilege. It's something I look forward to every year.

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

It's pretty hard to beat the Tanglewood grounds, but I also love being out in the middle of the Stockbridge Bowl on a paddle board, and the view from the top of Monument Mountain, and climbing around the aerial adventure park at Ramblewild!


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