The mission of Mohawk Trail Concerts is to present high quality chamber music to the populations of Western Massachusetts.
Mohawk Trail Concerts has been presenting chamber
music in a friendly and informal atmosphere since 1970.
Musicians and audience come together in the
infinitely rewarding exploration of how
music touches the human soul and senses.
Music is about connections.
The connection between performer and listener,
between musician and musician, between musician
and composer, and between musician and self.
Chamber music is the best vehicle for all these connections.
And chamber music, played at the highest level,
in a beautiful setting with fantastic acoustics,
is what Mohawk Trail Concerts is all about.
Matt Haimovitz, cello, and Estela Olevsky, piano
Our Summer Festival take place at the Federated Church on Main Street (Route 2) in Charlemont, Massachusetts. This acoustically superb space can seat 175 people. There is not a bad seat in the house!
The Church is air-conditioned, thanks to a capital campaign by MTC many years ago. The form of the church is roughly square, which together with the raised
stage area creates wonderful sight lines from every seat.
MTC has an excellent seven foot Steinway piano, which is moved into the church for every summer season.
The quaint town of Charlemont is nestled on the Deerfield River in the foothills of the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Nearby attractions include Shelburne Falls, with its restaurants, shops, Bridge of Flowers, and glacial potholes; Berkshire East in Charlemont, with zip-lines and summer downhill sled runs; and Mohawk State Forest, with its stunning old-growth forest.
Mark Fraser Executive Artistic Director