In 1969, violinist/composer Arnold Black discovered the charm and superb acoustics of the small Federated Church in Charlemont, MA. As a result, Mohawk Trail Concerts is dedicated to bringing Chamber music in many styles, all historical periods and multinational places of origin to the hills of Western Massachusetts. The performing artists represent distinguished visitors and outstanding local residents of international renown together with young performers of great potential embarking on promising careers.
Although the mainstay of Mohawk Trail programs is the traditional chamber music repertoire, there is also a generous sprinkling of light music, rarely heard masterpieces, and occasionally new compositions. The informal concerts are also designed to be informative; musicians interact with the audience, often talk about the music they’re performing and always welcome being met for discussion at the post concert receptions.