• 2017 Antenna Cloud Farm

    Holiday Party & Fundraiser

    Sat., December 9th, 3-6 pm

    Featuring live music by special guests, appetizers, desserts, drinks, a holiday sing-along, and general family-friendly merriment. Help us celebrate our first season and raise money for next year's festival.

     

    Silent Auction will include a myriad of goodies from our favorite local businesses including Jen's Bread, Gill Tavern, Upinngil, Rendezvous, 2nd Street Bakery, Hawks & Reed, Alvah Stone, Artisan Beverage Co-op, Wagon Wheel, Mesa Verde, & more.

     

    Free event / kids welcome / RSVP by December 1

  • ANTENNA CLOUD FARM

     

     

    a music festival and artists' retreat

  • ABOUT

     

    Hello, and welcome

    Thank you all for an incredibly exciting and successful inaugural festival season this past summer! We could not have done it without the help and support of our community.

     

    Antenna Cloud Farm is a music festival and artists’ retreat in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, located on a 100 acre hilltop former dairy farm in the town of Gill.

     

    This past summer, we were thrilled to present 5 sold-out performances by world-class visiting musicians in our 80 person-capacity concert venue, with each event preceded by a week-long retreat here on the farm during which artists focused on project development. Resident artists also connected with our local community through educational and outreach events. Musical styles ranged from old and new classical to experimental pop to jazz and folk. Our audience also enjoyed pre-concert BYO picnics, hilltop sunsets, and bonfire receptions featuring delicious food donated by local artisans, Upinngil Farm and Jen’s Bread.

     

    In short, it was a blast.

     

     

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    We hope you’ll join us next summer for a second season of ACF plus some special new events we’re adding to the docket. Sign up to be on our mailing list for updates and invitations.

     

    In the meantime, please join us for our 2017 Antenna Cloud Farm Holiday Party and Silent Auction! This festive community gathering will feature live music by special guests, with appetizers, desserts, drinks, sing-alongs, silent auction, and general family-friendly merriment. December 9th from 3-6 pm, RSVP by 12/1 to info@antennacloudfarm.com

     

    Thank you for your interest in our musical venture. We look forward to seeing you soon!

     

    Michi Wiancko, Artistic Director and Co-Founder

    Judd Greenstein, Co-Founder

  • 2017 CONCERTS

    This summer we will present 5 concerts by our artists in residence, in our 80-person capacity Great Room. Scroll down to learn more and to purchase tickets to each concert, or click here to buy a season pass.

    Saturday, July 8, 2017

    SOLD OUT

    Concert #1:

    Ayane kozasa & Paul wiancko

    Viola & cello STRING DUO

    This concert has SOLD OUT online but we invite you to come to the farm for stand-by tickets (first come, first serve), and pay-what-you-wish lawn seating outside the performance room, which will have open windows, some of which offer sightlines to the stage, and all of which will allow you to hear the concert while sitting on the lawn. Bring a blanket, sun protection, and bug spray (just in case)!

     

    5:30 pm farm opens / 7:30 pm concert / reception to follow

    Adults: $12 advance, $15 door, $50 season pass

    Juniors (3-11): $6 advance, $8 door, $25 season pass

     

    We ring in our inaugural Antenna Cloud concert with internationally-acclaimed musicians Ayane Kozasa and Paul Wiancko, who will present a special evening of viola and cello music.

     

    Ayane and Paul have unearthed a program of jewels from the 20th and 21st centuries for this uncommon but beautiful instrument pairing, including a spectacular new work called “American Haiku” composed by Paul himself. Join us for a dynamic and intimate evening with two very special musicians.

     

    Ayane & Paul will be in residence at Antenna Cloud from July 3 - 9.

     

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    LEARN MORE ABOUT AYANE & PAUL

    Saturday, July 29, 2017

    SOLD OUT

    Concert #2:

    ELIza bagg

    indie-pop experimental songstress

    This concert has SOLD OUT online but we invite you to come to the farm for stand-by tickets (first come, first serve), and pay-what-you-wish lawn seating outside the performance room, which will have open windows, some of which offer sightlines to the stage, and all of which will allow you to hear the concert while sitting on the lawn. Bring a blanket, sun protection, and bug spray (just in case)!

     

    5:30 pm farm opens / 7:30 pm concert / reception to follow

    Adults: $12 advance, $15 door, $50 season pass

    Juniors (3-11): $6 advance, $8 door, $25 season pass

     

    We are thrilled to present Eliza Bagg, an innovative and multi-faceted performer who is noted for her unique sound on multiple instruments, including her "haunting vocals," which Pitchfork compared to "a lovelorn alien reaching out from the farthest reaches of the galaxy." We're happy that her spaceship will be touching down in Gill for a week this summer.

     

    Eliza will present a theatrical evening of original solo music utilizing vocals, vocal processing, violin, and synthesizers, as well as collaborative music made with Oliver Hill, her bandmate from experimental pop-band Pavo Pavo. Truly an artist of the present moment, we can't wait to see what Eliza has in store for us.

     

    Eliza will be in residence at Antenna Cloud from July 25 - 29.

     

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    Sunday, September 3, 2017

    SOLD OUT

    concert #3:

    Michi wiancko

    ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC SOLO VIOLIN

    This concert has SOLD OUT online but we encourage all to attend — no one will be turned away. So far this season, we've managed to get most people in off the standby list, and we'll have spillover seating, either outdoors or in the house (weather depending). Come on up!

     

    1:00 pm farm opens / 3:00 pm concert / reception to follow

    Adults: $12 advance, $15 door, $50 season pass

    Juniors (3-11): $6 advance, $8 door, $25 season pass

     

    Antenna Cloud Farm co-founder Michi Wiancko will present a selection of works for both acoustic and electric solo violin (with loop machine) that reflects her broad taste in music. From classical to folk to electronic, she’ll perform an intimate and dynamic concert that includes a fully improvised work, as well an original composition called “Franklin,” inspired by her move from Brooklyn, NY to Franklin County.

    In wide demand as a performer, collaborator, and composer/arranger, Michi has worked with countless musicians from Emanuel Ax to Missy Mazzoli to the band EL VY on the Late Show with Colbert. She tours with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, recently joined ICE for a Steve Reich world premiere in Carnegie Hall, and will perform with celebrated actor and Shakespeare & Company Artistic Director Allyn Burrows later this summer. We hope you'll join us for this concert that reflects the spirit of Antenna Cloud’s founding.

     

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    LEARN MORE ABOUT MICHI

    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    SOLD OUT

    Concert #4:

    raman, Melissa, & FRIENDS

    A world of chamber music

    With very special guests:

    Mimi Solomon (piano), Alicia Lee (clarinet), and Gabriela Diaz (violin)

     

    This concert has SOLD OUT online but we encourage all to attend — no one will be turned away. So far this season, we've managed to get most people in off the standby list, and we'll have spillover seating, either outdoors or in the house (weather depending). Come on up!

     

    10:00 am farm opens / 11:30 doors open

    12:00 pm noon concert / reception to follow

    Adults: $12 advance, $15 door, $50 season pass

    Juniors (3-11): $6 advance, $8 door, $25 season pass

     

    We are thrilled to introduce to our community Melissa Reardon (viola) and Raman Ramakrishnan (cello), who will be joined by very special guest artists Mimi Solomon (piano), Alicia Lee (clarinet), and Gabriela Diaz (violin), for what promises to be an unforgettable afternoon of chamber music by Mozart, Thomas Adès, and Robert Schumann.

     

    To fans of classical chamber music, married couple Melissa and Raman are household names across the country, appearing in a wide variety of top-tier ensembles. Beloved by audiences and colleagues alike, these two bring a singular level of artistry, depth, and excitement to the classical music experience.

     

    As both soloists and chamber musicians, Melissa and Raman frequently embark on musical adventures such as performing in The Kennedy Center in D.C., collaborating with musicians from the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, touring with the East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Musicians from Marlboro, and the Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, and getting nominated for a Grammy.

     

    Mimi, Alicia, and Gabriela have an astounding list of national and international accomplishments as three of the top chamber musicians in the country. Please visit our Artists page to learn more about them and to watch videos of their performances!

     

    Raman & Melissa will be in residence at Antenna Cloud from Sept. 25 - 30.

     

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    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    SOLD OUT

    Concert #5:

    9 Horses / mandolin, 10 string violin, & bass jazz-folk trio

    With very special guest Moira Smiley!

     

    This concert has SOLD OUT online but we encourage all to attend — no one will be turned away. So far this season, we've managed to get most people in off the standby list, and we'll have spillover seating, either outdoors or in the house (weather depending). Come on up!

     

    5:30 pm farm opens / 7:30 pm concert / reception & closing party to follow

    Adults: $12 advance, $15 door, $50 season pass

    Juniors (3-11): $6 advance, $8 door, $25 season pass

     

    Blurring the lines between jazz, classical, and folk music, this spectacularly virtuosic trio will light their special brand of musical fireworks for the grand finale of Antenna Cloud Farm’s inaugural festival season. Named after a Billy Collins poem, 9 Horses is Joe Brent on acoustic and electric mandolin, Sara Caswell on violin and Hardanger d’amore (a 10-string fiddle!), and Andrew Ryan on upright bass.

     

    All About Jazz may have described it the best when they wrote “This highly emotive music touches and communicates the essence of what it means to be an alive, feeling human being.”

     

    9 Horses will be in residence at Antenna Cloud from October 9 - 14.

     

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  • GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS

  • RESIDENCIES

    In addition to presenting concerts, Antenna Cloud Farm hosts retreats of varying lengths for artists who reside in a fully furnished and stocked guest house on the farm. Our aim is to provide a variety of inspiring creative work spaces in which to focus on artistic projects, all while enjoying the peaceful views and immediate access to forests and open spaces. We also encourage artists to interact with our local community by giving outreach performances and presentations in places such as the Franklin County Jail and local educational institutions.

     

    We will be accepting submissions for 2018 residencies later this year, beginning in Fall 2017.

    Concert Room

    Heavenly intermission

    "The Perch" hilltop studio

    Inside The Perch

    Dining room

    Concert time

    Gifts from Jen's Bread

    Main House & Concert Room

    Artists' dinner

    Reception treats

    Guest house

    The gazebo

  • CONTACT

    Sign up to receive updates, concert announcements, invitations to special events, & more! Or email us directly at info@antennacloudfarm.com

    25 Green Hill Road, Gill, MA 01354
  • VISIT US

    The farm is open two hours before each concert for picnics, strolls around the property, and enjoyment of the wide hilltop views. Light refreshments will be available at intermission and during the post-concert reception that follows each performance.

     

    Antenna Cloud Farm is located at 25 Green Hill Rd in Gill MA

     

    Driving

    From Rt 91, take Exit 27 toward Boston. Drive 2.5 miles on Rt 2-E. At the second traffic light (Mobil station), turn left onto Main Rd, then turn left onto W. Gill Rd. In 1/4 mile, turn right onto S Cross Rd. In a little under a mile, turn left onto Green Hill Rd and drive to the top of the hill. Take Green Hill Rd to the top of the hill and look for parking signs.

     

    Public Transportation:

    Greenfield is our local transit hub, and can be reached via train (Amtrak) and bus (Greyhound, Peter Pan, Max Bus). To reach Antenna Cloud Farm from the Greenfield transit station, call About Town Taxi at 413-774-4000.

  • SUPPORT ACF

    We accept and greatly appreciate donations of any amount to support Antenna Cloud Farm. 100% of all revenues go toward our programs, and toward the construction and renovation projects that will help to serve our long-term vision as a cultural community hub. Program costs include housing, transporting, feeding, and compensating artists, as well as the marketing and publicizing of our concerts. Construction projects include renovating our barn into a concert hall, building additional artist housing and studio spaces, and creating a larger-scale outdoor performance space. Additional plans for growth include presenting concerts in other venues around our community, and developing projects to bring music to the under-served and less mobile.

    Please note that at this time, Antenna Cloud Farm is not yet a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and donations are therefore NOT tax-deductible.

     

    We also have volunteer and intern opportunities available. Feel free to get in touch with us at info@antennacloudfarm.com

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