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    ANTENNA CLOUD FARM

     

    a music festival and artists' retreat

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Coming up next:

    CRISTINA PATO & MAZZMUSE

    8/24 @ 5 pm (outdoors, 18 and under FREE)

     

     

     

     

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

    Greetings from Antenna Cloud Farm!

    We are thrilled to announce our third festival season here at Antenna Cloud Farm! Scroll down and peruse our concert offerings, with performances from world-renowned musicians hailing from rich and diverse musical backgrounds.

     

    We take great joy and satisfaction in hosting artists and providing an inspiring place for them to focus on their respective musical projects during their ACF retreat. We continue our mission to pair visiting artists with local outreach opportunities - from workshops in Tier 1 public schools to collaborations with local community organizations, such as Musica Franklin. There’s not much better than seeing meaningful and oftentimes emotional connections being made between artists and people of all ages who don’t necessarily have regular access to high-quality live musical experiences.

     

    This year we are presenting two exciting and family-friendly outdoor concerts, and are excited to announce that youths 18 and under will get in for FREE. Spread the word, and help us expose our youth community to great live music.

     

    We’re grateful for our ongoing partnerships with local food artists and artisans who so generously donate to our concert receptions, such as Jen’s Bread at Everyday Farm, providing freshly baked loaves made with locally sourced ingredients, Upinngil Farm, donating a variety of hand-crafted cheeses made with fresh milk from cows (some of whom have enjoyed a cowcation or two right here on hillsides of ACF), and Real Pickles, Greenfield’s own beloved organic picklers and worker co-operative.

     

    This year, we are embarking on a new collaborative partnership with Honey ‘n Schmaltz, a local farmstead catering company run by talented food and event visionaries, sisters Rachelle and Roxanne Crocker. Antenna Cloud Farm will be hosting a one-night-only Farm Dinner catered by Honey n’ Schmaltz on Sunday, September 29th at 5:30 pm. Join us for this very special meal, plus live music and mingling! (Tickets available through our concert ticketing links below.)

     

    It takes a wide variety of community support for us to continue with our mission at the level we strive for. Please consider donating to ACF at our Donorbox page. For those of you interested in helping out in other ways, we are always interested in connecting with volunteers who would like to deliver a nice meal to one of our artists-in-residence.

     

    If you’ve been here before, we are looking forward to welcoming you back! If you haven’t yet visited us, come check out a concert or two, and join our warm and open community of music-lovers and horizon-gazers.

     

    We look forward to seeing you soon,

     

    Michi Wiancko, Director and Co-founder

    Judd Greenstein, Co-founder

     

    PS. We're honored to be on Boston Globe's 2019 Must-see List!

  • This program is supported in part by grants from the Gill, Montague, Northfield, and Orange Cultural Councils - local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are extremely grateful to these Local Cultural Councils for their support!

  • 2019 CONCERTS

    TICKETS:

    Go directly to our Ticketing page

    Adults: $20 online / $25 door / $100 Season Pass (6 concerts)

    Juniors (12 and under): $15 online / $20 door / $50 Season Pass (4 concerts + 2 free outdoor concerts)

    Both outdoor concerts are FREE to youths age 18 and under.

    Reduced: Lower prices available for guests who cannot afford full-price tickets.

    Accessibility: Our indoor venue is handicapped-accessible. Due to the small venue size, please let us know at least 2 weeks in advance if you'd like to reserve accessible space or seating.

     

    INFORMATION:

    The ACF grounds are open one hour prior to each concert, and doors open 30 minutes prior to each concert. For outdoor concerts, grounds are open 2 hours prior to each concert. Bring a picnic or take a stroll! Indoor concerts take place in our 80-person capacity Great Room. They are quiet and intimate events, so we recommend that younger kids attend the outdoor concerts which are geared towards families (or feel free to enjoy the indoor concerts from outside the numerous windows, weather permitting). Light refreshments from local artisans are served at receptions. Our indoor venue is now handicapped-accessible.

     

    SPECIAL DINNER EVENT:

    Sign up for Antenna Cloud Farm's first-ever Farm Dinner, catered by food and event visionaries Honey n’ Schmaltz. For one night only, on Sunday, September 29th at 5:30 pm, join us for this very special meal, plus live music and mingling! (Go to our Ticketing page for dinner tickets. $65/ticket holders, $60/Season Pass holders)

    Concert #1

    PROJECT TRIO

    (Outdoor concert, all ages,

    youths 18 and under FREE)

    Saturday, July 27, 2019

    4:00 pm: Grounds open for strolls + picnics

    6:00 pm: OUTDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    Join us for this exciting outdoor family concert celebrating the opening of ACF 2019! With over 85 million views on their Youtube channel, PROJECT Trio is “packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise,” combining the virtuosity of world-class artists with the energy of rock stars. [Outdoor event. Guests are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket - and a picnic! Please, no dogs or glassware. Rain date: 7/28/19 @ 3 pm. Refunds will be issued only in the event that rain date is cancelled]

     

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    Concert #2

    MIRAH

    Saturday, August 10, 2019

    5:00 pm: Grounds open

    5:30 pm: Doors open

    6:00 pm: INDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    This evening’s concert is sold out!

    Creating independent pop music since the late 1990’s, Mirah has been praised for her “incredible voice—a versatile coo that can flit from low, sultry tones to high, airy falsetto in one breath" (Pitchfork). Her concert at ACF will be an intimate solo performance, allowing the stellar qualities of her voice and songwriting to take center stage. Mirah is a new mom, so any new songs that are ready to share might just include a lullaby or two.

     

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    Concert #3

    CRISTINA PATO & MAZZMUSE

    (Outdoor concert, all ages,

    youths 18 and under FREE)

    Saturday, August 24, 2019

    3:00 pm: Grounds open for strolls + picnics

    5:00 pm: OUTDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    World-renowned Galician bagpiper and “one of the living masters of the gaita” [Wall Street Journal], Cristina Pato teams up with acclaimed violinist, singer, and composer Mazz Swift, aka MazzMuse, who combines elements of various genres to create a rich, unique and diverse musical experience. Don’t miss this special collaboration! [Outdoor event. Guests are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket - and a picnic! Please, no dogs or glassware. Rain date: 8/25/19 @ 3 pm. Refunds will be issued only in the event that rain date is cancelled]

     

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    Concert #4A

    JEN CURTIS & FRIENDS

    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    4:00 pm: Grounds open

    4:30 pm: Doors open

    5:00 pm: INDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    Celebrated violinist Jen Curtis will be joined by special guests, pianist Jeanette Fang, and members of The Melodic Refuge Orchestra. Described by The Classical Voice as “electrifying and powerful,” Jen is one of the most unique and soulful artists we know, and she’ll be presenting an eclectic mix of musical styles and compositions, including the gorgeous folk music of Romanian composer and violin virtuoso, George Enescu.

     

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    Concert #4B

    JEN CURTIS & FRIENDS

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    2:00 pm: Grounds open

    2:30 pm: Doors open

    3:00 pm: INDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    Celebrated violinist Jen Curtis will be joined by special guests, pianist Jeanette Fang, and members of The Melodic Refuge Orchestra. Described by The Classical Voice as “electrifying and powerful,” Jen is one of the most unique and soulful artists we know, and she’ll be presenting an eclectic mix of musical styles and compositions, including the gorgeous folk music of Romanian composer and violin virtuoso, George Enescu.

     

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    Concert #5A

    NOW ENSEMBLE

    Saturday, October 5, 2019

    4:00 pm: Grounds open

    4:30 pm: Doors open

    5:00 pm: INDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    Known for their high-energy virtuosic artistry, NOW Ensemble is a dynamic new music group with a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano. The ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition. NOW Ensemble will be performing a brand new work by composer and ACF director Michi Wiancko. Don’t miss this special concert!

     

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    Concert #5B

    NOW ENSEMBLE

    Sunday, October 6, 2019

    2:00 pm: Grounds open

    2:30 pm: Doors open

    3:00 pm: INDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    Known for their virtuosic artistry, NOW Ensemble is a dynamic new music group with a unique instrumentation of flute, clarinet, electric guitar, double bass, and piano. The ensemble brings a fresh sound and a new perspective to the classical tradition. NOW Ensemble will be performing a brand new work by composer and ACF director Michi Wiancko. Don’t miss this special concert!

     

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    Concert #6

    Gabriela Lena Frank

    Creative Academy of Music

    AN EVENING OF

    WORLD PREMIERES

    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    2:00 pm: Grounds open

    2:30 pm: Doors open

    3:00 pm: INDOOR CONCERT + reception

     

    Join us for this special celebratory closing event! ACF is teaming up with world-renowned composer Gabriela Lena Frank to present an evening of world premieres by 6 up-and-coming composers from the GLF Creative Academy of Music, a CA-based mentorship program, supporting composers hailing from diverse backgrounds. New works will be performed alongside the celebrated music of Frank, performed by violinist and ACF director, Michi Wiancko, violist Melissa Reardon and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan.

     

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  • PRESS FOR ACF

    "A Musical Haven with a vision - and a view - in Western Mass"

    "Critic's Picks: 10 Can't-miss Classical Events"

    "Rural Music Retreat Attracts Top-Notch Artists"

  • RETREATS

    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 workshops for local organizations, schools, and social justice groups across the county.

    Concert Room

    Heavenly intermission

    "The Perch" hilltop studio

    Guest house turned studio

    Inside The Perch

    Dining room

    Concert time

    Gifts from Jen's Bread

    Main House & Concert Room

    Artists' dinner

    Reception treats

    Guest house

  • 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 one hour before each indoor concert, and 2 hours before each outdoor 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). To reach Antenna Cloud Farm from the Greenfield transit station, call About Town Taxi at 413-774-4000.

  • SUPPORT ACF

    All donations to Antenna Cloud Farm go directly to artist travel and food, outreach events, and concert/event production, and are 100% tax deductible through the 501(c)(3) non-profit status of our fiscal sponsor, Musica Franklin. Antenna Cloud Farm is funded from donations from music-lovers like you, small local cultural council grants, and ticket sales. Thank you for your support.

  • Past ACF Artists

    Ayane & Paul

    (S1-1) 7/8/17

    Michi Wiancko

    (S1-3) 9/3/17

    Raman & Melissa (S1-4) 10/1/17

    9 Horses

    (S1-5) 10/14/17

    LADAMA

    (S2-1) 6/8/18

    The Hands Free

    (S2-2) 6/24/18

    The Aizuri Quartet

    (S2-4) 7/21-22/18

    Founders

    (S2-5) 8/4/18

    Irwin Reese & Julia Bady

    (S2-6) 8/19/18

    Alex Sopp & Michael Mizrahi

    (S2-7) 8/31/18

    Gaelynn Lea

    (S2-9) 9/16/18

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