• ANTENNA CLOUD FARM

     

    a music festival and artists' retreat

  • ABOUT

     

    Hello, and welcome

    to our inaugural festival summer! 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 farming town of Gill, our aim is three-fold:

     

    1. To present world-class public concerts and artistic events to our local community as well as the greater New England region.

     

    2. To provide visiting musicians and artists with a beautiful and inspiring environment in which to focus on their art and to develop projects.

     

    3. To connect artists with our local community through educational and outreach events.

     

    We are thrilled to kick off our first-ever summer season with a roster of spectacular musicians and performers who will each come up to the farm for a week-long retreat followed by a public performance.

     

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    Antenna Cloud Farm presents a wide array of musical styles and genres including jazz, folk, old and new classical, experimental, and indie-pop.


    The farm opens two hours before each concert for guests to have a picnic or take a stroll on the hilltop grounds with wrap-around views.

    Peruse our concert season below and get to know this summer's artists. You can also sign up for our mailing list, buy individual tickets, or make 2017 a musical summer with a discounted season pass.

     

    We look forward to your visit!

     

    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 50-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 (STAND-BY AND LAWN SEATING AVAILABLE)

    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

    Concert #2:

    ELIza bagg

    indie-pop experimental songstress

    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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    LEARN MORE ABOUT ELIZA

    Sunday, September 3, 2017

    concert #3:

    Michi wiancko

    ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRIC SOLO VIOLIN

    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

    Concert #4:

    raman & Melissa

    A world of chamber music

    10:00 am farm opens / 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

     

    To fans of classical chamber music, Melissa Reardon (viola) and Raman Ramakrishnan (cello) 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.

     

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

     

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    LEARN MORE ABOUT RAMAN & MELISSA

    Saturday, October 14, 2017

    Concert #5:

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

    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

     

    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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    LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS

  • GET TO KNOW THE ARTISTS

  • CONTACT

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

  • 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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