Pittsfield High School Orchestra

Fri, May 21 6:00pm


This event is a fundraiser for the Pittsfield High School Orchestra, to donate Venmo @thefoundryws with the note: PHS.

The PHS Chamber Orchestra is already recognized by many as a fine ensemble that exemplifies hard work and dedication combined.

Under the artistic directorship of Alla Zernitskaya a select number of gifted and enthusiastic students meet to rehearse chamber music each weekday at 6:30 AM. The PHS chamber orchestra has performed a plethora of repertoire comprised of the major chamber works alone and combined with other professional groups and individual artists.

The orchestra has performed in Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Tanglewood Shed and at the David Geffen Hall Stage at Lincoln Center in New York City in March of 2016. The orchestra earned the runner up award for their performance and an award for the most original music selection.

The PHS Orchestra has also been recognized for its superior service to the Berkshire community’s artistic life. The Orchestra has performed for various organizations like Colonial Theatre, The Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum, Berkshire Museum, Berkshire Bach Society, Berkshire Concert choir and many more.

In the past, members of the orchestra have held leading positions in other ensembles including the MMEA Western District Music Festival, MMEA All State Music Festival, Empire Youth Symphony Orchestra, New England Prep School Symphony, and YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). During the summer, members of the PHS Chamber Ensembles attend internationally recognized music summer programs like Boston University Tanglewood Institute, YOLA summer program, the Eastman School of Music Quartet Program, and the Philadelphia Orchestra Program. Postgraduate members of the orchestra are very vocal members at renowned University music programs in the USA and Canada.

In addition to showcasing the talent of the Pittsfield High School Orchestra, this event will also be a fundraiser for the program. Donations may be made on Venmo @TheFoundryWS with PHS in the memo.


Drei Stücke im alten Stil – Krzysztof Penderecki                                              (Three Pieces in Baroque Style)

Concerto for 2 Cellos in G minor – Antonio Vivaldi

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major – J. S. Bach

Serenade for String Orchestra, 2nd Mvt. – Edward Elgar

“Nimrod” from Variations on an Original Theme  – Edward Elgar

String Quartet No. 4, 2nd Mvt. – Felix Mendelssohn

Piano Quintet – Robert Schumann

COVID-19 Guidelines: In order to offer our patrons the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, social distance policies will be in effect through the 2021 season. In order to purchase an alcoholic beverage guests are required to order food from the food truck on premises. All guests must wear their masks when out of their seats. No food or drink from outside the venue is allowed. Food/ drink will open 30 minutes before the show. 


Table Seating: Tables and chairs socially distanced 6-feet from surrounding tables. Guests are offered table service and may order from our full bar menu after they’ve purchase food from the food truck.

The Foundry Green (General Admission): Sit socially distanced out on our lawn. Guests sitting on the green are welcome to bring their own chairs and/or blankets and may order canned beer and wine once they’ve order food from the food truck on premises.

Seating/ Bar/ Food Truck Open: 4PM for Table Seating – 5PM for The Foundry Green (General Admission).