The following was provided to BAM by Marcy Swartz, winner of a BCAC  Heart of the Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2005.  It’s always exciting to find a treasure in your backyard – okay, well, 35 minutes down Route 17 to Hancock – and the West Branch International Music Festival & Academy is a MAJOR treasure. It’s a blissful coming together of noted musicians from around the world; intelligent, inspiring chamber music and orchestral programming, and the incredible beauty of the natural environment.  The intimate chamber music...
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