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Wistariahurst Concert
May 13: The Chamber Music Society at Wistariahurst returns to Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke, with a Mother’s Day program of romantic music by Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The program includes selections from the “Soirées Musicales” of Clara Schumann, early piano works from her years as a prodigy-virtuoso, performed by Tanya Blaich; songs, duets, and a vocal quartet by Robert Schumann, performed by the Wistaria Vocal Ensemble accompanied by Blaich; Brahms’ “Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major,” performed by special guest clarinetist Michael Sussman and pianist Monica Jakuc Leverett; and Robert Schumann’s “Piano Quartet in E-flat,” performed by Jakuc Leverett, violinist Sarah Briggs, violist Delores Thayer, and cellist Volcy Pelletier. Admission is $20 at the door. Mother’s Day special offer: bring your mother for a discounted ticket of $10. Reservations are suggested. For more information, call (413) 322-5660.

Small-business Seminar
May 16: Local business owners will talk about what they have done to stay ahead of the many demands on their time and at the same time adjust for the economic environment during a workshop titled “Adapt, Diversify, Reinvent & Grow” at the Scibelli Enterprise Center, 1 Federal St., Springfield. Presenters include Paul DiGrigoli of Digrigoli Salon & School of Cosmetology; Tara Tetreault of Jackson & Connor; Kate Vishnyakov of Kate Gray Inc., and Rick Ricard of Larien Products. The 9 to 11 a.m. session is sponsored by the Mass. Small Business Development  Center Network. The cost is $40. For more information, call (413) 737-6712 or visit

40 Under Forty
June 21: BusinessWest will present its sixth class of regional rising stars at its annual 40 Under Forty gala at the Log Cabin Banquet & Meeting House in Holyoke. The June 21 gala will feature music, lavish food stations, and introductions of the winners. Tickets are $60 per person, with tables of 10 available. Early registration is advised, as seating is limited. For more information, call (413) 781-8600, ext. 100, or visit

Western Mass. Business Expo
Oct. 11: BusinessWest will again present the Western Mass. Business Expo. The event, which made its debut last fall at the MassMutual Center in downtown Springfield, will feature more than 180 exhibitors, seminars, special presentations, breakfast and lunch programs, and the year’s most extensive networking opportunity. Comcast Business Class will again be the presenting sponsor of the event. Details, including breakfast and lunch agendas, seminar topics, and featured speakers, will be printed in the pages of BusinessWest over the coming months. For more information or to purchase a booth, call (413) 781-8600, or e-mail [email protected], or visit

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