Greg and Matthew have been hard at work planning a series Â to be held in the music room at Wistariahurst in Holyoke.Â Wistariahurst is the former home of two generations of the Skinner Family, manufacturers of nationally renowned silks and satins, and prominent residents of Holyoke. The 26 room grand estate and gardens have been a focal point in the Holyoke landscape since 1874. In 1959, Katharine Skinner Kilborne, the youngest daughter of William and Sarah Skinner, and her heirs donated Wistariahurst to the City of Holyoke to be used for cultural and educational purposes.
The Dark Dining Room concert series was started back in 2002. It has been held in various houses, lofts, and apartments throughout Western Massachusetts. It has hosted touring national musicians as well as local performers in an intimate, low-lit setting. In early 2014, Dark Dining Room will be hosting a 4-concert series (monthly) in the grand music room at Wistariahurst.