HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, July 29 - Aug 2, 2015

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 29-Aug 2, 2015

Bang on a Can Marathon Concludes Festival at MASS MoCA

Scheinfeld to Discuss Borscht Belt Photos at Yiddish Book Center

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HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, July 29 – Aug 2, 2015

Miro Quartet

MIRO QUARTET to PLAY SCHUBERT and BEETHOVEN at TANNERY POND (NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) –  The Miro Quartet will perform a program featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven in the Tannery Pond Concert Series at the Darrow School on Saturday, August 1, at 8pm. The dynamic quartet, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be playing…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 29-Aug 2, 2015

Katryna and Nerissa Nields

MIRO QUARTET to PLAY SCHUBERT and BEETHOVEN at TANNERY POND (NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) –  The Miro Quartet will perform a program featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven in the Tannery Pond Concert Series at the Darrow School on Saturday, August 1, at 8pm. The dynamic quartet, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be playing…

Bang on a Can Marathon Concludes Festival at MASS MoCA

Bang on a Can Marathon

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The 14th annual Bang on a Can Summer Marathon, a six-hour day-night boundary-busting festival finale featuring 50-plus musicians and composers from around the world, will bring to a close this summer’s Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 1, 2015, starting at 4pm and running…

Scheinfeld to Discuss Borscht Belt Photos at Yiddish Book Center

Persian Room, Pine Hotel, South Fallsburg, NY (Marisa Scheinfeld photo)

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld will give a talk about her exhibit Echoes from the Borscht Belt: Contemporary Photographs at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, August 2, at 2pm. The exhibit of large-scale photographs documenting the dramatic decline of the once-popular resort area is at the Yiddish Book Center’s Brechner Gallery through November…

Duncan Sheik Workshops New Musical at Vassar

Duncan Sheik

(POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y.) – Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik returns to Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College with an Inside Look Workshop of his new musical, “Noir,” from Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 2, 2015. The final Musical Workshop of the season, “Noir” has music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening, American Psycho), book by…

Judy Collins Headlines Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Katryna and Nerissa Nields

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – Judy Collins, Garnet Rogers, Susan Werner, Nerissa and Katryna Nields, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, June Rich, and the Duhks headline the 27th annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, taking place at Dodds Farm from Friday through Sunday, July 31 to August 2, 2015. The festival includes concerts and workshops, hours of dancing…

JP Harris Brings Honkytonk Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

JP Harris

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Nashville-based JP Harris & the Tough Choices bring their classic country and honkytonk sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, July 31, at 9pm. Rolling Stone named JP Harris one of fall 2014’s “Country Tours Not To Miss” as well as one of “21 Must-See Country Acts at SXSW 2015.” The song…

Trailer Installation Gets One Night Showing at Basilica Hudson

Psychic Green Trailer

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Psychic Green Trailer, a historic marker / installation by Alan Danielson, will open for one night only on Saturday August 1, 2015, from 6 to 8pm at the trailer next to Basilica Hudson. The event is free and open to the public. Tony Stone, co-founder of Basilica Hudson, preserved the former Hudson…

Miro Quartet to Play Schubert and Beethoven at Tannery Pond

Miro Quartet

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – The Miro Quartet will perform a program featuring works by Schubert and Beethoven in the Tannery Pond Concert Series at the Darrow School on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at 8pm. The dynamic quartet, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will be playing Schubert’s Quartet in G major, No. 15 and Beethoven’s…

Rogovoy’s ‘Rockin’ the Shtetl’ to Receive CR10 Staging with Ryder Cooley

Zunser and band

(LINLITHGO, N.Y.) – “Rockin’ the Shtetl,” a multimedia presentation by Seth Rogovoy, based on a novel-in-progress of the same title exploring the affinities between 19th-century Eastern European Yiddish songwriters and musicians and 20th century American Jewish folk-rock poets and protest singers, will have a work-in-progress showing at CR10 Arts on Sunday, August 23, at 4pm.…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 22-26, 2015

Jen Chapin

CHAPIN FAMILY REUNION in TWO-NIGHT RESIDENCY at GUTHRIE CENTER (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Chapin Family Reunion, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, the Jen Chapin Trio, and the Chapin Sisters, will perform two nights at the Guthrie Center on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, at 8pm each night. The program is in memory…

Chapin Family Reunion in Two-Night Residency at Guthrie Center

Jen Chapin Trio

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Chapin Family Reunion, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, the Jen Chapin Trio, and the Chapin Sisters, will perform two nights at the Guthrie Center on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 8pm each night. The program is in memory of the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, Tom’s brother…

Gauthier Dance Makes U.S. Debut at Jacob’s Pillow

Rosario Guerra of Gauthier Dance in 'Ballet 101' (photo Regina Brocke)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, the dynamic resident contemporary dance company of the Theaterhaus Stuttgart in Germany, will appear in its full company U.S. debut engagement in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from Wednesday, July 22, through Sunday, July 26, 2015. The program includes music by Dean Martin,…

Bang on a Can Brings New Music to MASS MoCA for 14th Summer

Bang on a Can Allstars (photo Peter Serling)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The sounds of new music will resound throughout the campus, galleries, hallways and concert stages of MASS MoCA for the 14th summer in a row, as the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival brings together an all-star lineup of composers, performers, teachers, and fellows. Festival highlights include a performance of…

Michael Tilson Thomas, Dawn Upshaw, Ursula Oppens and Peter Serkin Featured in Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music

Dawn Upshaw (photo Brooke Irish)

(LENOX, Mass.) – Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and pianists Ursula Oppens and Peter Serkin will be featured performers in Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music, running now through Monday, July 27, 2015, in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. The festival features programs curated by Oliver Knussen, John Harbison, and Michael Gandolfi; a memoriam tribute…

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Perform Show Tunes at Barrington Stage Cabaret

Jason Daniely and Marin Mazzie

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Broadway musical stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will perform their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they’ve starred in along with selections from the so-called Great American Songbook in “Broadway and Beyond” on the mainstage at Barrington Stage Company on Monday, July 27, at 8pm. Tony Award-nominee Marin Mazzie starred in…

Musical Comedy Duo the Skivvies Bring ‘Undie-Rock’ to WTF

The Skivvies

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Skivvies bring their adult-rated musical comedy act performed almost in the raw to Goodrich Hall on the Williams College campus as part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27, 2015, at 7:30pm. Lauren Molina (WTF’s “Ten Cents a Dance”) and Nick Cearley (“All Shook Up”)…