HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, June 23-26, 2016

Basilica Hudson Photo Exhibit Reveals Lives Behind Mass Deaths

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview June 23-26, 2016

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Kicks off Jacob’s Pillow Season

Latest Posts

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, June 23-26, 2016

Matthew Placek, '130919 • A Portrait of Marina Abramovic' (still), 2013

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place over the next two weekends in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region, including Laney Jones & the Spirits; Baroque violin music; documentary photography; and a moving portrait of Marina Abramovic.     LANEY JONES BRINGS NEW FOLK-ROCK SOUNDS to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Americana outfit Laney Jones and the…

Basilica Hudson Photo Exhibit Reveals Lives Behind Mass Deaths

Photo by Bryan MacCormack

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – “Lives Not Numbers,” an exhibition by documentary photographers Atish Saha and Bryan MacCormack, opens in the Back Gallery at Basilica Hudson with a reception on Saturday, June 24, at 5pm. In their first collaboration, documentary photographers Atish Saha and Bryan MacCormack present a series of photographs to reveal the lives behind numbers…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview June 23-26, 2016

Jeremy Kittel Band

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a modern, jazzy take on Bach; contemporary dance; early music; classic Tennessee Williams; and punk-fueled string-band music, plus a whole lot more.       JEREMY KITTEL BAND OPENS PS21 SEASON with BACH (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – PS21: Performance Spaces…

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Kicks off Jacob’s Pillow Season

Scene from Alejandro Cerrudo’s 'Silent Ghost' by Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (photo Rosalie O'Connor)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Aspen Santa Fe Ballet kicks off Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2016 with a program of works by choreographers including Alejandro Cerrudo, Fernando Melo, and Cayetano Soto in the Ted Shawn Theatre from Wednesday, June 22, through Sunday, June 26. The program opens with Spanish choreographer Alejandro Cerrudo’s “Silent Ghost,” exhibiting Cerrudo’s haunting,…

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ Opens Mainstage Season at BTG

Michael Raymond-James

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The Tennessee Williams classic “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” about a Southern family’s web of emotional deceit, opens the summer season at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage at Berkshire Theatre Group, running from Friday, June 22, through Saturday, July 16. The play will be directed by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize award-winning…

Joshua Redman Brings Jazz Quartet to Mahaiwe

Joshua Redman (photo Jay Blakesberg)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Grammy Award-nominated jazz saxophonist and composer Joshua Redman will make his second appearance at the Mahaiwe on Sunday, June 26, at 7pm. The Joshua Redman Quartet, featuring Aaron Goldberg (piano), Reuben Rogers (bass), and Gregory Hutchinson (drums), performs new original music and jazz classics. After winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz…

Jeremy Kittel Band Kicks Off PS21 Season with Original Take on Bach

Jeremy Kittel Band

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century kicks off its summer 2016 performance series with the eleventh annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert, featuring award-winning American violinist, fiddler, and composer Jeremy Kittel and his band in The Tent at PS21 on Saturday, July 2, at 7:30pm. Fluent in multiple musical genres, Kittel…

Laney Jones Brings New Folk-Rock Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Laney Jones & the Spirits (photo Darin Back)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Americana outfit Laney Jones and the Spirits bring their rock-fueled string-band music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, June 23, at 8pm. Local heroes Chops and Sauerkraut, joined by steel guitar player Teddy Weber of the Wiyos, will warm up the crowd for Laney Jones.  With their melodic hooks and bashing rhythms…

One-Man Roots Band to Play MASS MoCA

Matt Lorenz aka The Suitcase Junket

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The Pioneer Valley’s Matt Lorenz aka The Suitcase Junket brings his one-man roots-music band to MASS MoCA on Saturday, June 25, at 8pm. The concert is a sampler of the talent featured each year at MASS MoCA’s FreshGrass Festival, taking place this year September 16-18. Pulling his moniker from the luggage…

(Concert Review) Brian Wilson, Tanglewood, 6.19.16

Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson Tanglewood Sunday, June 19, 2016 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass., June 19, 2016) – Brian Wilson didn’t make it easy for himself when he set out on a tour whose primary purpose was to play the entire paradigm-shifting “Pet Sounds” album on its 50th anniversary this year. Among the albums…

(Concert Review) Earth, Wind & Fire @ Tanglewood, 6.18.16

Philip Bailey (far left) and Ralph Johnson (far right)

Earth, Wind & Fire Tanglewood June 18, 2016 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass., June 18, 2016) – Earth, Wind & Fire displayed why they are one of the most beloved and enduring pop-R&B bands in the world at Tanglewood on Saturday night, with its contagious rhythmic pulse, hook-laden melodies, horn-fueled, jazzy arrangements,…

(Concert Review) Dolly Parton, Tanglewood, 6.17.16

DOLLY_PARTON_TWOOD_2016here_2974_edited-1

Dolly Parton Tanglewood Lenox, Mass. June 17, 2016 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (LENOX, Mass., June 18, 2016) – Dolly Parton called her concert at Tanglewood on Friday night “Pure and Simple,” but of course it was anything but. Sure, it was a stripped-down affair instrumentally, with only three musicians accompanying her onstage. But…

Fourth Annual Maker’s Market to Take Place at Hudson Waterfront June 25-26

HRE.jpg 4

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Hudson River Exchange’s fourth curated Summer Market, featuring 100 vendors of high quality handmade goods, unique vintage finds, farm fresh food purveyors, and live music, takes place at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, 2016. With a focus on regional vendors, the market features a…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, June 15-21, 2016

Brushstrokes, 1967. Roy Lichenstein. Screenprint. Gift of Philip Johnson. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A. Photo Credit:  Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY. Artwork © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein.

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including pop legends at Tanglewood; abstract expressionism at the Rockwell Museum; new plays; old musicals, and a whole lot more.   DOLLY PARTON, BRIAN WILSON, JACKSON BROWNE and EW&F KICK OFF TANGLEWOOD POP SEASON (LENOX, Mass.) – A grand slam…

‘Fiorello!’ Gets Revival at BTG’s Unicorn Theatre

Austin Lombard

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – “Fiorello!,” the 1959 musical about New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, who broke up the stranglehold so-called Tammany Hall had on New York City politics, is being revived by Berkshire Theatre Group at the Unicorn Theatre from Wednesday, June 15, through Saturday, July 23. The winner of three Tony Awards, the musical,…

Debra Jo Rupp, Tamara Tunie Take Leads at Barrington Stage

Tamara Tunie

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The summer theater season at Barrington Stage Company gets fully underway this weekend when Debra Jo Rupp opens in Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Kimberly Akimbo” and Tamara Tunie of TV’s “Law and Order” creates the lead role in the world premiere of “American Son,” written by Christopher Demos-Brown and already winner of…

Ferrin Contemporary Exhibits Figural Sculptures

Gerit Grimm, “Female Head,” 2015, wheel-thrown stoneware, 11 x 18 x 13”.

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The Clark Art Institute isn’t the only venue featuring artworks featuring the human form in the way nature intended. “EXPOSED: Heads, Busts, and Nudes,” an exhibition of figural ceramic sculpture from 1970 to the present, goes on view at Ferrin Contemporary on Saturday, June 18, with a reception at 4–6pm. The…

New Music Series Debuts at Egremont Barn

Karen Oberlin

  (EGREMONT, Mass.) – Marshall Crenshaw, John Davidson, Roy Zimmerman, and Trout Fishing in America are just some of the acts that will be performing in “Gems of Many Genres,” a new music series in the newly restored Egremont Barn, a part of the historic Egremont Village Inn, kicking off this weekend with Richie Havens…