Ian Spencer Bell Dances New Solo at The Mount

Regional Cultural Preview, Aug 3-9, 2020

Danish String Quartet Tackles Shostakovich Quartet Online via Tanglewood

Charming Disaster Brings Goth-Folk to The Foundry

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Ian Spencer Bell Dances New Solo at The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Dancer and poet Ian Spencer Bell performs Banderole, a new solo, at The Mount, from Wednesday, August 26, through Monday, August 31, at 5pm. Audience members are invited to view the live performance at a safe, social distance from the lawn and in the forecourt, where chairs are provided. The event is…

Regional Cultural Preview, Aug 3-9, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy   Yo La Tengo Brings Indie-Rock Back to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Yo La Tengo — one of the most celebrated and adventurous bands in rock history — returns to MASS MoCA for two acoustic concerts on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, both at 8:30pm. The unassuming, self-effacing…

Danish String Quartet Tackles Shostakovich Quartet Online via Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) – The Danish String Quartet from Copenhagen will perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 10 in A-flat, Op. 118, in a live recording via Tanglewood on Wednesday, August 5, at 8pm, as part of the Recitals from the World Stage series. The program will be hosted by Karen Allen. The Danish String Quartet (actually…

Charming Disaster Brings Goth-Folk to The Foundry

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Brooklyn goth-folk duo Charming Disaster will bring their playfully macabre duets about love, death, crime, ancient mythology, and the supernatural with two live shows at The Foundry on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, 7pm. Like other touring musicians around the world, Charming Disaster was forced to cancel their spring…

Hudson Jazzworks Host Concert and Workshops Online from Hudson Hall

(HUDSON, N.Y.)  – A free, live-streamed Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert featuring HJW co-directors pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas with bassist Jay Anderson on Sunday, August 9, at 4pm, is the culminating event of a series taking place as part of the 14th annual 2020 Hudson Jazz Workshop, including a two-day Online Composers Forum…

Yo La Tengo Brings Indie-Rock Back to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Yo La Tengo — one of the most celebrated and adventurous bands in rock history — returns to MASS MoCA for two acoustic concerts on Friday, August 7, and Saturday, August 8, both at 8:30pm. The unassuming, self-effacing trio featuring husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Ira Kaplan and Georgia Hubley and longtime drummer James…

Elif Batuman to Discuss ‘The Age of Innocence’ Online via The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Author Elif Batuman and Wharton scholar Jennifer Haytock will share how their own multiple readings of The Age of Innocence has informed their understanding of social norms, class, and privilege, from Wharton’s old New York through today, in Telling Two Stories, a free, online program offered by The Mount on Thursday, August…

Alarm Will Sound to Perform Live at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will perform the New York State premiere of John Luther Adams’s Ten Thousand Birds — originally composed for the group in 2014 – live at PS21 on Friday, August 7 at 4pm. The performance will also be live-streamed and is part of a week-long residency.  …

Regional Cultural Preview, July 27-Aug 2, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy       Rhiannon Giddens, Yo-Yo Ma Top Week’s Tanglewood Online Offerings (LENOX, Mass.) – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be featured in performances of works by Copland, Bernstein, and John Williams recorded in 2018 streaming tonight, Friday, July 27, at 8pm, as part of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances series.…

Sue Miller, Patricia Park and Dayna Tortorici in Conversation from The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Novelist and Guggenheim fellow Sue Miller, Fulbright scholar and writer Patricia Park, and n+1 editor-in-chief and debut novelist Dayna Tortorici will discuss their past and present work, their careers, and their experience writing in the home of Edith Wharton in a virtual conversation from The Mount on Thursday, July 30, at 4pm.…

Regional Artists Exhibit at Art Austerlitz

(AUSTERLITZ, N.Y.) – Works by about a dozen artists from the Berkshire and Hudson Valley regions will be featured in the exhibit Coming Soon at Art Austerlitz. The exhibition, featuring works by Reed Anderson, Great Barrington, Mass.; Peter Bradley-Cohen, Hudson, N.Y.; Ruth Freeman, Newburgh, N.Y.; Ghost of a Dream, Wassaic, N.Y.; Joan Grubin, Hillsdale, N.Y.;…

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Goes Virtual

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – The annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodds Farm will be presented virtually this summer, with festival stalwarts including the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, the Storycrafters, Gaslight Tinkers, Vance Gilbert, and Susan Werner “returning.” Other favorite performers include The End of America, Oshima Brothers, Alisa Amador, The Empty…

Chamber Series to Livestream Cello-Guitar Duo Concert at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Guitarist Eliot Fisk and cellist Yehuda Hanani will present a free virtual recital, From Bach to Bachianas, live from the stage of the Mahaiwe on Sunday, August 2, at 5:30pm, as part of the Close Encounters With Music series. The program includes works by Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Lecuona, Cesar…

Rhiannon Giddens, Yo-Yo Ma Top Week’s Tanglewood Online Offerings

(LENOX, Mass.) – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be featured in performances of works by Copland, Bernstein, and John Williams recorded in 2018 streaming tonight, Friday, July 27, at 8pm, as part of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances series. On Wednesday, July 29, at 8pm, Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens joins with the Silkroad Ensemble…

The Fremonts Bring Americana Cabaret to the Foundry

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Husband-and-wife cabaret performers The Fremonts bring their blend of Americana music and storytelling with a theatrical, cabaret aesthetic to the Foundry on Saturday, August 1, at 7pm, as part of the venue’s Emerging Artist Series, celebrating performers creating new work.   Born in New York City and raised in Boulder, Colorado,…

Bang on a Can & Friends Live at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Bang on a Can will return to MASS MoCA for the 21st summer in a row with a two-day, truncated version of its annual monthlong residency at the cultural laboratory, with two socially distanced, outdoor concerts featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars with guest artists including Don Byron and Zoë…

Stephen Bluhm and Brian Dewan Headline TSL’s ‘Parking Lot Live!’

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Innovative regional musical artists Stephen Bluhm and Brian Dewan headline the Parking Lot Live! program at Time & Space Limited (TSL) on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, at 8pm. The outdoor concert in TSL’s 20,000-sq.-ft. parking lot will be followed by a screening of Dewan’s filmstrip entitled “The Tide Waits…

From Farm to Pizza in the Hudson Valley

(KINDERHOOK, N.Y.) – Columbia County’s organic Katchkie Farm will become one of New York’s only “pizza farms” courtesy of Neapolitan-style pie master Rafi Bildner, who will be in residence with a pop-up of his Hilltown Hot Pies on the 60-acre farm every weekend, Thursday-Sunday, beginning on Thursday July 23, 2020, and running through September 20,…