Berkshire Opera Festival Brings ‘Don Giovanni’ to Mahaiwe

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (August 5-11, 2022)

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 29-31, 2022)

(Opera Review) 'The Silent Woman' by Richard Strauss and Stefan Zweig at Bard SummerScape

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Berkshire Opera Festival Brings ‘Don Giovanni’ to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Berkshire Opera Festival’s 2022 season culminates with a new staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comedy-tragedy masterpiece Don Giovanni by BOF co-founder Jonathon Loy at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, August 20, at 1pm; Tuesday, August 23, at 7:30pm; and Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm. BOF artistic director and co-founder Brian Garman conducts…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 29-31, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend … VERTIGO DANCE at PS21 Israel’s renowned Vertigo Dance Company brings its vision of sustainability to PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., with “One. One & One,” featuring ten dancers…

(Dance Review) Vertigo Dance Company soars at PS21

Vertigo Dance Company One. One & One PS21 Review by Seth Rogovoy (CHATHAM, N.Y., July 28, 2022) – One. One & One by Vertigo Dance Company begins with sounds of rain and dirt being shoveled and dogs barking off in the distance. The curtain opens to reveal a woman standing with her back to us,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 22-28)

  GRAHAM NASH at BARDAVON and MAHAIWE Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Crosby Stills & Nash and the Hollies Graham Nash is playing in our region twice the weekend: at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., tonight at 8pm, and at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass., on Saturday…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 15-19, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   JOHN CAMERON ‘HEDWIG’ MITCHELL and AMBER MARTIN at MASS MoCA Tony Award-winner John Cameron Mitchell – best known for his punk-goddess alter ego, Hedwig — teams…

Aston Magna Series Features Works by Schumann, Bach, Handel, Others

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Aston Magna Music Festival celebrates its 49th season with a return to live, in-person concerts featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Handel, and others, with weekly performances at St. James Place in Great Barrington, Mass., and Hudson Hall in Hudson, N.Y., through July 23. Performing on period instruments, Aston Magna performs…

(Concert Review) From Bach to Wuorinen, dazzling chamber music at PS21

Review by Seth Rogovoy (CHATHAM, N.Y., June 24, 2022) – PS21’s House Blend concert series kicked off on Friday night with a program of music stretching across centuries, with mid-18th century works by J.S. Bach juxtaposed with mid-to-late 20th century works that offered a variety of sounds, instruments, and stylistic approaches, all comfortably united under…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, Jun 24-26, 2022

A highly selective preview of what looks best in the performing arts in our region this coming weekend…   This weekend PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., kicks off its second annual House Blend concert series, presenting stimulating, often challenging programs by talented soloists and ensembles who find surprising new life in canonical works and illuminate contemporary music…

New Exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum Confronts Stereotypes and Opens Dialogue

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Imprinted: Illustrating Race, a landmark exhibition, opens at the Norman Rockwell Museum on June 11 and runs through October 30, 2022. This special exhibition examines the role of published images in shaping attitudes toward race and culture. More than 150 works of art and artifacts of widely circulated illustrated imagery will be…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, May 27-29

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include chamber music, cabaret, roots music, folk-rock … plus a whole lot more.   WILCO’S SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL RETURNS to MASS MoCA Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival returns to MASS MoCA in North Adams this weekend, today through Sunday, featuring dozens of acts from all over the musical…

Berkshire Culturals Offer Season-Long Celebration of Lincoln Memorial Centennial

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and the Mahaiwe are teaming up to commemorate the centennial of the Lincoln Memorial, the centerpiece of which is The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated exhibition at Norman Rockwell Museum, on view from May 7 through September 5, 2022. Created in collaboration with Chesterwood — the historic summer home and…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (April 1-7, 2022)

The highly selective cultural highlights in our region this weekend include contemporary dance, blues, country, jazz … plus a whole lot more.   EXPERIMENTAL DANCE at THE FOUNDRY Tonight at 7:30pm choreographer Fiona Scruggs brings her multi-piece work titled “Qualia” to the Foundry in West Stockbridge, Mass. Qualia is defined as one’s own individual experience…