BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the great Berkshire region.

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 25-27, 2014

David Neumann

CHOREOGRAPHER DAVID NEUMANN to DANCE SOLOS at MASS MOCA  (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present an evening of solos in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, April 26, at 8pm. A co-presentation by Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA, the retrospective evening spans Neumann’s career from his first choreographic…

Armen Donelian Trio to Celebrate New Recording at Castle Street Café

Armen Donelian (photo Stephen Donelian)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Armen Donelian Trio will play music from its brand-new, critically acclaimed recording, Sayat-Nova: Songs of My Ancestors (Sunnyside Records) in a record release concert at Castle Street Café on Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 4pm. Joining pianist Donelian are bassist David Clark and drummer George Schuller. In this new recording…

Verdi’s Requiem to Get Full Orchestration at Bard College

Verdi in Venice by Boldini h

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Giuseppe Verdi’s monumental work Messa da Requiem will get the complete treatment it deserves when it is performed by a full orchestra and a chorus of more than 100 in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 8pm. The program is conducted by…

Choreographer David Neumann to Dance a Program of Solos at MASS MoCA

David Neumann

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Interdisciplinary choreographer David Neumann will present an evening of solos in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 8pm. A co-presentation by Jacob’s Pillow Dance and MASS MoCA, the retrospective evening spans Neumann’s career from his first choreographic endeavor, DOSE, to his current work-in-progress, I Understand…

Pianist Omar Sosa to Bring New Cuban Jazz Quartet to Helsinki Hudson

Omar Sosa AfroCubano Quartet

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Club Helsinki Hudson will take on the aspect of the Buena Vista Social Club when Afro-Cuban jazz pianist Omar Sosa launches a new tour with his New AfroCubano Quartet to the nightclub on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 9pm. Joining Sosa in the quartet are drummer Ernesto Simpson, bassist Childo Tomas, and…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, April 16-20, 2014

Spottiswoode & His Enemies Dream Hi Res

FOLK-ROCK ROYALTY BEN TAYLOR COMING to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Fresh from a tour of Northern Europe and the United Kingdom, folk-rock singer-songwriter Ben Taylor will perform at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 18, at 9pm. Taylor, a longtime favorite of Helsinki audiences dating back to the club’s origins in Great Barrington, Mass.,…