BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 14-20, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     POLICA and STARGAZE BRING CUTTING-EDGE ELECTRO-POP FUSION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Two of the world’s coolest music ensembles – Berlin’s new-music mavericks Stargaze and Minneapolis-based psychedelic electro-pop outfit Poliça, colored by vocalist Channy…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Feb 7-13, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SON LUX’S  RAFIQ BHATIA BRINGS SHIMMERING ELECTRO-JAZZ to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Son Lux guitarist Rafiq Bhatia brings his new trio and his genre-defying atmospheric sounds to Club B10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 31-Feb 4, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ANNIE GUTHRIE BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Singer-songwriter Annie Guthrie, a scion of America’s first family of folk, brings her unique spin on the tradition to the Barn at the Egremont Village…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 24-30, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   WINTER OLYMPICS MEETS BIZET’S ‘CARMEN’ in ALICIA HALL MORAN’S ALT-OPERA ‘BREAKING ICE’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold,…

Winter Olympics Meets Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ in Alicia Hall Moran’s Alt-Opera ‘Breaking Ice’ at MASS MoCA

  (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from “Carmen.” On Saturday, January 27, at 8pm, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, tells French composer Georges Bizet’s epic story in “Breaking Ice,” an…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 17-23, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     WILCO KEYBOARDIST and OTHERS BRING SPACE AGE SOUND and VISION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – What do you get when your cross Wilco with NASA? You get Quindar, the multimedia duo featuring Wilco keyboardist…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     I/O FEST 2018 BRINGS NEW MUSIC to WILLIAMS (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Williams College Department of Music’s annual I/O Fest, a four-day festival of new music, runs Thu, Jan 11-Sun, Jan 14, in various venues on…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 3-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       ‘QUEEN SANTA’ EXPLORES XMAS in NYC at THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Sibyl McCormac Groff, widely known as “Queen Santa” and “the Spirited New Yorker,” will discuss the holiday traditions of the diverse cultures that…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 20-31, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       JOHN PIZZARELLI & CATHERINE RUSSELL PAY TRIBUTE to BILLIE HOLIDAY & FRANK SINATRA at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Soul-jazz vocalist Catherine Russell teams with the John Pizzarelli Quartet in “Billie & Blue Eyes,” paying…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ELIZABETH & the CATAPULT BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, brings her cutting-edge folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn…