BerkshireWeekend

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

Hollis Brown to Bring Classic Rock Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Hollis Brown

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hollis Brown brings its classic rock sounds to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, August 27, at 9pm. The group should appeal to fans of the Rolling Stones and Lou Reed. Named after a Bob Dylan song (“The Ballad of Hollis Brown”), Hollis Brown, from Queens, N.Y., has achieved a significant amount of…

Landscapes by Photographer Jerry Freedner Go on View at Chatham Bookstore

Jerry Freedner, 'Grazing Sheep'

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – “The Farmer’s Art,” an exhibition of landscapes by photographer Jerry Freedner goes on view at the Chatham Bookstore with an opening reception on Friday, August 26, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show remains on view through September 6, 2016. A landscape photographer, Jerry Freedner is currently focusing his energy on the…

Music & More Season Boasts Simon Shaheen, Nicholson Baker, Sarah Aroeste, Others

Simone Dinnerstein

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – As always, this year’s late-summer Music & More at the Meeting House series boasts an outstanding array chamber music, cabaret, and literary events with preeminent musicians, performers and writers, this year including musician Simon Shaheen, pianist Simone Dinnerstein, and novelist Nicholson Baker, among others.           The series,…

Jacob’s Pillow Season Concludes with Pacific Northwest Ballet, Souleymane Badolo

Angelica Generosa of Pacific Northwest Ballet  (photo Angela Sterling)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Pacific Northwest Ballet, one of America’s premier ballet companies, concludes the mainstage season at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Ted Shawn Theatre, Wednesday, August 24, to Sunday, August 28, in a program showcasing three works by a range of esteemed choreographers – “3 Movements” by Benjamin Millepied; “Sum Stravinsky” by Kiyon…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 24-28, 2016

Rubblebucket

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a Grammy Award-winning Cajun ensemble; a curtain-closing rouser at Tanglewood; cutting-edge dance-pop at MASS MoCA; a young, bestselling author at the Mount; and a whole lot more.       RUBBLEBUCKET BRINGS PSYCHEDELIC DANCE POP to MASS MoCA…

Rubblebucket Brings Psychedelic Dance Pop to MASS MoCA

Rubblebucket

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Rubblebucket brings its psychedelic dance pop grooves to Courtyard C at MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 27, at 8pm. The group’s music features electronica flourishes slithering around organic grooves, blasts of horns, and complex arrangements that turn on a dime. Rubblebucket frontwoman Kalmia Traver and bandleader Alex Toth met at the…

Andris Nelsons Brings Curtain Down at Tanglewood with Beethoven’s 9th

Andris Nelsons

(LENOX, Mass.) – Music director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Tanglewood on Sunday, August 28, at 2:30 p.m. The performance features the BSO, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and vocal soloists including soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, tenor Joseph Kaiser, and bass…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 17-21, 2016

Roomful of Teeth

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble singing death metal; Katie Roiphe in conversation; a young blues guitar sensation; and a whole lotta dancin’ going on.       PAM TANOWITZ, FLEXN DANCE at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – Pam Tanowitz Dance…

Quinn Sullivan Brings Electric Blues to Helsinki Hudson

Quinn Sullivan (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Blues guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan brings his electric blues sound to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 21 at 8pm. Sullivan is noted as much for his singing and songwriting as he is for blistering playing. 17-year-old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and…