BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, June 21-25, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including early music; a dance visionary; a teenage jazz phenom; Mozart; Wilco; Brazilian Girls, and a whole lot more.     JONAH BOKAER BRINGS PIRANDELLO-INSPIRED WORK to JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – While the Miami City Ballet occupies the…

John Paul White Brings Grammy Award-Winning Country-Folk to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – John Paul White, one half of the Grammy Award-winning duo the Civil Wars, brings his country-flavored neo-folk music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, June 24, at 9pm. Special guest singer-songwriter Lera Lynn, of TV’s “True Detective” fame, will warm up the crowd for White. John Paul White’s most recent album is…

Brazilian Girls Bring Multilingual Dance-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – They are neither Brazilian nor all girls, but Grammy Award-nominated Brazilian Girls bring their singular, sophisticated, and catchy fusion of electronic dance music and world-beat styles to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, June 25, at 8pm. Brazilian Girls are the descendants of New Wave pioneers like the B-52s, Grace Jones, and the…

Wilco Headlines Fifth Indie-Rock Fest at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Indie-rock avatars Wilco will be joined by seminal punk-art rockers Television, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, plus dozens of other performers, comedians, and speakers at the fifth Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA from Friday, June…

Jazz Piano Phenom Joey Alexander to Make Tanglewood Debut

(LENOX, Mass.) – Jazz pianist Joey Alexander, a three-time Grammy Award-nominee at the ripe age of 13, makes his Tanglewood debut in Ozawa Hall on Friday, June 23, at 8pm, with his trio, including bassist Dan Chmielinski and drummer Kendrick Scott. The Bali-born prodigy has seen one of the fastest career rises in jazz since…

Singer-Songwriter and Humorist Don White to Entertain at Guthrie Center

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Veteran singer-songwriter and humorist Don White brings his deft guitar, his catalog of rootsy songs, his gift of gab, and his irrepressible wit to the Guthrie Center on Friday, June 23, at 8pm, as part of the Troubadour Series. “No artist on the coffeehouse circuit today is better than Don White…

Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet on Tap at Aston Magna

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., and ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – Aston Magna Music Festival presents Late, Great Mozart, showcasing historical clarinet master Eric Hoeprich, at Bard College on Friday, June 23 at 8pm, and at Saint James Place in Great Barrington on Saturday, June 24 at 6pm. The concert includes Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, K. 563 and K. 581.…

Jonah Bokaer Brings Pirandello-Inspired Work to Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – While the Miami City Ballet occupies the Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow for the long weekend, contemporary dance aficionados won’t want to miss the program in the Doris Duke Theatre, where visionary choreographer Jonah Bokaer stages his newest work, Rules of the Game, set to an original score by 10-time Grammy…

Boston Early Music Festival to Bring Comic Operas by Pergolesi to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Grammy Award-winning Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) brings a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera by Pergolesi to the Mahaiwe on Saturday, June 24, at 8pm, and Sunday, June 25, at 3pm. BEMF will present encore performances of its 2014 production of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona” and “Livietta…

Jen Chapin to Bring Soulful, Jazzy ‘Urban Folk’ to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Singer-songwriter Jen Chapin brings her unique style of soulful, jazzy “urban folk” to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 13, at 7pm, as part of the Rogovoy Salon, a new music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth Rogovoy. “Jen is a remarkable songwriter, an untouchable…