BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, October 15-19, 2014

Dianne Reeves (photo Jerris Madison)

CHOREOGRAPHER KYLE ABRAHAM to UNVEIL NEW WORK at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham and his ensemble, Abraham.In.Motion, will unveil “The Watershed,” a new, evening-length work in Abraham’s signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 18, at 8pm, and…

Mozart’s Requiem Paired with Colloquy on Roma Genocide at Bard

Roma Holocaust Survivors

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) — The German genocide of Europe’s Gypsy population during World War II will be the focus of a multidisciplinary event, including a concert and panel discussion, at Bard College on Friday, October 17, 2014. A panel discussion titled “Remembering the Genocide of European Roma During World War II” at 4pm will be followed…

Dianne Reeves Brings Pop-Jazz to Mahaiwe

Dianne Reeves (photo Jerris Madison)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Four-time Grammy Award-winning pop-jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform with her quartet at the Mahaiwe on Sunday, October 19, 2014, at 7pm. The concert will feature selections from her most recent album, “Beautiful Life,” which taps the rock era for covers of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Marvin…

Bluegrass Duo Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan at the Colonial Theatre

Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Bluegrass duo Noam Pikelny and Stuart Duncan perform at the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 8pm. Grammy Award-nominated banjoist Pikelny is a member of the group Punch Brothers and was formerly a member of Leftover Salmon and the John Cowan Band. Stuart Duncan is a longtime member of the…

Choreographer Kyle Abraham to Unveil New Work at MASS MoCA

Kyle Abraham The Watershed 2

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Choreographer/dancer Kyle Abraham and his ensemble, Abraham.In.Motion, will unveil “The Watershed,” a new, evening-length work in Abraham’s signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 18, at 8pm, and Sunday, October 19, at 3pm. Tackling subject matter from the…

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams to Bring Americana Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Husband-and-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams will bring their award-winning Americana music and roots-rocking outfit featuring bassist Byron Isaacs and drummer Justin Guip to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 17, at 9pm. The Woodstock, N.Y.-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell is a Grammy Award-winning producer and an Americana icon whose…

Les Amis Creoles to Bring Bayou Sounds to Helsinki Hudson

Cedric Watson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Les Amis Creoles: Cedric Watson, Desiree Champagne & Ed Poullard will bring their rootsy take on Louisiana bayou music to Club Helsinki Hudson on Thursday, October 16, at 8pm. The trio’s frontman, Cedric Watson, is a four-time Grammy Award-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist and songwriter with a great command of Cajun, Creole and…

John Medeski and So Percussion Join Jazz Legend Bobby Previte for Record Release Party at Helsinki Hudson

Bobby Previte at Helsinki Hudson (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Medeski Martin and Wood keyboardist John Medeski and new-music ensemble SO Percussion will be on hand to help celebrate the pre-release of composer/bandleader/drummer Bobby Previte‘s new recording, “TERMINALS,” at Club Helsinki Hudson on Monday, October 20, 2014, at 8pm. Since moving to Columbia County a few years ago, Bobby Previte has turned…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview October 8-12, 2014

Elizabeth & the Catapult

MULTIMEDIA CHAMBER OPERA ABOUT CHELSEA MANNING GETS MASS MoCA SHOWING (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – “The Source,” a multimedia chamber opera about Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning – who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified military documents to the public via WikiLeaks – will get a work-in-progress showing in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on…

Abstracted Landscapes by Three Painters at Eclipse Mill Gallery

'Berkshire Blast' by Sharon Carson

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – To Each Her Own, an exhibit featuring paintings by Sharon Carson, Cathy Doocy, and Debi Pendell, opens at the Eclipse Mill Gallery with an opening reception on Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 6 to 8pm, and remains on view through October 26. All three artists play with line, shape, form, color,…