BerkshireWeekend

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

Rogovoy’s ‘Rockin’ the Shtetl’ to Receive CR10 Staging with Ryder Cooley

Zunser and band

(LINLITHGO, N.Y.) – “Rockin’ the Shtetl,” a multimedia presentation by Seth Rogovoy, based on a novel-in-progress of the same title exploring the affinities between 19th-century Eastern European Yiddish songwriters and musicians and 20th century American Jewish folk-rock poets and protest singers, will have a work-in-progress showing at CR10 Arts on Sunday, August 23, at 4pm.…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 22-26, 2015

Jen Chapin

CHAPIN FAMILY REUNION in TWO-NIGHT RESIDENCY at GUTHRIE CENTER (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Chapin Family Reunion, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, the Jen Chapin Trio, and the Chapin Sisters, will perform two nights at the Guthrie Center on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, at 8pm each night. The program is in memory…

Chapin Family Reunion in Two-Night Residency at Guthrie Center

Jen Chapin Trio

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Chapin Family Reunion, featuring performances by Tom Chapin, the Jen Chapin Trio, and the Chapin Sisters, will perform two nights at the Guthrie Center on Friday, July 24, and Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 8pm each night. The program is in memory of the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, Tom’s brother…

Gauthier Dance Makes U.S. Debut at Jacob’s Pillow

Rosario Guerra of Gauthier Dance in 'Ballet 101' (photo Regina Brocke)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart, the dynamic resident contemporary dance company of the Theaterhaus Stuttgart in Germany, will appear in its full company U.S. debut engagement in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from Wednesday, July 22, through Sunday, July 26, 2015. The program includes music by Dean Martin,…

Bang on a Can Brings New Music to MASS MoCA for 14th Summer

Bang on a Can Allstars (photo Peter Serling)

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – The sounds of new music will resound throughout the campus, galleries, hallways and concert stages of MASS MoCA for the 14th summer in a row, as the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival brings together an all-star lineup of composers, performers, teachers, and fellows. Festival highlights include a performance of…

Michael Tilson Thomas, Dawn Upshaw, Ursula Oppens and Peter Serkin Featured in Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music

Dawn Upshaw (photo Brooke Irish)

(LENOX, Mass.) – Conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, soprano Dawn Upshaw, and pianists Ursula Oppens and Peter Serkin will be featured performers in Tanglewood’s Festival of Contemporary Music, running now through Monday, July 27, 2015, in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. The festival features programs curated by Oliver Knussen, John Harbison, and Michael Gandolfi; a memoriam tribute…

Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley to Perform Show Tunes at Barrington Stage Cabaret

Jason Daniely and Marin Mazzie

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Broadway musical stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley will perform their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they’ve starred in along with selections from the so-called Great American Songbook in “Broadway and Beyond” on the mainstage at Barrington Stage Company on Monday, July 27, at 8pm. Tony Award-nominee Marin Mazzie starred in…

Musical Comedy Duo the Skivvies Bring ‘Undie-Rock’ to WTF

The Skivvies

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Skivvies bring their adult-rated musical comedy act performed almost in the raw to Goodrich Hall on the Williams College campus as part of the Williamstown Theatre Festival on Sunday, July 26, and Monday, July 27, 2015, at 7:30pm. Lauren Molina (WTF’s “Ten Cents a Dance”) and Nick Cearley (“All Shook Up”)…