BerkshireWeekend

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

Contemporary Opera Version of ‘Gatsby’ at Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) –  John Harbison’s opera The Great Gatsby will be performed by the orchestra and chorus of Boston-based Emmanuel Music on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at 7:30 p.m.,  in Ozawa Hall, as part of Tanglewood’s 75th birthday tribute to the composer. The concert performance will be led by Emmanuel Music artistic director Ryan Turner…

Brian Brooks Moving Company Coming to Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – The dynamic contemporary dance ensemble Brian Brooks Moving Company presents a daring program featuring larger-than-life stage design, bold costuming, and full-out movement in the Doris Duke Theatre at Jacob’s Pillow Dance from Wednesday, July 10 to Sunday, July 14, 2013. Led by choreographer and artistic director Brian Brooks, the troupe will perform…

Milton, Mike and Ruthy Headline Music Festival at Dream Away Lodge

(BECKET, Mass.) – Milton, the Toy Soldiers, Joe Fletcher, Poor Old Shine, the Dire Honeys and Mike and Ruthy (Michael Merenda and Ruth Ungar) headline Nouveau Revue 4, the fourth annual weekend festival of new, emerging and established music at Dream Away Lodge, taking place Thursday, July 11, through Sunday July 14, 2013. Admission to…

Close Encounters With Music Chamber Series Expands to The Clark

Program Highlights Russian Piano-Cello Duets by Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, and Tchaikovsky(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The dynamic Close Encounters with Music chamber series makes its debut appearance at the Clark with “White Nights,” a program of works by Russian composers Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky performed by pianist Vassily Primakov and cellist Yehuda Hanani, who is also artistic director…

Give to the Rogovoy Report; Enjoy Dinner and a Show

For the next three weeks in July, three lucky contributors to the Rogovoy Report will win a free dinner for two at John Andrews Restaurant in Egremont, Mass., as well as a pair of tickets to a play at either Shakespeare & Company (in Lenox, Mass.) or Berkshire Theatre Group (in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, Mass.)…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 3-7, 2013

  BSO KICKS OFF TANGLEWOOD SEASON with JOSHUA BELL PLAYING TCHAIKOVSKY (LENOX, Mass.) – The official residency of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) at Tanglewood kicks off this Friday, July 5, with an all-Tchaikovsky program featuring violin virtuoso Joshua Bell in the composer’s beloved Violin Concerto. The following night, Saturday, July 6, the BSO tackles…

Shakespeare & Co. Turns Into Broadway & Co. for Evening Benefit

(LENOX, Mass.) – For one night only, Shakespeare & Company will throw away the Bard’s texts in favor of show tunes, when the theater company’s ensemble is joined by a host of talent from Broadway and opera stages for Broadway in the Berkshires, the annual benefit dinner and performance for the company’s internationally-acclaimed education and…

Short Comedies by David Ives at PS21

(CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Long Ago and Far Away and other short comedies by playwright David Ives will be performed by Walking the Dog Theater company at PS21: Performance Spaces for the 21st Century from Friday, July 5, 2013, through Sunday, July 21. Ives is known for his verbal dexterity, theatrical invention, and quirky humor. David…

Lake Street Dive Brings Jazzy Pop to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Lake Street Dive brings its unique fusion of jazz, classical, pop, swing and soul to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, July 6, at 9pm. Lake Street Dive is a unique quartet with an approach like no other group you’ve ever heard. Four jazz- and classical-trained musicians who met at Boston’s New England…