BerkshireWeekend

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

All-Hungarian Program on Tap at Tannery Pond Chamber Music Series

  (NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Violinist Soovin Kim leads an all-Hungarian program featuring works by Béla Bartok, Zoltán Kodály and Ernst von Dohnányi on Satrurday, June 22, 2013, at 8pm, as part of the Concerts at Tannery Pond chamber music series. Joining Kim will be violinist Jessica Lee, cellist Ed Arron, violist Maurycy Banaszek, and…

On the Trail of Paper at Berkshire Museum

by Seth Rogovoy (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Score another home run for Berkshire Museum for the brand-new exhibition, PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, another in a series of original shows brainstormed and curated by director of interpretation Maria Mingalone (Taking Flight: Audubon and the World of Birds; Rethink! American Indian Art; Armed…

Fully Staged Handel Opera ‘Almira’ Coming to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Boston Early Music Festival (BEMF) returns this summer with Almira, the first opera by the celebrated and beloved Baroque composer, George Frideric Handel (1685–1759), in its first modern-day historically conceived production, offering three fully-staged performances at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at 7pm,…

BerkshireWeekend June 12-16, 2013

A Selective Look at the Cultural Highlights for the Greater Berkshire Region  BERKSHIRE MUSEUM EXHIBIT CELEBRATES ART and LEGACY of PAPER (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – PaperWorks: The Art and Science of an Extraordinary Material, a new exhibition that explores paper as a source of creative inspiration and innovation, opens at Berkshire Museum on Saturday, June 15,…

BerkshireWeekend June 7-9, 2013

  TINA PACKER JOINS NORWEGIAN CHAMBER MUSIC CELEBRATION (LENOX, Mass.) – Fjords, forests and fairy tales will be conjured up in Nordic Lights: Grieg Revival, an evening of music and readings at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall — including works by Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen, featuring special guest narrator Tina Packer, founder and former artistic director…

BerkshireWeekend May 27-June 2, 2013

  NOAH BAUMBACH, GRETA GERWIG, DARLENE LOVE AT 8TH ANNUAL BERKSHIRE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (GREAT BARRINGTON and PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Noah Baumbach’s new movie, “Frances Ha,” is among the over 75 films that will be screened at the eighth annual Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF), taking place from May 30 to June 2, 2013, in…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 22-28. 2013

AARON NEVILLE, OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW COMING to MASS MOCA   (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In what has become a tradition at MASS MoCA, one of the great icons of American music, Aaron Neville, helps usher in the summer season at MASS MoCA with a concert on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 8pm, in the…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview May 15-19, 2013

  PIANO TRIOS by MOZART, BEETHOVEN, and RAVEL at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — Piano trios by Mozart, Beethoven, and Ravel will be performed at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 18 at 6 p.m. as part of the Close Encounters With Music chamber series. Musicians for the concert – the second in…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview May 8-12, 2013

  NEW YORKER CARTOONIST GETS EXHIBIT at ROCKWELL MUSEUM (STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – An exhibition showcasing the work of R.O. Blechman, an award-winning illustrator, animator, children’s book author, graphic novelist, and editorial cartoonist, opens on Saturday, May 11, 2013, with a reception from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at Norman Rockwell Museum, as part of the Distinguished…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 1-5, 2013

GOLEM BRINGING ITS MIX OF YIDDISH, KLEZMER AND EASTERN EUROPEAN FOLK TO CLUB HELSINKI (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Golem, widely considered one of the best Yiddish-klezmer ensembles on a vibrant, international scene, will perform its unique blend of Eastern European folk and theatre songs as well as original numbers at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, May…