BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, July 18-24, 2012

BANG ON A CAN ALL-STARS to PREVIEW NEW ‘FIELD RECORDINGS’ (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – On Saturday, July 21, 2012, at 8p.m., the Bang on a Can All-Stars will perform their brand-new, evening-length masterpiece, Field Recordings, with guests Nick Zammuto and Todd Reynolds, as part of the 11th annual Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jul 11-15, 2012

SINGER-SONGWRITER and LOOPING ARTIST JULIA EASTERLIN to PERFORM at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Vocalist and looping artist Julia Easterlin comes to MASS MoCA on July 14, 2012, at 8 pm, merging composition, production, and performance in one fell swoop. One part siren and one part technology enthusiast, she uses a looping machine to…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, July 4-9, 2012

JACOB’S PILLOW SHOWCASES CONTEMPORARY ISRAELI DANCE (BECKET, Mass.) – It’s Israeli dance week at Jacob’s Pillow this week, as Israeli contemporary troupe Vertigo Dance Company presents the East Coast premiere of Noa Wertheim’s Mana in the Ted Shawn Theatre and LeeSaar the Company – from Tel Aviv by way of New York City – presents…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jun 27-Jul 2, 2012

BERKSHIRE MUSEUM to INSTALL TOM PATTI ARTWORK (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) — Tom Patti, the Pittsfield-based artist internationally renowned for his innovative work in glass, has been commissioned by Berkshire Museum to create original works for the museum’s entry vestibule and lobby area. The site-specific installations are the first major commissions by Patti, one of the most…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jun 20-24, 2012

WORLD’S GREATEST KLEZMER FIDDLER to PLAY at PS21 in CHATHAM, N.Y. (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – The world’s foremost klezmer fiddler, Alicia Svigals, brings her dazzling style of playing to PS21 on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 2 pm. The concert will include traditional klezmer tunes, Yiddish songs, some original and new music, and the audience is…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Jun 13-17, 2012

RECENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS FROM NORTHERN CHINA in EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION AT THE CLARK (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China, featuring rare Chinese burial objects in an exclusive exhibition that considers both the discovery and the impact of modern Chinese archaeology, opens Saturday, June 16, 2012, at The Clark and runs through October…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, June 6-10, 2012

PAUL WINTER SEXTET CELEBRATES HALF-CENTURY MARK WITH REUNION CONCERTS AT MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Jazz and world-music innovator Paul Winter has chosen to mark the 50th anniversary of his first band, the Paul Winter Sextet, with two reunion concerts at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on June 6 and 7, 2012, at 7:30pm. The…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 25-27, 2012

MASS MOCA SHOWCASING CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY ART (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – To assemble the exhibition Oh, Canada, opening to the public on Sunday, May 27, 2012, at MASS MoCA, curator Denise Markonish visited nearly every province and territory in Canada. In her travels, comprising over 400 studio visits, Markonish discovered a fascinating world of art, rich…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 16-20, 2012

CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN MULTIMEDIA FOLK OPERA GETS WORK-IN-PROGRESS SHOWING at MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – MASS MoCA will present a work-in-progress showing of Paola Prestini’s new multimedia opera Oceanic Verses in the Hunter Center on Friday, May 18, 2012, at 8 p.m. Set against the backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea, Oceanic Verses is about people…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, May 9-13, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION SHOWCASES BOTANICALS (STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – BOTANOPHILIA, a group show curated by Cassandra Sohn, featuring contemporary photography by Bruce Checefsky, Amiel Gervers, Yvette Lucas, Mona Mark, Cassandra Sohn, and sculptures by Peter Neff, will be unveiled over a series of weeks, beginning this Friday, May 11, 2012, at Sohn Fine Art Gallery and continuing…