BerkshireWeekend

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

Winter Olympics Meets Bizet’s ‘Carmen’ in Alicia Hall Moran’s Alt-Opera ‘Breaking Ice’ at MASS MoCA

  (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – In the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, two figure skaters representing America and East Germany battled for Olympic gold, both accompanied by music from “Carmen.” On Saturday, January 27, at 8pm, mezzo-soprano Alicia Hall Moran, herself a former figure skater, tells French composer Georges Bizet’s epic story in “Breaking Ice,” an…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 17-23, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     WILCO KEYBOARDIST and OTHERS BRING SPACE AGE SOUND and VISION to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – What do you get when your cross Wilco with NASA? You get Quindar, the multimedia duo featuring Wilco keyboardist…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 9-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     I/O FEST 2018 BRINGS NEW MUSIC to WILLIAMS (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Williams College Department of Music’s annual I/O Fest, a four-day festival of new music, runs Thu, Jan 11-Sun, Jan 14, in various venues on…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 3-21, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       ‘QUEEN SANTA’ EXPLORES XMAS in NYC at THE MOUNT (LENOX, Mass.) – Sibyl McCormac Groff, widely known as “Queen Santa” and “the Spirited New Yorker,” will discuss the holiday traditions of the diverse cultures that…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 20-31, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.       JOHN PIZZARELLI & CATHERINE RUSSELL PAY TRIBUTE to BILLIE HOLIDAY & FRANK SINATRA at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Soul-jazz vocalist Catherine Russell teams with the John Pizzarelli Quartet in “Billie & Blue Eyes,” paying…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 13-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     ELIZABETH & the CATAPULT BRINGS FOLK-POP to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Elizabeth Ziman, who performs as Elizabeth and the Catapult, brings her cutting-edge folk-pop to the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Dec 7-10, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     KRONOS QUARTET PERFORMS ‘LIVE DOCUMENTARY’ at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Filmmaker Sam Green pairs with the legendary Kronos Quartet for a work-in-progress performance of “A Thousand Thoughts,” a multimedia documentary about the radical string…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview Nov 30-Dec 3 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     LONNIE HOLLEY BRINGS OUTSIDER MUSIC to MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Artist and musician Lonnie Holley recorded his first album in 2012 at age 62 after making home recordings for more than two decades. Holley’s…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Nov 22-26, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     SINGER-SONGWRITER MONICA RIZZIO BRINGS AMERICANA to THE BARN (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – A few years ago, Monica Rizzio traded her membership in an East Texas bluegrass band to try her hand at the singer-songwriter craft, in…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview, Nov 15-19, 2017

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.     LEE SERLE, MAYA ZBIB, and MATEO LOPEZ COMBINE FORCES in MULTIMEDIA PROGRAM at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Australian choreographer Lee Serle presents a hands-on theater and sculpture work-in-progress exploring consumerism and individualism in America…