BerkshireWeekend

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

Klezmer Fiddler Alicia Svigals Performs at PS21 and YIDSTOCK

(CHATHAM, N.Y. and AMHERST, Mass.) – Alicia Svigals, the greatest living exponent of klezmer violin, bookends our region with performances at PS21 in Chatham on Saturday, July 15, at 8pm, and at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst on Sunday, July 16, at 3pm, as part of the YIDSTOCK Festival of New Yiddish Music. Svigals…

Did Edith Wharton Hate Jews?

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Edith Wharton’s writings include base stereotypes of Jewish people and her personal correspondence includes anti-Semitic sentiments. Wharton scholar Irene Goldman-Price will discuss Wharton’s seeming prejudice against Jews in “Edith Wharton’s Anti-Semitism: A Consideration” at Hevreh of Southern Berkshires on Friday, July 15, at 10:45 am, in an event cosponsored by the…

Paul Taylor, Roy Assaf Bring Modern Dance to Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – The venerable Paul Taylor Dance Company and the new and exciting Israeli ensemble Roy Assaf Dance are in residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival from Wednesday, July 12, through Sunday, July 16. Paul Taylor Dance Company is making its first appearance at Jacob’s Pillow in ten years. Its program in the Ted…

Saxophonist Benny Sharoni Brings Straight-Ahead Jazz to The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Internationally acclaimed tenor saxophonist Benny Sharoni brings his quintet and his straight-ahead jazz stylings to The Mount on Friday, July 14, and Friday, August 18. Both shows are from 5pm to 8pm. The event is free and held on The Terrace. A mainstay on the international jazz scene, Sharoni is a straight-ahead…

Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata at Aston Magna

  (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Violinist Daniel Stepner and pianist David Hyun-Su Kim will perform works by Beethoven and Mozart, including the former’s Kreutzer Sonata, at Saint James Place in Great Barrington on Saturday, July 15, at 6pm, as part of Aston Magna Music Festival. David Hyun-Su Kim, who will play fortepiano, is an acclaimed…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 5-9, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a pop star singing Bob Dylan; Mahler, Schubert, and Paganini; contemporary art at Shaker Village; abstract art at the Clark; and a whole lot more.     JOAN OSBORNE SINGS BOB DYLAN at MASS MoCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.)…

Pianist Shai Wosner to Play Schubert at Tannery Pond

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.)  — Israeli pianist Shai Wosner will play three of Schubert’s late piano sonatas at the Darrow School on Saturday, July 8, at 8pm, as part of Tannery Pond Concerts. Wosner will play Schubert’s Sonata in A Minor, Op. 42, D. 845; Sonata in D Major, Op. 53, D. 850; and Sonata in…

Charles Neville Brings New Orleans Sounds to Guthrie Center

(HOUSATONIC, Mass.) – Charles Neville and the New England Neville Brothers, featuring his sons Khalif and Talyn, will bring the sounds of New Orleans to the Guthrie Center on Friday, July 7, at 8pm. Grammy Award-winning folk artist Tom Chapin performs on Saturday, July 8, at 8pm. The Neville Brothers (as opposed to The New…