BerkshireWeekend

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

Ted Rosenthal Quintet Salutes Thelonious Monk at Lee Meeting House

(LEE, Mass.) – The Ted Rosenthal Quintet will perform a centennial salute to Thelonious Monk at the Lee Meeting House on Saturday, August 12, at 7:30pm, in a program presented by Berkshires Jazz, Inc. Pianist Ted Rosenthal burst into popular consciousness when he won the 1988 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition. Since that time,…

Claire McMillan to Discuss New Novel at The Mount and Spotty Dog

(LENOX, Mass., and HUDSON, N.Y.) – Claire McMillan, author of the brand-new novel, “The Necklace,” will discuss her new book at The Mount on Thursday, August 10, at 3:30pm, and at Spotty Dog Books, as part of the free Volume Reading Series, on Saturday, August 12, at 7pm. McMillan’s “The Necklace” was inspired in part…

High Peaks Festival Celebrates Female Composers at Basilica Hudson 

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Catskill High Peaks Festival brings its summer-long focus on women composers to Basilica Hudson on Friday, August 11, at 8pm. The event features various chamber music combinations and crossover repertoire including cello chorus, violin and mandolin ensembles, and the High Peaks Chamber orchestra, in works by Vivaldi and notable women composers,…

My Morning Jacket Brings Indie Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Indie-rock group My Morning Jacket, a perennial contender for the Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards, brings its moody, rootsy sound to MASS MoCA on Saturday, August 12, at 7:30pm. Pennsylvania rock group The Districts will warm up the crowd for My Morning Jacket. My Morning Jacket has been…

Camille A. Brown, Elvis Presley and Donald Rumsfeld Meet at Jacob’s Pillow

(BECKET, Mass.) – Camille A. Brown brings her evening-length work, BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, to Jacob’s Pillow, along with dendy/donovan project’s Elvis Everywhere, from Wednesday, August 9, through Sunday, August 13. Brown’s work explores representations of black women through modern dance, hip-hop, African-American social dances, ballet, and tap dance with throbbing rhythms, color chalk scenery,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 2-6, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a six-hour marathon of avant-garde music; a Dvorak opera at Bard; abstract art at the Clark; a Grammy Award-winner at Club Helsinki Hudson, and a whole lot more.   BANG ON A CAN CONCLUDES MASS MoCA RESIDENCY with 6-HOUR MARATHON CONCERT…

Obie Award-Winning ‘We’re Gonna Die’ Gets Ancram Opera House Staging

(ANCRAM, N.Y.) – Maria-Christina Oliveras stars in the Obie Award-winning play “We’re Gonna Die” by Young Jean Lee at Ancram Opera House on Friday-Saturday, August 4-5, and again on Friday-Saturday, August 11-12. All shows are at 8pm. A blend of storytelling, music, and theater, “We’re Gonna Die” examines the universal experience of life’s unavoidable truths.…

Grammy-Winner Marc Cohn to Bring Soulful Folk-Rock to Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy Award-winning folk-rock singer songwriter Marc Cohn, best known for the hit song, “Walking in Memphis,” will perform an intimate gig at Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, August 4, at 8:30pm. Cohn’s distinctive, soulful vocals and his gift for melody have made him one of his generation’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters. The list…

Doug Varone, Kyle Abraham Bring New Dance to Jacob’s Pillow

  (BECKET, Mass.) – Doug Varone & Dancers and Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion bring new works to Jacob’s Pillow from Wednesday, August 2 through Sunday, August 6. Varone’s 30th anniversary includes a retrospective plus recent work, with music by Chopin, Arvo Pärt, and Bang on a Can cofounder Michael Gordon; Kyle Abraham’s Dearest Home takes place in…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, July 26-30, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including Gaga at the Pillow; Beethoven and Brahms at Tanglewood; Dvorak at Bard;  gospel and blues at PS21; abstract art at the Clark; and a whole lot more.     AteNine BRINGS ISRAELI-INSPIRED GAGA to JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.)…