BerkshireWeekend

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

The Orchestra Now Performs Elgar’s ‘Enigma Variations’ at Bard

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Orchestra Now performs works by Britten, Mahler, and Eglar at the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, October 29, at 8pm, and Sunday, October 30, at 2pm, in the Sosnoff Theater. The orchestra performs under the baton of Leon Botstein, and features soloist John Belk in William Walton’s Cello Concerto.…

Elizabeth Cook Brings Southern Country-Rock to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Country outlaw Elizabeth Cook brings her critically acclaimed batch of new songs from “Exodus of Venus,” her comeback album released earlier this year, to Club Helsinki Hudson on Wednesday, October 26, at 8pm. Nashville-based roots-music singer and songwriter Derek Hoke warms up the crowd for Cook. Cook, who sings like a cross…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, October 19-23, 2016

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a work-in-progress by legendary performance artist John Kelly; Cuban music at the Colonial; Cuban movies at FilmColumbia; artist Nick Cave’s career-topping exhibition at MASS MoCA; a benefit concert for Basilica Hudson by Rufus Wainwright; and a whole lot more.…

Rufus Wainwright to Play Benefit for Basilica Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Folk-pop singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright performs an intimate, solo concert at Basilica Hudson on Saturday, October 22, at 8pm. Wainwright is widely regarded as one of the best songwriters of his generation by his fellow musicians, critics, and audiences alike, and in addition to eight albums of his own songs and film soundtracks,…

John Kelly Workshops New ‘Live Memoir’ at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – New York City-based performance and visual artist John Kelly will perform a workshop version of “Time No Line,” his new solo live memoir, in Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, October 22 at 8pm. The program is based on personal journal entries about the East Village of the 1980s, gender…

The Suitcase Junket Brings Indie-Blues to Club Helsinki Hudson

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Matt Lorenz, the Northampton, Mass.-based indie-blues singer-songwriter who performs under the name The Suitcase Junket, bring his box of creative tricks to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, October 21, at 9pm. The Dupont Brothers, a sibling indie-folk-Americana duo, will warm up the crowd for the Suitcase Junket. A one-man salvage specialist singing…

Cuban All-Stars to Perform at Colonial

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The Havana Cuba All-Stars bring their “Cuban Nights” program to the Colonial Theatre on Thursday, October 20 at 8pm. The Havana Cuba All-Stars is a band comprised of some of Cuba’s greatest and most prominent musicians, and is devoted to promoting the entire tapestry of Cuban music. This is their debut tour…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Oct 12-15, 2016

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a performance by English pop sensation Benjamin Clementine; the opening of artist Nick Cave’s career-topping exhibition at MASS MoCA; a folk legend; Russian classical music; a one-woman show; political pottery; an American Idol; and a whole lot more.  …

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott to Bring Cowboy Songs to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Folk legend and two-time Grammy Award winner Ramblin’ Jack Elliott performs at the Mahaiwe on Friday, October 14 at 8pm. By now the story of how Elliott Adnopoz — the Brooklyn-raised son of a doctor and schoolteacher — became Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, the heir to Woody Guthrie and singer of cowboy…