BerkshireWeekend

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

A Close Encounter with Beethoven at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works spanning the illustrious career of composer Ludwig van Beethoven will be showcased in “Beethoven Journey — Early, Middle and Late” at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, March 18, at 6pm, as part of the Close Encounters with Music series. The program will feature works for strings and piano performed by pianist…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, March 9-12, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a concert of Bubu funk; Beethoven; English soul-rock; trombone music; ceramic art; sculptural art; 17th century Dutch painting; Japanese woodblock prints; new plays; Americana; and a whole lot more.       JANKA NABAY BRINGS MODERN ‘BUBU’ FUNK to…

Works for Trombone Featured in Richmond Benefit Concert

(RICHMOND, Mass.) – A recital of American music for trombone, featuring Ronald Barron, retired principal trombonist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will take place at Richmond Congregational Church (1515 State Road-Route 41) on Sunday, March 12, at 3pm. The concert, which will benefit the Richmond Emergency Fuel Assistance Fund, also includes pianist Larry Wallach, soprano Pamela Wolfe, and bassist Larry Wolfe,…

Adam Masterson Brings English Soul-Rock to Egremont Barn

(SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Rock singer-songwriter Adam Masterson brings his distinctive blend of soul and rock to the Egremont Barn on Friday, March 10, at 8pm. Masterson is often compared to Nick Drake and Van Morrison, and his vibe also recalls early Bruce Springsteen and Jakob Dylan. Masterson stands in a tradition that unites songwriters…

Takács Quartet to Perform Beethoven String Quartets at Williams

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Takács Quartet performs three works by Ludwig van Beethoven in a free concert at Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus on Sunday, March 12, at 3pm. The Takács Quartet, now entering its 42nd season, is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble…

Janka Nabay Brings Modern ‘Bubu’ Funk to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Sierra Leonean singer Janka Nabay brings his modern update of Bubu – an ancient Sierra Leonean call-and-response style of folk music influenced by the 18th-century regional introduction of Islam – to Club B-10 at MASS MoCA on Saturday, March 11, at 8pm. With the help of his group, the Bubu Gang,…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 1-5, 2017

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a symphonic concert; ceramic art; sculptural art; 17th century Dutch painting; Japanese woodblock prints; new plays; Americana; and a whole lot more.     HAND-THROWN PORCELAIN by DANIEL BELLOW at BERKSHIRE MUSEUM (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – An exhibition of hand-thrown…

The Orchestra Now Performs Tchaikovsky, Messiaen, and Glinka at Simon’s Rock

(ANNANDALE-on-HUDSON, N.Y.) – The Orchestra Now, under the baton of Zachary Schwartzmann, performs works by Tchaikovsky, Messiaen, and Glinka at Simon’s Rock of Bard College on Friday, March 3, at 7:30pm, in a free concert in the Daniel Arts Center. The Orchestra Now will perform an overture, a symphony, and four “mediations for orchestra,” including…