BerkshireWeekend

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

Andris Nelsons Brings Curtain Down at Tanglewood with Beethoven’s 9th

Andris Nelsons

(LENOX, Mass.) – Music director Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in its traditional season-ending performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Tanglewood on Sunday, August 28, at 2:30 p.m. The performance features the BSO, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and vocal soloists including soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen, mezzo-soprano Ruxandra Donose, tenor Joseph Kaiser, and bass…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, August 17-21, 2016

Roomful of Teeth

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble singing death metal; Katie Roiphe in conversation; a young blues guitar sensation; and a whole lotta dancin’ going on.       PAM TANOWITZ, FLEXN DANCE at JACOB’S PILLOW (BECKET, Mass.) – Pam Tanowitz Dance…

Quinn Sullivan Brings Electric Blues to Helsinki Hudson

Quinn Sullivan (photo Seth Rogovoy)

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Blues guitar prodigy Quinn Sullivan brings his electric blues sound to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, August 21 at 8pm. Sullivan is noted as much for his singing and songwriting as he is for blistering playing. 17-year-old Quinn Sullivan is quickly gaining quite a reputation among today’s most respected guitar players and…

Pam Tanowitz, FLEXN Dance at Jacob’s Pillow

A scene from Heaven on One's Head by Pam Tanowitz Dance (photo Chris Duggan)

(BECKET, Mass.) – Pam Tanowitz Dance makes its debut at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in the Doris Duke Theatre from Wednesday, August 17, through Sunday, August 21, in a program accompanied by FLUX Quartet, with music by composers Julia Wolfe (Bang on a Can), Dan Siegler, and Conlon Nancarrow. Dances include “the story progresses as…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Aug 10-15, 2016

William Wegman, 'Hardly Boys'

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a New York Times film critic; a new dance festival; Andy Warhol’s nephew; doggie films; an Elvis impersonator; and a tete-a-tete between Gregory Crewdson and Rick Moody. Plus more.     GREGORY CREWDSON in CONVERSATION with RICK MOODY at…

Ginkgoa Brings Electro-Dance Rhythms to Helsinki Hudson

Ginkgoa

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Ginkgoa brings is unique blend of vintage Paris chic and New York City cool to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, August 12, at 9pm. With Nicolle Rochelle (American singer, author, and dancer) and Antoine Chatenet (French composer and producer) at the core of the group, Ginkgoa composes French songs with an American…

Dog Film Festival Plays at Mahaiwe

William Wegman, 'Hardly Boys'

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The first-ever nationally touring Dog Film Festival stops at the Mahaiwe on Sunday, August 14, for a family oriented screening at 11am and a different program at 1:30pm. The festival celebrates the remarkable bond between dogs and their people and will benefit Berkshire Humane Society with 50% of net proceeds and…

Douglass Truth Performs ‘Death, Herself’ at Lauren Clark Fine Art

Death Has a New Face

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Performance artist Douglass Truth will present his one-woman show “An Intimate Evening with Death, Herself,” at Lauren Clark Fine Art from Thursday, August 11, through Sunday, August 14. In the show, Dorothy, a middle-aged waitress, meets Death in a bar. He’s unhappy, bored, and ready for something new. So is she.…

Elvis Impersonator Kicks Off New Series at Norman Rockwell Museum

Elvis impersonator Joe Borelli

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Elvis Presley impersonator Joe Borelli and his band will perform songs from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s in a tribute to the King and early rock ‘n’ roll at the Norman Rockwell Museum on Thursday, August 11, at 5:30pm, as part of the “Real or Imagined? Adventures in Visual Culture” Thursday night…