BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 14-17, 2015

Trio Appassionata

TRIO to PERFORM WORKS by BEETHOVEN, IVES and RAVEL at SIMON’S ROCK (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The award-winning Trio Appassionata will perform works Beethoven, Ives and Ravel at the Kellogg Music Center at Simon’s Rock College on Saturday, January 17, at 7pm. The members of the trio are violinist Lydia Chernicoff, originally from Great Barrington;…

Paul Park to Speak on Writing Fiction at Lenox Library

Paul Park

(LENOX, Mass.) – Author Paul Park will speak on “Writing Fiction: Different Rules for Different Games” at the Lenox Library on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at 4pm. Park has been writing literary science fiction and fantasy since 1987, and is the author of over a dozen novels and additional short story collections. His latest novel,…

Trio to Perform Works by Beethoven, Ives and Ravel at Simon’s Rock

Trio Appassionata

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The award-winning Trio Appassionata will perform works Beethoven, Ives and Ravel at the Kellogg Music Center at Simon’s Rock College on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 7pm. The members of the trio are violinist Lydia Chernicoff, originally from Great Barrington; Brazilian pianist Ronaldo Rolim; and Spanish cellist Andrea Casarrubios. The group…

Artist’s Reception for Winter Exhibition at Neumann Fine Art

painting by Margot Trout

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – There will be an artist’s reception for Winter Nova, an eclectic group exhibition featuring work by the eight artists represented by Neumann Fine Art, at the gallery on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 5:30pm. The work by artists including Ron Goldfinger, Ken Young, Margot Trout, Joel Griffith, H.M. Saffer II, Joel Mark,…

Sister Sparrow & Dirty Birds to Bring Soul-Funk Dance Party to Helsinki Hudson

Sister Sparrow and Dirty Birds

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds will bring their old-school, horn-inflected soul and R&B to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, January 16, 2015, at 9pm. The Brooklyn-based sextet, fronted by Catskill Mountains native Arleigh Kincheloe aka Sister Sparrow, and featuring her brother Jackson Kincheloe on harmonica, plays a gritty, Southern style of…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jan 7-11, 2015

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NEW MUSIC FEST at WILLIAMS FEATURES WORKS by GEORGES APERGHIS, PHILIP GLASS (WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Talea Ensemble’s performance of “Happy End” by Greek composer Georges Aperghis will be the centerpiece of the sixth annual I/O Festival of New Music, which takes place in the ’62 Center at Williams College from Thursday, January 8, through Saturday,…

Alt-Country Icon Steve Earle to Play MASS MoCA

Steve Earle

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Alt-country icon and political singer-songwriter Steve Earle will make a return engagement in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 8pm. Earle, who will be performing solo on the eve of the release of “Terraplane,” his new album of swampy, southern-stomp blues, is a multiple Grammy…

New Music Fest at Williams Features Works by Georges Aperghis, Philip Glass

Talea Ensemble (photo Beowulf Sheehan)

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Talea Ensemble’s performance of “Happy End” by Greek composer Georges Aperghis will be the centerpiece of the sixth annual I/O Festival of New Music, which takes place in the ’62 Center at Williams College from Thursday, January 8, through Saturday, January 10, 2015. The festival will also feature a rendition of Philip…