BerkshireWeekend

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

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Jun 9-12, 2016

Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) (Italian [Venetian], c. 1488–1576), Venus with an Organist and Cupid, c. 1550–1555. Oil on canvas, 59 1/8 x 85 7/8 in. © Photographic Archive. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a rare concert by indie-rock avatars; a cutting-edge brass band; paintings of nudes by Old Masters; and early musical modernists.     THE NATIONAL BRING BROOKLYN INDIE-ROCK to MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The National brings its distinctive brand…

Nudes from Prado Exhibition Opens at The Clark

Peter Paul Rubens (Flemish, 1577–1640), After Titian (Tiziano Vecelli) (Italian [Venetian], c. 1488–1576), Rape of Europa, 1628–29. Oil on canvas, 71 7/8 x 79 3/8 in, © Photographic Archive. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – “Splendor, Myth, and Vision: Nudes from the Prado,” the summer’s major exhibition at the Clark Art Institute, consisting of 28 Old Master paintings of the nude, twenty-four of which have never traveled to the United States, opens on Saturday, June 11, and remains on view through Monday, October 10. The exhibition, co-organized…

Cocek! Brass Band to Play Dewey Hall

Cocek! Brass Band

(SHEFFIELD, Mass.) – Cocek! Brass Band, a quintet that blends the best brass band traditions of the Balkans, New Orleans, Afrobeat, klezmer with elements of reggae and Western art music, brings it dynamic fusion to Dewey Hall on Thursday June 9, at 7pm. The Boston-based ensemble is inspired by acts like Fanfare Ciocarlia, Fela Kuti,…

The National Brings Brooklyn Indie-Rock to MASS MoCA

The National

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — The National brings its distinctive brand of indie-rock to Joe’s Field at MASS MoCA on Saturday, June 11, at 8pm, in its only northeast headline show in all of 2016. All proceeds from the concert benefit Hawthorne Valley Association – a 400-acre farm and cultural center integrating agriculture, education, and art…

Holly Miranda Brings Soulful Original Rock to Helsinki Hudson

Holly Miranda

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Brooklyn-based rock singer-songwriter Holly Miranda, whose soulful, sensual vocals were one of the distinguishing characteristics of the sound of much-beloved, Brooklyn-based indie-rock band the Jealous Girlfriends, brings her pointed and outspoken songs to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, June 10, at 9pm. New England singer-songwriter Sonya Kitchell warms up the crowd for…

Early Modernism Showcased in Chamber Music Concert at Mahaiwe

Yehuda Hanani

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – A trio of Close Encounters with Music (CEWM) stalwarts, including pianist Michael Chertock, violinist Yehonatan Berick, and CEWM artistic director Yehuda Hanani on cello, will perform works by Beethoven, Stravinsky, Debussy, Messiaen, George Antheil, Fernand Léger and Paul Schoenfield, joined by special guest narrator Alison Larkin, for “Music That Shook the…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, June 2-5, 2016

Isaiah Sheffer

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a film festival; gallery shows featuring regional artists; two authors in search of Edith Wharton; shows opening at the region’s summer theaters; and a Southern soul singer.     BRUCE DERN, YO-YO MA, NOAH BAUMBACH, KAREN ALLEN AMONG STARS…

Multimedia Works by Daniel Brody on View at Berkshire Museum

Daniel Brody, 'Game On Game Over,' still, 2015

  (PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Game On/Game Over, a nine-minute looping video described as “a playful but thought-provoking mashup of animation and live action,” will be the centerpiece of a solo exhibition of works by award-winning filmmaker and artist Daniel Brody in the BerkshireNow gallery space at Berkshire Museum, opening with a reception on Friday, June…

Two Artists, Two Mediums at Gallery in Old Chatham

'Country Road' by Marguerite Bride

(OLD CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Works by Marguerite Bride and Karen S. Jacobs are featured in “Berkshire Visions: Two Artists, Two Mediums,” at the Old Chatham Country Store & Café from Friday, June 3, to Wednesday, July 27. An opening reception takes place on Sunday, June 5, from 3 to 5pm. The exhibition features representational watercolors…