BerkshireWeekend

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

Photographer Sally Eagle Shares Recent Images of Cuba at Berkshire Museum

'Cuban Street Mural' by Sally Eagle

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Photographer Sally Eagle presents “Cuba at the Turning Point,” an illustrated talk on her recent trip to the Caribbean island much in the enws of late, at Berkshire Museum on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 10:30 am. Eagle spent three weeks traveling around Cuba in December 2014, photographing the everyday lives of…

Emily Kalish to Perform Solo Violin Concert at Simon’s Rock

Emily Kalish

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — Emily Kalish will perform original works by five contemporary composers in a solo violin recital in the Kellogg Music Center at Simon’s Rock College on Sunday, April 19 at 3pm as part of the Simon’s Rock Alumni Concert Series. The concert is open to the public and admission is free. Kalish…

Woodwind Quintet to Showcase Diverse Repertoire at Mahaiwe

New York Woodwind Quintet (photo Christian Steiner)

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The New York Woodwind Quintet will play a diverse program including works by Renaissance composer Monteverdi, Beethoven, Anton Reicha, and Jean Francaix at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 6pm, as part of the Close Encounters With Music chamber series. An ensemble-in-residence at the Juilliard School in New York…

Americana Duo Over the Rhine Brings Glistening Harmonies to Helsinki Hudson

Over the Rhine

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Ohio-based folk-Americana group Over the Rhine brings its glistening harmonies and wistful ballads to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, April 17, at 9pm. Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist are the core of Over the Rhine, named after the Cincinnati neighborhood from which they hail. Over the Rhine’s recent albums of moody, bluesy…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Apr 9-14, 2015

Keigwin + Company

KEIGWIN + COMPANY BRINGS DIVERSE DANCE PROGRAM to MASS MOCA (NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Dance ensemble KEIGWIN + COMPANY will bring a mixed program of high art and pure entertainment, featuring a variety of diverse contemporary works that embody the company’s signature wit, broad musicality, and profound emotional capacity, to the Hunter Center at MASS…

Pianist Brings Sondheim Project to Williams

Anthony de Mare

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Anthony de Mare brings his “Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim for the Piano” program to Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus on Friday, April 10, 2015, at 8pm. “Liaisons” is based on the songs of legendary musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim, a Williams graduate from the Class of 1950. The project has…

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer David Lang to Speak at Williams

David Lang

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and Bang on a Can cofounder David Lang – one of my all-time favorite composers and a helluva nice guy – gives a lecture entitled ‘The Secret History of “the little match girl passion”’in Room 30 of Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus on Tuesday, April 14,…

String Trio to Play Works by Biber and Bach at The Clark

Colin Jacobsen

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Violinist Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Edward Arron will perform two of the most treasured masterworks in the repertoire: Heinrich Biber’s Passacaglia in G Minor for Solo Violin, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 4 pm, in the Clark…

KEIGWIN + COMPANY Brings Diverse Dance Program to MASS MoCA

Keigwin + Company

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Dance ensemble KEIGWIN + COMPANY will bring a mixed program of high art and pure entertainment, featuring a variety of diverse contemporary works that embody the company’s signature wit, broad musicality, and profound emotional capacity, to the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA on Saturday, April 11, at 8pm and Sunday, April…