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

Engineer to Demonstrate State-of-the-Art Sound System

Edgar Choueiri

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Acoustic engineer Edgar Choueiri will discuss his binaural audio set-up, which he claims can fool listeners into believing they are experiencing a live performance when they are actually hearing a recording, in a presentation entitled “Making Waves — Sounds of the Future” at the Hudson Opera House on Sunday, May 22, at…

The Figgs and Upper Crust Bring Guitar Rock to Helsinki Hudson

The Figgs

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Long-running upstate power-pop trio The Figgs and satirical hard-rockers The Upper Crust bring their catchy guitar-rock to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, May 20, at 9pm. Since the Figg’s inception in 1987, the trio has spent the better part of nearly 30 years touring, recording, and working on a variety of acclaimed…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 11-15, 2016

The Dover Quartet

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshire region, including a string quartet; a jazz saxophonist; a folk-rock jam band; and a Texas singer-songwriter.     DOVER QUARTET to PLAY BEETHOVEN, DVORAK and BERG at MAHAIWE (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Dover Quartet, dubbed by the New Yorker…

Rusted Root Brings Folk-Rock Jams to the Colonial

Rusted Root

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Folk-rock jam-band Rusted Root brings its world-music-influenced sounds to the Colonial on Saturday, May 14, at 8pm. Originally from Pittsburgh, the group is known for its fusion of acoustic, rock, world and other styles of music, with a strong percussion section that draws from African, Latin American, and Native American influences. Rusted…

Dover Quartet to Play Beethoven, Dvorak and Berg at Mahaiwe

Dover Quartet

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Dover Quartet, dubbed by the New Yorker “the young American string quartet of the moment,” will perform works by Beethoven, Dvorak and Alban Berg at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, May 14, at 6pm, as part of the Close Encounters With Music chamber series. The program’s triad of Beethoven, Dvorak and Alban Berg offers up the “American” Quartet, a triumph of Dvorak’s astonishing melodic…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, May 5-8, 2016

John Hiatt

A highly selective preview of cultural events taking place this weekend in the greater Berkshires region, including an avant-jazz ensemble at MASS MoCA; a folk-rock legend at the Mahaiwe; an exhibition of new photography in Lenox; klezmer in Spencertown, N.Y.; and quirky indie-pop at Club Helsinki Hudson. ALLISON MILLER BRINGS JAZZ ALL-STARS to MASS MoCA (NORTH…