(Concert Review) From Bach to Wuorinen, dazzling chamber music at PS21

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, Jun 24-26, 2022

TSL Presents Multimedia Sonic Composition, Improvisational Quartet Manali, in Hudson, N.Y.

New Exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum Confronts Stereotypes and Opens Dialogue

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(Concert Review) From Bach to Wuorinen, dazzling chamber music at PS21

Review by Seth Rogovoy (CHATHAM, N.Y., June 24, 2022) – PS21’s House Blend concert series kicked off on Friday night with a program of music stretching across centuries, with mid-18th century works by J.S. Bach juxtaposed with mid-to-late 20th century works that offered a variety of sounds, instruments, and stylistic approaches, all comfortably united under…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, Jun 24-26, 2022

A highly selective preview of what looks best in the performing arts in our region this coming weekend…   This weekend PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., kicks off its second annual House Blend concert series, presenting stimulating, often challenging programs by talented soloists and ensembles who find surprising new life in canonical works and illuminate contemporary music…

New Exhibit at Norman Rockwell Museum Confronts Stereotypes and Opens Dialogue

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Imprinted: Illustrating Race, a landmark exhibition, opens at the Norman Rockwell Museum on June 11 and runs through October 30, 2022. This special exhibition examines the role of published images in shaping attitudes toward race and culture. More than 150 works of art and artifacts of widely circulated illustrated imagery will be…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, May 27-29

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include chamber music, cabaret, roots music, folk-rock … plus a whole lot more.   WILCO’S SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL RETURNS to MASS MoCA Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival returns to MASS MoCA in North Adams this weekend, today through Sunday, featuring dozens of acts from all over the musical…

Berkshire Culturals Offer Season-Long Celebration of Lincoln Memorial Centennial

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Norman Rockwell Museum, Chesterwood, and the Mahaiwe are teaming up to commemorate the centennial of the Lincoln Memorial, the centerpiece of which is The Lincoln Memorial Illustrated exhibition at Norman Rockwell Museum, on view from May 7 through September 5, 2022. Created in collaboration with Chesterwood — the historic summer home and…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (April 1-7, 2022)

The highly selective cultural highlights in our region this weekend include contemporary dance, blues, country, jazz … plus a whole lot more.   EXPERIMENTAL DANCE at THE FOUNDRY Tonight at 7:30pm choreographer Fiona Scruggs brings her multi-piece work titled “Qualia” to the Foundry in West Stockbridge, Mass. Qualia is defined as one’s own individual experience…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Mar 25-31)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include opera, comedy, folk, jazz … plus a whole lot more.   MID-WINTER MOZART Soprano Maria Valdes and tenor Alex McKissick will perform arias and duets written throughout Mozart’s career in “Mid-Winter Mozart,” a presentation of Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) at St. James Place in Great Barrington,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Mar 11-18, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include Indian music, Irish music, Greek and Yiddish music, modern dance … plus a whole lot more. CRASH TEST DUMMIES in DALTON Left-of-center alternative rock group Crash Test Dummies — best known for lead singer Brad Robert’s impossibly low bass-baritone voice and hits including “Superman’s Song,” “Mmm…

Niki Jacobs Brings Yiddish Version of Theodorakis’s ‘Mauthausen Cycle’ to Northeast Region

Internationally acclaimed Dutch Yiddish singer Niki Jacobs will bring her Yiddish version of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’s “Mauthausen Cycle” to three Northeastern U.S. venues in mid-March. Performing with her classical/klezmer ensemble, Jacobs will present her Holocaust-themed program drawn from “The Ballad of Mauthausen,” also known as the “Mauthausen Cantata,” at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, March 4-6, 2022

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include all varieties of chamber music, rock, pop, folk … plus a whole lot more.   HELEN GILLET at THE FOUNDRY Belgian-born cellist, singer, composer Helen Gillet has been described as a “whirling dervish of the cello.” Gillet brings her diverse, eclectic sounds to the Foundry in…

Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Kate Pierson Headline ‘We Got the Beat’ Women in Music Summit at Bearsville Theater

  (WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) — Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Genya Ravan, Amy Rigby, and Simi Stone headline We Got the Beat, a women-in-music summit featuring three days of concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, conversations, and more, at the legendary Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 25-27, 2022. The brainchild…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 11-13

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include lots of jazz, symphonic music, punk-rock, Celtic fusion  … plus a whole lot more.   HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVAL The Hudson Jazz Festival kicks off the first of a two-weekend run celebrating the artistry of Black jazz musicians and their innovations as part of the festival’s “Lift…