Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022)

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 23-25, 2022)

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 16-22, 2022)

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 9-14, 2022)

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Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sep 30-Oct 2, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend … COCEK! BRASS BAND BRINGS HORNS to LION’S DEN The Cocek! Brass Band brings its eclectic, edgy mix of horn-based ethnic music, drawing from New Orleans, the Balkans,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 16-22, 2022)

  With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   PATRICK WATSON in SHEFFIELD, Mass., and WOODSTOCK, N.Y. Montreal-based singer-songwriter Patrick Watson bookends our region with two shows this weekend, playing Race Brook Lodge in…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 9-14, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   THE ORCHESTRA NOW PLAYS MAHLER’S FIFTH The Orchestra Now kicks off its eighth season with Mahler’s heroic Fifth Symphony plus George Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lilacs and…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Sept 2-4, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   PS21 BRINGS CURTAIN DOWN ON SUMMER PS21 Performance Spaces for the 21st Century in Chatham, N.Y., brings the curtain down on its summer season with a…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Aug 26-31, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend … TERENCE BLANCHARD BRINGS JAZZ to MASS MoCA Jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard stops by MASS MoCA with his Grammy Award-nominated quintet The E-Collective, joined by the…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (August 19-25 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend … CIARRA FRAGALE at THE CLARK Indie pop artist Ciarra Fragale, formerly of the Hudson Valley and currently based in North Adams, Mass., performs on the outdoor terrace…

Berkshire Opera Festival Brings ‘Don Giovanni’ to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Berkshire Opera Festival’s 2022 season culminates with a new staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comedy-tragedy masterpiece Don Giovanni by BOF co-founder Jonathon Loy at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, August 20, at 1pm; Tuesday, August 23, at 7:30pm; and Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm. BOF artistic director and co-founder Brian Garman conducts…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 29-31, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend … VERTIGO DANCE at PS21 Israel’s renowned Vertigo Dance Company brings its vision of sustainability to PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., with “One. One & One,” featuring ten dancers…

(Dance Review) Vertigo Dance Company soars at PS21

Vertigo Dance Company One. One & One PS21 Review by Seth Rogovoy (CHATHAM, N.Y., July 28, 2022) – One. One & One by Vertigo Dance Company begins with sounds of rain and dirt being shoveled and dogs barking off in the distance. The curtain opens to reveal a woman standing with her back to us,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 22-28)

  GRAHAM NASH at BARDAVON and MAHAIWE Two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of Crosby Stills & Nash and the Hollies Graham Nash is playing in our region twice the weekend: at the Bardavon in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., tonight at 8pm, and at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass., on Saturday…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 15-19, 2022)

With so much going on culturally speaking in our region, this is my highly selective, curated snapshot of some of the most promising events happening this weekend …   JOHN CAMERON ‘HEDWIG’ MITCHELL and AMBER MARTIN at MASS MoCA Tony Award-winner John Cameron Mitchell – best known for his punk-goddess alter ego, Hedwig — teams…

Aston Magna Series Features Works by Schumann, Bach, Handel, Others

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Aston Magna Music Festival celebrates its 49th season with a return to live, in-person concerts featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Handel, and others, with weekly performances at St. James Place in Great Barrington, Mass., and Hudson Hall in Hudson, N.Y., through July 23. Performing on period instruments, Aston Magna performs…

(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…