GOLEM BRINGING ITS MIX OF YIDDISH, KLEZMER AND EASTERN EUROPEAN FOLK TO CLUB HELSINKI
(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Golem, widely considered one of the best Yiddish-klezmer ensembles on a vibrant, international scene, will perform its unique blend of Eastern European folk and theatre songs as well as original numbers at Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at 8p.m. Led by singer/folklorist/accordionist Annette Ezekiel, Golem performs Yiddish folk and theater music with Balkan, Slavic and Gypsy influences.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – An exhibition of photographs of the historic Central Mexican village of San Miguel de Allende is currently on display at Art On Main, the gallery at Barnbrook Realty. All the work in the exhibit, which runs through June 27, 2013, was created by the growing number of Berkshire residents who have been lured to San Miguel de Allende to live or vacation during the winter months. Among the photographers whose work is included are Gina Hyams and Honey Sharp. The exhibit was curated by Peggy Reeves.
(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – New York City vocal ensemble Tenet will perform a program of works by J.S. Bach and his predecessors, including Dietrich Buxtehude, at the First Congregational Church on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at 7pm, as part of the Berkshire Bach series. “Bach and His Predecessors: Choral Works” offers a glimpse of the musically rich world from which Bach emerges.
(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – The quaint, Norman Rockwell village of Stockbridge will play host to the Stockbridge Art Lab, a series of “pop-up” galleries based at local businesses exhibiting the work of IS183 Art School’s faculty artists, from Friday, May 3, 2013, through June 3, 2013. This wide-ranging, interactive community spectacle will be free and open to the public, with an opening at Hall’s Garage on Friday, May 3, at 5pm, with ‘galleries’ open for viewing from 6pm to 8 pm rain or shine.
(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – Oil paintings by Bob Crimi and custom-made furniture by Joel Mark are on display through June 2, 2013, at Neumann Fine Art in Hillsdale, the gallery’s second group show. Crimi’s work is influenced by the great jazz bebop players he used to go hear in clubs in New York City in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1977 Joel founded Joel Mark Cabinetmakers, Inc., a custom architectural woodworking company located in Brooklyn, N.Y.
(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – April may be the cruelest month, but it’s also Jazz Appreciation Month. The month of May, however, is not cruel, and so it brings more jazz to downtown Pittsfield, with a performance by the Williams College Jazz Ensemble on Friday, May 3, 2013, and Royal Hartigan’s Blood Drum Spirit ensemble on Sunday, May 5, 2013, in two free shows sponsored by Berkshires Jazz.