BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Sept 24-27, 2014

Work by Lauren Mabry

Work by Lauren Mabry

CHINESE PAINTER PAIRED with PHILLY CERAMICIST at IAP GALLERY

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Atmospheric paintings by New York-based Chinese artist Shen Chen and abstract-painting-inspired ceramic sculptures by up-and-coming American artist Lauren Mabry will be on view at Independent Art Projects (IAP) on the MASS MoCA campus from Thursday, September 25, through Sunday, November 16. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 25, from 6 to 9pm, in conjunction with the DownStreetArt Closing Party.

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Louis Schwizgebe (photo: Marco Borggreve)

Louis Schwizgebe (photo: Marco Borggreve)

VIOLIN-PIANO DUO BRING DOWN CURTAIN on TANNERY POND SEASON with WORKS by MOZART, BEETHOVEN, BACH, KREISLER and CORIGLIANO

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Violinist Paul Huang and pianist Louis Schwizgebel will play works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Kreisler and Corigliano in the final concert of the season at Tannery Pond Concerts in the Tannery on the grounds of the Darrow School on Saturday, September 26, at 6pm.

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Maniacs.jp10,000 MANIACS to PLAY the COLONIAL

(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Folk-rock group 10,000 Maniacs – one of the original “indie-rock” groups – brings its vintage 1980s “college-rock” sound to the Colonial Theatre on Saturday, September 27, at 8pm.

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Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt

Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt

PAUL AUSTER, SIRI HUSTVEDT and ROY BLOUNT JR. to SPEAK in MUSIC & MORE SERIES

(NEW MARLBOROUGH, Mass.) – Authors Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt and Roy Blount Jr. – the three distinguished writers who inaugurated the program in 1994 – will bring this year’s Music & More series to a conclusion on at the New Marlborough Meeting House on Saturday, September 27, , at 4:30pm. The event will be hosted by Mitchel Levitas of the New York Times, and will also include an appearance by documentary filmmaker Ellen Weissbrod, screening clips of her prize-winning film “a woman like that” — the story of Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th-century woman artist.

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Mirror Ensemble (photo J Henry Fair)

Mirror Ensemble (photo J Henry Fair)

MIRROR VISIONS ENSEMBLE PERFORMS FOOD-THEMED CONCERT at WILLIAMS

(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – Mirror Visions Ensemble brings its “Concert à la Carte” – featuring food-themed songs by the likes of Barber, Berg, Bernstein, Bolcom, Porter and Schwartz – to Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus on Saturday, September 27, at 8pm. This free event is open to the public.

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Big Sandy hBIG SANDY AND HIS FLY-RITE BOYS BRING NEO-ROCKABILLY to HELSINKI HUDSON

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys brings their swinging brand of neo-rockabilly to Club Helsinki Hudson on Friday, September 26, at 9pm.

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St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble

St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble

ST. LUKE’S CHAMBER ENSEMBLE to PLAY BACH, MOZART and VIVALDI’S ‘FOUR SEASONS’ at MAHAIWE

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble will perform works by Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, September 27, at 7:30pm, in a presentation by Berkshire Bach.

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