Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 3-9, 2020


Julia Gottlieb

The Julia Gottlieb Quartet performs its mix of music and jazz standards at the Egremont Barn in South Egremont, Mass., on Saturday, February 8, at 8pm. An eclectic artist and song stylist, Julia’s sound spans generations; think Norah Jones meets Chet Baker. Backing her silky, smooth vocals are pianist Benny Kohn, bassist Jason Schwartz, trombonist Don Mikkelson, and drummer Conor Meehan.


Internationally acclaimed organist Renée Anne Louprette performs selected organ works of J.S. Bach at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House in Housatonic, Mass., on Saturday, February 8, at 2pm, in a concert presented by Berkshire Bach.


The Orchestra Now performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica, in the Fisher Center at Bard College on Saturday, February 8, at 8pm, and Sunday, February 9, at 2pm. The program, under the direction of Leon Boststein, includes The Consecration of the House overture and Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring soloist Anna Polonsky.


Seamus Egan

Seamus Egan has been at the center of the new Irish music scene in America for over twenty years, on his own and as the head of the supergroup Solas. The multi-instrumentalist brings his tenor banjo, nylon string guitar, low whistles, mandolin, keyboard, and percussion, to the Towne Crier Café in Beacon, N.Y., on Saturday, February 8, at 8:30pm. Joining the Seamus Egan Project are guitarist Kyle Sanna and New England bouzouki and harmonium player Owen Marshall.


Alan Chartock & the Berkshire Ramblers and the Wanda Houston Band perform for Construct’s annual Warm Up the Winter Variety Show benefit concert, for Construct at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass., on Monday, February 10, at 7pm.











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