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

 

Graham Nash (photo Ralf Louis / courtesy Mahaiwe)

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 night at 8. Nash is expected to perform songs from his days in the Hollies through his years with Crosby, Stills & Nash plus songs from his solo career. (July 22-23)

 

YO-YO MA and EMANUEL AX TEAM UP for GREENAGERS

One of the great things about summer in the Berkshires – actually, all year round in the Berkshires — is you never know who is going to show up where. Here’s a perfect example: Two of the world’s greatest soloists, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax, team up to perform at April Hill Conservation and Education Center in Egremont, Mass., on Sunday at 6pm, in a recital to benefit Greenagers. (Sun, July 24)

 

Karina Canellakis (photo Mathias Bothor / courtesy artist)

KARINA CANELLAKIS CONDUCTS BSO and EMANUEL AX in CHOPIN

Karina Canellakis returns to the BSO podium to lead the orchestra and Emanuel Ax in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and works by Wagner and Rachmaninoff at Tanglewood today at 2:30pm. And on Saturday at 8pm, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, under the direction of Andris Nelsons, performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. (July 22-23)

 

JAZZ CLARINETIST ANAT COHEN at THE MOUNT

Internationally renowned and Grammy-Award nominated jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen will be accompanied by one of Brazil’s most acclaimed seven-string guitarists, Marcello Gonçalves, at the Mount in Lenox, Mass., on Sunday at 5pmas part of the Jazz & Classics for Change series. The duo combine for a remarkable and unique world-music fusion.

 

ASTON MAGNA PAYS TRIBUTE TO COUPERIN

Aston Magna concludes its summer season of weekly performances with its Double Apotheosis: Francois Couperin’s Tributes to Corelli and Lully program, tonight at Hudson Hall in Hudson, N.Y., and Saturday night at St. James Place in Great Barrington, Mass. (July 22-23)  

 

ana McIntyre (Aminta) and David Portillo (Henry) in ‘The Silent Woman’ (photo Maria Baranova / courtesy Bard)

RICHARD STRAUSS and STEFAN ZWEIG’s ‘SILENT WOMAN’ at BARD SUMMERSCAPE

Bard SummerScape continues its program of reviving important but neglected operas with “The Silent Woman” by Richard Strauss. Director Christian Räth’s colorful, fast-paced new staging runs at Bard’s Fisher Center for five performances beginning tonight with a performance again on Sunday. The opera, described as “an intricately plotted screwball comedy,” represents the first and only fruit of the composer’s collaboration with celebrated Austrian-Jewish novelist Stefan Zweig. (July 22, 24, 27, 29 and 31)

‘A WALK IN THE WOODS’ REVIVES COLD WAR at SHAKESPEARE & COMPANY

At Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Allyn Burrows and Jonathan Epstein portray the developing relationship between two arms limitation negotiators, one Russian and one American, over the course of a year, at the height of the Cold War, in “A Walk in the Woods” by Lee Blessing, running now through September 4 outdoors at Shakespeare’s Roman Garden Theatre. Indoors at the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, the new play “Hymn” opens this weekend and runs through the end of August. And “Much Ado About Nothing” continues its run at the company’s New Spruce Theatre through August 14. (July 22-Sept 4)

THE BROTHER BROTHERS at CAFFE LENA

The Brother Brothers, an identical twin duo whose harmonies recall the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel, bring selections from their upcoming album, “Cover to Cover,” featuring songs by the likes of Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Hoagy Carmichael, Richard Thompson, and Tom Waits, to Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., next Thursday at 7. (Thu, Jul 28)

 

Rob Sanzone

BRILLIANT MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST ROB SANZONE at THE EGREMONT BARN

Guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and all-around amazing musical talent Rob Sanzone brings his new band, The Familiars, to the Egremont Barn in South Egremont, Mass., on Saturday at 7:30. Rob says he draws inspiration from a deep love of classic horror and sci-fi films that collide with David Byrne/Randy Newman-like introspection and Tom Waits-like experimental tomfoolery. (July 23)

 

VIBIST BILL WARE LEADS BAND at SENATE GARAGE

Bill Ware and the Upstate All Stars bring their modern jazz to Senate Garage in Kingston, N.Y., tonight at 8. Joining Ware, a master on vibes, are Matt King on piano, John Menegon on bass, Matt Gerrity on drums, and special guest vocalist Teri Roiger. (July 22)

 

Daniel Bennett Group (courtesy Stissing Center)

DANIEL BENNETT BRINGS CONTEMPORARY JAZZ to STISSING CENTER

Speaking of modern jazz, the Daniel Bennett Group brings the saxophonist’s highly entertaining mix of jazz, rock, funk, and avant-pop to the Stissing Center in Pine Plains, N.Y., on Saturday at 7pm. (July 23)

BACH, BUD POWELL and ROLAND HANNA at TANNERY POND CONCERTS

Pianist Aaron Diehl and bassist David Wong play Bach, Bud Power and Roland Hanna at Tannery Pond Concerts at the Darrow School in New Lebanon, N.Y., on Saturday at 6pm. (Sat, Jul 23)

 

HAPPY TRAUM JOINED BY FELLOW DYLAN SIDEPLAYERS CINDY CASHDOLLAR and DAVID MANSFIELD at MAVERICK CONCERTS

Roots music guitarist Happy Traum is joined by Cindy Cashdollar, David Mansfield and others at Maverick Concerts in Woodstock on Saturday at 8pm(Sat, Jul 23);

Aimee Van Dyne (photo Tricia McCormack /courtesy artist)

AIMEE VAN DYNE BRINGS NEW ROOTSY COUNTRY to EGREMONT BARN

Singer-songwriter Aimee Van Dyne will share songs from her new rootsy country album, “Broken Love Songs,” at the Egremont Barn in South Egremont, Mass., on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:30pm. Newly based in the Berkshires, Van Dyne will be joined by Berkshire locals Jim Caron on violin, Fran Tokarz on bass, and Sarah Mitchell and Vicki Brewster Alibozek on vocals. (Wed, July 27)

 

 

 

 

 

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