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 …

 

The Moles (photo Martin Argyroglo / courtesy PS21)

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 weekend full of events, including Farm Fatale, Philippe Quesne’s comedic work of “post-apocalyptic” theater, tonight and Saturday at 7pmC’est pas là (It’s Not Here, It’s Over Here), Compagnie Galmae’s intricate string installation, resembling a freshly woven spider’s web, inspired by Juhyung Lee’s experiences of street protests in Seoul, on Saturday at 8:30pm and again on Sunday at 8; and The Moles, a proto-punk rock concert from an anthropomorphic quintet redefining the meaning of “underground,” on Sunday at 7pm. (Fri-Sun, Sept 2-4)

 

 

Pat Metheny (courtesy Mahaiwe)

PAT METHENY at THE MAHAIWE

Innovative guitarist Pat Metheny brings his genre-defying music and his instrumental virtuosity to the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Mass., on Saturday at 8pm. Accompanying Metheny — who has twenty Grammy Awards to his credit — are keyboardist Chris Fishman and drummer Joe Dyson. (Sat, Sept 3)

 

 

 

 

The Knights (photo Shervin Lainez / courtesy artist)

THE KNIGHTS PLAY RAVEL, DEBUSSY, and BEETHOVEN at THE CLARK

Eclectic and dynamic orchestral collective The Knights perform a free outdoor concert at The Clark in Williamstown, Mass., on Sunday at 4pm. The program will celebrate the Rodin in the United States: Confronting the Modernexhibition with a selection of music from French composers Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, plus a special arrangement of Beethoven’s Kreutzer Concerto, featured on the group’s latest album. The group will also perform a family-oriented concert, featuring excerpts from works by Debussy, Ravel, and Beethoven, on Monday at noon. (Sun, Sept 4; Mon, Sept 5)

 

 

Nora Brown (courtesy Guthrie Center)

NORA BROWN BRINGS BANJO to THE GUTHRIE CENTER

Sixteen-year-old banjo phenom Nora Brown, a rising star in bluegrass—her first album, “Cinnamon Tree,” released when she was just 13, debuted in the top ten on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart—performs with Stephanie Coleman, a fiddler, banjo player, and singer, at the Guthrie Center in Great Barrington on Saturday at 8pm. (Sat, Sept 3)

 

 

DUO PERFORMS MOZART SONATAS at SIMON’S ROCK COLLEGE

Violinist Ronald Gorevic and pianist Larry Wallach will perform four Mozart violin sonatas in the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock College in Great Barrington, Mass., on Sunday at 2pm. The concert is the first installment of the duo’s project to perform all 19 violin sonatas over the course of the next few months. (Sun, Sept 4)

 

 

Chris Brubeck and Triple Play (courtesy artist)

CHRIS BRUBECK and TRIPLE PLAY BRING ECLECTIC MUSICAL MIX to SANDISFIELD

Multi-instrumentalist Chris Brubeck brings his group, Triple Play, to the Sandisfield Arts Center in Sandisfield, Mass., on Saturday at 8pm. Featuring Grammy Award-winner Peter Madcat Ruth on harmonica, guitar, percussion and, vocals, and Joel Brown on guitars and vocals, Triple Play performs an eclectic variety of music spanning folk, blues, jazz and classical. (Sat, Sept 3)

 

 

NO TIME TO LOSE FOR ‘GODOT’ at BARRINGTON STAGE

It’s the final weekend to catch Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot at Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, Mass., tonight through Sunday. (Fri-Sun, Sept 2-4)

 

Carson McHone (courtesy The Foundry)

CARSON McHONE BRINGS TEXAS-BRED FOLK-ROCK to THE FOUNDRY

And rootsy Texas singer-songwriter Carson McHone brings her melodic folk-rock to the Foundry in West Stockbridge, Mass., on Saturday at 7:30pm. (Sat, Sep 3)

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