BerkshireWeekend

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.

Aston Magna Chamber Players to Perform ‘Masterpieces of the Late Baroque’

(HUDSON, N.Y., and GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) — The Aston Magna Chamber Players will perform two September concerts of baroque music, live in-person, at Hudson Hall in Hudson, N.Y., on Saturday, September 25, at 7pm and at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Mass., on Sunday, September 26, at 3pm. Concertgoers must present proof of vaccine…

‘Savage Winter’ Brings Down Curtain on PS21’s Modern Opera Series

by Seth Rogovoy (CHATHAM, N.Y.) – Douglas J. Cuomo’s Savage Winter, a contemporary reimagining of Wilhelm Müller’s poetry cycle Winterreise, will bring down the curtain on PS21’s Modern Opera Fest on Thursday, September 9, at 7pm. In Savage Winter, composer Cuomo has created a thought-provoking opera that mirrors the complexity of modern life and relationships.…

Hudson Eye Festival 2021 Expands Diversity and Outreach

(HUDSON, N.Y.) – This year’s The Hudson Eye, an annual festival of arts and performance, features a diverse array of artists in free and ticketed events at a variety of indoor and outdoor venues throughout Hudson from Friday, August 27, to Monday, September 6.   Artists include Claudia Bruce, Pauline DeCarmo, Shelley Hirsch, Reginald Madison, Linda…

Seth Rogovoy to Host Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Virtual Tribute Concert

(LONDON, U.K.) – Bob Dylan turns 80 years old on Monday, May 24, 2021, and to celebrate and pay tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet, Seth Rogovoy will produce and host a global, all-star, Jewish-oriented virtual tribute concert, featuring Socalled (Montreal), Niki Jacobs (Amsterdam), Daniel Kahn (Berlin/Hamburg), and Lail Arad (London).   In “Happy…

Seth Rogovoy and Prof. Jeremy Yudkin to Explore ‘Kabbalah’ of Beatles and Bob Dylan

Rock historian Seth Rogovoy and Boston University music professor Jeremy Yudkin will talk about the Jewish affinities of Bob Dylan and the Beatles in upcoming virtual conversations for Toronto’s Virtual J.(TORONTO) – Rock historian Seth Rogovoy and Boston University music professor Jeremy Yudkin will join forces in February for two virtual, multimedia explorations of the…

‘New Realism’ Exhibit at Bernay Fine Art

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Works by six Berkshire artists are included in “The New Realism,” a new exhibition at Bernay Fine Art opening on Friday, October 9. The gallery’s new exhibition promotes contemporary artists working in the genre of realism. Featured artists include Stephanie Anderson, Warner Friedman, Jessica Hess, Phil Knoll, David Ricci, and David…

Danielia Cotton and Samirah Evans Bring Jazz, Soul, Rock to BTG

(STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Singers Danielia Cotton and Samirah Evans bring their blend of jazz, soul, gospel, New Orleans music and rock to the Stockbridge campus of Berkshire Theatre Group for back-to-back concerts under the tent outside the Unicorn Theatre on Saturday, September 19, at 2pm, and Sunday, September 20, at 2pm, respectively. Danielia Cotton is…

June Millington Brings Pioneering Women’s Rock to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – June Millington, cofounder of one of the first all-women rock bands and the “godmother” of “women’s music,” performs two back-to-back concerts in Courtyard D at MASS MoCA on Saturday, September 19, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. June Millington made history in the 1960s as the cofounder and guitarist of Fanny, one of…

Heidi Pitlor to Discuss New Novel via The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Heidi Pitlor will discuss her new novel, Impersonation, with her editor, Kathy Pories, in a free, online program presented by The Mount on Thursday, September 10, at 4pm, streamed live via Zoom. Impersonation has been called a timely, bitingly funny, and insightful story of ambition, motherhood, and class. Jennifer Shattock calls it…