BerkshireWeekend

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

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Mar 25-31)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include opera, comedy, folk, jazz … plus a whole lot more.   MID-WINTER MOZART Soprano Maria Valdes and tenor Alex McKissick will perform arias and duets written throughout Mozart’s career in “Mid-Winter Mozart,” a presentation of Berkshire Opera Festival (BOF) at St. James Place in Great Barrington,…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (Mar 11-18, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include Indian music, Irish music, Greek and Yiddish music, modern dance … plus a whole lot more. CRASH TEST DUMMIES in DALTON Left-of-center alternative rock group Crash Test Dummies — best known for lead singer Brad Robert’s impossibly low bass-baritone voice and hits including “Superman’s Song,” “Mmm…

Niki Jacobs Brings Yiddish Version of Theodorakis’s ‘Mauthausen Cycle’ to Northeast Region

Internationally acclaimed Dutch Yiddish singer Niki Jacobs will bring her Yiddish version of Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis’s “Mauthausen Cycle” to three Northeastern U.S. venues in mid-March. Performing with her classical/klezmer ensemble, Jacobs will present her Holocaust-themed program drawn from “The Ballad of Mauthausen,” also known as the “Mauthausen Cantata,” at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theatre…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, March 4-6, 2022

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include all varieties of chamber music, rock, pop, folk … plus a whole lot more.   HELEN GILLET at THE FOUNDRY Belgian-born cellist, singer, composer Helen Gillet has been described as a “whirling dervish of the cello.” Gillet brings her diverse, eclectic sounds to the Foundry in…

Regional Cultural Preview (January 21-27, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include ballet, chamber music, jazz, comedy … plus a whole lot more.     THE LUCKY 5 BRINGS SWING-JAZZ to EGREMONT BARN On Saturday at 7:30pm, the Lucky 5 brings its hard-swinging jazz, drawing on the tradition of jazz from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s, to the…

Regional Cultural Preview (Jan 13-19, 2022)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include jazz, comedy, opera … plus a whole lot more.   MONOLOGUES at PS21 In early December, acclaimed playwright/director Pascal Rambert arrived at PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., from France for a weeklong residency with actors Jim Fletcher and Ismail ibn Conner, to rehearse and refine two of…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Cultural Preview (Jan 7-13, 2020)

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include Punjabi party music, Mozart, theater, memoir … plus a whole lot more.   SONNY SINGH at MASS MoCA   On Saturday at 8pm, Sonny Singh, the vocalist and trumpeter who fronts the bhangra brass band Red Baraat, brings his own band to perform boundary-defying Punjabi anthems…