BerkshireWeekend

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

Regional Cultural Preview, July 27-Aug 2, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy       Rhiannon Giddens, Yo-Yo Ma Top Week’s Tanglewood Online Offerings (LENOX, Mass.) – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be featured in performances of works by Copland, Bernstein, and John Williams recorded in 2018 streaming tonight, Friday, July 27, at 8pm, as part of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances series.…

Sue Miller, Patricia Park and Dayna Tortorici in Conversation from The Mount

(LENOX, Mass.) – Novelist and Guggenheim fellow Sue Miller, Fulbright scholar and writer Patricia Park, and n+1 editor-in-chief and debut novelist Dayna Tortorici will discuss their past and present work, their careers, and their experience writing in the home of Edith Wharton in a virtual conversation from The Mount on Thursday, July 30, at 4pm.…

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Goes Virtual

(HILLSDALE, N.Y.) – The annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival at Dodds Farm will be presented virtually this summer, with festival stalwarts including the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, the Storycrafters, Gaslight Tinkers, Vance Gilbert, and Susan Werner “returning.” Other favorite performers include The End of America, Oshima Brothers, Alisa Amador, The Empty…

Chamber Series to Livestream Cello-Guitar Duo Concert at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Guitarist Eliot Fisk and cellist Yehuda Hanani will present a free virtual recital, From Bach to Bachianas, live from the stage of the Mahaiwe on Sunday, August 2, at 5:30pm, as part of the Close Encounters With Music series. The program includes works by Schubert, Gabriel Fauré, Villa-Lobos, Ernesto Lecuona, Cesar…

Rhiannon Giddens, Yo-Yo Ma Top Week’s Tanglewood Online Offerings

(LENOX, Mass.) – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma will be featured in performances of works by Copland, Bernstein, and John Williams recorded in 2018 streaming tonight, Friday, July 27, at 8pm, as part of the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra Encore Performances series. On Wednesday, July 29, at 8pm, Grammy Award-winner Rhiannon Giddens joins with the Silkroad Ensemble…

The Fremonts Bring Americana Cabaret to the Foundry

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – Husband-and-wife cabaret performers The Fremonts bring their blend of Americana music and storytelling with a theatrical, cabaret aesthetic to the Foundry on Saturday, August 1, at 7pm, as part of the venue’s Emerging Artist Series, celebrating performers creating new work.   Born in New York City and raised in Boulder, Colorado,…

Bang on a Can & Friends Live at MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Bang on a Can will return to MASS MoCA for the 21st summer in a row with a two-day, truncated version of its annual monthlong residency at the cultural laboratory, with two socially distanced, outdoor concerts featuring the Bang on a Can All-Stars with guest artists including Don Byron and Zoë…

From Farm to Pizza in the Hudson Valley

(KINDERHOOK, N.Y.) – Columbia County’s organic Katchkie Farm will become one of New York’s only “pizza farms” courtesy of Neapolitan-style pie master Rafi Bildner, who will be in residence with a pop-up of his Hilltown Hot Pies on the 60-acre farm every weekend, Thursday-Sunday, beginning on Thursday July 23, 2020, and running through September 20,…

Brooklyn Rider Live from Tanglewood

(LENOX, Mass.) – Cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider are featured in a live recording from Studio E at Tanglewood available for streaming beginning Wednesday, July 22, at 8pm, through Wednesday, July 29, as part of Tanglewood’s Recitals from the World Stage series. Hosted by Karen Allen, the program will include a special post-concert Q&A with…

Regional Cultural Preview, July 20-26, 2020

by Seth Rogovoy   Brooklyn Rider Live from Tanglewood (LENOX, Mass.) – Cutting-edge string quartet Brooklyn Rider are featured in a live recording from Studio E at Tanglewood available for streaming beginning Wednesday, July 22, at 8pm, through Wednesday, July 29, as part of Tanglewood’s Recitals from the World Stage series. Hosted by Karen Allen,…