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Berkshire Opera Festival Brings ‘Don Giovanni’ to Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Berkshire Opera Festival’s 2022 season culminates with a new staging of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s comedy-tragedy masterpiece Don Giovanni by BOF co-founder Jonathon Loy at the Mahaiwe on Saturday, August 20, at 1pm; Tuesday, August 23, at 7:30pm; and Friday, August 26, at 7:30pm. BOF artistic director and co-founder Brian Garman conducts…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview (July 29-31, 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 … VERTIGO DANCE at PS21 Israel’s renowned Vertigo Dance Company brings its vision of sustainability to PS21 in Chatham, N.Y., with “One. One & One,” featuring ten dancers…

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,…

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…

Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Kate Pierson Headline ‘We Got the Beat’ Women in Music Summit at Bearsville Theater

  (WOODSTOCK, N.Y.) — Darlene Love, Joan Osborne, Kate Pierson (B-52s), Genya Ravan, Amy Rigby, and Simi Stone headline We Got the Beat, a women-in-music summit featuring three days of concerts, panel discussions, film screenings, conversations, and more, at the legendary Bearsville Theater in Woodstock on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 25-27, 2022. The brainchild…

Berkshire and Hudson Valley Regional Cultural Preview, Feb 11-13

The cultural highlights in our region this weekend include lots of jazz, symphonic music, punk-rock, Celtic fusion  … plus a whole lot more.   HUDSON JAZZ FESTIVAL The Hudson Jazz Festival kicks off the first of a two-weekend run celebrating the artistry of Black jazz musicians and their innovations as part of the festival’s “Lift…