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BerkshireWeekend Cultural Highlights Aug 4-9, 2011

Lia Ices

The week’s cultural higlights offer eclecticism and diversity, ranging from new avant-garde classical music at Tanglewood as part of the Contemporary Music Festival to avant-garde dance with ping-pong balls at Jacob’s Pillow to avant-pop vocals by Lia Ices at Club Helsinki Hudson to luminous landscapes at Harrison Gallery to neo-Victorianism at Norman Rockwell Museum to…

Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival Features 3 World Premieres

Charles Wuorinen with Lepton (photo by Nina Roberts)

(LENOX, Mass.) – The Tanglewood Music Center’s 2011 Festival of Contemporary Music, August 3-7, under the direction of Pulitzer Prize-winning Charles Wuorinen, will feature three world premieres, by Wuorinen, John Zorn, and Fred Ho — all three commissions by the Tanglewood Music Center. The 2011 programs will represent a mix of early-, mid-, and late-career…

Peter Serkin, Mozart, Mahler, and Brahms at Tanglewood 7/29-31

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein (photo by Lucio Lecce)

(LENOX, Mass.) – This weekend’s highlights at Tanglewood include the Berkshires’ own Peter Serkin, the world-renowned concert artist, joining the Boston Symphony Orchestra for an all-Brahms program on Saturday night. The weekend kicks off on Friday night with pianist Orion Weiss, filling in for the ailing Leon Fleisher, joining the BSO in a program of…

(Music Review) Steely Dan at Tanglewood

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen and the Embassy Brats

TANGLEWOOD Steely Dan Tuesday, July 26, 2011   Review by Seth Rogovoy   (LENOX, Mass.) – It’s hard to believe we had to wait until the year 2011 to see Steely Dan at Tanglewood, but it was worth it, because it was perfect. Which isn’t any surprise, because Steely Dan is all about perfection. If…

Tanglewood Weekend Features Baroque, Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel by Thibaudet

Susan Graham (photo by Dario Acosta)

(LENOX, Mass.) – Young Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado makes his BSO and Tanglewood debuts Friday, July 22, as he and the orchestra are joined by renowned mezzo-soprano Susan Graham for an all-Baroque program including vocal excerpts from Gluck’s Iphigénie en Tauride and arias from Handel’s Alcina and Ariodonte. Handel’s vocal music forms the heart of…

How to Enjoy Tanglewood Without Breaking the Bank

(LENOX, Mass.) – A visit to Tanglewood can sometimes seem like a major financial investment, with Shed seats topping out at over $100 apiece for some concerts. But the kind folks at the Boston Symphony Orchestra make it a point to offer plenty of ways for everyone, especially year-round Berkshire residents and families, to enjoy…

Berkshire Weekend Cultural Preview June 2-5

REALIST PAINTING at HARRISON GALLERY Generation II by Judith Solomon The Harrison Gallery will present a group show of realist painting by five masters of the genre – Hale Johnson, John MacDonald, Nick Patten, Judith Solomon, Kim Denise, and Carol Gobin, opening with an artists reception on Saturday, June 4, at 5. The exhibition runs…

Tanglewood Names Replacement Conductors for Levine

(LENOX, Mass.) – The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced a new conductor lineup for five of the BSO’s 21 concerts to take place during the 2011 Tanglewood season. Charles Dutoit will lead the BSO’s July 8 Opening Night Gala Concert — an all-Italian program with excerpts from Bellini’s Norma and Verdi’sI lombardi, plus music of Rossini and Respighi…