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Tannery Pond

Aston Magna

Music & Dance

Amenia Music Hall
Amenia, NY

Aston Magna Foundation for Music & Humanities
Great Barrington, MA

Bardavon Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY

Berkshire Bach Society
Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Choral Festival
Sheffield, MA

Cantilena Choir
Lenox, MA

Castle Street Cafe
Great Barrington, MA

Close Encounters with Music
Great Barrington, MA

Club Helsinki
Hudson, NY

The Colonial Theatre
Pittsfield, MA

Lakeville, CT

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Dream Away Lodge
Becket, MA

The Fisher Center at Bard
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

The Half Moon
Hudson, NY

Hudson Opera House
Hudson, NY

Infinity Hall
Norfolk, CT

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Becket, MA

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Tivoli, NY

The Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn
Stockbridge, MA

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA

Music & More
New Marlborough, MA

Music Mountain
Falls Village, CT

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Norfolk, CT

North Adams, MA

PS21|Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Chatham, NY

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
Rhinebeck, NY

South Mountain Concerts
Pittsfield, MA

Spectrum Playhouse
Lee, MA

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale Hudson, NY

Lenox, MA

Tannery Pond Concerts
New Lebanon, NY

Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY

Music & Dance Intelligence


Friday, May 26
1854 Town Hall The West Stockbridge Chamber Players, featuring members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will perform works including Jennifer Higdon’s Soliloquy; Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11; Dvořák’s Terzetto in C major, Op. 74; Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Toklo (Two); and Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina. A reception follows. 6 p.m.

Infinity Hall Cyrille Aimée, winner of the Montreux Jazz’s Festival’s vocal competition and finalist on the French version of “American Idol,” performs an intimate evening of Dominican and French gypsy jazz. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Club Helsinki Release party for Love You To Life, the new album from Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones, the Hudson Valley’s premier rockabilly and rhythm & blues band. Hudson, 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 27
The Barn at The Egremont Village Inn Linda Purl and musical director Tedd Firth present a night of cabaret. Singer and actress Purl has appeared on the TV shows Happy Days, True Blood, The Office and Homeland, and on Broadway. 8 p.m.

Old Chatham Quaker Meeting The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of jazz standards, latin, bebop and blues as a benefit for the Meetinghouse. 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28
Berkshire Pulse The dance and performing arts education center based in Housatonic will present its 12th annual Performance Celebration and Fundraiser at 3 p.m. each day in the Daniel Arts Center at Simon’s Rock. Great Barrington.

Sunday, May 28
Backyard Bash Barntone presents the 6th annual outdoor bash, featuring live music from Andreas Arnold and Mario Rincon, two impressive young flamenco-fused musicians, plus an acoustic hayloft set from Long Journey, and food from Lucia’s Latin Kitchen. Williamstown, 6-9:30 p.m.

Bidwell House Museum The Museum opens for the season with Amazing Stories from Centuries Past. Diane Taraz will perform songs about love affairs gone wrong; women warriors in disguise; loves lost to war, shipwreck and rattlesnakes; and others. A reception will follow, celebrating the completed restoration of the Museum. 3 p.m.

MASS MoCA To cap off the opening weekend of the museum’s expansion, the band Cake (“The Distance,” “Rock ‘n’ Roll Lifestyle”) will perform outside. Bring a blanket or chair. Food trucks will be on-site. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall The German-born, Spanish-influenced instrumental artist Ottmar Liebert will perform with his band, Luna Negra. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, May 29
The Mahaiwe Rusted Root has sold more than 3 million albums worldwide since forming in Pittsburgh in the early ‘90s. Their 1994 album, When I Woke, featured the hit songs “Send Me On My Way,” “Ecstasy” and “Martyr.” Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

Friday, June 2
Hudson Hall Classics on Hudson wraps up its season with an all-Russian program that includes selections by Shostakovich, Prokoviev and Rachmaninov, performed by pianist and host of NPR’s “From the Top,” Christopher O’Riley, and cellist Matt Haimovitz. 7 p.m.

Infinity Hall Ian Hunter & The Rant Band: As leader of 1970’s British rock legends Mott the Hoople and an influential solo artist, Hunter is widely revered as one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most compelling performers, and one of its most articulate songwriters. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 3
NextFestival at Music Mountain Grammy-nominated violinist Jennifer Koh, along with the best young musicians in the country from the NextFestival of Emerging Artists, will perform works by Anna Clyne and Caroline Shaw. Free. Falls Village, 7 p.m.

The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn Adam Masterson, from London, England, is a talented singer-songwriter who taught himself guitar and was writing his own songs by the age of 16. South Egremont, 8 p.m.

The Fisher Center at Bard College The Hudson Valley Chamber Music Circle presents The Juilliard String Quartet in a program of Bartók and Beethoven. Annandale-on-Hudson, 8 p.m.

Colonial Theatre Celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month at the 2nd Annual Berkshire Dance Party and Cabaret. Walk the pink carpet, break in your dancing shoes with DJ BFG, and enjoy local performance artists and talent on every stage. Pittsfield, 7 p.m.

Kaatsbaan Carolyn Dorfman Dance will showcase new work, including Traces; Sextet; and Unfolding which features live Korean drumming. Tivoli, 7:30 p.m. (Photo by Christopher Duggan)

Friday, June 9
Infinity Hall Guitarist/singer/songwriter Tab Benoit is one of the fastest rising stars in the Blues world and has received BB King’s Entertainer of The Year Award, The Contemporary Male Performer of The Year Award, and a Grammy nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 10
Spring For Sound Millerton’s 7th annual all-day, family-friendly concert event will feature more than 50 bands and solo artists on five stages – including The Big Takeover, lespecial and The Nice Ones – along with food trucks and kids’ events. Proceeds benefit The North East Community Center. 10 a.m. to midnight.

Close Encounters With Music Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman: CEWM celebrates the works of female composers – including Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre and others – with pianists Renana Gutman and Ieva Jokubaviciute, violinist Peter Zazofsky, Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes and cellist and artistic director Yehuda Hanani. The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Bardavon Cirque de Ballet presents a new theatrical production full of old-time circus antics, new wave dancing and Cyr Wheel fun. Joining them will be students from NY Academy of Ballet, the Barefoot Monkeys of Vassar College and more. Poughkeepsie, 2 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Infinity Hall Gaelic Storm blends their Irish influence into a hot stew of rock, roots and foot-stomping Celtic rhythms. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Hudson Area Library The Music in the Stacks series debuts with the group Two Worlds – Paul Green, clarinet; Ben Kohn, keyboard; and Richard Syracuse, string bass – in a concert of klezmer and jazz. A reception with the artists will follow the performance. 6 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center Jazz vocalist, violinist, bandleader and arranger Teresa Broadwell brings her jazz sextet to Spencertown for an evening devoted to the music of Nat King Cole. 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 11
Music Mountain The 88th season opens with a concert by Peter Serkin on piano, Stefan Jackiw on violin and Jay Campbell on cello performing Haydn, Schubert and Beethoven. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

Club Helsinki Internationally acclaimed classical musicians The Ahn Trio will perform works by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Prince and others, in the inaugural concert of The Rogovoy Salon, a new music and literary series curated and hosted by cultural journalist and music critic Seth Rogovoy. Hudson, 9 p.m.

Colonial Theatre Sought-after lead guitarist Bobby Sweet, a current member of Arlo Guthrie’s touring band, will perform with other musicians at a release party for his new album, All These Changes. Pittsfield, 7 p.m.

St. John’s Church The Kent Singers, led by new music director Knox Sutterfield, will present the Mozart Requiem and the Vaughan Williams Serenade to Music. New Milford, 3 p.m.

Bardavon Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall will perform at the Bardavon for the very first time, as she tours in support of her highly anticipated new album, Turn Up The Quiet. Poughkeepsie, 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 15
Infinity Hall
Paying homage to decades of incredible work, the late Buckwheat Zydeco’s band, The Legendary Ils Sont Partis, continue the legacy of their friend by spreading their music to all. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 16
Hancock Shaker Village Shaker Barn Music, HSV’s new American roots music series in its 1910 Barn, kicks off with Grammy-award winning musician, singer-songwriter and slam poet Dom Flemons. Pittsfield. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Triform Camphill John Hall will perform with the Triform Bell Choir, in a benefit concert for Triform Camphill, a residential community for young adults with developmental disabilities. Hall is best known as the founder of the band Orleans (“Still The One,” “Dance With Me”). Hudson, 7 p.m.

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