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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

Crescendo
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

MASS MoCA
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

Tanglewood
Lenox, MA

Tannery Pond Concerts
New Lebanon, NY

Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY

Music & Dance Intelligence

 

Wednesday, June 28 – Sunday, July 2
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: Tireless: A Tap Dance Experience curated and introduced by MacArthur “Genius” Grant recipient Michelle Dorrance. In the Doris Duke: Portland, Oregon-based NW Dance Project presents an all-original repertory of cutting-edge contemporary work. Becket.

Friday, June 30
Bardavon Natalie Merchant will kick off her summer tour, 3 Decades of Song, playing all the hits from throughout her career, with full band. See her at the intimate opera house before she hits the road. Poughkeepsie, 8 p.m.

Tanglewood Grammy Award-winning classic rock singer-songwriters Boz Scaggs (Steve Miller Band) and Michael McDonald (Steely Dan, Doobie Brothers) join together for a performance in the Koussevitzky Music Shed. Lenox, 7 p.m.

Infinity Hall Southern Rock legends The Outlaws return to play the hits – from “Green Grass” and “High Tides” to “There Goes Another Love Song” and many more. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Aston Magna Music Festival Arias and Sinfonias from Biblical Oratorios: Soprano Dominique Labelle and the string ensemble perform works by Caldara, Handel, Purcell and Clerambault. Pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Daniel Stepner at 7 p.m. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 30 & Saturday, July 1
The Guthrie Center Folk icon Tom Paxton teams up with the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter duo The Don Juans for two nights of music. Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2
Bard College New York City Ballet MOVES, a select group of NYC Ballet principal dancers, soloists, corps de ballet members and musicians, perform Dances at a Gathering by Jerome Robbins, and other works by Balanchine and Peck, with all-live music. Annandale-on-Hudson.

Saturday, July 1
Hancock Shaker Village Shaker Barn Music, HSV’s new American roots music series in its 1910 Barn, continues with critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and musician Sarah Lee Guthrie. Pittsfield. Doors at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.

Aston Magna Music Festival Arias and Sinfonias from Biblical Oratorios: Soprano Dominique Labelle and the string ensemble perform works by Caldara, Handel, Purcell and Clerambault. Pre-concert talk with Artistic Director Daniel Stepner at 5 p.m. Saint James Place, Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Tanglewood John Mellencamp will be joined by Emmylou Harris and Carlene Carter in a performance as part of the Popular Artist Series. Koussevitzky Music Shed. Lenox, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 2
Tanglewood Natalie Merchant makes her Tanglewood debut as she heads out on her summer tour, 3 Decades of Song, playing all the hits from throughout her career, with a full band. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. 7 p.m.

Club Helsinki As part of The Rogovoy Salon music and literary series, David Krakauer and Kathleen Tagg come together in “Breath and Hammer,” their arrangements of tunes by diverse composers, plus original compositions, enhanced by an immersive video feed. Hudson, 7 p.m.

Music Mountain Peter Serkin and Anna Polonsky perform piano works for four hands by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms and Schubert. Lakeville, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5
The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn The Hayrollers play a stompin’, soulful bounce of bluegrass, old-timey swing-ified country music. The band will be joined by a stalwart of the Hudson Valley bluegrass scene, Jerry Oland, on banjo. South Egremont, 7:30–10 p.m.

Wednesday, July 5 – Sunday, July 9
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: Jessica Lang and her company perform a program set to live music, including a Pillow-commissioned world premiere. In the Doris Duke: “Bessie” Award-winning choreographer Faye Driscoll presents the first installment of a trilogy performed in the round. Becket.

Friday, July 7
MASS MoCA Joan Osborne (“One of Us,” “St. Teresa”) sings the songs of Bob Dylan. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall Amy Helm, daughter of the late Levon Helm, brings a lifetime of music heritage to the stage with blues and soulful tones, and a vocal range that ranks with the greats. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 8
Tannery Pond Concerts Pianist Shai Wosner, an acclaimed recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber musician, will perform an all-Schubert concert. New Lebanon, 8 p.m.

Ski Butternut Berkshire Beatles Bash: The four musicians in Classical Mystery Tour, who look and sound just like The Beatles, present the band’s classic songs performed as they were written. The Bash also features Plastic Soul, Eric Reinhardt & Francine Ciccarelli, plus beer, trivia contests, food and more. Great Barrington, 3–8 p.m.

Dewey Hall Second Saturday Swing: swing night with live music from One Straw Revolution. Beginner swing dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing for all from 8:30-11 p.m. No partner necessary. Sheffield.

Colegrove Park Homegrown record label Sounds & Tones presents a free outdoor concert with Sun Parade, formed in Northampton, Mass., and openers Joe Mansman & The Midnight Revival Band, from northern New York. North Adams, 2 p.m.

Sunday, July 9
Music Mountain Arianna String Quartet, with guest artist Victoria Schwartzman on piano, will perform works by Haydn, Brahms and Dohnanyi. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

Ventfort Hall An Evening of Duos: violist Michael Zaretsky and violinist Victor Romanul, both members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, perform works by 18th, 19th and 20th composers, including Mozart, Stamitz, Rolla, Sibelius and Prokofiev. Lenox, 7 p.m.

Bascom Lodge atop Mt. Greylock Mt. Greylock Jazz Festival: free performances by the Stephen Page Trio with Lisa Davol, Julia Donnaruma and her trio, the Wes Brown Trio with Jill Connolly, the Michael Benedict Jazz Vibes Quartet, and the Phil Allen Septet. Adams, 12–6 p.m. Additionally, there will be a cocktail hour in the lodge at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, July 11
Infinity Hall Enjoy an intimate evening of stories and songs with the legendary Graham Nash. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Mahaiwe Pink Martini performs a stylish and sophisticated blend of jazz, classical and old-fashioned pop, making them an eclectic “little orchestra.” Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 12 – Sunday, July 16
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: Paul Taylor Dance Company presents a roster of classic works, including the exuberant and romantic Esplanade, and audience favorites Airs and Syzygy. In the Doris Duke: Israeli company Roy Assaf Dance makes its U.S. debut in a program of clever and heartfelt works. Becket.

Friday, July 14
Pine Plains Library
Concert by the folk band Hungry Town, whose music has been featured on The Daily Show, Portlandia and Lady Dynamite. 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 15
PS21 Celebrate the opening of PS21’s 12th summer season, with a performance by Alicia Svigals, the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and a founder of the Grammy-winning Klezmatics. Chatham, 8 p.m.

Sunday, July 16
Music Mountain Penderecki String Quartet, with guest artist Pamela Mia Paul on piano, performs works by Mozart, Schumann and Dvorak. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

PS21 Chopin and Candlelight: a musical and dramatic presentation, with pianist Lincoln Mayorga performing Chopin’s Twenty-six Preludes illuminated by the correspondence and diaries of the composer and his lover, George Sand, during their stay on the island of Majorca. Chatham, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19
Infinity Hall Los Lonely Boys, the Chicano rock trio of brothers from San Angelo, Texas, play their signature “Texican Rock ‘n’ Roll.” Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: Marie Chouinard and her world-renowned company make its Pillow debut with original and daring works set to live music. In the Doris Duke: British artist Aakash Odedra performs the captivating solo Rising, featuring his own choreography and contributions from acclaimed international artists. Becket.

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