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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

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


Now – Saturday, Aug. 19
Norfolk Chamber Music Festival – Yale School of Music The fest will feature master classes, emerging artist showcases, pre-concert talks, performances by The Miró Quartet, The Emerson String Quartet and others, and a gala on Aug. 5, and wraps up with a choral festival. Ellen Battell Stoeckel Estate, Norfolk.

Wednesday, Aug. 16 – Sunday, Aug. 20
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: Trisha Brown Dance Company in a program that will include a specially curated work for the Pillow’s 85th anniversary. In the Doris Duke: Irene Rodríguez, one of the most prominent figures in Cuban dance, performs alongside her six talented dancers and an ensemble of live musicians. Becket.

Friday, Aug. 18 & Saturday, Aug. 19
PS21 As part of the Chatham Dance Festival, Monica Bill Barnes & Company will present its new work, One Night Only, in which Barnes finds the humor in awkward, everyday triumphs and failures. 8 p.m. (Photo by Christopher Duggan)

Friday, Aug. 18—Sunday, Aug. 20
Bard Music Festival The 28th season is dedicated to “Chopin and His World,” and will feature concerts, panel discussions, films and more. Part Two will focus on originality and virtuosity. Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Saturday, Aug. 19
Hancock Shaker Village Shaker Barn Music, HSV’s new American roots music series, continues with Tony Trischka. One of the most influential banjo players in the world, this bluegrass sensation has played with everyone from Bela Fleck to Alison Brown. Moonshine Holler opens. Pittsfield, 7 p.m.

MASS MoCA Exhibiting artist Nick Cave teams up with legendary soul singer Nona Hendryx (Labelle, Prince, Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads) for an evening of music and art in the galleries and on stage. North Adams. 7 p.m. in the galleries, 8 p.m. in the Hunter Center.

Tanglewood John Williams’ Film Night: John Williams and Andris Nelsons conduct the Boston Pops in a program of classic cinema scores by Erich Korngold, Bernard Herrmann and Alex North, as well as music by Williams, including selections from the Harry Potter series, E.T., and Far and Away. Lenox, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 20
Jazz in the Valley The 17th annual celebration of America’s music will feature jazz greats alongside emerging artists and will include musicians Delfeayo Marsalis, Cyrus Chestnut, Javon Jackson, Christopher Dean Sullivan, Elio Villafranca, Jeff “Siege” Siegel, Neil Clarke and others. Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie. Music begins at Noon.

The Clark Crystal Clear, a new acoustic concert series held at the site-specific installation Thomas Schütte: Crystal, welcomes indie-folk group Darling Valley. Williamstown, 12:30 p.m.

Jacob’s Pillow A Jazz Happening: Join the dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow’s Musical Theatre Dance Program, a live jazz band and special guests in a performance directed by Broadway’s Chet Walker. Becket, 5 p.m.

Music Mountain The St. Petersburg Piano Quartet will perform works by Brahms, Shostakovich and Schumann. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 23
MCLA’s Design Lab Folk rock singer-songwriter Simon Joyner will perform an intimate concert as a trio with Omaha musicians Kevin Donahue and Tom May. Northampton’s Lady Jane (Esperanza Friel) will open the show. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 23 – Sunday, Aug. 27
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: The Washington Ballet performs a program including Jiří Kylián’s Petite Mort and Alexei Ratmansky’s Seven Sonatas, with live music. In the Doris Duke: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner John Heginbotham and acclaimed illustrator Maira Kalman join forces for the world premiere of The Principles of Uncertainty, with live music by members of The Knights. Becket.

Thursday, Aug. 24
Down County Social Club John Snyder returns, performing an auditory quest to the outer reaches of musical imagination, a wondrous, daring session of experimental sounds. Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield, 7–10 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 25 & Saturday, Aug. 26
PS21 The Chatham Dance Festival presents Ephrat Asherie Dance (EAD), an urban dance theater company that combines the rawness of underground styles with a contemporary dance aesthetic. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26
Berkshire Bash: Hot Summer Swing A day-long, outdoor festival featuring headliners Squirrel Nut Zippers and local bands The Lucky 5 and Blue Light Trio, plus beer and great summer food. Ski Butternut in Great Barrington, 3–8 p.m.

The Clark The Valley Light Opera of Amherst performs a lively selection of Gilbert & Sullivan songs. Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.

Omi Concert in The Fields: a unique concert of new global music from current Music Omi resident artists, presented outdoors in the Fields Sculpture Park. Ghent, 5 p.m.

Tanglewood Soprano Kristine Opolais, bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus join Music Director Andris Nelsons and the Boston Symphony Orchestra for an evening of opera and song. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. 8 p.m.

MASS MoCA Roomful of Teeth, the ensemble of Grammy-winning vocal titans led by Williams College faculty Brad Wells, returns to its summer home to create new works and hone techniques, culminating in a performance. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall The Weight Band—featuring members of The Band, Levon Helm Band and the Rich Danko Group—will perform the music of The Band. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 26; Tuesday, Aug. 29 & Friday, Sept. 1
Berkshire Opera Festival  Richard Strauss’s comedic masterpiece Ariadne auf Naxos is a “behind-the-scenes” opera about a wealthy patron who has commissioned two forms of entertainment for an evening but finds there isn’t time for both, forcing the artists to combine their efforts. The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27
Music Mountain The Daedalus String Quartet and pianist Tanya Bannister will perform works by Beethoven and Brahms. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

Minor Memorial Library The 24th Annual McCann Concert will feature acclaimed singer Liz Childs in a program of jazz standards from the 1930s, the golden age of big band music. Roxbury, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 29
Tanglewood Sting, on tour behind his latest album, 57th & 9th, will be joined by a 3-piece band including his longtime guitarist Dominic Miller, Josh Freese on drums and Rufus Miller on guitar, with backing vocals from members of The Last Bandoleros and Joe Sumner. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 30
Tanglewood The Popular Artist Series presents Diana Ross, one of the most iconic female singers of all time. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. 7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 31
Infinity Hall Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (“Go Daddy-O”, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight”) returns for a night of big band swing and boogie. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 1
Tanglewood The Popular Artist Series presents the Grammy-nominated American folk-rock band The Avett Brothers. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 2
Tanglewood The Who’s Pete Townshend brings the classic Quadrophenia to U.S. audiences in a special performance featuring Billy Idol, tenor Alfie Boe, and The Boston Pops with conductor Keith Lockhart. Koussevitzky Music Shed, Lenox. 8 p.m.

Club Helsinki Tony nominee Charles Busch presents a brand-new show and a brand-new look, singing an eclectic mix from the 1960’s. Hudson, 8 p.m.

MASS MoCA Underground System, a collective of Fela Kuti-worshipping rabble-rousers and rhythm-makers, will turn Courtyard C into a dance party. Six-piece Afro-Bhangra ensemble Underground Horns kick off the night. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 2 & Sunday, Sept. 3
Music Mountain On Saturday, Shanghai String Quartet will perform works by Mendelssohn, Yi-Wen Jiang and Brahms. 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, they’ll perform works by Beethoven and Brahms with pianist Qing Jiang in a special Labor Day benefit concert and reception. 3 p.m. Falls Village.

PS21 The Chatham Dance Festival presents Christopher K. Morgan in an evening-length solo dance, Pōhaku, that brings together storytelling, hula, modern dance, classical music and projection design. 8 p.m.

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