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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

Concerts in the Village
Kinderhook, NY

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, Nov. 24
The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn Former Tripping Lily frontwoman Monica Rizzio has brought her East Texas roots up North for her debut album, Washashore Cowgirl. South Egremont, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 25
Infinity Hall NRBQ (New Rhythm and Blues Quartet) plays a rollicking blend of everything from stomping rockabilly to Beatles-influenced pop to Thelonious Monk-inspired jazz. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Berkshire Bach Society Frank Nemhauser conducts Handel’s Messiah Sing with The Berkshire Bach Players. Bring your own score, or borrow one at the door. First Congregational Church, Great Barrington. 4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 1
Infinity Hall Rusted Root are back with great funky/earthy music with a driving beat that’s perfect for dancing. Get your tickets early; they’ve been known to sell out the venue. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Club Helsinki Best known as the fiddler in the platinum-selling progressive bluegrass group Nickel Creek, Sara Watkins has established herself as a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in her own rite. Hudson, 9 p.m.

Simon’s Rock The Faculty Recital Series presents Ronald Barron on trombone, Larry Wallach, Allan Dean and soprano Maureen O’Flynn in Eric Ewazen’s song-cycle “Summer’s Journey.” The program also will include works by Philip Wharton, John LaMontaine, Otto Luening, Joseph Turin and Tommy Dorsey. Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2
MASS MoCA Artist and musician Lonnie Holley recorded his first album in 2012 at age 62 after making home recordings for more than two decades. He’ll perform here with a new band, playing new arrangements and new songs. The evening starts with a screening of a short documentary about Holley. North Adams, 8 p.m. Preferred ticket buyers are invited to a gallery tour with the artist at 3 p.m.

Ellen Lynch Photography Chiaroscuro of the Soul: Charlotte Malin (viola), Bob Logan (piano) and Abraham Brody (violin, vocals and electronics) will present a musical exploration of our inner darkness and light. Chatham, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 2 & Sunday, Dec. 3
The Colonial Theatre The Albany Berkshire Ballet and dance students from area schools perform The Nutcracker, one of the world’s best-loved ballets. The performance includes choreography by Madeline Cantarella Culpo, set designs by Carl Sprague, and costumes by Rita Watson and Victile Donahue. Pittsfield. See website for times.

Sunday, Dec. 3
The Mahaiwe Award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy presents A Celtic Family Christmas, an intimate concert accompanied by an array of session musicians. Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

Club Helsinki The Rogovoy Salon music and literary series presents Jamaican-born Everton Sylvester, a founding member of the Brooklyn Funk Essentials, whose spoken-word lyrics will be backed by his band, Searching for Banjo. Hudson, 7 p.m.

Simon’s Rock Virtuoso sitarist and vocalist Veena Chandra will perform with tabla master Devesh Chandra. The mother and son duo will perform a concert of Indian classical music. Guitarist John Myers will add accompaniment. Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7
Infinity Hall Saxophonist, singer, composer and producer Grace Kelly plays with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 25-year-old. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 10
Bardavon New Paltz Ballet Theatre presents its annual performance of The Nutcracker, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet. See website for times. Poughkeepsie.

Friday, Dec. 8
Club Helsinki The roots-music trio Ballroom Thieves plays a mélange of acoustic styles, blending folk with modern hymnals, Delta blues and more. The Harmaleighs open. Hudson, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 9
Hudson Hall Trumpeter Chris Pasin presents an ensemble of in-demand New York jazz musicians for an evening of holiday favorites infused with traditional jazz flare with Baby It’s Cold Outside. Pasin will be joined by pianist Armen Donelian, Ira Coleman, Jeff “Sieg” Siegel and singer Patricia Dalton Fennell. 7 p.m.

Ellen Lynch Photography Soprano Amanda Boyd and pianist Timothy Dunne will perform “La Lumière de Musique,” a recital of music by Hahn, Fauré and Debussy. Chatham, 5 p.m.

Close Encounters With Music CEWM presents Souvenir de Florence: An Italian Holiday Celebration. The concert features Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, along with pieces by Puccini, Hugo Wolf and Verdi, performed by The Amernet String Quartet with Xiao-Dong Wang on viola and Yehuda Hanani on cello. The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Dewey Hall Second Saturday Swing: swing night with live music from The Lucky 5. Beginner swing dance lessons at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing for all from 8:30-11 p.m. No partner necessary. Sheffield.

Sunday, Dec. 10
The Mahaiwe The Blind Boys of Alabama will be joined by the world-renown Preservation Hall Legacy Horns from New Orleans in a special Christmas show. Great Barrington, 7 p.m.

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