Music & Dance Intelligence
Thursday, April 26
The Egremont Barn Based out of Columbia County, NY, The Wild Weeds (Slink Moss and Job Almy on guitars and vocals, Scott Mckenney on bass and good vibes, and Marc Bruck on drums and ideas) play hypnotic rural garage rock. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
Friday, April 27
Infinity Hall Almost five decades into his career, Jonathan Edwards has only grown sweeter with age. His repertoire includes the classics “Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy,” “Don’t Cry Blue,” “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” and many more. Norfolk, 8 p.m.
Dewey Hall Oldtone Productions presents David Davis & The Warrior River Boys. Alabama native and member of The Alabama Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame, Davis has performed as frontman for the bluegrass group since 1984. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
The Egremont Barn The Mammals, with Ruth Ungar and Mike Merenda (a.k.a. Mike & Ruthy), have reunited for a performance and release party for the new album Sunshiner. Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno open. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
Northern Berkshire Chorale In celebration of conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, the chorale will perform selections from his Broadway musicals “West Side Story,” “Wonderful Town” and “Candide,” plus Edward Elgar’s Op. 27, “Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands.” Thompson Chapel at Williams College, Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Center on Main The Wild Cat Creek band, in conjunction with dance caller Eric Hollman, will host a community contra dance night. Learn easy dances, with lots of instruction for beginners, from 7-8 p.m. Dancing for all runs from 8-10 p.m. Falls Village.
Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28
PS21 The Jamal Jackson Dance Company presents its new work Rob Day, which explores our many connections to firearms, and Temple Burn It Down, which plays with the subtle contradiction of the body as a temple of art and a debilitating instrument. Chatham, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 28
Hudson Hall Classics on Hudson continues its season with Seraph Brass: A Devilishly Delightful Quintet. This all-female group will perform classical and contemporary music with an all-brass twist, including Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma,” Debussy’s Clair de Lune and selections from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. 7 p.m.
MCLA Design Lab Boston-to-Berkshires singer-songwriter night will include performances by Boston-area artists Mike Burito, Prateek, North Adams, Conor Ryan Hennessy, Poor Eliza and Low Ceilings. 7–11 p.m.
MASS MoCA Bessie Award-winning choreographer Ephrat Asherie offers a sneak peek at her work-in-progress, Odeon, an exploration of breaking, hip-hop, house and vogue. Her brother Ehud, an acclaimed pianist, will perform the score. North Adams, 8 p.m.
Club Helsinki The Steel Wheels perform a modern take on classic American roots music, blending blues, bluegrass, folk, old-timey, gospel, country and fiddle tunes with an occasional hint of rock ‘n’ roll energy. Hudson, 9 p.m.
Spotty Dog Books & Ale A solo set by the legendary Wreckless Eric (Eric Goulden), who will showcase songs from his latest album, Construction Time & Demolition. Hudson, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, April 29
Basilica Hudson 24-Hour Drone: Experiments in Sound and Music. Musicians from the region and beyond will experiment in electronic, psychedelic, classical, non-western and instrumental drone music for a full 24 hours. From 12 Noon on Saturday to Noon on Sunday.
Sunday, April 29
Close Encounters With Music CEWM presents prize-winning musicians Soovin Kim, violin; Roman Rabinovich, piano; and Yehuda Hanani, cello, performing grand piano trios of Felix Mendelssohn and Bedřich Smetana. The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
Friday, May 4
Club Helsinki Self-styled “queen of the minor key,” Eilen Jewell writes and plays a blend of noirish rockabilly, surf-tinged country, retro-rock and jazzy folk. Hudson, 8 p.m.
The Egremont Barn Honeysuckle, a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration, has been nominated for Best Folk Artist of the Year, and Best Americana Artist of the Year, at the Boston Music Awards. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
The Williams Inn BarnTone’s concert season is warming up, beginning with The Suitcase Junket, a.k.a. Matt Lorenz, a singer-songwriter and one-man band. Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 5
Spencertown Academy Arts Center Rob Fisch’s Intentional Jazz Ensembe returns with “A Jazz Timeline,” a celebration of jazz history including blues, swing, bebop, straight ahead, jazz-rock, free jazz, contemporary jazz, and original compositions. 7:30 p.m.
Crescendo Dixit Dominus: The Voices of Order Over Chaos, featuring masterworks by two Baroque giants — Handel and Vivaldi. Saint James Place in Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Infinity Hall Singer-songwriter and guitar virtuoso Robben Ford returns to Norfolk. 8 p.m.
Sunday, May 6
Crescendo Dixit Dominus: The Voices of Order Over Chaos, featuring masterworks by two Baroque giants — Handel and Vivaldi. Trinity Church in Lakeville, 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 10
The Half Moon Annie Hart, best known as one-third of the all-female synth trio Au Revoir Simone, is touring behind her solo debut, Impossible Accomplice. CALLmeKAT, Danish native Katrine Ottosen, creates alt-pop with playful ease and a curiosity for the darker corners of the pop music spectrum. Hudson, 8 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Bardavon The Hudson Valley Philharmonic presents the HVP string competition winner Kwan Yeung Brian Choi performing a Sibelius concerto on Sibelius’ violin, plus 150 instrumentalists and singers climax the season with Carl Orff’s powerful Carmina Burana. Poughkeepsie, 8 p.m.
Close Encounters With Music CEWM presents The Faux and the Fabulous, falsely attributed Baroque works and forgotten masterpieces of the time, featuring the 12-member string band Acronym. The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
Club Helsinki Safe at Home: a benefit concert for Hudson Little League with performances by Alejandro Escovedo, Elvis Perkins, Jesse Malin, Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop and the Dustbowl Faeries. Hudson, 7 p.m.
Hudson Hall Classics on Hudson presents Tessa Lark and Michael Thurber with a genre-bending blend of bluegrass, jazz, classical and original works. 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 13
Infinity Hall Songwriter-vocalists and multi-instrumentalists Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins lead Donna the Buffalo, an Upstate N.Y.-based group that plays easygoing, jam-friendly rock with zydeco, country, blues, folk and Appalachian influences. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 15
Simon’s Rock The last South Berkshire Concert Series of the academic season presents pianist Peter Serkin with Simon’s Rock clarinet faculty member Sangwon Lee and wind players from The Orchestra Now in a special program of quintets for piano and winds by Mozart and Beethoven. Great Barrington, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 17
Infinity Hall Multiple Grammy Award-winning musician Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives play an eclectic mix of country, bluegrass, honky tonk, rockabilly and Americana. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.
Down County Social Club Modal music masters Ross Daly and Kelly Thoma from Greece are touring New England behind their new album, Lunar. They’ll hold a music workshop at 5:30 p.m. and perform with Boston-based musicians Tev Stevig and Michael K. Harrist of Çeşni Trio at 8 p.m. Race Brook Lodge in Sheffield.
Saturday, May 19
Berkshire Bach Society Go for B’roque!, a program of Baroque music directed by early music specialist and principal cellist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Myron Lutzke, performing with fellow members of the OSL. First Congregational Church in Great Barrington, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 20
Berkshire Bach Society A concert and fundraiser featuring a string quartet from New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, led by concertmaster David Chan, presenting a program of Haydn, Janacek and Schubert. A wine and cheese reception follows the concert. Hillsdale, 3 p.m.
Friday, May 25
The West Stockbridge Chamber Players The Players, featuring members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will perform its spring concert featuring works by Crusell, Mozart, J.S. Bach, Scriabin, and Verdi. A reception follows. Old Town Hall in West Stockbridge, 6 p.m.