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Music & Dance

Amenia Music Hall
Amenia, NY

Aston Magna Foundation for Music & Humanities
Great Barrington, MA

Bardavon Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Barn at The Egremont Village Inn
South Egremont, MA

Basilica Hudson
Hudson, NY

Berkshire Bach Society
Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Choral Festival
Sheffield, MA

Cantilena Choir
Lenox, 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

Hancock Shaker Village
Pittsfield, MA

Hudson Hall at the 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

Race Brook Lodge
Sheffield, MA

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, July 28
MASS MoCA Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival, featuring daily performances in the galleries, a concert by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, a 6-hour marathon concert with composer Steve Reich, late-night concerts and more. North Adams.

Now – Saturday, July 28
Hotchkiss Portals Piano Concerts The Hotchkiss School presents free performances by talented students and resident and guest faculty members from around the world, including Oxana Yablonskaya, Yuri Bogdanov, Leonel Morales, and The Fine Arts Quartet with Fabio and Gisele Witkowski. Katherine M. Elfers Hall, Esther Eastman Music Center, Lakeville.

Now – Sunday, July 22
Jacob’s Pillow In the Ted Shawn: Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award-winner Michelle Dorrance returns with Myelination, set to live music, and a world premiere. In the Doris Duke: Cie Art Move Concept, led by French hip-hop figures Soria Rem and Mehdi Ouachek, mix contemporary dance with circus arts and mime in their Pillow debut. Becket.

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
Hudson Hall The Badila Family: A Celebration of Community and Culture. Hudson’s own Badila family presents Spirit of the River, a free community theater production by Diata Diata International Folkloric Theatre, as well as Young Paris in his first hometown concert since joining Jay Z’s Roc Nation label, and a performance by Lady Moon & the Eclipse. Read our Rural We with Pamela Badila, matriarch of the family.

Friday, July 20 – Sunday, July 22
PS21 Rory Block’s Gospel & Blues Festival: three days of music curated by five-time blues music award winner Rory Block, and featuring performances by Rory, Diunna Greenleaf & Blue Mercy, and Strait Way Ministries Gospel Choir, plus a slide guitar workshop. Chatham.

Tuesday, July 24 & Wednesday, July 25
Tanglewood The Emerson String Quartet returns in a two-part, two-night performance of all five of Beethoven’s late string quartets. Seiji Ozawa Hall. Lenox, 8 p.m.

Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, Aug. 4
Jacob’s Pillow Monica Bill Barnes & Company turns Sommers Studio into an after-work office party, with a karaoke machine and dime store decor. Dressed in men’s suits, Monica Bill Barnes and Anna Bass hijack the party, playing two instantly familiar guys. Becket.

Friday, July 27
PS21 The Farah Siraj Trio performs original compositions fusing influences of Middle Eastern music, bossa, flamenco, jazz and pop, among other genres, with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. As the country of Jordan’s music ambassador, Siraj is on a mission to spread the message of peace and break the misconceptions about Arab and Muslim women. Chatham, 8 p.m.

The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn Greg Farley, former member of the Felice Brothers, performs in celebration of his most recent single, “Risk It All,” from his soon-to-be-released debut solo album, Taker Easy. South Egremont, 8 p.m.

Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28
Mahaiwe A performance by The Peking Acrobats, who for the last 32 years have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics with daring maneuvers such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting and gymnastics. Great Barrington, Friday at 7:30 p.m. & Saturday at 2 p.m.

Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28
Turn Park Art Space Tom Gold Dance returns to the Berkshires for the fourth consecutive summer with a pair of performances which will include a new work by company founder and director Tom Gold in the Park’s outdoor stone amphitheater. West Stockbridge, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, July 27 – Sunday, Aug. 5
Bard College
The American Symphony Orchestra presents a new production of Anton Rubinstein’s opera Demon, conducted by Leon Botstein and featuring an all-Russian cast. The work depicts the despair of a fallen angel doomed to eternal damnation. All is upended by a chance encounter with a princess with whom he falls in love. Her attempts to resist him and her eventual submission end in tragedy. Fisher Center, Annandale-on-Hudson.

Saturday, July 28
SuperTone Music Festival A day-long music fest featuring Bat Fangs, Lonesome Doves, Thelma & The Sleaze, Jon Hatchet Band, Jim Krewson and more, plus farm-to-table food, local beer, visual art and craft vendors. Roeliff Jansen Park in Hillsdale, beginning at 4 p.m.

Saturday, July 28 & Sunday, July 29
Litchfield Jazz Festival The 23rd annual festival will feature performances by the Emmet Cohen Trio w/Jimmy Cobb, the Jeff Tain Watts Trio, Dan Brubeck, Orrin Evans, Trio Da Paz, Yoko Miwa Trio, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, and more. A jazz brunch benefit kicks things off on Saturday morning. Goshen Fairgrounds.

Sunday, July 29
Music Mountain Grammy Award winning Harlem String Quartet returns with pianist Fei-Fei Dong in a performance of Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, July 31
Kids 4 Harmony Concert Berkshire Children and Families’ Kids 4 Harmony will join special guest Emanuel Ax in their annual Summer Gala Concert. Berkshire Community College’s Robert Boland Theatre, Pittsfield. The evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3
MASS MoCA Blondie, whose hits include Call Me; One Way or Another and Heart of Glass, remain a force to be reckoned with. The band’s most recent album, Pollinator, was named one of Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Pop Albums of 2017. Northampton natives And The Kids open. North Adams, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3 & Saturday, Aug. 4
PS21 As part of the Chatham Dance Festival, audience favorite Parsons Dance returns with its stunning ensemble work and virtuosic technique. 8 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 3 – Sunday, Aug. 5
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival A music fest featuring performers Dar Williams, Adam Ezra Group, John Gorka, Tom Paxton and many others, plus local food and other vendors. Dodds Farm, 44 County Route 7D, Hillsdale.

Saturday, Aug. 4
Clermont State Historic Site Luminarium Dance Company presents a family-friendly performance on the grounds, featuring newly commissioned work inspired by Clermont’s history and landscape, alongside a selection of repertory favorites ranging from classical to contemporary. Germantown, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 5
Music Mountain The Avalon String Quartet, with pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, performs works by Beethoven, Mozart, Shostakovich and Dohnanyi. Falls Village, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 7
Tanglewood Tanglewood on Parade: a full day of musical activities for the entire family, culminating in an 8 p.m. concert in the Shed featuring all of the festival’s orchestras performing in a single concert, followed by fireworks over the Stockbridge bowl.

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