Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Dec
4
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 4 @ 1:00 pm

The ancient Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempts to harness the power of music to rescue his beloved Eurydice from the underworld, has inspired composers since opera’s earliest days.

Dec
10
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Jane Lynch & Kate Flannery – A Swingin’ Little Christmas: A cabaret show. @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm
Dec
12
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: The Roaring Twenties — Berlin, Paris, New York @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 12 @ 4:00 pm

The cabaret beckons as Close Encounters With Music ushers in the winter season in the Berkshires.

Dec
17
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) showing @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm

The Mahaiwe resumes its annual tradition screening Frank Capra’s holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life free for the community.

Dec
18
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–John Pizzarelli Plays New Standards @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm

John Pizzarelli, the world-renowned guitarist and singer, has established himself as a prime contemporary interpreter of the Great American Songbook and beyond, with a repertoire that includes Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Antônio Carlos Jobim, and The Beatles.

Dec
19
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Nutcracker showing @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 19 @ 1:00 pm

On Christmas Eve, Marie and her whole family are gathered around the tree in celebration of the holiday.

Dec
22
Wed
Great Barrington, MA–Handel & Bach: Music for a Winter Solstice @ Saint James Place
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm

Join us for a celebratory evening of richly orchestrated cantatas and selected chamber works!

The Aston Magna Chamber Players present a live holiday concert. “Music for a Winter Solstice,” with works by Handel and J.S. Bach, on stages in Hudson and Great Barrington in December.
Tickets go on sale in early December at astonmagna.org. Prices are $40 in advance, $45 at the door. Children and students free; $15 for patrons under age 30 with ID. All seating is general admission. Hudson Hall tickets will also be available for purchase in early December at the Hudson Hall website.

Guests must show proof of vaccination and ID at the door; masks required.

Dec
27
Mon
West Stockbridge, MA–Chamber Players Winter Concert @ West Stockbridge Congregational Church
Dec 27 @ 6:00 pm
Dec
31
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–The Berkshire Bach Society presents: Bach at New Year’s Live! @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Dec 31 @ 6:00 pm

The Berkshire Bach Society returns to present “Bach at New Year’s Live!” with Music Director and nine-time Grammy award winner Eugene Drucker leading the Berkshire Bach Ensemble in all six “Brandenburg” Concerti!

Jan
2
Sun
Great Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Massenet’s Cinderella @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jan 2 @ 1:00 pm

In this New Year’s Day performance, Laurent Pelly’s storybook staging of Massenet’s Cendrillon, a hit of the 2017–18 season, is presented with an all-new English translation in an abridged 90-minute adaptation, with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard as its rags-to-riches princess.

 

Jan
23
Sun
Great Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Jewels @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jan 23 @ 1:00 pm

Emeralds for the elegance and sophistication of Paris, rubies for the speed and modernity of New York, and diamonds for an imperial St. Petersburg.

Jan
29
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s Rigoletto @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jan 29 @ 1:00 pm

Bartlett Sher’s bold new take on Verdi’s timeless tragedy arrives in cinemas on January 29.

 

Mar
6
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Swan Lake @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 6 @ 1:00 pm

Lured to the banks of a mysterious lake by his alter-ego, the Evil Genius, Prince Siegfried encounters the most beautiful swan Odette and swears his love to her.

 

Mar
11
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Tom Papa, Comedian @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 11 @ 8:00 pm

With more than 20 years as a stand-up comedian, Tom Papa is one of the top comedic voices in the country finding success as an author, in film, TV, radio and podcasts as well as on the live stage.

 

Mar
19
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm

The exhilarating soprano Lise Davidsen makes her Live in HD debut in one of her signature roles, the mythological Greek heroine of Strauss’s enchanting masterpiece.

Mar
20
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: A Night of Chopin and Brahms @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 20 @ 4:00 pm

Some of the most astounding keyboard music ever written, Chopin’s Four Scherzi, which possess an almost demonic power and energy, receive a masterful performance by Yekwon Sunwoo, the most recent Cliburn laureate (“superbly assured pianism” – BBC Music).

Mar
26
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Met Opera Live in HD: Verdi’s Don Carlos @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm

For the first time in company history, the Met presents the original five-act French version of Verdi’s epic opera of doomed love among royalty, set against the backdrop of the Spanish Inquisition.

Apr
30
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Close Encounters With Music: Skylark A Cappella Vocalists—Hidden Symbols, Secret Codes @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries?
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