Events

May
25
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire Pulse presents: A Celebration, Performance & Fundraiser @ Simon's Rock - Daniel Arts Center
May 25 @ 3:00 pm

$20 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 17 and under

Join Berkshire Pulse – one of the leading arts education organizations in southern Berkshire County – to celebrate thirteen years of inspiring artists of all ages with three performances featuring talented young dancers and musicians.

 

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 25 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

May
26
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Concert and Opening Celebration. A Free Woman: The Amazing Grace of Mum Bet with Diane Taraz @ Bidwell House Museum
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

– In 1781, during the American Revolution, a slave named Bet sued for her freedom in a court of law in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. She won her case and chose a new name: Elizabeth Freeman. Her fierce desire to be a free woman led her on a path that illuminates the experiences of women in the early days of our country.

Diane explores the life of Elizabeth Freeman in the music of the time. She performs in the sort of clothing Elizabeth wore, and accompanies her singing on lap dulcimer and an instrument similar to the English guitar played by women in the 1700s. Refreshments will be served.

Free for members, $15 for non-Members.
Please note: the museum is closed for tours this day.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Berkshire Pulse presents: A Celebration, Performance & Fundraiser @ Simon's Rock - Daniel Arts Center
May 26 @ 3:00 pm

$20 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 17 and under

Join Berkshire Pulse – one of the leading arts education organizations in southern Berkshire County – to celebrate thirteen years of inspiring artists of all ages with three performances featuring talented young dancers and musicians.

 

May
30
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA– What She Said @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 30 @ 6:00 pm

$20

WHAT SHE SAID tells the story of longtime New Yorker film critic and best-selling author Pauline Kael.  Featuring a rich blend of interviews with filmmakers and colleagues, never before-seen archival footage, and Kael’s own words—the latter of which are drawn from interviews, private letters, and published writings that are narrated by Emmy Award-winning actress Sarah Jessica Parker.

WHAT SHE SAID depicts the storied writer’s battle to make a name for herself through covering some of the biggest cinematic milestones of the 20th centur

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
May 30 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

May
31
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–The Art and Times of Frosty Myers @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 11:15 am

THE ART AND TIMES OF FROSTY MYERS, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half- century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene. American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology.

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Biggest Little Farm movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 2:00 pm

Two dreamers and a dog embark on an odyssey to bring harmony to their lives and to the land. As their plan to create perfect harmony takes a series of wild turns, they will have to reach a far greater understanding of the intricacies and wisdom of nature, and of life itself.

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Gt. Barrington, MA– Dog Doc movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 5:00 pm

Called a maverick, a miracle-worker, and a quack, Dr. Marty Goldstein is a pioneer of integrative veterinary medicine. By holistically treating animals after other vets have given up, Goldstein provides a last hope for pet owners with nothing left to lose

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Weed the People movie @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
May 31 @ 7:45 pm

Cannabis has been off-limits to doctors and researchers in the US for the past 80 years, but recently scientists have discovered its anti-cancer properties. Armed with only these laboratory studies, desperate parents obtain cannabis oil from underground sources to save their children from childhood cancers. WEED THE PEOPLE follows these families through uncharted waters as they take their children’s survival into their own hands. Some of their miraculous outcomes beget the unsettling question at the heart of the film: If weed is truly saving lives, why doesn’t the government want people to access it?

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Jeffrey Foucault musician @ The Guthrie Center
May 31 @ 8:00 pm

“Mesmerizing, meditative … alluring and relatable all at once.” NPR Music
“‘Irony isn’t my thing,’ observes this transplanted Midwesterner. What is his thing: plainspoken, allusive songs of resonating, space-filled intensity that roam the byways of American roots music.” Boston Globe
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Jun
1
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Gt. Barrington, MA–Bobby Sweet musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

As Country Journal proclaimed, we have here a singer-songwriter who is “A rare combination of music-maker, story-teller, and outstanding performer … how Sweet it is.”
Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
2
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 2 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
6
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
7
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–Annie Guthrie and John Sheldon musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

Annie Guthrie is a prolific songwriter and versatile musician who primarily plays acoustic guitar, bass, percussion and autoharp. Annie’s songs are honest, ranging from light and funny to gut-wrenching heartbreak (mostly gut-wrenching heartbreak). As her grandfather Woody Guthrie said, “You can only write what you see,” and she has taken that to heart,
writing songs that tell it like it is. John Sheldon is in his 50th year of writing songs … wtih performing credits include a stint when he was 17 as the lead guitarist for Van Morrison, songwriter for James Taylor, a member of the Sixties’ psychedelic jazz rock band The Bead Game (whose drummer was Jim Hodder, later of Steely Dan), and touring with Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor.
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 7 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
8
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 8 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Gt. Barrington, MA–The Lucky Five musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

“If you have not had the chance to spend an evening with the FABULOUSNESS that is The Lucky Five, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. They are 5 gifted musicians who are altogether transporting and amazingly fun. If you like Jazz, historic music and fun, then you’ll love The Lucky Five as I do!” Wanda Houston, The Wanda Houston Band

Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 8 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
9
Sun
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Falls Village, CT–90th Season Opening Benefit Concert & Reception: Peter Serkin @ Music Mountain Festival
Jun 9 @ 3:00 pm

Peter Serkin, Piano, with Alexi Kenney, Violin; Fred Sherry, Cello; Kristyna Petisková, Clarinet. SCHOENBERG: Transfigured Night, Op. 4 (1899) (arr. Steuermann) BRAHMS: Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114 (1891) BEETHOVEN: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 #1 “Ghost” (1808)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Jun
12
Wed
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
13
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–5/26, 6/1-2-8-9-15

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
14
Fri
Gt. Barrington, MA–John Flynn musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

“John Flynn is the real deal. His work follows in the footsteps of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, and other social justice troubadours as he speaks the truth and gives a voice to society’s disenfranchised. His work fills your heart and opens your eyes as he continues to walk the walk of a true advocate for equality, justice, and peace.”  Deana McCloud, Executive Director, Woody Guthrie Center
Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 14 @ 8:00 pm

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Jun
15
Sat
Stockbridge, MA–“Edward Albee’s The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?” Performance @ Berkshire Theatre Festival--at The Unicorn Theatre
Jun 15 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–5/24-25-31 6/1-7-8-14

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year in 2002: Tony, New York Drama Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle.

Martin, a successful architect who has just turned fifty, leads an ostensibly ideal life with his loving wife and teenage son. But when he confides to his best friend that he is also in love with a goat (named Sylvia), he sets in motion events that will destroy his family and leave his life in tatters. Directed by Eric Hill (BTG: Naked, At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming).

Tickets: $56

Falls Village, CT–Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet @ music mountain festival
Jun 15 @ 5:00 pm

This “dynamic ensemble explores the affinities between modern jazz and the Afro-Latin continuum in Peru.” (The New York Times)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

Gt. Barrington, MA–Krishna Guthrie Band musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm

Vermont-based, Krishna Guthrie, together with band members Alex Abraham, Zachary Jepson, and Bobby Maguire, will fashion an evening for you consisting of – to use their words – “hard rockin, folkin’ blues.” Krishna is the fourth generation of Guthrie singer-songwriters, son of Arlo’s son, Abe, and one who indeed brings a rocking vibe to much of his work, while
his soulful voice can also demonstrate the plaintive beauty of classic folk tunes. Celebrate the power of music, from generation to generation, with this Guthrie Center performance!

Tickets: $20.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $15.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Jun
16
Sun
Falls Village, CT–Escher Quartet @ music mountain festival
Jun 16 @ 3:00 pm

Soyeon Kate Lee, Piano SCHUBERT: Quartettsatz in C Minor, D. 703 (1820) BEETHOVEN: String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) DVORAK: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 (1887)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Jun
19
Wed
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA–Gina Coleman and Benny Kohn Performance (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

A blues duo based in the Berkshires. She has a powerful singing style and he truly works the piano.
Free and Open to the Public.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DA

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 19 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
20
Thu
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 20 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 20 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
21
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–3rd Thursday Cultural Street Festival: Jacob’s Pillow Pop-Up Performance–Micaela Taylor’s TL Collective
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join us in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival for this family-friendly pop-up performance! TL Collective fuses contemporary dance and theatrical hip-hop with elements of groove and acrobatics, bringing high levels of athleticism to the stage.

A Jacob’s Pillow-curated dance series presented in the Dance Zone at the north end of Pittsfield’s Third Thursday cultural street festival. Third Thursday runs from 5-8 pm where North Street is closed to vehicular traffic from West Street to Linden Street. All events at Third Thursday are family-friendly, FREE, and open to the public featuring live music, local food, craft vendors, street performers, and plenty more. Organized by the City of Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development.
Visit their website or call 413.499.9348 for more information.

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Bill Staines musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for the Guthrie Center return of one of the most durable and beloved singers in folk music today. With a mix of traditional tunes and his own folk ballads, Staines “carries on where Woody left off,” says Nanci Griffith. Creating an atmosphere born from the folk scene of the 60s, Staines offers music and words rich in the human experience and spirit.

Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents “Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain”F @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 21 @ 8:00 pm

The GRAMMY Award–winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore performance of our November 2016 production inspired by the splendor of Versailles. King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral huntinglodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy amusical feast from the height of the Sun King’s reign with two chamber operas—Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs deVersailles and Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles—exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its
gardens, alongside divertissements from Lully’s Atys—called the “King’s Opera” for the favor it enjoyed withLouis XIV. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and ChamberEnsembles in a magnificent production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.

413-528-0100

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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 21 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
22
Sat
Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Gt. Barrington, MA–Boston Early Music Festival presents “Versailles: Portrait of a Royal Domain”F @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

The GRAMMY Award–winning BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore performance of our November 2016 production inspired by the splendor of Versailles. King Louis XIV transformed his father’s pastoral huntinglodge at Versailles into a lavish palace that served as the seat of government and culture in France. Enjoy amusical feast from the height of the Sun King’s reign with two chamber operas—Charpentier’s Les Plaisirs deVersailles and Lalande’s Les Fontaines de Versailles—exalting the splendor and majesty of the palace and its
gardens, alongside divertissements from Lully’s Atys—called the “King’s Opera” for the favor it enjoyed withLouis XIV. The refined elegance and expressive drama is brought to life by the all-star BEMF Vocal and ChamberEnsembles in a magnificent production featuring gorgeous costumes, Baroque dance, and sumptuous staging.

413-528-0100

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Gt. Barrington, MA–The Restless Age musicians @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 pm

The Restless age is a collaboration – a harmony of Will Bryant, Lee Falco, Brandon Morrison, and their newest band member, Spank. Each player brings a unique song and voice to the bandstand, as the trio spans generations and genres. As the house band for Amy Helm’s ‘Oh to be Home Again’ at Levon Helm Studios, they performed behind Donald Fagen, John
Sebastian and Graham Nash, as well as being Kate Pierson’s (The B-52’s) touring band in support of her 2015 album ‘Guitars & Microphones’. Now, with their harmonius indie rock, The Restless Age steps out as a unit of songwriters, singers and instrumentalists. Welcome them to the Guthrie Center!

Tickets: $25.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $20.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Becket, MA–Circa Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 22 @ 8:15 pm

CIRCA
“Circus at its purest and most thrilling” (Daily Review), Brisbane-based Circa is at the forefront of a new wave of contemporary Australian circus, creating awe-inspiring performance from extreme physicality. Three fearless acrobats challenge perceptions of what the human body is capable of through a sublime display of interlocking bodies, aerial rope, and trapeze work in What Will Have Been, accompanied by a live, on-stage violinist who plays a thrilling fusion of electronic music.

Founded by visionary Yaron Lifschitz, the ensemble blurs the lines between movement, dance, theater, and circus and has toured to over 39 countries across six continents since 2004, returning to the Pillow for the third time.

 

 

Jun
23
Sun
Becket, MA–BALLET BC Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm

Hailing from Vancouver, Ballet BC pushes the boundaries of classical ballet with a cutting-edge, contemporary sensibility and “gorgeous energy” (The Independent). Praised as “physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” (Dance Magazine), Ballet BC celebrates ten years under the leadership of Artistic Director and former company member Emily Molnar, whose vision has guided the company into an unprecedented era of innovation and collaboration.

As one of the most significant Canadian companies, Ballet BC returns to the Pillow with a diverse program including Molnar’s most recent work To this day and the U.S. premiere of Bedroom Folk, originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater by sought-after Israeli collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, among others.

 

 

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Falls Village, CT–Cuarteto Latinoamericano @ music mountain festival
Jun 23 @ 3:00 pm

Sally Pinkas, Piano VILLA-LOBOS: String Quartet #5 (1931) PHILIP GLASS: String Quartet #5 (1991) AMIR BITRAN: Piano Quintet “Kol Haneshama (Psalm 150)” (2018) SCHUMANN: Piano Quintet in E Flat Major, Op. 44 (1842

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Jun
26
Wed
Mt. Greylock, Lanesboro/Adams, MA– Quintessential performance (Bascom Lodge talk & dine presentation) @ Bascom Lodge at the Summit of Mt. Greylock
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Music by this local, all male, a cappella group.

ESTABLISHED IN 1898, THE RESERVATION WAS THE FIRST LAND PRESERVED-IN-TRUST FOR THE CITIZENS OF MASSACHUSETTS AS A WILDERNESS PARK; THE FLAGSHIP PROPERTY OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND RECREATION.

AT AN ELEVATION OF 3,491 FEET, GREYLOCK DOMINATES THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE AFFORDING VISITORS TO THE PARK VISTAS OF FOUR STATES AND FIVE MOUNTAIN RANGES. WITH OVER 70 MILES OF WOODLAND TRAILS, INCLUDING AN 11.5 MILE SECTION OF THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL THAT PASSES WITHIN A FEW FEET OF THE LODGE’S FRONT DOOR, THE RESERVATION ENABLES GUESTS ACCESS TO A DIVERSE ARRAY OF OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES. FROM A STRENUOUS CLIMB UP THE MOUNTAINS EASTERN FACE TO A WALK THROUGH A SPRAWLING CLIFF-TOP LOW BUSH BLUEBERRY PATCH, THE PARK’S MANY TRAILS AND VARYING TERRAINS OFFER AN ENDLESS VARIETY OF ADVENTURES THAT CHANGE FROM SEASON-TO-SEASON AND DAY-TO-DA

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 26 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
27
Thu
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 27 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–june 30–july 3-5-6-7-10-13-14-17-20-21

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

 

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 27 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
28
Fri
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–John McCutcheon musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

We are so pleased to have John back here at the Guthrie Center! “He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature.” The Washington Post

Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 28 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 28 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
29
Sat
Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 2:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Falls Village, CT–Steve Ross @ Music Mountain Festival
Jun 29 @ 5:00 pm

The Songs of Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Fred Astaire and Irving Berlin “The suavest of all male cabaret performers.” (The New York Times)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–COMPAÑÍA IRENE RODRÍGUEZ Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING: LIVE MUSIC & A WORLD PREMIERE

Compañía Irene Rodríguez is a revered voice in the emerging contemporary Cuban dance scene, known for a particular vision of flamenco that is both Spanish and Cuban. Rodríguez, praised as “intense” and “exacting” by The New York Times, created her company in 2012 that has since “succeeded in positioning itself among the best of the Spanish genre in Cuba” (Granma, Cuba). After a sold-out Pillow debut in 2017, this fiery ensemble of dancers and live musicians returns with audiences favorites and a world premiere, including the Pillow-commissioned Pena Negra based on poetry by Federico García Lorca, among others.

Among many accolades, Rodríguez was recently awarded the Order Isabel la Católica from the King of Spain and the Spanish government. The Festival presentation coincides with a two-week Professional Advancement program in the current and historic traditions of flamenco and Spanish dance, directed by Rodríguez in The School at Jacob’s Pillow.

 

 

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

Box Office: 413-528-0100 Admin: 413-644-9040

$35 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$55 Reserved
$70 Preferred
(Members receive $5 off each ticket)

$15 Youth Tickets – call the Box Office for information

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, carrying over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

Organized by singer John Lyon, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “Don`t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin` a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It`s For Real.” Still tinged with the exuberant rhythm and blues feel that is the Jukes` trademark, and loaded with the driving sound of the legendary Jukes horn section, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes continue to expound their signature Jersey Shore sound – all for the sheer joy of it.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

$35 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$55 Reserved
$70 Preferred
(Members receive $5 off each ticket)

$15 Youth Tickets – call the Box Office for information

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes emerged from the New Jersey shore scene in 1974, carrying over a significant influence (and some key personnel) from Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band.

Organized by singer John Lyon, the band is well known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs, including “Don`t Wanna Go Home,” “Havin` a Party,” “The Fever,” “Talk to Me,” “Trapped Again,” and “This Time It`s For Real.”

413-528-0100

Gt. Barrington, MA–Tom Chapin musician @ The Guthrie Center
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

A huge favorite with Guthrie Center audiences, Tom always gives us “Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs … one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” New York Times

Tickets: $30.00 / Friends of the Guthrie Center: $25.00
Doors open at 6:00 PM; Show starts at 8:00 PM.

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.
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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 29 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 29 @ 8:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Jun
30
Sun
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–ABBY Z AND THE NEW UTILITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 2:15 pm

Abby Zbikowski makes her Pillow debut with abandoned playground, an adrenaline-inducing sequence of hyper physicality and extreme virtuosity. Creating an intimate setup, nine dancers are pushed to the brink of their capabilities and endurance.

Recipient of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award, Abby Z is highlighted for bold, rhythmic, and high-intensity choreography that draws from tap, hip-hop, West African, postmodern, and a deep-rooted punk aesthetic as primary influences. The New York Times describes abandoned playground as “an onslaught of thwacking arms, emphatic kicks, dizzying spins, swift somersaults, perilous balances and slippery contortions.”

Ticketed Performances

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Falls Village, CT–Arianna String Quartet @ Music Mountain Festival
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm

Richard Young, Viola HUGO WOLF: Italian Serenade (1887) SCHUBERT: String Quartet in D Minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden” (1824) MENDELSSOHN: Viola Quintet in B Flat Major, Op. 87 (1845)

Box Office: (860) 824-7126
Email: info@musicmountain.org

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Becket, MA–ALL STYLES DANCE BATTLE Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jun 30 @ 8:00 pm

It’s back! For the third year in a row, we host an all styles dance battle featuring Festival artists, participants of The School at Jacob’s Pillow, regional street artists, surprise judges—and of course, one winner.

Tickets to this event are general admission: be a part of the action as you circle around some of the best dancers across multiple genres, as they battle it out right in front of you.

Ticketed Performances

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Jul
3
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 3 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 3 @ 7:00 pm

2 pm–june 30–july 3-5-6-7-10-13-14-17-20-21

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

 

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 3 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
4
Thu
BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Gt. Barrington, MA–Hootenanny ! @ The Guthrie Center
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm

Every Thursday night!
Music begins at 7:00 PM
Performers FREE—Members $3.00—Non-members $5.00

(413) 528-1955

Beer, wine, and dinner available between 6:00 and 8:00 PM on concert nights.

Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 4 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
5
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 5 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

BECKET, MA–FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
BECKET, MA--FREE OUTDOOR “INSIDE/OUT” DANCE PERFORMANCE @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival | Becket | Massachusetts | United States

Bring family and friends of all ages to the Inside/Out series, offering free outdoor performances by emerging and established dance companies and presentations by dancers of The School at Jacob’s Pillow every Wednesday through Saturday at 6:15 pm during the Festival.

In the event of rain, the 6:15 pm Inside/Out performance may be canceled or moved indoors to the Perles Family Studio, and seat passes are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. When possible, a live video simulcast with limited seating is offered in a nearby studio. Passes are distributed beginning at 5:20 pm. We encourage patrons not to arrive before 5:20 if it is raining unless they are prepared to wait in the rain for pass distribution.

Call the Box Office at 413.243.0745 after 5pm to find out if the Inside/Out performance has been moved indoors and what to expect regarding indoor availability.

CHECK WEBSITE FOR DETAILS OF EACH PERFORMANCE

413.243.9919

Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Gt. Barrington, MA–MOMIX: Opus Cactus @ Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

JULY 6 PERFORMANCE IS AT   7 pm

$28 Upper Balcony (Limited)
$58 Reserved / $53 Members
$78 Preferred

$15 Youth Tickets – call the Box Office for information

If Salvador Dali and Leonardo da Vinci got inspired by National Geographic you’d get Opus Cactus, Moses Pendleton’s amazing evening length work about the desert world. With their signature illusion style, MOMIX explore the mysterious creatures and cacti of the desert. Surreal, wondrous and massively creative, there’s nothing like the MOMIX performance experience

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50

Becket, MA–David Roussève/REALITY Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 5 @ 8:15 pm

Dance, music, text, and video come together in David Roussève/REALITY’s new work Halfway to Dawn, a “heartfelt and heart-breaking homage” (Times Quotidian) to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington’s prolific but long-obscured collaborator, known for singles like “Take the ‘A’ Train”, “Satin Doll”, and “Lush Life”. Interpreting Strayhorn’s signature music sensibility through a dynamic movement vocabulary which melds jazz, modern, postmodern, and social dance, Halfway to Dawn creates an abstract portrait of Strayhorn’s life as a gay, African American jazz composer in the 1950s-60s.

Led by “one of this country’s most inspired and inspiring dancemakers” (San Francisco Chronicle), David Roussève/REALITY returns to the Pillow after a developmental stint in the Pillow Lab.

 

 

 

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Jul
6
Sat
Becket, MA–COMPAGNIE CNDC-ANGERS/ROBERT SWINSTON Performance @ Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm

FEATURING LIVE MUSIC

Compagnie CNDC-Angers/Robert Swinston makes its Pillow debut with work by one of the greatest artistic innovators of the 20th century as part of the worldwide Merce Cunningham Centennial celebration. The company is led by current director of the National Center for Contemporary Dance in Angers, France, Robert Swinston, a longtime dancer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, later assistant to the choreographer and finally director of choreography. A revered holder of Cunningham’s body of work and revelatory technique, Time Out lauds, “If we can trust anyone to uphold Merce Cunningham’s choreographic legacy, it’s Robert Swinston.”

Commemorating a special Pillow history—the last time Cunningham saw his company perform was through a live stream of the company’s closing performance on the Ted Shawn Theatre stage—the program opens with archival film of Merce Cunningham at Jacob’s Pillow followed by Suite for Five (1953-1958), Inlets 2 (1983), and the frolic How to Pass, Kick, Fall, and Run (1965), which Swinston was awarded a Bessie Award for his role as a dancer and for his participation with Cunningham and Carolyn Brown in the reconstruction of the 2003 revival. Swinston is an original trustee on the Merce Cunningham Trust, whose mission is to carry Merce Cunningham’s legacy into the future.

 

Ticketed Performances

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Pittsfield, MA–“Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story” Performance
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm

8 pm–june 28-29–july 5-6-12-13-19-20

In the summer of 1954, in a small radio station in Cleveland, an unknown disc jockey heard the sound that would change America. And the rest is music history.

Rock and Roll Man is the new musical about the incredible rise and fall of Alan Freed, the man who coined the phrase rock and roll and brought its sound to the world. He discovered black artists—and got them record deals. He traveled the country—and got them heard from coast to coast. He spoke to the younger generation—and brought them to their feet. By the dawn of the ’60s, he was the biggest name in music—until scandal made him the biggest target in America.

This high energy musical highlights the greatest rock and roll legends of all time such as Little Richard, Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay, just to name a few. Also, featuring original songs and some of the biggest hits of a decade, including “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Tutti Frutti,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Ain’t That a Shame” and many more, Rock and Roll Mantakes you behind the scenes and behind the music of one of the most influential—and controversial—figures in pop music history.

Berkshire Theatre Festival–The Colonial Theatre
111 South Street, Pittsfield, MA

Tickets: A: $75 B: $50