Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spaulding: Iphigenia

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November 2021

Wayne Shorter & Esperanza Spaulding: Iphigenia

November 6 @ 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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MASS MoCA, 87 MASS MoCA Way
North Adams, MA 01247 United States
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$20 – $60

In Iphigenia, two of the most visionary and daring musical voices of our time—composer Wayne Shorter and librettist and performer esperanza spalding—have created a modern operatic re-imagining of the ancient tale of a daughter sacrificed to the gods. Against a set designed by luminary architect Frank Gehry, classical and jazz forms collide in a full orchestral score, while a deeply poetic and radical libretto sees Iphigenia herself multiply and stare down opera’s history. Shorter and spalding’s Iphigenia is not so…

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The Stompers

November 13 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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The Stompers perform their original brand of Boston rock & roll. From the bars of Boston to national prominence, The Stompers are a true rock & roll success story. If all you really want is some “American Fun” don’t miss The Stompers’ return to The Berkshires at the Colonial Theatre.

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Rev Tor 25th Anniversary Jam

November 20 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Berkshire Theatre Group, 111 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$25

Rev Tor has been a powerful presence on the East Coast club and festival circuit, performing in venues from Maine to Key West, Florida. Tor and his band have shared the stage with members of The Grateful Dead, Dead and Co., Phish, The Allman Brothers, and NRPS. Over a 25+ year career, he has performed at festivals and concerts with the likes of Leon Russel, Los Lobos, String Cheese Incident and many others. 2021 brings the release of Rev Tor’s…

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Café Music—Jazz, Rap and Grand Reopening!

November 21 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Close Encounters with Music, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$28 – $52

Paul Schoenfield’s runaway classical hit, Café Music for piano trio, sets the tone for a celebratory re-opening. Combining elements of classical, jazz, klezmer and whimsy, Café Music is caffeine-fueled and irresistible. Claude Bolling’s musings in the Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio offer up interpolations of boogie-woogie and ragtime with Baroque underpinnings. Gershwin is represented with his Three Preludes for Piano. With a benediction from Beethoven (his Romance No. 2 in F Major for Violin and Piano) and a cameo…

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An Evening with Hot Tuna and Special Guest David Grisman’s Dawg Trio

November 27 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$41 – $86

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady founded Hot Tuna in 1969 as a side project during their Jefferson Airplane days. Half a century later, the boyhood pals are still passionate as ever about playing music together. Kaukonen is a leading practitioner and teacher of fingerstyle guitar. Casady is known for having broadened the range and scope of electric bass playing, taking it out of the rhythm category and bringing to it a world of complex and complementary melodies. In 2016, the…

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December 2021

Met Opera Live in HD: Matthew Aucoin’s Eurydice

December 4 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10 – $25

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. Brilliant American composer Matthew Aucoin now carries that tradition into the 21st century with a captivating new take on the story—a product of the Met’s commissioning program. With a libretto by Sarah Ruhl, adapted from her acclaimed 2003 play, the opera reimagines the familiar tale from Eurydice’s point of view.

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The Roaring Twenties – Berlin, Paris, New York

December 12 @ 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Close Encounters with Music, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$25 – $52

The cabaret beckons as Close Encounters With Music ushers in the winter season in the Berkshires. In a performance that evokes the twenties of the last century—a time exemplified by Art Deco, Prohibition, the loosening of social restraints, Jazz, the Charleston and flappers—“Roaring Twenties” offers a panorama of composers and styles that defined and shaped the era: Samuel Barber, Kurt Weill, Alexander Zemlinsky, Hanns Eisler, Cole Porter, Poulenc, Schoenberg, and Erwin Schulhoff provide a bi-continental glimpse into a decade that…

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John Pizzarelli Trio – The New Standards

December 18 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$45 – $105

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.  

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February 2022

Folk and Baroque

February 22, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$28 – $52

From High Baroque to village dances, South American indigenous flavors and ethereal liturgical music, and from the jig to the tango—a program bridging worlds that grew out of common ground. Composers include Bach, Villa Lobos, Monteverdi, Handel, Couperin, Rameau and Vivaldi. The repertoire of the classical guitar has been transformed through Eliot Fisk’s innumerable transcriptions, and through his fearless technique. Emily Marvosh dazzles audiences with her luminous contralto “plum-wine voice, that glorifies all it touched…staggeringly gorgeous” (Boston Globe). Instruments and…

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March 2022

A Night of Chopin and Brahms—Presenting Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo

March 20, 2022 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Close Encounters with Music, Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$28 – $52

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). He is joined by violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Daniel Panner and cellist Yehuda Hanani for Brahms’s epic Piano Quartet Opus 25 in G minor with its intoxicating Gypsy finale—a tour-de-force of rhythmic and melodic bravado that ends in unbridled excitement. Brilliant execution…

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