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14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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February 2020

Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

February 1 @ 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10

Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly`s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School`s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike.

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Met Opera Live in HD: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess

February 1 @ 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 Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

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Cion: Requiem of Ravel’s Bolero By Vuyani Dance Theatre

February 1 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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Carried by the transformative singing of an African choir, the work weaves a narrative of greed, power, and the pain of mourning with a moving live score interrogating Ravel’s music through South African vocal traditions.

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Met Opera Live in HD: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Encore)

February 5 @ 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 Gershwins’ modern American masterpiece has its first Met performances in almost three decades, starring bass-baritone Eric Owens and soprano Angel Blue in the title roles. Director James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row, a setting vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants.

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Construct Inc. Presents: Warm Up the Winter Variety Show Benefit

February 10 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$25

This years show will be emcee’d by Barney Stein and will open with Wanda Houston singing ‘Warm Up the Winter’ a performance of Joe Rose’s song which he wrote and composed for Construct. Following acts include: Youth Alive drum and step dance band, Alan Chartock & the Berkshire Ramblers, Tumo Kohrs, The Spartones, The Olga Dunn Dance Co., and The Wanda Houston Band. Pre-show entertainment will be offered by the Sunday Strummers.

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London’s National Theatre in HD: All My Sons

February 22 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10 – $17

Academy Award-winner Sally Field and Bill Pullman star in Arthur Miller’s blistering drama All My Sons.

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Swan Lake

February 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10 – $17

Prince Siegfried is summoned by his parents to choose a bride. However, he encounters a mysterious and magnetic swan-woman, Odette, by the lake and is captivated. His vow of eternal love to her will have irreversible consequences. Tchaikovsky’s essential masterpiece returns for a live broadcast of the most-beloved ballet in the classical canon. Technically challenging and filled with vibrant emotion, with a stunning and world-famous corps de ballet in perfect unison, the legendary love story between Prince Siegfried and the…

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Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: Handel’s Agrippina

February 29 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10

Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly`s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School`s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Handel’s Agrippina

February 29 @ 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

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

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March 2020

Met Opera Live in HD: Handel’s Agrippina (Encore)

March 4 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10 – $25

As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.

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Gin Blossoms

March 6 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$50 – $90

In late 80’s Gin Blossoms started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio’s diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars like Nirvana. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That…

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Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

March 14 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10

Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly`s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School`s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer

March 14 @ 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

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer (Encore)

March 18 @ 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

Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.

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Close Encounters With Music: The French Connection – Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré

March 21 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$28 – $52

The greatest period of creativity among French composers coincides with the emergence of Impressionist art. Attempting to define that French “je ne sais quoi” is as elusive as describing a bottle of Château Petrus. But, as exemplified by the music of Fauré (Piano Quartet No. 1), Debussy (the prophetically daring cello Sonate), Saint-Saëns (Rondo Capriccioso) and Lili Boulanger (D’un matin de printemps), tension between elegance, restraint and intense fervor is a hallmark of the French aesthetic. There is passion, powerful…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Romeo and Juliet

March 29 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10 – $17

Despite each of their families being merciless enemies, Romeo and Juliet are deeply in love. The rivalry between the two families will cost Mercutio’s life, causing Romeo a desire of vengeance for the loss of his friend. The star-crossed lovers’ tragic fate inspired Prokofiev’s remarkable cinematic score, from the delicate theme of Juliet to the ominous Dance of the Knights. Bolshoi stars Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov wholly embody the two eternal lovers in Alexei Ratmansky’s stunning evocation of love…

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April 2020

Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: Puccini’s Tosca

April 11 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10

Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly`s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School`s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Puccini’s Tosca (Encore)

April 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.

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Madeleine Peyroux

April 17 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$40 – $75

Madeleine Peyroux's extraordinary journey is one of music industry’s most compelling. Eight albums and 22 years since her debut Dreamland, Peyroux continues to challenge the confines of jazz, venturing into the fertile fields of contemporary music with unfading curiosity. Peyroux’s new album, Anthem, finds the singer-songwriter collaborating with writers/musicians Patrick Warren (Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Lana Del Rey, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers), Brian MacLeod (Sara Bareilles, Leonard Cohen, Tina Turner, Ziggy Marley) and David Baerwald…

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Bolshoi Ballet in HD: Jewels

April 19 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10 – $17

York’s Fifth Avenue, celebrating the cities and dance schools of Paris, New York and St. Petersburg, each bound to its own precious stone: emerald, ruby and diamond. Balanchine built an homage of captivating beauty to the three dance schools that had forged his style, each represented by a contrasting gemstone. Jewels offers a unique occasion to enjoy the genius of choreographer’s visually captivating work performed by some of the world’s most dazzling dancers in a live broadcast to cinemas.

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Close Encounters With Music: Skylark A Cappella Vocalists – Hidden Symbols, Secret Codes

April 25 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$28 – $52

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join GRAMMYnominated Skylark to find out. Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, musical selections will be drawn from the ancient to the modern, including…

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May 2020

Scott Eyerly’s Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

May 9 @ 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$10

Composer and librettist Scott Eyerly has won acclaim across a wide range of genres. Eyerly`s fresh approach to opera and classical music has attracted a growing audience. His popular lecture series at the Mahaiwe and his sold-out courses at The Juilliard School`s Evening Division are drawing novices and cognoscenti alike.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda

May 9 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

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Met Opera Live in HD: Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Encore)

May 13 @ 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

A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.

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Close Encounters With Music: Celebration of an Immortal Genius – Beethoven at 250!

May 23 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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The prototype of the romantic artist who overcomes adversity, the composer’s composer, and exemplar of artistic freedom and bold expressive power, Beethoven left an indelible mark that forever altered the landscape of classical music. This program will chart three stations in a glorious history: Sonata No. 2 opus 5 for Cello, where he is still following a historic trajectory as a student of Haydn; the Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor opus 30 from his Middle period as he…

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June 2020

Close Encounters With Music: Café Music – Jazz, Rap, and World Premiere!

June 13 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
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 this celebration of summer. Combining ingredients of classical music, jazz, klezmer and whimsy, Café Music is irresistible and full of energy—caffeine-fueled music at its most entertaining. Claude Bolling’s classical/jazz musings in the Suite for Cello and Jazz Trio (double bass and percussion) offer up interpolations of boogie-woogie and ragtime with Baroque underpinnings, not to mention sizzling panache. Gershwin, who “made an honest woman of jazz,” is…

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July 2020

Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro – Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret

July 19 @ 7:00 PM
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States
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$31 – $146

Alan Cumming (Cabaret, The Good Wife) and Ari Shapiro (NPR’s All Things Considered, Pink Martini) both transport audiences to other worlds through their stories. Now, they’re joining forces in SONG. Witness the exclusive debut of their new evening of tunes and tall tales titled “Och & Oy! A Considered Cabaret”. Musical direction by Henry Koperski. In a statement, Cumming said, “I’ve got to know Ari over the last few years, both socially and when he interviewed me for a couple…

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