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Music & Dance

Amenia Music Hall
Amenia, NY

Aston Magna Foundation for Music & Humanities
Great Barrington, MA

Bardavon Theater
Poughkeepsie, NY

Berkshire Bach Society
Great Barrington, MA

Berkshire Choral Festival
Sheffield, MA

Cantilena Choir
Lenox, MA

Castle Street Cafe
Great Barrington, MA

Close Encounters with Music
Great Barrington, MA

Club Helsinki
Hudson, NY

The Colonial Theatre
Pittsfield, MA

Concerts in the Village
Kinderhook, NY

Lakeville, CT

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center
Poughkeepsie, NY

The Dream Away Lodge
Becket, MA

The Fisher Center at Bard
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

The Half Moon
Hudson, NY

Hudson Opera House
Hudson, NY

Infinity Hall
Norfolk, CT

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival
Becket, MA

Kaatsbaan International Dance Center
Tivoli, NY

The Lion’s Den at the Red Lion Inn
Stockbridge, MA

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Great Barrington, MA

Music & More
New Marlborough, MA

Music Mountain
Falls Village, CT

Norfolk Chamber Music Festival
Norfolk, CT

North Adams, MA

PS21|Performance Spaces for the 21st Century
Chatham, NY

Rhinebeck Chamber Music Society
Rhinebeck, NY

South Mountain Concerts
Pittsfield, MA

Spectrum Playhouse
Lee, MA

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale Hudson, NY

Lenox, MA

Tannery Pond Concerts
New Lebanon, NY

Time & Space Limited
Hudson, NY

Music & Dance Intelligence


Friday, Dec. 15
The Williams Inn Listen: an evening of some of the best singer-songwriters in the area, including Sarah McNair, Izzy Heltai, Rachel Laitman and Long Journey. Williamstown, 7 p.m.

Northern Berkshire Chorale Concert of Mozart’s Vespers setting, Vesperae Solennes de Confessore featuring soprano Sylvia Stoner, and Handel’s 4th Chandos Anthem, O Sing Unto the Lord featuring Tenor Alexander Turpin, mezzo soprano Ann Marie Adamick and bass Keith Kibler. Chapin Hall at Williams College, Williamstown, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 16
The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn Elizabeth Ziman, a.k.a. Elizabeth and the Catapult, is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter who has collaborated with Esperanza Spalding and Gillian Welch, won a 2015 Independent Music Award, and whose songs have been featured in TV ads for Google, Amazon and others. South Egremont, 8 p.m.

The Stationery Factory Raise the Mic: The Whiskey Treaty Roadshow will play a benefit concert for the Berkshires-based non-profit Music in Common and its Empower Youth Against Hate campaign. Dalton, 8 p.m.

Bardavon The Hudson Valley Philharmonic’s 58th season continues with a holiday performance of Handel’s Messiah with guest conductor Christine Howlett. Guest vocalists from Cappella Festiva will join the HVP for a total of 100 instrumentalists and singers on the stage. Audience members are invited to sing along. Poughkeepsie, 2 p.m.

Infinity Hall Los Lobos have been playing traditional Mexican music, rock ‘n’ roll, funk and blues for over three decades. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17
Bard College Grammy Award-winning vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant performs with Sullivan Fortner on piano. The intimate concert will feature selections from her new album Dreams and Daggers (2017) and special holiday surprises. Annandale-on-Hudson, 3 p.m.

Kinderhook Reformed Church 8th Annual Celebration of Lessons & Carols: nine distinguished readers will be joined by an ensemble of nearly 40 singers under the direction of David Smith. Assisting will be organist Justan Foster and Pastor Rudy Visser will preside. All attending will be invited to sing traditional hymns and carols. 4 p.m.

Mahaiwe Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance presents A Celtic Nutcracker, set to the original Tchaikovsky score as well as live Celtic music. Great Barrington, 3 p.m.

Hudson Hall Classics on Hudson presents the annual Messiah Sing, conducted by Gwen Gould. With an instrumental ensemble and featured soloists, the audience becomes the choir to sing the Christmas portion of Handel’s oratorio. Hudson, 4 p.m.

The Kent Singers Comfort and Joy: Lullabies and Dances for Christmastide, a concert of seasonal choral music including Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies” and songs by John Rutter, William Mathias, Benjamin Britten and others. St. Andrew’s Church, Kent. 3 p.m.

Hotchkiss Library of Sharon Classical guitarist Kevin Sherwin presents The Guitar’s Story, featuring music ranging from kingly dances and operatic serenades to native folk traditions of South America and Spain. 4 p.m.

Ellen Lynch Photography The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble (Chris Ferrone, saxophone; Richard Green, guitar; Peter Skaller, piano, Stephen Dieteman, bass; and Bob Vaca, drums) will perform ballads, bossa nova, be-bop and swing. Chatham, 3:30 p.m.

Kaatsbaan Free open rehearsal with Malpaso Dance Company, a troupe from Cuba who has commissioned original works from Ron K. Brown, Trey McIntyre and, most recently, acclaimed Canadian choreographer Aszure Barton. 2:30 p.m.

Club Helsinki Drag queen Hedda Lettuce’s annual holiday cabaret, “Lettuce Rejoice,” includes such favorites as “Here Comes Tranny Clause,” “Do You Hear What I Hear” rendered as “Do You Think That He’s Queer” and more. Hudson, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 21
The 1753 House 44th Annual Carol Sing: Deborah Burns and members of her OK Chorale will lead a cappella singing beside a roaring fireplace. Carol books and hot mulled cider are provided. There is no heat or electricity in the 1753 House, so dress warmly and bring a candle by which to see. Williamstown, 7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 22 & Saturday, Dec. 23
Club Helsinki Part dance party, part funk concert, part comedy show, Everett Bradley’s “Holidelic” features original holiday songs as well as loose, funk-infused adaptations of Tchaikovsky, “Frosty the Snowman,” “Little Drummer Boy” and the like. Hudson. 9 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 23
Mahaiwe In Billie & Blue Eyes, Catherine Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and John Pizzarelli’s quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall Months before becoming the youngest winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” Connecticut native Sawyer Fredericks found his way into the hearts of music lovers with his rendition of “I’m a Man of Constant Sorrow.” Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 28
W. Stockbridge Congregational Church The West Stockbridge Chamber Players, featuring members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will perform its winter concert featuring works by Mahler, Schubert and Zemlinsky. A reception follows. 6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 29
Club Helsinki In a benefit for AnimalKind, stripped-down singer/songwriters The Skivvies (a.k.a. Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley) will perform humorous pop songs and showtunes on stringed instruments. Hudson, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall Big Al Anderson returns with his band of renegades, The Floor Models. Joining him on stage is four-time Emmy winning composer and Shinolas’ guitarist Jim Chapdelaine, drummer Lorne Entress, and Paul Kochanski on bass. Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Crescendo Three Wise Men Follow a Star: Spanish and Latin American folk songs of the Renaissance and Baroque, featuring works by Guerrero, Morales, Araujo, Enzina and Torrejón y Velasco performed by the Crescendo Vocal Ensemble with soprano and guitarist Salome Sandoval, tenor Pablo Bustos, and guest musicians. Saint James Place in Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 30
Crescendo Three Wise Men Follow a Star: Spanish and Latin American folk songs of the Renaissance and Baroque, featuring works by Guerrero, Morales, Araujo, Enzina and Torrejón y Velasco performed by the Crescendo Vocal Ensemble with soprano and guitarist Salome Sandoval, tenor Pablo Bustos, and guest musicians. Trinity Church Lime Rock, Lakeville. 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 31
Mahaiwe Berkshire Bach Society presents Bach at New Year’s. The Berkshire Bach Ensemble, under the direction of soloist Eugene Drucker (founding member of the Emerson String Quartet), will perform pieces by Mozart, Bach, Bartok, Purcell and more. Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

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