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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


Thursday, Oct. 19
Infinity Hall Kathy Mattea’s “The Acoustic Living Room” – stories and songs also featuring Bill Cooley. Kathy presents her most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits “Where’ve You Been?” and “Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses.” Norfolk, 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20
The Hotchkiss School The Hotchkiss Concert Series presents an evening of chamber music with cellist Dmitry Yablonsky, violinist Janna Gandelman and pianist Fabio Witkowski performing duos and trios by Ravel, Grier and Piazzolla. Lakeville, 7 p.m.

MASS MoCA Brooklyn composer Gabriel Kahane returns with an intimate new song cycle, solo at the piano, based on his recent two-week Amtrak journey around the country. North Adams, 8 p.m.

MCLA Design Lab Berkshire indie-folk band House Sparrow will hold an official release show for their new LP, Eat Honey, Taste Mud, along with South County’s The Chain Letter, Pennsylvania space rockers Ruckzuck and modern punk band Bit Lip. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 21
The Four Nations Ensemble The second Hudson River Harvest concert of the season is Serves and Meissen-Redefining Rococo, featuring the music of Leclair, Francoeur, Rameau, Graun and Bach. Copake, 3:30 p.m.

Close Encounters With Music CEWM presents The Titans – Schumann and Brahms Piano Quintets. The season opens with Brahms’s Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 and Schumann’s Piano Quintet performed by Soyeon Kate Lee, piano; Irina Muresanu and Peter Zazofsky, violin; Michael Strauss, viola; and Yehuda Hanani, cello. The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Club Helsinki Elvis Perkins, a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter, is known for his mystical, dreamy sound and his psych-folk vocals. Hudson, 9 p.m.

Clarion Concerts The Leaf Peeper Concert series presents “Breathtaking Baroque,” featuring the music of Handel, Boddecker, Telemann, Loeillet and JS Bach performed by Eugenia Zukerman, flute; Stephen Taylor, oboe; Peter Kolkay, bassoon; and Anthony Newman, harpsichord. Saint James Church, Great Barrington. 5 p.m.

Spencertown Academy Arts Center Bend the Knotted Oak Chamber Music (BKO) presents “Music that Dances,” featuring violinist Mitsuko Suzuki partnered by BKO’s pianist/artistic director Uel Wade. 7:30 p.m. (Photo by Gary Gold)

Hudson Hall “Classical-meets-rockstar duo” pianist Peter Dugan and violinist Charles Yang will be joined by Broadway star Marissa McGowan and award-winning cellist Adrian Daurov in a musical celebration of the legendary conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch. 7 p.m.

Morton Memorial Library The Roland Vazquez Quintet will perform a concert. Rhinecliff, 7 p.m.

Adams Free Library Musical duo Samantha Talora and Ron Ramsay present “An Evening of Song” to benefit the Library. Joining them will be violinist Eileen Markland and Michael Gillespie on woodwinds. Adams, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22
Club Helsinki The Rogovoy Salon music and literary series presents Natalia Zukerman, an incisive songwriter with the vocal phrasing of jazz-blues singer and a phenomenal instrumental talent on anything with strings. Hudson, 7 p.m.

Infinity Hall Jefferson Starship, a collaboration of celebrated musicians that plays from its original incarnation as well as the rich songbook of its legendary forefathers, Jefferson Airplane. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26 & Saturday, Oct. 28
Kaatsbaan The all-male repertory dance company 10 Hairy Legs will perform The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. C.S. Lewis’ beloved classic comes to life in this one act work suitable for families. Tivoli.

Friday, Oct. 27
Claverack Library Songs and Stories of the Strange and Macabre: The NiverMoores will perform delightfully depressing songs of melancholy, hard living and death. Singer/songwriter Abby Lappen will present original and traditional folk songs to haunt and mesmerize. Storytellers will spin tales of suspense and shivery delight. 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28
MASS MoCA Obie Award-winning ensemble Big Dance Theater takes an intertextual spin through the diaries of famed 17th-century socialite Samuel Pepys, weaving music, dance, video and text into this sneak preview performance. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Saint James Place Crescendo’s first concert of its 2017-18 season celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther — his revolutionary music and words in settings of German Renaissance and Baroque motets, choruses and chorales. Great Barrington, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Trinity Church Crescendo’s first concert of its 2017-18 season celebrates the legacy of Martin Luther — his revolutionary music and words in settings of German Renaissance and Baroque motets, choruses and chorales. Lakeville, 4 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3
Mahaiwe Modern country music duo Thompson Square are on their “This is Us” tour. Their #1 hits include “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” Jake Scherer opens. Great Barrington, 8 p.m.

Infinity Hall Blues and folk musician Chris Smither, a profound songwriter and virtuoso guitarist with a 50-year career behind him, will make his long-awaited return to Norfolk. 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4
Bardavon Modern country music duo Thompson Square are on their “This is Us” tour. Their #1 hits include “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” and “If I Didn’t Have You.” Poughkeepsie, 8 p.m.

MASS MoCA Husband-wife duo The Weepies, who emerged from the Boston folk scene in the early 2000s, perform in a stripped-down setting. HoneyHoney’s Benjamin Jaffe opens with a new duo. North Adams, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Infinity Hall Skylark: an all-female lineup of 10+ musicians from host Amy Helm’s musical community in Woodstock, and beyond, including Rachael Yamagata and Cindy Cashdollar. Norfolk, 7:30 p.m.

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