Music & Dance Intelligence
Tuesday, Feb. 27
Bardavon For the first time in his career, the world’s foremost musical satirist and four-time Grammy-winner “Weird Al” Yankovic foregoes his big-production show for an intimate evening of music, focusing on original (non-parody) songs from his 14-album catalog. With special guest Emo Philips. Poughkeepsie, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 1 & Friday, March 2
Infinity Hall 20-time Grammy-Award-winning jazz guitarist and composer Pat Metheny will perform with pianist James Francies and percussionist Anwar Marshall on Thursday, and with Steve Swallow in “Duets” on Friday. Norfolk, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 2
Warner Theatre An acoustic evening with Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin, as these singer-songwriters and longtime friends share music and stories. Torrington, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 3
The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn New York City native Emily Mure has played concert halls as a classically trained oboist and busked as a singer-songwriter on the streets of Ireland. She’s now touring behind her third album, Worth, which brings together her rich experiences as a musical traveler. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
Omi This year’s annual Candlelight Concert will feature Thomas Kotik and the “bluegrass-inspired swamp extravaganza” of Big High Hills. Begin the evening with cocktails and mingling at 5 p.m., followed by music at 5:30 p.m. and a reception with eats at 6:45 p.m. Ghent.
Mahaiwe Grammy Award-winning blues, folk and Southern rock band Blue Traveler performs, with opener Los Colognes and a Barrington Brewery beer tasting at intermission. Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Simon’s Rock The South Berkshire Concert Series presents pianist Frederic Chiu in an all-Beethoven recital. Great Barrington, 8 p.m. A pre-concert talk with the artist begins at 6:45 p.m. (Photo by Chris Craymer)
Hudson Hall New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) present PROTEST, an evening of defiant, passionate and ironic songs that touch on some of the hot-button issues in today’s news: the rights of Latinx, Muslims, Jews and the gay community; the plights of refugees; and the survival of the earth itself. 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6
Williams College A performance by pianist Robert Levin, who is renowned for his restoration of the Classical period practice of improvised embellishments and cadenzas; his Mozart and Beethoven performances have been hailed throughout the world. Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 8
Infinity Hall Nashville hit-writing machine Phil Vassar returns to Norfolk. Besides his own chart-topping tunes, Vassar has penned #1 songs for Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson and many others. 8 p.m.
Friday, March 9
Colonial Theatre Multiple Grammy Award-winning South African a cappella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo perform uplifting vocal harmonies, along with their signature dance moves and charming onstage banter. Pittsfield, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 10
MASS MoCA Godspeed You! Black Emperor, a band that began in Montreal in the early 1990s, has an experimental post-rock sound. Tashi Dorji opens. North Adams, 8 p.m.
Elmendorph Inn Early Music Concert: The Hudson Valley Consort performs music of the 17th and 18th centuries by Handel, Telemann, Corelli and Couperin, featuring Dongmyung Ahn and Scot Moore, violins; Christine Gummere, cello; Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord. A reception follows the performance. Red Hook, 4 p.m.
The Barn at the Egremont Village Inn Rene Lopez inherited a rich modern Latin music tradition from his father, but over the past 20 years he’s built a legacy of his own, blurring lines between funk, hip-hop, rock, jazz, EDM and pop. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
Monday, March 12
Williams College Celebrating Sam Gilliam’s love of Charlie Parker’s music, Kris Allen and Avery G. Sharpe perform original arrangements of Parker’s music on the anniversary of Charlie Parker’s death. Williamstown, 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 15
Warner Theatre Breakthrough country music artist and 2011 American Idol winner Scotty McCreery tours behind his brand-new album, Seasons Change. Torrington, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 16
Infinity Hall Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member Richie Furay is an influential singer/songwriter and a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and Poco. Norfolk, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17
Bard College The Golden Age of Song is the second performance of Catskill Jazz Factory’s three-concert winter series, Classical, Jazz, and Soul: A Musical Offering. Damien Sneed is joined by an ensemble featuring Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Keyon Harrold for a tribute to the post-war era of swing, bebop and rock n’ roll, including songs by Nat King Cole, Mel Torme and Chet Baker. Annandale-on-Hudson, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 18
Hudson Hall Conducted by James Bagwell, The Orchestra Now (TON) presents Bizet’s Symphony in C. The concert is part of TON’s 2017/18 series, About Town. 3 p.m.