Music & Dance Intelligence
Friday, March 23
Berkshire Bach Society Bach’s Birthday Supper: Enjoy cocktails, Chef Paul Pearson’s menu of foods from the times of Bach, party games and prizes, and a performance by Ethan Chen and two of his colleagues, all prodigy string players from the Juilliard Pre-College Program. The White Hart Inn in Salisbury, 7 p.m.
Dewey Hall Oldtone Productions presents the Cocek! Brass Band, a 5-piece ensemble from Boston playing all original music influenced by Eastern-European and New Orleans dance songs, Afrobeat and Klezmer, with elements of reggae and Western classical pieces. Sheffield, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 24
Jacob’s Pillow Pillow Party: Swing Dance, with live music by The Lucky 5. Special guest teachers Caleb Teicher and LaTasha Barnes kick off the evening with an introduction to swing dance that leads into a social dance party. Becket, 7:30-11 p.m.
Concerts in the Village French Music from the 20th Century: vocal and instrumental works of Lili Boulanger, Nadia Boulanger, Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. Van Buren Hall, Kinderhook. 4 p.m.
The Egremont Barn Jesse Harris is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer who received a Grammy for 2003 Song of the Year for Norah Jones’ “Don’t Know Why.” As a solo artist, Jesse has released 13 albums, including his most recent, Music For Chameleons. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
Hudson Hall Classics on Hudson presents To Lenny With Love, an homage to the iconic American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein, sung by Arianna Zukerman, Bob McDonald and Vale Rideout and accompanied by Joy Schreier on piano. 7 p.m.
Sunday, March 25
The Egremont Barn Singer/songwriter Peter Mulvey has made seventeen records, spanning rock and roll, folk, jazz, spoken word, and Americana. South Egremont, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 30
Warner Theatre Founding members of the band America, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will harmonize on all the songs you love, including “A Horse With No Name,” “Ventura Highway,” “Sister Golden Hair,“ and many others. Torrington, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 31
Club Helsinki Louisiana supergroup The Revelers play a mix of “Louisiana jukebox music” and “swamp-pop.” The group’s latest album, Get Ready, was nominated in the Best Regional Roots category at the Grammys. Hudson, 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 31 & Sunday, April 1
Bard College Abby Z and The New Utility presents abandoned playground, a hyper-kinetic contest of physical daring and extreme virtuosity choreographed by Abby Zbikowski, winner of the 2017 Juried Bessie Award. Annandale-on-Hudson.
Friday, April 6
Infinity Hall Founding member of The Kinks, Dave Davies and his band will perform new material as well as classics like “You Really Got Me,” “All Of The Day and All Of The Night,” “Come Dancing” and more. Norfolk, 8 p.m.
Bard College Liam Ó Maonlaí, a founding member of the band The Hothouse Flowers, is one of Ireland’s best-loved musicians and singers. He’ll perform in a musical/dance collaborations with Deirdre Lowry’s American Irish Dance Company, Solas An Lae. Annandale-on-Hudson, 7:30 p.m.
Williams College The Williams College Department of Music presents Miranda Cuckson & Nunc. Artistic director and violinist/violist Cuckson is known for her performances of a wide range of repertoire, and is one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary music. Chapin Hall, Williamstown. 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 7
Infinity Hall A performance by Hal Ketchum (“Small Town Saturday Night,” “I Know Where Love Lives”), one of the finest singer/songwriters to ever come into and out of Nashville. Norfolk, 8 p.m.
Club Helsinki Detroit-raised R&B vocalist Bettye LaVette brings her soulful interpretation of classic rock songs, funk, gospel and country music to Hudson to celebrate the release of her brand-new album, Things Have Changed, the songs of Bob Dylan. 9 p.m.
MASS MoCA In Poor People’s TV Room, choreographer Okwui Okpokwasili pulls you through an ancestral fever dream shared between four women mysteriously linked through time and fractured memories. North Adams, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 8
Club Helsinki The Rogovoy Salon music and literary series presents The Merlin and Polina Shepherd Klezmer Duo, featuring two of the world’s greatest virtuosos and innovators combining forces in a spiritual celebration of cross-cultural world music. Hudson, 7 p.m.