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WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Percussion Ensemble in a concert titled “Sextet” in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public. "Sextet" features two recent works for percussion trio, and Steve Reich's masterpiece "Sextet" for percussion and keyboards.

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PIANIST PEDJA MUZIJEVIC
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Hailed by critics as a thinking musician with engaging stage presence and a gratifying combination of virtuosity and eloquence, pianist Pedja Muzijevic has defined his 35 year career with creative programming, unusual combinations of new and old music, and lasting collaborations with other artists and ensembles. He will perform in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus.
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WILLLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE: “SEXTET”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
This concert at Williams College's Chapin Hall, titled "Sextet," features Alexandre Lunsqui's “SHI”, a rhythmic thrill ride performed with chopsticks and metal rods on instruments found in the kitchen and the recycling bin. Anna Thorvaldsdottir's “aura” is a quiet and haunting work featuring delicate scrapes and shimmers. Steve Reich's landmark “Sextet” is a seminal work by one of America's most influential composers.

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'VENTFORT FOLK BY THE FIRE' CONCERT SERIES
Lenox, 5:30-7 p.m.
The “Ventfort Folk by the Fire” concert series will be held at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Museum of the Gilded Age. The concerts are free; a cash bar offering local craft beer and wine, as well as free snacks will also be available. April 9 features Oakes & Smith; April 16 features Chris (Scott) and Woody (Printz); April 23 features Justin Hillman; and April 30 features Billy Keane. For information call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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DAVID GROVER AND LINDA WORSTER CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The South Church Mission Board will host a free Coffee House Concert in the church's Barrett Hall at 110 South St.. David Grover and Linda Worster will be performing originals plus a mix of folk and rock from the '50s, '60s and '70s.

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BERKSHIRE SYMPHON PRESENTS SOLOIST GALA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert in Chapin Hall. There is a pre-concert talk with guest conductor Andrew Massey and student soloists at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the public. This gala concert in Chapin Hall is the final performance of the season for the Berkshire Symphony and features some of Williams’ finest music students. The Berkshire Symphony will also present the world premiere of a work by Sato Matsui '14, titled “Memorabilia.” The orchestra tops off this celebration of music and musicianship with a performance of Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70, B. 141, by Antonín Dvorák.

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir in the historic Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art. These free events are open to the public. The Williams Chamber Choir, under the direction of Brad Wells will perform William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices. Byrd wrote during the Renaissance in England when Catholicism existed underground. The mass was originally composed with a small group and place in mind. The Chamber Choir will also perform shorter works of Byrd in English and Latin and a piece by Brad Wells titled "Render," which was written originally for Roomful of Teeth, Wells’s Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble. 

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR SINGS MASS FOR FIVE VOICES BY WILLIAM BYRD
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The 16 voice Williams Chamber Choir, under the direction of Brad Wells will perform William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices. The Chamber Choir will also perform shorter works of Byrd in English and Latin and a piece by Brad Wells titled "Render," which was written originally for Roomful of Teeth, Wells’s Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble. The concert takes place in the Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art, an exceptional acoustic space. http://music.williams.edu/node/1969  Chamber Choir in the Rotunda, 4pm, WCMA, rotunda
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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY SOLOISTS GALA
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
This gala concert is the final performance of the season for the Berkshire Symphony and features some of Williams’ finest music students. Violist Lysander Jaffe '14, plays Concertpiece for Viola and Orchestra by George Enescu; Claire Leyden '16, soprano, presents Leonard Bernstein’s “Glitter and be Gay” from Candide; and pianist Joyce Lee '17, performs the first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninoff. The symphony presents the world premiere of a work by Sato Matsui '14, titled “Memorabilia.” The program is capped by the Symphony No. 7 in D minor, op. 70, B. 141, by Antonín Dvořák. . http://music.williams.edu/node/1970  Berkshire Symphony Soloists Gala, 8 p.m., Chapin Hall
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SONGS AND CONVERSATION WITH BRUCE MANDEL
Great Barrington, 1:00-2:00PM

The Mason Library presents singer and songwriter Bruce Mandel in an afternoon of music: an intimate up close and personal acoustic performance where Bruce will share the stories behind the songs and their creation.  Questions and comments are encouraged


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WILLIAMS GOSPEL CHOIR: “YOU MADE A WAY”
Williamstown, 7 p.m.
Together with the Allegrettos of MCLA, The Williams Gospel Choir offers an inspirational evening in Chapin Hall. The choirs, together with rhythm and horn section feature gospel hits such as “You Made A Way”, “If It Wasn't For Your Grace”, and “Victory”. People of all faiths are invited. http://music.williams.edu/node/1971  Williams Gospel Choir, 7pm, Chapin Hall
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC
Great Barrington, 3 p.m.
Close Encounters With Music presents "Magyar," featuring Liszt, Brahms, Bartok and authentic Hungarian folk music at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 and $45 and can be reserved by calling 413-528-0100 or visiting www.cewm.org.

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir in the historic Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art. These free events are open to the public. The Williams Chamber Choir, under the direction of Brad Wells will perform William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices. Byrd wrote during the Renaissance in England when Catholicism existed underground. The mass was originally composed with a small group and place in mind. The Chamber Choir will also perform shorter works of Byrd in English and Latin and a piece by Brad Wells titled "Render," which was written originally for Roomful of Teeth, Wells’s Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble. 

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WILLIAMS CHAMBER CHOIR SINGS MASS FOR FIVE VOICES BY WILLIAM BYRD
Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The 16 voice Williams Chamber Choir, under the direction of Brad Wells will perform William Byrd's Mass for Five Voices. The Chamber Choir will also perform shorter works of Byrd in English and Latin and a piece by Brad Wells titled "Render," which was written originally for Roomful of Teeth, Wells’s Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble. The concert takes place in the Rotunda of the Williams College Museum of Art, an exceptional acoustic space. http://music.williams.edu/node/1969  Chamber Choir in the Rotunda, 4pm, WCMA, rotunda
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'VENTFORT FOLK BY THE FIRE' CONCERT SERIES
Lenox, 5:30-7 p.m.
The “Ventfort Folk by the Fire” concert series will be held at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Museum of the Gilded Age. The concerts are free; a cash bar offering local craft beer and wine, as well as free snacks will also be available. April 9 features Oakes & Smith; April 16 features Chris (Scott) and Woody (Printz); April 23 features Justin Hillman; and April 30 features Billy Keane. For information call Ventfort Hall at 413-637-3206 or email info@gildedage.org. The historical mansion is located at 104 Walker St.

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CELEBRRATION OF HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALS
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
Berkshire Theatre Group presents "Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals," featuring 10-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals. The event will feature more than 200 students from: Lenox Memorial, Miss Hall's, Monument Mountain, Mt. Everett, Mt. Greylock, Pittsfield High, Wahconah and many more as they perform the best production numbers from: "Cats," "Dames at Sea," "Grease," "Guys and Dolls,"" Into the Woods," "Oliver!," "Pippin" and more. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11, at 10 a.m.

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WILLIAMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Jazz Ensemble, featuring saxophonist Benny Golson performing with the ensemble directed by Kris Allen on Friday, in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

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ANI DIFRANCO
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
After 20 years in the music biz, self-described "little folksinger" Ani DiFranco is still technically little, although her influence on fellow musicians, activists, and indie-minded people the world over has been huge. She will perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center. Tickets range from $29 to $79 and can be purchased online.
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS PRESENTS BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
This concert at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center follows Beethoven, perhaps the most lionized of Western artists, in his pathway from disciple of Haydn, from whom he inherited his audacity and humor, to prophet and hero of the Romantic Movement.  His music stands as a glorious bridge between two eras - Classical and Romantic - and the selected works cover a good distance of this journey. Tickets range from $25 to $45.

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THE LAST MINUTE JAZZ ENSEMBLE
New York, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Old Chatham Quaker Meeting presents The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble at the Old Chatham Quaker Meetinghouse, 539 County Route 13, Old Chatham, NY, across from Pitt Hall Road and Powell House. The Last Minute Jazz Ensemble has played together for 10 years and is comprised of Richard Green – guitar, Roger Suters – bass, Chris Ferrone – sax, Peter Skaller – piano, and Peter Coombs – drums, and delights in playing jazz: standards, latin, bebop and blues. Admission is $12 in advance and $15 at the door; proceeds benefit new meetinghouse  Advance tickets available at these Chatham businesses: The Chatham Bookstore, 27 Main Street, The Main Street Grainery, 15 Main Street, Chatham Wine and Liquor, 53 Main Street and The Chatham Real Food Coop, 15 Church St.

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THE JAZZ BONES
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Jazz Bones will present a music concert at Herman Melville's Arrowhead, 780 Holmes Rd. The trombone ensemble has a powerful fivepart harmony whether they are playing a hard swing, fast jazz or a sweet ballad and backed by a first class rhythm section to drive the beat.

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NATALIE MERCHANT
Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
Natalie Merchant will perform at The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St.. Merchant began her musical career as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the pop music band 10,000 Maniacs and released two platinum and four gold records with the group. Tickets range from $40 to $65 and can be purchased online.

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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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PARTY IN THE PARK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
This annual summer concert series is free and open to the public. Located at Noel Field behind the Steeple Cats baseball diamond, shows begin at 6:00pm and end at at 8:00pm. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Party-in-the-Park.aspx
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CONCERTS AT WINDSOR LAKE
North Adams, 6:30 p.m.
These concerts combine great music and the beautiful natural backdrop of Windsor Lake. Pack a picnic, bring a chair or blanket, and let the sweet sounds of music and water carry you away on a warm summer night. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Concerts-at-Windsr-Lake.aspx
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PARTY IN THE PARK
North Adams, 6 p.m.
This annual summer concert series is free and open to the public. Located at Noel Field behind the Steeple Cats baseball diamond, shows begin at 6:00pm and end at at 8:00pm. http://explorenorthadams.com/THINGS-TO-DO/Events/Party-in-the-Park.aspx
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