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JAZZ VESPERS SEASON FINALE
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Zion Lutheran church hosts its Jazz Vespers “Season Finale” at 74 First St. Bishop James Hazelwood, bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, will attend. “Vespers” is the name of an evening service, which specifically includes prayers for the close of the day that has been observed in the Christian tradition for at least the last 15 centuries. Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran Church incorporates modern elements of jazz, blues, and gospel into this historic tradition, from the song arrangements, to the harmonies, to the instrumentation. There is never an admission fee or cover charge to attend Jazz Vespers.

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'A GRAND OPERA SPECTACULAR'
Pittsfield, 3 p.m.
Berkshire Lyric presents "A Grand Opera Spectacular" at the Colonial Theatre. The 80 voice Berkshire Lyric Chorus will be joined by a solo quartet of internationally renowned Metropolitan Opera artists: soprano Maureen O’Flynn, mezzo-soprano Marjorie Dix, tenor Raul Melo and bass John Cheek. The concert will include well-loved solos, ensembles and choruses form Verdi, Puccini, Mozart, Bizet, Wagner and other great composers of opera. This is Berkshire Lyric’s annual Masterworks Concert, which has been presented the last few years at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall. The concert will be conducted by Lyric’s artistic director Jack Brown and accompanied by Joe Rose and Noah Palmer. Tickets are available from the Colonial Theatre box office at 111 South St. or at 413 997-4444

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JAMES BAGWELL CONDUCTS BACH'S COFFEE CANTATA
Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
James Bagwell conducts Johann Sebastian Bach’s uproarious "Coffee Cantata," his Cantata 150, which inspired Brahms's final symphony, and the rarely heard Vivaldi Stabat Mater, sung by noted mezzo soprano Hai Ting Chin. Rounding out the program will be Bach's Orchestral Suite #2 in b minor played by the Bard College Baroque Ensemble. A pre-concert “kaffee klatch” for mingling with the musicians prior to the concert in Leipzig-like tradition is designed to enhance the engagement and communication between musicians and audience before rather than after the concert. Kaffeehaus with Musicians at 5:30pm. (Coffee by Barrington Coffee Roasting Company) $50 Preferred Seating (by Reservation) $30 General Public – open seating $45/$25 Berkshire Bach Members Students with ID are welcomed as our guests. Advance Tickets are available at: BrownPaperTickets.com (event #1443678)   First Congregational Church, 251 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA   www.berkshirebach.org  |  413-528-9277  |  info@berkshirebach.org  
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THE TENTH ANNUAL PAUL GRUNBERG MEMORIAL BACH CONCERT
New York, 2 - 4 p.m.
This year’s all-Bach program features The Broad Street Chorale and Orchestra directed by David Smith, performing works of Johann Sebastian Bach for chorus, orchestra, and both vocal and instrumental soloists. PS21 is located at 2980 Route 66, just one mile north of the village of Chatham. A Gala Opening Reception for the Festival will follow the performance. The program for this tenth-anniversary concert will include: • the motet “Lobet, den Herrn” • Cantata 150 “Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich”  • Cantata 72 “Alles nur nach Gottes willen” • the Concerto for Violin and oboe in c minor • the Concerto for Keyboard in d minor (from Cantatas 35 and 156)  Tickets for the Tenth Annual Paul Grunberg Memorial Bach Concert on Sunday, June 28 at 2:00pm are $35/$30 members/$20 students 18 and under and can be purchased at www.ps21chatham.org, by calling 1-800-838-3006, or at the door until the show sells out. A reception for the audience and artists will follow the Sunday performance. For other information about this or any other event at PS21, please call (518) 392-6121.
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JAMES TAYLOR: TICKETS ON SALE JAN. 24
Lenox, 7 p.m.
James Taylor returns to Tanglewood in 2015 with his All-Star Band for a performance in the Koussevitzky Music Shed, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Stockbridge Bowl in celebration of the Independence Day holiday.  The July 4 performance will include many of the iconic songs so closely associated with Taylor, as well as new original material from his forthcoming album — his first in a decade — to be released in 2015. Taylor, who regularly performs to sold-out audiences at Tanglewood, has returned to the festival 23 times since his first performance there in 1974. Tickets, priced from $26 (lawn tickets) to $103, go on sale January 24 at 10 a.m. at  888-266-1200 or www.tanglewood.org, where visitors can also find full details of the 2015 Tanglewood concert schedule.

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THE CONTEMPORARY FLUTE
Pittsfield, 2 - 3 p.m.
Join Massachusetts based flutist Erin Pulley in an exciting program exploring the connection between modern culture and the music that represents and embodies that culture. The program will include Eve Beglarian's I Will Not Be Sad in This World for alto flute and tape, Robert Dick's Fish Are Jumping for unaccompanied solo flute, Teruki Noda's Eclogue for flute and percussion joined by Kyle Dubois, Jazer Gile's Parutika for flute and live electronics, Steve Reich's Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and electronics, as well as various other contemporary pieces including flute, percussion and electronics.\ http://berkshiremuseum.org/  
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