MEMBER SIGN IN
Not a member? Become one today!
         iBerkshires     Berkshire Chamber     MCLA     City Statistics    
Search
 
GO
View All Categories

Arts | Benefit | Books | Celebration | Dance | Family | Film | Health & Wellness | Holiday | Lectures | Meetings
Music | Other | School Events | Sports / Outdoors | The Clark | Theater | Night Life | Business

Post your event
JAZZ VESPERS
Pittsfield, 6 p.m.
Jazz Vespers returns to Zion Lutheran Church of Pittsfield at 74 First Str. in Pittsfield. This event marks the start of the third season of Jazz Vespers at Zion Lutheran. “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. Visit http://www.zionlutheranpittsfield.org/.

Berkshire Calendar
|

WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Chamber Players present chamber music old and new, vocal and instrumental including songs featuring legendary villains like Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Schumann’s Lorelei, and Schubert’s Erlkönig. Annie Gosfield’s modern work “Uphill Slides and Knockdown Dives” contrasts with Cesar Franck’s Piano Quintet in F Minor.   http://music.williams.edu/events/williams-chamber-players-20/   Brooks-Rogers
Berkshire Calendar
|

TANNERY POND CONCERT
New York, 8 p.m.
Ji, pianist, the winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists (YCA) auditions, is this year’s winner of the Tannery Pond Concerts Award, an honor going to select YCA winners, as chosen by Christian Steiner, artistic director. At 10 years old, he was the youngest pianist to win the New York Philharmonic’s Young Artists Competition, resulting in a performance at Avery Fisher Hall under Maestro Kurt Masur. He will play Bach-Busoni, Schumann, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky. Tickets and information can be found here.

Berkshire Calendar
|

THE MIRO SPRAGUE QUINTET
Williamstown, 1 p.m.
The Miro Sprague Quintet, spearheaded by jazz pianist and composer Miro Sprague, performs at the Clark Art Institute on Sunday, September 7 at 1 pm. The concert is free and open to the public. Joining Sprague are Josh Johnson, alto saxophone; Eric Miller, trombone; Marty Jaffe, bass; and Paul Wiltgen, drums. The quintet performs original music and creative arrangements of jazz standards. For more information, visit clarkart.edu or call 413 458 2303.

Berkshire Calendar
|

LEE IDOL
Lee, 7 p.m.
The 4th Annual Lee Idol Talent Competition is coming back! Sept.19 & 20, 2014 After two days of performances, the judges and audience will vote to crown the new Lee Idol Champion! Come to pick your favorite(s) and check out what Simon (yes, yes – a real Simon!) and other judges got to say to singers. Lot’s of fun and entertainment guaranteed to highlight those evenings. See it for yourself and cast a vote (or a few). The Final Winner will be awarded a cash prize; runners-up will receive gift certificates to a local cafe. All talents are welcome! .Registration will run from 5:00 to 6:30 PM and performers are encouraged to come as early as possible to allow individual time for everyone. Performers may participate for free, come prepared with 2–3 song choices that can be done acoustically or with a karaoke back-track. Call 413 394-5023 for more information *Lee Idol is as part of Lee’s Founder’s Weekend celebrations. Sponsored by Cutting Edge Video – www.icuttingedgevideo.com and by College Internship Program (CIP) – cipworldwide.org
Berkshire Calendar
|

PEOPLE'S CHAMPS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
With twenty hands, People's Champs synthesize rhythms from all over the world – from Rio to Lagos to Detroit to Budapest – yet their roots-dance music is always deeply inflected with their Brooklyn heritage. Slinking synths and electronic riffs fold in to traditional rhythm and blues orchestration for an incredible night of moves-bustin' up in the club.
Berkshire Calendar
|

THE SOURCE
North Adams, 8 p.m.
In July 2013, Private Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison after publishing the largest set of classified documents ever leaked to the public. The conviction provoked a maelstrom of media coverage, ranging from portraits of Manning’s personal life to new dialogues about military abuses. In producer Beth Morrison’s latest work-in-progress, Ted Hearn and director Daniel Fish dive headfirst into this digital storm with an assemblage of Twitter feeds, chat transcripts, and court testimony, wound together in an arresting music-theater production.
Berkshire Calendar
|

GARY LUCAS: THE GODDESS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Magical guitarist Gary Lucas performs his original live score to touchstone of Chinese cinema. Directed by Wu Yonggang and starring the incomparable Shanghai diva Ruan Lingyu, The Goddess (1934) tells the tragic tale of a young single mother forced into prostitution in Shanghai – the “Paris of the East” – in order to raise money for the education of her son. Lucas’s score draws upon his extensive knowledge of 1930s Shanghai pop, also displayed prominently in his celebrated album The Edge of Heaven.
Berkshire Calendar
|

ABRAHAM.IN.MOTION
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Choreographer Kyle Abraham is modern Renaissance man, trained as a classical cellist, visual artist, and contemporary dancer. Abraham, a MacArthur “Genius” Fellow – and his ensemble of phenomenal dancers – performs his newest work, The Watershed. Set to a rambunctious score ranging from contemporary cello to Otis Redding, Abraham’s signature blend of postmodern traditions, urban influences, and classical form delivers meaning and message through excitingly original dancing.
Berkshire Calendar
|

ALLEN TOUSSAINT AND PRESERVATION JAZZ BAND
North Adams, 8 p.m.
As both a brilliant pianist and as the city’s premier composer, arranger, and producer, Allen Toussaint is New Orleans’ musical foundation, having worked with a who’s who of Big Easy musicians including Dr. John and the Neville Brothers – as well as other luminaries such as Paul McCartney, the Band, and Albert King. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a musical treasure chest of traditional New Orleans sounds for half a century.
Berkshire Calendar
|

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
 
northadams.com Text Ads
www.northadamsopenstudios.com
wtfestival.org
www.iberkshires.com
www.iberkshires.com
Advertise on northadams.com

NorthAdams.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2011 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved