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SATURDAY MUSIC JAM SESSIONPittsfield, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
|SATURDAY - DECEMBER 16, 2017|
Berkshire Community College, in collaboration with Wood Brothers Music, is offering a number of ongoing Music Jam Sessions. The initial sessions will be held Saturdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. The remaining sessions will be held the fourth Saturday of each month starting Jan. 27 at Wood Brothers Music in the Allendale Shopping Center in Pittsfield. Sessions, instructed by Musician David Hodge, are $40 per class. The course is designed for players who know the basic chords of the guitar, ukulele, banjo and other fretted instruments. For more information, or to register, click here
THE WHISKEY TREATY ROAD SHOWDalton, 8 p.m.
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The Whiskey Treaty Road Show
is a hugely captivating collaborative band that brings together five MA singer-songwriters to perform Americana, Rock and Roots-FOld in the name of brotherhood, music, and spritis. The band is Tory Hanna, Billy Keane, David Taklefsky, Greg Smith and Chris Merenda. Between them they have recorded 18 albums, both on their own and with other bands. This benefit concert launches Music in Common's RAISE THE MIC Program. The band is generously donating their time and talents to support Music in Common's #EmpowerYouthAgainstHate campaign. Music in Common
is a not-for-profit organization that empowers people of diverse faiths and cultures to discover common ground through collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance. The Whiskey Treaty Road Show Stationery Factory
63 Flansburg Ave. Dalton, MA 01226 Tickets are $20 in advance/$45 VIP and $25 day of the show, available at: www.musicincommon.org
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JOHN PIZZARELLI QUARTET WITH CATHERINE RUSSELL PRESENT “BILLIE & BLUE EYES”Great Barrington, 8 p.m.
|SATURDAY - DECEMBER 23, 2017|
In Billie & Blue Eyes, Catherine Russell’s Grammy Award-winning vocals and John Pizzarelli’s smooth quartet pair to evoke the glory days of jazz, taking on two of the greats: Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra. This unforgettable evening features soulful interpretations of chart-topping classics like “All of Me,” “God Bless the Child,” “Witchcraft,” and “One More for My Baby.” Instead of stepping back in time, these artists pull the music gracefully into the present, and do it all with their signature panache. Click here
for more information and tickets.
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WEST STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER PLAYERSW. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
|THURSDAY - DECEMBER 28, 2017|
Don’t miss the magical Winter Concert by The West Stockbridge Chamber Players to benefit the Restoration Campaign for the Old Town Hall. On Thursday, December 28th at 6 p.m. the Chamber Players will offer a program of chamber music by Gustav Mahler, Franz Schubert, and Alexander von Zemlinsky at the West Stockbridge Congregational Church. Clarinetist Catherine Hudgins, the Chamber Players artistic director, will be joined by the soprano Margaret Felice, cellist William Rounds, and pianist Sayuri Miyamoto. These concerts routinely sell out, sometimes weeks in advance, so order your tickets today: online at www.weststockbridgehistory.org
.; by calling 413-232-5055; and at downtown West Stockbridge businesses featuring a “Blue Note”. Residents of West Stockbridge under 18 are free with reservation.
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POLIÇA / S T A R G A Z ENorth Adams, 8 p.m.
|THURSDAY - FEBRUARY 15, 2018|
s t a r g a z e, Berlin’s collective of new music mavericks, joins forces with the brooding pop of Poliça to create a new evening-length work Music for the Long Emergency, commissioned by and premiered with The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music Series. Pitchfork describes Poliça as “digitized Norah Jones atop Radiohead at its most polyrhythmic.” Fold in one of Europe’s hottest ensembles for a sense of this boundary-breaking collaboration. A new work for the ensemble by Daniel Wohl opens the show. MASS MoCA
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VOICE OF THE BAROQUE—A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTENOR!Great Barrington, 6 p.m.
|SATURDAY - FEBRUARY 24, 2018|
The concert takes place at Saint James Place, 352 Main St, Great Barrington. $38 general seating / $15 students. Limited tickets available (open seating) at the box office. Main Street entrance starting at 5:00 pm. Brought to you by Close Encounters With Music. www.cewm.org to purchase tickets online.
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THE ARIEL STRING QUARTETGreat Barrington, 6 p.m.
|SATURDAY - MARCH 17, 2018|
Three 19th and 20th century Russian works create a trajectory through recent Russian history. The concert takes place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St, Great Barrington. Tickets $50 orchestra / mezzanine, $27 balcony, $15 students at the door. See www.cewm.org to purchase.
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