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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY - SYMPHONIC METAMORPHOSIS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
The season’s first concert of the Berkshire Symphony presents Joan Tower - “Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman #6,” and “Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber” by Paul Hindemith. Conductor Ronald Feldman and the 75-member orchestra are joined by guest artist Andres Diaz, cello, who performs Dvorak’s cello concerto.   https://events.williams.edu/event/berkshire-symphony/   Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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'SAMSON ET DALILA'
Williamstown, 12:55 p.m.
The Clark Art Institute will air "Samson et Dalila," broadcast live from the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Tickets are $25 ($22 members; $18 students). To order tickets, go online clarkart.edu or call 413-458-0524. Run time is 3 hours, 4 minutes.

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MUSIC@THETAFT
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
Pianist Hui-Mei Lin and Cellist Peter Seidenberg in concert. Program: Beethoven, Tuur, Schumann, Dvorak and Bartok. $20 tickets for adults/$10 for students. Call for reservations: 413-442-1411
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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor, 7-9 p.m.
The ninth annual Berkshire Drum Fest, to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9. Drum Fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday led by master drummer and “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info.

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SHAREEF KEYES & THE GROOVE
North Adams, 8
Brooklyn-bred artist Shareef Keyes draws equal inspiration from James Brown and Wu-Tang. Together with his band, The Groove, he is earning a reputation for highenergy live performances that transport audiences to the golden era of funk. Simply irresistible. Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor, 10:30 a.m.-Noon and 1-2:30 p.m.
The ninth annual Berkshire Drum Fest, to support the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9. Drum Fest 2018 will feature West African drum classes on Sunday led by master drummer and “Djembe Fola” Namory Keita from Sangbarala, Guinea West Africa with a performance on Saturday with Namory Keita, the Berkshire Rhythm Keepers led by Aimee Gelinas, Chris Hairston and special guests. Visit the website or Facebook event page for more info.

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PROF. GURMINDER BHOGAL - CLASS OF 1960 LECTURE
Williamstown, 4:15 p.m.
Prof. Gurminder Kaur Bhogal, Catherine Mills Davis Associate Professor of Music at Wellesley College, gives a Class of 1960 Lecture titled “Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune: From Moonlight to Stardom” for the Williams College Department of Music.  In celebration of the centenary of Claude Debussy’s death in 1918, this lecture will explore how Clair de Lune, a piece for which the French composer had little regard, has managed to become one of his best-known compositions. While examining Clair de Lune‘s connections to the art and poetry of its milieu, Gurminder Bhogal will draw attention to how this piece continues to be re-imagined across genres and media including film, popular music, and video games.   https://events.williams.edu/event/prof-gurminder-bhogal-class-of-1960-lecture/   Free Room 30 Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4:15 p.m.
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SEVEN TIMES SALT - VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Seven Times Salt offers an evening of music inspired by William Shakespeare, “Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare’s Globe.” This spirited musical celebration was conceived in honor of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. The group presents some of the songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries including Morley, Ferrabosco, Byrd, Dowland, and Robert Johnson. Also included are choice excerpts from his plays read aloud by Seven Times Salt’s finest thespians. Dances from the Elizabethan and Jacobean courts and a saucy ballad or two round out the evening’s festivities!   https://events.williams.edu/event/seven-times-salt-visiting-artist-series/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season, an exciting study in contrasts of composers, musicians, instrumentation, and genres. Inspired by a recent visit by composer Melinda Wagner, guitarist Robert Phelps performs her composition “Arabesque.” Jacqueline DeVoe, flute; Carl Jenkins, oboe; Stephen Walt, bassoon offer Telemann’s Tafelmusik for flute, oboe, bassoon and continuo, with harpsichordist Edwin Lawrence. Celebrating the refurbishment of the school’s harpsichord, Mr. Lawrence also presents the Harpsichord Concerto by Manuel de Falla. Bass-baritone Keith Kibler presents Songs from Shakespeare’s Tempest, collaborating with lutist Matt Wright. The final work of the evening is by the composer Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F# Minor op. 67   https://events.williams.edu/event/williams-chamber-players-2/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Zambezi performs with the verve and energy  in a free performance open to all. Inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba music as well as contemporary African styles, the troupe also takes on music from many traditions. Fun for the whole family!   https://events.williams.edu/event/zambezi-marimba-band-family-days-concert/   Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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A BAROQUE CONCERT FOR A FALL AFTERNOON
Great Barrington, 4 p.m.
Join the Aston Magna Chamber Players for a lovely Berkshire afternoon of sonatas on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 4 p.m., at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, performed on period instruments by a quartet of gifted musicians. The program includes sonatas by by Johann Sebastian Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, Dietrich Buxtehude, and J.S. Bach’s “A Musical Offering.” A pre-concert talk takes place at 3, with Aston Magna Artistic Director Daniel Stepner. Tickets: $35 in Adv. $40 D.O.S. Call 888-492-1283 or purchase online here
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4AD PRESENTS TUNE-YARDS + U.S. GIRLS
North Adams, 8 p.m.
Shape-shifting New England native Merrill Garbus a.k.a. tUnE-yArDs released her fourth record, I Can Feel You Creep Into My Private Life, this year, and it has been praised as “a sleek, radical evolution” (The New York Times). She is joined by 4AD labelmates U.S. Girls, who bring a raucous eight-piece band to perform their new album, In A Poem Unlimited — “a compulsively listenable tour de force that’s one of the best pop records of 2018 so far.” (GQ) Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, 1040 MASS MoCA WAY, North Adams, MA 01247 413.662.2111
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TIMO ANDRES, PIANO - VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Pianist Timo Andres intersperses works of fellow contemporary composers with movements from Leos Janacek’s “On an Overgrown Path.”  He features the work of Caroline Shaw, “Gustave le Gray,” Eric Shanfield, “Utopia Parkway,” and Christopher Cerrone, “The Arching Path.”  Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn, NY. A Nonesuch Records artist, his newest album of orchestral works, Home Stretch, has been hailed for its “playful intelligence and individuality,” (The Guardian) and of his 2010 debut album for two pianos, Shy and Mighty, Alex Ross wrote in The New Yorker that “it achieves an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene… more mighty than shy, [Andres] sounds like himself.”   https://events.williams.edu/event/timo-andres-piano-visiting-artist-series/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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DOVER STRING QUARTET - VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Dover Quartet begins with Beethoven’s Quartet in C Minor, op. 18, No. 4. They follow with Mason Bates “From Amber Frozen.” After an intermission Dover Quartet presents Tchaikovsky’s Quartet in E-flat Minor, op. 30. Members of the group are Joel Link and Bryan Lee, violins; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola; and Camden Shaw, cello. The phenomenal Dover Quartet catapulted to international stardom following a stunning sweep of the 2013 Banff Competition. Recently named the Cleveland Quartet Award winner, and awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The Quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). With its burnished warmth, incisive rhythms, and natural phrasing, the Quartet’s distinctive sound has helped confirm its status as “the young American string quartet of the moment” (The New Yorker). The Quartet serves as the quartet-in-residence for the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.  https://events.williams.edu/event/dover-string-quartet-visiting-artist-series/ Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8:00 p.m.
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MIRO SPRAGUE (PIANO), MARTY JAFFE (BASS) AND JASON ENNIS (GUITAR) TRIO
Pittsfield, 7:30 p.m.
Miro Sprague (piano), Marty Jaffe (bass) and Jason Ennis (guitar) Trio.Music @ the Taft, Berkshire Music School Taft Recital Hall. $20 adults / $10 students.  Beer and wine available for purchase.  Reservations recommended: 413-442-1411. Berkshire Music School, 30 Wendell Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201 Phone: 413.442.1411
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BERKSHIRE BACH PRESENTS "BACH AND MORE: JAMES BAGWELL CONDUCTS BAROQUE SONGS OF PRAISE" 12 VOICES | A CAPPELLA
Great Barrington, 7:30 p.m.
Motets and madrigals by Isaac, Schütz, Monteverdi, and others (including a rarely-heard work by Francisco Lopez-Capillas, the first native-born chapel master in the New World) foreshadow J. S. Bach's compositional techniques, gloriously manifest in a performance of the motet Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden, BWV 230.  Complete program & artist info at https://berkshirebach.org/'page_id=5842    
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WEST STOCKBRIDGE CHAMBER PLAYERS HARVEST CONCERT
W. Stockbridge, 2:00
There’ll be beautiful music in the autumn air  at the West Stockbridge Chamber Players’ Harvest Benefit Concert! On Sunday, November 4that 2:00 p.m., Boston Symphony Orchestra membersSheila Fiekowsky, violin;Daniel Getz, viola;Adam Esbensen, cello; Edwin Barker, bass;Richard Ranti, bassoon; and Jason Snider, horn, will join Lisa Crockett, violin; and Catherine Hudgins, clarinet, in a chamber music concert to benefit the Restoration Campaign for the Old Town Hall in West Stockbridge.  Curated by the Chamber Players’ artistic director Catherine Hudgins, this delightful program will includeDvořák: Miniatures, Op. 75a, Garfield: Quartet for Bassoon and Strings, Strauss /Hasenöhrl: Till Eulenspiegel-Einmal Anders!, and Bruch: Septet in Eb, Op. post.A reception will follow the concert downstairs in the Old Town Hall where the audience will have the opportunity to mingle with the musicians and enjoy light refreshments. Old Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge. Tickets ($35) can be reserved at weststockbridgehistory.org or 413-232-5055 and are available at local West Stockbridge merchants displaying the blue note on October 1st—seating is limited!
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TENDAI MUPARUTSA - FACULTY RECITAL AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Tendai Muparutsa is an internationally known performer, music educator, ethnomusicologist and bandleader. He participates in a multitude of Zimbabwean and African music circles in North America, and collaborates with musicians and instructors from all over Africa. His work encompasses everything from performing with afro-pop groups to teaching at African music camps to directing mbira, marimba and dance ensembles. His high energy, humor and passion for sharing African music delight audiences and students alike. Tendai co-directs Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band.   https://events.williams.edu/event/tendai-muparutsa-faculty-recital/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
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