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BERKSHIRE SYMPHONY - FOUR AMERICAN COMPOSERS
Williamstown, 7:30pm
Berkshire Symphony presents the first concert of the season at Chapin Hall at Williams College. he orchestra features four American composers:  Barber — “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” with faculty soloist Erin Nafziger, soprano; Hanson — Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”); Harbison — “Remembering Gatsby; Foxtrot for Orchestra,”; and Copland — “Old American Songs” with Philip Lima, baritone. These musical memoirs are intimate glances into these artists’ inner worlds, and loving portrayals of the life and times around them. The concert is free.
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RAISE THE ROOF OKTOBERFEST
Pittsfield, 8-11 p.m.

A fundraiser for the Pediatric Development Center, Raise the Roof Oktoberfest, will be held at Proprietors Lodge Restaurant, 22 Waubeek Road, featuring Whiskey City. Tickets are $35 in advance or at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Development Center capital campaign.


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PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Lenox, 3 p.m.

The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a 90th anniversary concert in the barn at Pleasant Valley of nature inspired music from Renaissance to modern. The selections will feature music by Janequin, Josquin, Mendelssohn and Samuel Barber, with special presentations of new works by composers Gregory Brown and James Kallembach on texts by John James Audubon. Listen to birds, frogs, crickets and more outside and inside. Seating is limited to the first 50 patrons for each concert; admission is $35. The Berkshire sanctuary in Lenox is located at 472 West Mountain Road.


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HISTORICAL COSTUME BALL
Adams, 6 to 9 p.m.

Historical Costume Contest and Fundraiser Themed “Not for Ourselves Alone,” Celebrating Women Shaping America. Family Friendly! Games & Crafts stations for all ages Live Music from local artists, quadrilles and dances for Victorian/Civil War era balls called by Mac Bellner Judges from local theatre, art, and historical organizations will distribute prizes in a variety of categories including “best use of unusual materials,” “best group costume,” “most historically accurate,” “best costume maker under 12” and “most creative interpretation of the theme.” Refreshments for sale by the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee. There will be silent auction items from local businesses and all proceeds will go to the Susan B. Anthony Birthplace Museum and the Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee. Adults $10, Kids 13 & Under $5 - tickets available online. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/SusanBAnthonyBirthplaceMuseum/ or www.susanbanthonybirthplace.org


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WALTZ NIGHT
Vermont, 7-9:30 p.m.

Sage City Symphony will host its annual Waltz Night at the Park-McCullough House Carriage Barn, One Park Street. Musicians from the symphony, conducted by Gerald Lanoue, will play a variety of waltzes, polkas, popular dance tunes, and Latin selections. (Dance instruction will be available.) Tickets are $25 per person and include a sumptuous buffet of sweet and savory light fare, as well as coffee, tea, and sparkling water; a cash bar will offer beer and wine. Reservations may be made by calling (802) 375-9263 or sending an email by Oct. 17.


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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor

The Berkshire Drum Fest will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9, Windsor. The drum fest is an annual community experience to gather and celebrate in the spirit of the drum. Drum fest 2019 will feature an intergenerational West African drum class on Saturday at 5:30 and teen/adult drum classes on Sunday (registration required for all drum classes). Fest proceeds will support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s year round environmental education for all ages, the “Raise the Roof” fund to build a sustainable nature and cultural education center and to continue to conserve 32 acres of highland boreal forest in Windsor, Mass., for future generations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the concert that will also include a world marketplace, silent auction, and Tamarack Hollow video. Concert is $10-$20 suggested donations at the door (walk-ins welcome for concert only) or make a donation on the website. Email to register for the classes.


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EAGLES BAND SMALL ENSEMBLES CONCERT
Pittsfield, 3 p.m.

The Eagles Band Small Ensembles will perform a free concert at The First United Methodist Church, 55 Fenn St.   This concert will feature the Brass Ensemble, Flute Choir, and Clarinet Ensemble. 


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PLEASANT VALLEY WILDLIFE SANCTUARY ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Lenox, 3 p.m.

The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a 90th anniversary concert in the barn at Pleasant Valley of nature inspired music from Renaissance to modern. The selections will feature music by Janequin, Josquin, Mendelssohn and Samuel Barber, with special presentations of new works by composers Gregory Brown and James Kallembach on texts by John James Audubon. Listen to birds, frogs, crickets and more outside and inside. Seating is limited to the first 50 patrons for each concert; admission is $35. The Berkshire sanctuary in Lenox is located at 472 West Mountain Road.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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BERKSHIRE DRUM FEST
Windsor

The Berkshire Drum Fest will be held at the Windsor Town Hall, 1927 Route 9, Windsor. The drum fest is an annual community experience to gather and celebrate in the spirit of the drum. Drum fest 2019 will feature an intergenerational West African drum class on Saturday at 5:30 and teen/adult drum classes on Sunday (registration required for all drum classes). Fest proceeds will support the Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center’s year round environmental education for all ages, the “Raise the Roof” fund to build a sustainable nature and cultural education center and to continue to conserve 32 acres of highland boreal forest in Windsor, Mass., for future generations. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday for the concert that will also include a world marketplace, silent auction, and Tamarack Hollow video. Concert is $10-$20 suggested donations at the door (walk-ins welcome for concert only) or make a donation on the website. Email to register for the classes.


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NATIONAL ARAB ORCHESTRA TAKHT ENSEMBLE AT WILLIAMS
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
As part of the Visiting Artist Series at Williams, The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble performs music from the Middle East directed by the conductor and founder, Michael Ibrahim. A takht is a small chamber music group of the Middle East that includes ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), violin, nay (Arab reed flute), and riqq (Arab tambourine). The National Arab Orchestra is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and integrating Arab culture by creating memorable musical experiences through education and performance with emphasis on the musical traditions of the Arab World.   https://events.williams.edu/event/national-arab-orchestra-takht-ensemble/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.
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WILLIAMS CHAMBER PLAYERS - ABOUT ESCHER
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season Mario Carro - “About Escher” (2015) is a musical consideration of works by Dutch artist M. C. Escher. Keith Kibler, bass-baritone, together with colleague Doris Stevenson, piano, bring selections by Franz Schubert to the stage with “Nacht und Träume”, “Der Doppelgänger”, and “Frühlingsglaube”. The next selection is by Giya Kancheli - Piano Quartet in L’istesso Tempo (1998) performed by Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Ronald Feldman, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano. The program closes with W.A. Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat Major, K. 452 with Catherine Weinfield, oboe; Paul Green, clarinet; Victor Sungarian, horn; Stephen Walt, bassoon; and Elizabeth Wright, piano. .   https://events.williams.edu/event/williams-chamber-players-7/   Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.
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ZAMBEZI MARIMBA BAND AT WILLIAMS COLLEGE
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Zambezi Marimba Band performs with verve and energy in a free performance open to all inspired by traditional Zimbabwean music as well as contemporary African styles. Fun for the whole family!   https://events.williams.edu/event/zambezi-marimba-band-family-days-concert-2/ Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.
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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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DREW PETERSEN, PIANO - VISITING ARTIST SERIES
Williamstown, 7:30 p.m.
Acclaimed young American pianist Drew Petersen is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He has been praised for his commanding and poetic performances of repertoire ranging from Bach to Zaimont, and is the recipient of the 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant. As part of Williams Visiting Artist Series he performs J.S Bach Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829; Franz Schubert Fantasy in C Major, op. 15 (D. 760) Wanderer-Fantasie; Frederic Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60; Enrique Granados Valses Poeticos; and Samuel Barber Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, op. 26.   https://events.williams.edu/event/drew-petersen-piano/  Free Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 7:30 p.m.
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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


Berkshire Calendar
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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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OPEN MIC
Pittsfield, 3-5 p.m.

A free open mic, poetry and music will be held at Bob's, 21 First St., every Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m., with optional discussion after the show. Friendly and air-conditioned environment. For more info, send an email or look on Facebook.


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