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Williamstown, 4 p.m.
The program will feature, among other works, Heinrich Schütz’s extraordinary Musikalische Exequien – an intimate yet elaborate musical memorial.. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11498 Free The Clark Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 4 p.m.
RYANHOOD AT DRURY
North Adams, 7 p.m.
The Drury Performing Arts Center will host Arizona-based acoustic pop duo Ryanhood, made up of musicians Ryan Green and Cameron Hood. The show will have two opening acts: band The Wave, a four-piece of Drury High School students, and local singer-songwriter Lita Williams. This show is completely produced by the Drury Performing Arts Management class, a rigorous academic course that challenges students to produce and curate all performing arts events at DPAC (Drury Performing Arts Center). Limited tickets can be found at the Berkshire Emporium located at 59 Main St. in North Adams. Tickets are also available online. Student tickets are $5 while general admission tickets are $10.
BCC SPRING CONCERT
Pittsfield, 7 p.m.
The Berkshire Community College music program will present its annual spring concert in the Boland Theatre, located on BCC’s main campus in Pittsfield. The BCC jazz ensemble, under the direction of BCC instructor Jeff Link, will perform classic jazz compositions, including Summertime, Cantaloupe Island, Foot Prints, All of Me, Killer Joe, Caravan and Baby, Ain’t I Good to You. The concert is free.
BILL AND THE BELLES AT DEWEY HALL
Sheffield, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
Oldtone Productions presents Bill And the Belles at Dewey Hall. Local favorites the Easy Ridin Papas will open the show. With striking three-part harmonies and masterful instrumentation, Bill and the Belles skillfully breathe new life into the sounds of early country music. At the foothills of the Blue Ridge and the forefront of old time music, Bill and the Belles (Johnson City, Tennessee) continue to further the music traditions of their region. Tickets are $20.
ALL BASIE - WILLIAMS JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Jazz Ensemble presents music associated with Count Basie - from "old school" Kansas City riff-based blues, to "new school" charts by Frank Foster, Neil Hefti, and Ernie Wilkins. Also in the mix are lesser known Latin-tinged arrangements for the Basie band by Oliver Nelson and Benny Carter, as well as a 21st century reboot of Hefti's "Cute" arranged by Bob Mintzer. http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11499 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
BERKSHIRE BACH SOCIETY presents a CONCERT FOR ORGAN & TRUMPETS Brink Bush | organ Eric Berlin | trumpet Richard Watson | trumpet A rousing selection of works by Bach & other Baroque masters for the "King of Instruments" & the "Instrument of Kings." Saturday | April 29 | 5PM First United Methodist Church 55 Fenn Street Pittsfield, MA 01201 http://berkshirebach.org/'page_id=5305
A CONCERT FOR ORGAN AND TRUMPETS
Pittsfield, 5 p.m.
Berkshire Bach presents "A Concert for Organ and Trumpets: Pairing Baroque Organ with Brass" -- a rousing selection of pieces by Bach, Charpentier, Clarke, Purcell, and others - at the First United Methodist Church. Tickets are $30-$50. General admission tickets will be available at the door.
STOCKBRIDGE FESTIVAL CHORUS
Stockbridge, 5 p.m.
The Stockbridge Festival Chorus presents its annual spring concert at the Stockbridge Congregational Church. The concert is titled “We are America Singing” and is dedicated to our nation and Planet Earth. All selections are by American composers: Leonard Bernstein, William Billings, Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Moses Hogan, Steven Sametz and Randall Thompson. Local composer Steve Murray’s composition, The Skylark, will be performed. Admission is a recommended donation of $15 for adults; students ages 18 and under are free. Members of other local community choirs can pay $10 for admission by identifying themselves and their choir at the ticket desk. Tickets may only be purchased at the door.
NORMA JEAN HAYNES
Windsor, 7:30 p.m.
A traveling musician with a spark for life, Norma Jean writes and gathers songs around the world-- including in Cummington. Join her, with guests Mary Lauren Fraser (fiddle) and father Chris Haynes (accordion), for an evening of songs and stories in the beautiful Prakasa Studio. Saturday April 29th, 7:30 PM Prakasa Yoga Studio (152 Ball Rd, Goshen) Suggested donation $10-20
WILLIAMS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE - “PLATFORM”
Williamstown, 8 p.m.
Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE) presents its spring concert titled “Platform,” performing percussion music from around the world and discovering new sounds and rhythms. Don’t miss Steven Snowden’s “A Man With A Gun Lives Here,” based on the “Hobo Code.” http://music.williams.edu/'post_type=event&p=11502 Free Chapin Hall Bernhard Music Center, 54 Chapin Drive, Williams College, Williamstown, MA @ 8 p.m.
BONNIE AND MARK OF "AFTER OURS" AT THE LOG
Williamstown, 8:30 p.m.
Bonnie and Mark Parsons of After Ours Duo will be performing popular music as well as their own originals at "The Log" on Spring Street in Williamstown from 8:30 - 9:30 pm.
Dalton, 3 p.m.
Sundays at Three Concert Series presents The Messengers and The Gospel Gang at First Congregational Church of Dalton at 514 Main St. Tickets $7/$5 children under 12 free with paying adult. Reception to follow.
BCC FACULTY RECITAL
Pittsfield, 4 p.m.
The music faculty at Berkshire Community College will be performing at recital at Berkshire Music School at 30 Wendell Ave. Donations for the performance will be accepted at the door and will go toward scholarships for music students. Performers will include BCC faculty members Jeff Link, bass, Joe Rose, piano, Keith Spencer, baritone, M. Rahima Hohlstein, piano, Dave Bartley, piano, and Sherri James-Buxton, soprano.
North Adams, 8 p.m.
The captivating nordic duo My Bubba “sound like their generation’s Simon and Garfunkel. With just a guitar and vocals, they are mesmerizing in their softer than soft, lilting songs.” (No Depression) What to expect This event will be “up in the club” with cabaret-style seating. Our café will deliver your dinner, and the bar is always well-stocked with Bright Ideas Brewing and Berkshire Mountain Distillery spirits. Be ready to make new friends — our tables seat five, and, if your party is smaller, you might find others at your table. Cheers to live events up in the club! MASS MoCA, North Adams
Great Barrington, 7:30 p.m.
St. James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA Gene Wisoff, conductor Mendelssohn Glee Club String Quartet and Soloists The Berkshire Bach Society’s upcoming spring concert rolls out a musical parade of some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most beloved works, showcasing both choral and chamber works, and highlights the program with dramatic vocal, string and keyboard solos. The musicians include 12 members of the Mendelssohn Glee Club along with an international grouping of string players and soloists all under the lively baton of conductor Gene Wisoff. Complete info @ http://berkshirebach.org/'page_id=5375
W. Stockbridge, 6 p.m.
West Stockbridge Historical Society Presents The West Stockbridge Chamber Players’ Benefit Concert for the 1854 Town Hall Restoration. Tickets for the concert are $35 and available for purchase starting April 28th online at www.weststockbridgehistory.org, call 413-232-5055, or look for the “Blue Note” in downtown West Stockbridge businesses. Residents of West Stockbridge under 18 are free with reservation. Limited seating — order today!
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- MCLA Spring Preview Day
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- National Women Build Week
- Food Truck Feastival
- Salisbury School Paint & Sip Fundraiser
- Irish Sister City Paint & Sip Benefit
- Touchstones at The Mount: Kate Bolick in Conversation with Ariel Levy
- Apr, 19 - Students Take on Renewable Energy Projects
- Apr, 19 - Four Alumni Awarded Guggenheim Fellowships
- Apr, 07 - The Forests of Antarctica
- Mar, 15 - Accession Number: 1960-62
- Feb, 17 - ?The World to Come,? Stories by Jim Shepard