Choreographer Kyle Abraham and his ensemble, Abraham.In.Motion, will unveil “The Watershed,” a new, evening-length work in Abraham's signature blend of classical form, postmodern invention, and urban influences in the Hunter Center at MASS MoCA in North Adams on Saturday at 8pm, and Sunday, at 3pm. The dance tackles subject matter from the Emancipation Proclamation to the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and is set to a score that incorporates contemporary cello, soul favorites by Otis Redding, and more.
Four-time Grammy Award-winning pop-jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves will perform with her quartet at the Mahaiwe in Great Barrington on Sunday, at 7pm. The concert will feature selections from her most recent album, “Beautiful Life,” which taps the rock era for covers of Bob Marley’s “Waiting in Vain,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams,” Marvin Gaye’s “I Want You” and Ani DiFranco’s “32 Flavors,” along with a range of old and new songs.
Medeski Martin and Wood keyboardist John Medeski and new-music ensemble SO Percussion will be on hand to help celebrate the pre-release of composer/bandleader/drummer Bobby Previte's spectacular new recording, "TERMINALS," at Club Helsinki Hudson on Monday at 8pm. What I like to say about Bobby Previte is, if I ever decide to form another band, no matter what kind of music we play, I want him to be the drummer. In fact, I want him to be the drummer for every band there is. He’s that good.
The German genocide of Europe’s Gypsy population during World War II will be the focus of a multidisciplinary event, including a concert and panel discussion, at Bard College this evening. A panel discussion titled “Remembering the Genocide of European Roma During World War II” will take place at 4pm, and will be followed by a performance of Mozart’s Requiem Mass in the Fisher Center at 6:30pm. Exploring issues of history and responsibility, the themed event was conceived of by acclaimed Hungarian conductor Ádám Fischer, who will conduct the Requiem Mass. Tickets are free for both events and no reservations are necessary.
Husband-and-wife duo Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams of Woodstock will bring their award-winning Americana music and roots-rocking to Club Helsinki Hudson tonight at 9pm. The Woodstock, N.Y.-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Campbell is a Grammy Award-winning producer and an Americana icon, whose career has been inextricably intertwined with the likes of Judy Collins, Sheryl Crow, Paul Simon, B. B. King, Willie Nelson, Kinky Friedman, Little Feat, Rosanne Cash, most notably, Levon Helm – for whom he served as musical director of the Midnight Ramble - and Bob Dylan, with whom he toured and recorded for eight years in the late 1990s and early 2000s, as part of what is generally agreed upon to have been the strongest lineup of Dylan’s “Never Ending Tour” band.
And finally, Visionary filmmaker John Waters, the man behind Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, will perform his one-man show, “This Filthy World, Volume 2,” at Basilica Hudson on Saturday at 8pm.
Seth Rogovoy is editor of Berkishire Daily and the Rogovoy Report, available online at www.rogovoyreport.com