A panoply of contemporary American musicians, from folk, alt-country and rockabilly to garage, punk and psych-folk bands will bring the historic Chesterwood site in Stockbridge to life all summer long.
“Bubu” has a 500 year old history in witchcraft ceremonies and on July 18 you can see it transformed into modern, hypnotic dance music thanks to this Sierra Leonean singer.
Conductor Jacques Lacombe made his Tanglewood debut last year, and was back in a stirring program by American composers with actor John Douglas Thompson for the Lincoln Portrait and Kirill Gerstein for the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F.
Engage with artists such as Nick Cave, Dean Baldwin, Clifford Ross, Edward Morris and Susannah Sayler at the hidden away Chalet Beer Garden at Mass MoCA. Open Thursday and Friday evenings during the summer.
Spun runs July 23 – August 3 and explores the complexities of family and story-telling, weaving together the recollections and unique perspectives of siblings with comedy, wit, and rock.
With music from the chansons of Paris to the samba of Rio, plus free tastings from Berkshire Mountain Distillers, the return of this glorious ensemble (last in Great Barrington in 2013) has the whole town talking.
For its July 3 concert, the Boston Symphony chose Copland’s Lincoln Portrait as its penultimate salute to freedom. John Douglas Thompson, one of the greatest actors of his generation, will read excerpts from Lincoln’s words, including portions of the Gettysburg Address.