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Madame Pissarro Sewing beside a Window, by Camille Pissarro

Madame Pissarro Sewing beside a Window, c. 1877, by Camille Pissarro. Oil on canvas, 21 1/4 x 17 3/4 in. (54 x 45 cm). Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford. Pissarro Family Gift, 1951, WA1951.225.3

By June, the Berkshires are host to an array of events than span the entertainment and performing arts spectrum. Summer theatre, which first put Berkshire county on the nation’s cultural map when the Berkshire Playhouse opened in the Stockbridge Casino on June 4, 1928, is in full swing with productions at Barrington Stage Co. in Pittsfield, Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, Shakespeare and Co. in Lenox, and Williamstown Theatre Festival. And all generations of music fans will be able to satisfy their musical appetites, with concerts and appearances by Wilco at MASS MoCA in North Adams, and Earth Wind & Fire, James Taylor, and Yo Yo Ma with Mark Morris Dance Company at Tanglewood in Lenox.

Links to Berkshires venues that are presenting the events listed below: Berkshires theatres & performing arts venues.

Listed first are events outside the regular programming of established performing arts organizations and/or venues:

  • Dewey Hall Folk Concert Series – Mitzi Pillow – Saturday June 4 – 7:30 PM – Sheffield, MA
  • 3rd.Thursday – downtown Pittsfield – Thurs., June 16 – 2:30 – 8:30 PM

June 2011 Aston Magna Festival schedule

Aston Magna schedule and ticket details

  • Bach and Son – Music for violin and harpsichord by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach
    • Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – June 16 – 8PM
    • The Olin Auditorium, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – June 17 – 8PM
    • The Daniel Arts Center, Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA – June 18 – 8PM
    • Pre-concert lecture one hour before concert time at all venues
  • Diversions: Mozart and Hummel
    • Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – June 23 – 8PM
    • The Olin Auditorium, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – June 24 – 8PM
    • The Daniel Arts Center, Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA – June 25 – 8PM
    • Pre-concert lecture one hour before concert time at all venues
  • England, Be Glad – Music from the cosmopolitan court of Henry VIII
    • Slosberg Auditorium, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – June 30 – 8PM
    • The Olin Auditorium, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – July 1 – 8PM
    • The Daniel Arts Center, Simon’s Rock College, Great Barrington, MA – July 2 – 8PM
    • Pre-concert lecture one hour before concert time at all venues

June 2011 Barrington Stage Co. schedule

Barrington Stage Co. 2011 schedule details and links

  • ONGOINGGuys and Dolls at Barrington Stage Co., June 15 – July 16, 2011 – Mainstage – Pittsfield
    • press opening June 19 at 5:00pm
    • Tuesday and Wednesday at 7pm
    • Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
    • Sunday at 5pm
    • Select Wednesday and Friday matinees at 2pm
  • ONGOINGZero Hour – Written by and Starring Jim Brochu – May 18, 2011 – June 5, 2011 – BSC Stage2 – Pittsfield
    • NB – 5 performances added: June 7-10 at 7:30pm and June 9 at 3pm
    • Tuesday-Friday 7:30pm
    • Saturday 4pm and 8pm
    • Sunday 3pm
    • Additional matinee on Friday, May 20 at 3pm
  • ONGOINGGoing to St. Ives – By Lee Blessing, Directed by Tyler Marchant – June 22, 2011 – July 9, 2011 – BSC Stage2 – Pittsfield
    • Tuesday-Friday 7:30pm
    • Saturday 4pm and 8pm
    • Sunday 3pm
    • Additional matinee: Thursday, July 7 at 3pm

June 2011 Berkshire Theatre Festival schedule

Berkshire Theatre Festival 2011 schedule details and links

  • ONGOINGMoonchildren by Michael Weller, Directed by Karen Allen – June 22, 2011 – July 9, 2011 – BTF Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge
    • Opening Night/Press Night July 2 at 8pm
    • Previews June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2 at 2pm
    • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
    • Wednesday at 7pm,
    • Thursday and Saturday at 2pm
    • Closes July 16

June 2011 Clark Art Institute schedule

Clark Art Institute details and links

  • ONGOINGPissarro’s People – Clark Art Institute – Williamstown – June 12, 2011 – Oct. 2, 2011
  • ONGOINGRomantic Nature: British and French Landscapes – Clark Art Institute – Williamstown – through Sep. 20, 2011
  • ONGOINGEl Anatsui sculpture exhibition – Stone Hill Center – Williamstown
    • June 12 through October 16, 2011 – Related events:
    • Ghanaian storyteller will present weekly tales – Stone Hill Center balcony
    • Susan Vogel documentary and talk – “Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui” – July 24
  • ONGOINGSpaces: Photographs by Candida Höfer and Thomas Struth – Clark Art Institute – Williamstown
    • June 12 through September 5
    • Gallery talks with: Jay A. Clarke, Robin Kelsey, Michael Fried, J. R. Herbert Boone
    • Public lecture by Charles W. Haxthausen

June 2011 Colonial Theatre schedule

Colonial Theatre 2011 schedule details and links

  • Sherri Buxton and Friends: Songs From The Great American Songbook – Thursday, June 2, 7pm
  • Ron White – Thursday, June 9, 7:30pm
  • The Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats – Saturday, June 11, 2pm & 7pm
  • Bobby Sweet – Saturday, June 18 8pm
  • God’s Trombone’s – Lift Ev’ry Voice – Sunday, June 19, 7pm

June 2011 Guthrie Center schedule

  • Kim & Reggie Harris – Friday, June 3
  • Milton – Sat., June 8
  • Bella’s Bartok – Fri., June 10
  • The Kennedys – Sat., June 11
  • Meg Hutchinson – Fri., June 17
  • Sally Jane Heit – Sat., June 18
  • Jonathan Edwards – Fri., June 24
  • Joel Rafael – Sat., June 25

June 2011 Jacob’s Pillow schedule

Jacob’s Pillow 2011 schedule details and links

  • Jacob’s Pillow Season Opening Gala – Saturday, June 18
  • Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève – Ted Shawn Theatre
    • Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25, 8pm
    • Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26, 2pm
  • Keigwin + Company – Doris Duke Theatre
    • Wednesday, June 22 – Saturday, June 25, 8:15pm
    • Saturday, June 25 & Sunday, June 26, 2:15pm
  • Carte Blanche – Ted Shawn Theatre
    • Wednesday, June 29 – Saturday, July 2, 8pm
    • Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3, 2pm
  • Jane Comfort and Company – Doris Duke Theatre
    • Wednesday, June 29 – Saturday, July 2, 8:15pm
    • Saturday, July 2 & Sunday, July 3, 2:15pm

June 2011 Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center schedule

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 2011 schedule details and links

  • Berkshire International Film Festival
    • Thursday, June 2 at 7:30pm – Opening Night
    • Saturday, June 4 at 7:30pm – Tribute Night
    • Sunday, June 5 at times TBA – Free Screenings of Family Films
  • The Importance of Being Earnest “Live in HD” –Thursday, June 9 at 7pm
  • Berkshire Playwrights Lab – Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30pm
  • Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts – Readings on Fatherhood – Saturday June 11 at 8PM
  • Boston Early Music Festival Presents Steffani’s Niobe, Queen of Thebes – Friday, June 24 at 7pm and Saturday, June 25 at 7pm
  • Boston Early Music Festival Presents Handel’s Acis and Galatea – Sunday, June 26 at 2:30pm and Monday, June 27 at 7pm
  • The Cherry Orchard –Thursday, June 30 at 2pm

June 2011 MASS MoCA schedule

MASS MoCA 2011 details and links

June 2011 Shakespeare and Co. schedule

Shakespeare and Co. 2011 schedule details and links

  • ONGOINGAs You Like It, By William Shakespeare – June 24 – Sep. 4, 2011 – Founders’ Theatre, Lenox
    • Wed. Thur. Fri. Sat. at 7:30pm
    • Sun. at 2pm
  • ONGOINGWomen of Will: The Complete Journey (Parts I-V), By Tina Packer – May 27— July 10, 2011 – Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Lenox
    • June 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26, 30 – 8PM
    • June 4, 5, 12, 18, 19, 25 – 3PM
  • ONGOINGThe Memory of Water, By Shelagh Stephenson – June 16—Sept. 4, 2011 – Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre, Lenox
    • June 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 28, 29 – 8PM
    • June 26 – 3PM

June 2011 Tanglewood schedule

Williamstown Theatre Festival 2011 schedule details and links

  • Saturday June 25, 7 p.m. – Koussevitsky Music Shed – Earth Wind & Fire
  • Tuesday and Wednesday June 28 & 29, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. – Theatre – String Quartet Marathon
  • Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 & 29, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall – Mark Morris Dance Group, Tanglewood Music Center Fellows, Yo Yo Ma
  • Thursday, June 30, 8 p.m. Ozawa Hall – James Taylor and guests

Tanglewood 2011 schedule details and links

June 2011 Williamstown Theatre Festival schedule

  • ONGOINGA Streetcar Named Desire, By Tennessee Williams – June 22 – July 3, 2011 – Nikos Stage, Williamstown
  • ONGOINGThree Hotels, By Jon Robin Baitz – June 29 – July 24, 2011 – Main Stage, Williamstown

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