May 2016 events
May 2016 Berkshires performing arts events feature a memorial concert in honor of alto saxophonist Phil Woods on May 14 performed by the late NEA Jazz Master’s quintet along with Woods’ protégé Grace Kelly on alto saxophone. Other concerts include Miss B. Haven at The Colonial Theatre on May 20, Luna at MASS MoCA on May 28. Events at the Mahaiwe include Berkshire Pulse: A Celebration, Performance & Fundraiser on May 28 & 29.
Berkshires arts & entertainment
The Berkshires are home to several of the finest performing arts organizations and venues in the United States. For more than 75 years, many of the greatest musicians, conductors, and orchestras in the world have appeared in concert at the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox, MA, which is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Summer theatre got its start in the Berkshires at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge, MA was followed by the Williamstown Theatre Festival, then Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, and now featuring Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket is the leading summer venue for all genres of dance. The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Gt. Barrington, MA and the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield present a variety of performing arts, as does MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA.
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