On Saturday. October 11, I attended another great musical performance at The Whitney Center for the Arts with HuDost, Elizabeth and the Catapult and special guest performer Linda Worster.
The evening began with Elizabeth performing her songs with of her guitar and piano, warming us up for HuDost who label themselves as Neo-Folk Sufi Art Rock. Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines make up the two person band.
Audience members unfamiliar with the Whit but acquainted with HuDost, hinted at the tremendous experience we were in for. Moksha played one of the most interesting instruments I have ever seen, a cross between a keyboard and an accordion and Jemal kept the beat going with his numerous string instruments .
These performers were masters of the instruments they played and were like instruments themselves with the music seeming to flow through them, into their instruments and outward. It was quite a spiritual and emotional experience. I was first acquainted with Pittsfield's newest Art Venue for wonderful exhibits, thanks to Lisa Whitney and Ghazi Kazmi who are planning to bring more Art and Culture to our fair city.
It wasn't until recently that I discovered that they are more than an Art Gallery, they are also a great venue to see excellent and entertaining Music Performances as well as One Person Comedy shows, Opera, and Cabaret.
October 18, Alturas Duo with Minta White will be performing Contemporary Classical and South American Folk Music and will be premiering Arthur Hernandez's composition "Three Meditations for Flute and Guitar."
Reservations can be made through firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 413-443-0289. Reservations are recommended.