Concert: Moonlight Sonatas

Virtual

Hear our brilliant young current participants, international faculty and alumni on an array of instruments -- violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice and piano -- and with varied repertoire. Everything from Vivaldi to Villa-Lobos, Rossini and Puccini to Brahms and Boulanger. These performances are fresh and free! Close Encounters with Music's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloseEncountersWithMusic

Concert: Moonlight Sonatas

Virtual

Hear our brilliant young current participants, international faculty and alumni on an array of instruments -- violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice and piano -- and with varied repertoire. Everything from Vivaldi to Villa-Lobos, Rossini and Puccini to Brahms and Boulanger. These performances are fresh and free! Close Encounters with Music's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloseEncountersWithMusic

Concert: Moonlight Sonatas

Virtual

Hear our brilliant young current participants, international faculty and alumni on an array of instruments -- violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice and piano -- and with varied repertoire. Everything from Vivaldi to Villa-Lobos, Rossini and Puccini to Brahms and Boulanger. These performances are fresh and free! Close Encounters with Music's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloseEncountersWithMusic

Moonlight Sonatas Concert

Virtual

Hear our brilliant young current participants, international faculty and alumni on an array of instruments -- violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice and piano -- and with varied repertoire. Everything from Vivaldi to Villa-Lobos, Rossini and Puccini to Brahms and Boulanger. These performances are fresh and free! Close Encounters with Music's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloseEncountersWithMusic

Moonlight Sonatas Concert

Virtual

Hear our brilliant young current participants, international faculty and alumni on an array of instruments -- violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice and piano -- and with varied repertoire. Everything from Vivaldi to Villa-Lobos, Rossini and Puccini to Brahms and Boulanger. These performances are fresh and free! Close Encounters with Music's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloseEncountersWithMusic

Moonlight Sonatas Concert

Virtual

Hear our brilliant young current participants, international faculty and alumni on an array of instruments -- violin, viola, cello, guitar, voice and piano -- and with varied repertoire. Everything from Vivaldi to Villa-Lobos, Rossini and Puccini to Brahms and Boulanger. These performances are fresh and free! Close Encounters with Music's Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/c/CloseEncountersWithMusic

Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit

Wyndhurst Manor and Club 55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA, United States

**SOLD OUT** Join us on May 15th at 12:00pm for our annual luncheon musicale benefit! Celebrate the Salon, the nineteenth century institution that helped promote artists, painters and musicians as the intellige ntsia gathered to exchange ideas, enhanced by gaiety and ambience. Savor a superb lunch and support Close Encounters With Music in the e […]

Grand Piano Trios—Beethoven’s “Ghost” and “Archduke”

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, United States

A virtual symphony for three musicians, expansive and noble—like the Austrian Archduke who was the dedicatee—the great “Archduke” is more than a trio. It offered Beethoven the perfect vehicle for the development of his compositional techniques and the exploration of instrumental brilliance and virtuosity with three independent, powerful voices. In the “Ghost” Trio, conjuring up […]

Town & Country—Mendelssohn and Dvorak

Saint James Place 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, United States

Glittering cosmopolitan Berlin and the village of Nelahozeves, Bohemia (now Czech Republic, population 2,200) are the respective places of origin of Felix Mendelssohn and Antonin Dvorak. Mendelssohn’s Trio in C minor offers some of his most exquisitely crafted music, with a magical scherzo right out of Midsummer Night’s Dream. The spirit of Slavic folk music […]

“Pictures at an Exhibition”— A Gallery Stroll

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, United States

A work in ten movements by Modest Mussorgsky that was inspired by a visit to an art exhibition, "Pictures at an Exhibition" is a showpiece where only the most virtuosic pianists dare to tread! It is also a perfect point from which to explore the common language of music and art, which share not only […]

From Bach Brandenburg to Appalachian Spring with Manhattan Chamber Players

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, United States

Bringing a “mellifluous blend of vigorous intensity and dramatic import, performed with enthusiasm, technical facility and impressive balance,” the 13-strong Manhattan Chamber Players make their Close Encounters With Music debut this season. In a program both orchestral (Brandenburg No. 3 and Copland’s iconic Appalachian Spring and reduced to octet for Mendelssohn’s early work (“Its youthful […]

Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit

Celebrate the Salon in the Gilded Age elegance of a private Berkshires club. The scintillating atmosphere of the 19th century institution that helped promote artists, painters and musicians as the intelligentsia gathered to exchange ideas, enhanced by gaiety and ambience. All That Jazz features Jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal at The Lenox Club. RSVP by April […]

$175

The Escher String Quartet – Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Ruth Crawford Seeger

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, United States

The Souvenir de Florence String Sextet takes us on a musical excursion to Italy, where Tchaikovsky spent some of his happiest times— reflected in the unforgettable tunes and warm cantabile style. Assessments of the work’s national style—Italianate or inescapably Russian—differ, but the sextet is quintessential Tchaikovsky, suffused with his characteristic longing and incomparable melodies. Ravel’s […]

Gala Concert: Schubert “Trout” and Schumann Piano Quintet

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA, United States

** Concert Tickets Still Available! Gala Dinner is Sold Out. ** Two great melodists, two young geniuses in one brilliant evening: Bubbly, like fine Champagne, Schubert’s “Trout” Quintet is one of the most joyous pieces ever written. A landmark of classical music, it weaves a net of enchantment with its catchy melodies and fresh exuberance. […]