The notable Avalon String Quartet returns with another Berkshire premiere, “For Such a Time as This,” a retelling of the biblical Esther story for string quartet and vocalist, from a […]
Beautiful Chamber Music and Compelling Ideas By Distinguished Musicians
“A chamber music series on a par with anything heard at Tanglewood at the height of the season.”
– Seth Rogovoy, The Rogovoy Report
Close to 30 years ago, cellist Yehuda Hanani began presenting chamber concerts with conversation. He wanted an intimate space for a small group of musicians and listeners sitting close by, talking about the music. The tradition comes from that kind of gathering. In the beginning, chamber music meant musicians performed at home. Sometimes ‘home’ was the palatial house of a patron — and sometimes it was home, in their own loft with friends. …
“Close Encounters takes a deep and close look at a wide range of classical music. They may honor a Hungarian-born composer tracing the Hebrew roots of Kohelet (the book of Ecclesiastes) — or perform Anton Arensky’s tribute to his friend Tchaikovsky, and broaden into a melodic conversation between Beethoven, Arensky and Russian folksongs.”
– Kate Abbott, By the Way Berkshires
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Mozart's “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” and Beethoven's “Moonlight” Sonata Take Center Stage On Sunday, December 3 at 4 PM, Close Encounters With Music, the Berkshires’ premiere chamber music organization, presents Nocturne –…
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Close Encounters With Music's 32nd Season sparkles and vibrates with brilliant performers and thought-provoking themes in Great Barrington, Mass. Season performances include Celtic Baroque Band Makaris in a Bach Family Concert with an Irish…
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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS Berkshire High Peaks Music Festival – Music with Altitude! Visit Our Website FEATURING THE MOONLIGHT SONATAS FACULTY CONCERTS AT BERKSHIRE SCHOOL JULY 21-30 CHOPIN, RACHMANINOFF, DEBUSSY,…