Close Encounters With Music

Annual Luncheon Musicale Benefit
April 30 | Sunday | 12:00 PM
Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort | Lenox, MA

Artemisz Polonyi, Soprano
Kelly Green, Alto
Eric Hughes, Baritone
John McMahon, Tenor
Dylan Pramuk, Bass

Support Close Encounters With Music with a superb lunch and performance by award-winning jazz ensemble West Side 5 in the elegance of a Gilded Age mansion atop the Berkshires.

Please note this is a change of location from our season brochure.
Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort, 55 Lee Road, Lenox, MA

Tickets $250.00

West Side 5 Website


Mischa Bouvier

February 18 | Saturday | 6 PM
Saint James Place | Great Barrington, MA

The Intimate Bach

The wonders of Bach are inexhaustible and, after decades of intimate dialogue with the suites, artistic director Yehuda Hanani is “still awed by his mastery, his architectural strength and harmonic daring, the human truth reflected in his balancing tension and release.” Three of the sublime unaccompanied
suites that have taken dances from the courts of Europe and lifted them to the most spiritual realm will be presented in contrasting modern and historical approaches on cello and viola da gamba. These are works that were conceived under uneven nonelectric light, predating the metronome, paved roads, and assembly lines, with no two performances or performers alike—an unending realm of possibilities.

CEWM is delighted to return to the legendary acoustics of the newly “converted” Saint James Place, its earliest home.

Kivie Cahn-Lipman, viola da gamba; Yehuda Hanani, cello
This concert is included in a season subscription purchase!
Open seating at St. James Place. Tickets may also be purchased through CEWM.

Limited tickets available (open seating) at the box office. Main Street entrance starting at 5:00 pm.