Close Encounters With Music

PRESS RELEASE 2013-2014

July 10, 2014
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC AT THE CLARK IN WILLIAMSTOWN
SUNDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 4 PM
“MASTERS OF THE BAROQUE” CELEBRATES GRAND REOPENING
MUSIC MERCURIAL, ORNATE AND BOLD—BACH, BOCCHERINI, SCARLATTI, VIVALDI AND NEW NEO-BAROQUE COMMISSION
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May 15, 2014
HIGH PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL AUGUST 10-20 BRINGS “THE GRAND ITALIAN TOUR” TO THE GREAT NORTHERN CATSKILLS WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS AND YOUNG ARTISTS
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May 7, 2014
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS’ “THE MANY FACES OF ANTONIN DVORAK,” 
JUNE 15 OPENS BERKSHIRE SUMMER SEASON AT TANGLEWOOD’S OZAWA HALL 
PROGRAM SPOTLIGHTS INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC OF DVORAK: DUMKY TRIO, GRAND PIANO QUINTET, GYPSY SONGS, BIBLICAL SONGS, AND SELECTIONS FROM OPERA “RUSALKA” 
MAJOR PRIZE WINNERS, A DIVA, AND ONE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC’S MOST BELOVED FIGURES IN GALA MATINEE
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April 9, 2014
ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM SATURDAY, MAY 17, 6PM AT THE MAHAIWE IN GREAT BARRINGTON
“BEETHOVEN AND THE DAWN OF ROMANTICISM”—THE ARTIST AS PROPHET AND HERO TRACKS HIS STEPS FROM
CLASSICIST TO EXEMPLAR OF THE ROMANTIC TRADITION
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March 20, 2014
LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF VERDI—FILM PREVIEW AND TALK WITH VERDI SCHOLAR,
AUTHOR AND LOOK-ALIKE AUGUST VENTURA
LEGENDERY COMPOSER’S OPERAS AND POLITICS GIVEN CLOSE LOOK AT CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
“CONVERSATIONS WITH……” SUNDAY APRIL 6, 3 PM AT THE LENOX CLUB
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March 11, 2014
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS “MAGYAR!”
LISZT, BRAHMS, BARTÓK AND AUTHENTIC HUNGARIAN FOLK MUSIC
SUNDAY MATINEE APRIL 27, 3 PM AT THE MAHAIWE IN GREAT BARRINGTON
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January 23, 2014
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC presents
THE LINDEN STRING QUARTET & FRIENDS
IN WORKS OF TCHAIKOVSKY AND MENDELSSOHN
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November 8, 2013
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS “THE MIRACULOUS VIOLIN: AN EVENING WITH
VADIM GLUZMAN AND ANGELA YOFFE”
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21 AT THE MAHAIWE IN GREAT BARRINGTON
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October 10, 2013
FOOTLIGHTS AT THE MET—A PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN WITH INTERNATIONAL COSTUME DESIGNER CHARLES CAINE
HISTORIC THEATRICAL FASHIONS, JEWELRY AND MEMORABILIA TO BE SHOWN AT THE MOUNT, LENOX, MA, NOVEMBER 10
Refreshments by Chocolate Springs
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October 1, 2013
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC OPENS 2013-14 SEASON WITH “ANATOMY OF A MELODY”—
BEETHOVEN, BRAHMS AND WORLD PREMIERE OF PAUL SCHOENFIELD “SHAATNEZ”
POPULAR TUNE MIGRATES FROM OPERETTA TO CONCERT STAGE, PLUS BRAHMS SYMPHONIC-SCALE PIANO QUARTET
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT THE MAHAIWE IN GREAT BARRINGTON
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September 3, 2013
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC OPENS 22nd SEASON WITH ITS SIGNATURE MIX OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS—PAUL SCHOENFIELD WORLD PREMIERE OCTOBER 19; CELEBRITY TALKS, FILM-IN-PROGRESS, FIRESIDE CONCERT; COLLABORATIONS, CELEBRATION
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