Close Encounters With Music

PRESS RELEASE 2015-2016

July 7, 2016
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC SUMMERS ON A MOUNTAIN TOP: CATSKILL HIGH PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL AUGUST 7-18 BRINGS “THE MIRACLE OF BACH AND HIS LEGACY” TO THE HUDSON VALLEY AND CAPITAL REGION WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS AND YOUNG ARTISTS
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May 24, 2016
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS JUNE 11 GALA CONCERT “MUSIC THAT SHOOK THE WORLD”
EARTHQUAKES FOR THE EARS—MUSICAL GROUND RESETTLES INTO MODERNISM
BEETHOVEN, STRAVINSKY, DEBUSSY, ANTHEIL TRANSFORM MUSIC
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APRIL 11, 2016
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS PRESENTS “THE ART OF THE STRING QUARTET”
HOT AND HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER—THE DOVER QUARTET
THREE LANDMARK WORKS OF CHAMBER MUSIC BY BEETHOVEN, DVOŘÁK AND ALBAN BERG
Saturday, May 14, 6 PM at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
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APRIL 14, 2016
AUDIOPHILES HEAR HEAR!
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC’S “CONVERSATIONS WITH…” SERIES
GROUNDBREAKING ACOUSTICIAN EDGAR CHOUEIRI
REVEALS REVOLUTIONARY RECORDING SOUNDS OF THE FUTURE
MAY 22 AT TIME & SPACE LIMITED IN HUDSON, NY!
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FEBRUARY 25, 2016
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS APRIL 17 CONCERT “FIDDLER OFF THE ROOF”
EXPLORES JEWISH MUSIC, SPANNING CULTURES AND CENTURIES
PIANIST MICHELE LEVIN, CLARINETIST PAUL GREEN, TENOR ALEX RICHARDSON, VIOLINIST SARAH MCELRAVY, AND CELLIST YEHUDA HANANI, GERSHWIN, BERNSTEIN, MAHLER, MENDELSSOHN, MILHAUD, BLOCH, BRUCH, RAVEL, AND… KLEZMER
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JANUARY 27, 2016
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS MARCH 19 CONCERT FEATURES WORKS OF REVERENCE AND IRREVERENCE REPRESENTING
THE ILLUSTRIOUS BACH FAMILY TREE
ACRONYM BAROQUE STRING BAND AND SOLOISTS JAMES AUSTIN SMITH, OBOE AND YEHUDA HANANI, CELLO,
WORKS BY JOHANN SEBASTIAN, HIS UNCLE, SONS, AND SOME NOTABLE IMPOSTORS

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NOVEMBER 6, 2015
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC 24TH SEASON OFFERS ITS SIGNATURE MIX OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS
DECEMBER 12 CONCERT FEATURES HOLIDAY BRILLIANCE WITH PIANO DUO SOYEON KATE LEE AND RAN DANK;
CELEBRITY TALKS, FIRESIDE CONCERT; COLLABORATIONS, CELEBRATIONS THROUGH JUNE
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OCTOBER 12, 2015
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS “INSIDE THE MET’S INSTRUMENT COLLECTION” WITH CURATOR KEN MOORE CONVERSATIONS WITH….SERIES CONTINUES WITH INTIMATE AND STIMULATING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MUSIC AND IDEAS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2 PM AT THE MOUNT IN LENOX
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OCTOBER 9, 2015
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC 24TH SEASON OFFERS ITS SIGNATURE MIX OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS
OCTOBER 24 OPENING FEATURES PIANO TITAN WALTER PONCE PERFORMING EPIC BRAHMS AND DVOŘÁK PIANO QUARTETS;
CELEBRITY TALKS, FIRESIDE CONCERT; COLLABORATIONS, CELEBRATIONS OCTOBER-JUNE
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2015
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC OPENS 24TH SEASON
WITH ITS SIGNATURE MIX OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS—OCTOBER 24 OPENING FEATURES WALTER PONCE PERFORMING EPIC BRAHMS AND DVOŘÁK; CELEBRITY TALKS, FIRESIDE CONCERT; COLLABORATIONS, CELEBRATIONS ALL SEASON
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