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CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC ANNOUNCES 2008-2009 SEASON
September 3, 2008
CELEBRATION AND DISCOVERY: NEW SEASON HIGHLIGHTS MENDELSSOHN BICENTENNIAL WITH WORKS BY CONTEMPORARIES AND FORGOTTEN STUDENT EDUARD FRANCK
In its 17th season in the Berkshires, Close Encounters With Music offers up six innovative and captivating programs of chamber music, forty-five performers, and more than thirty composers at South County’s premier venue, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington. To celebrate the Mendelssohn anniversary year of 2009, Close Encounters will present two programs that include works by Clara and Robert Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Frédéric Chopin, and the all but unknown Eduard Franck, a prolific composer whose works have not been in circulation for over a hundred years. An accomplished pianist and renowned teacher, his professional circle overlapped that of his teacher, Mendelssohn. The February and May concerts will introduce several of his works to the American public—the masterful String Sextet No. 1 in E-flat major, op. 41; the Piano Trio in E-flat major, op. 22; and a selection of his brilliant solo piano pieces.
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July 8, 2008
Celebrating Mendelssohn…and Discovering Eduard Franck!
Close Encounters With Music Schedules American Premieres: Works of Forgotten 19th Century Composer Eduard Franck, Mendelssohn Student and Colleague. 200th Anniversary of Felix’s Birth Prompts Revival and Re-evaluation
Tributes to Mendelssohn's inner circle to take place at New York's Merkin Hall February 25 and March 5, 2009; repeats in Berkshires, Scottsdale, Detroit and Cincinnati
TRIO PROGRAM EXPLORES MYSTICISM AND TIMELESSNESS IN MUSIC
Close Encounters With Music: Transcendental Night
Featuring Walter Ponce, piano; Yehonatan Berick, violin; Yehuda Hanani, cello
April 12, 2008, Saturday @ 8 p.m.
Theater 4301, Galleria Corporate Centre
High resolution images Ponce Hanani Berick
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