Close Encounters With Music

 

PRESS RELEASE 2017-2018


March 29, 2018
Close Encounters With Music Makes History as it Moves Its High Peaks Festival to the Cultural Berkshires, Bringing Illustrious Faculty and Stars of Tomorrow Together to Celebrate a Love of Music and Share their Passion with the Community and Beyond

2018 Theme “The French-Russian Connection” Explores Influences, Links and Legendary Collaborations across Music, Literature and Art: Stravinsky, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Diaghilev, Prokofiev, Fauré and César Franck
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March 22, 2018
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS GRAND PIANO TRIOS
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February 8, 2018
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS THE ARIEL STRING QUARTET PERFORMING WORKS BY ROBERT SCHUMANN, JOHANNES BRAHMS AND LEOŠ JANÁČEK --THE STRING QUARTET AS PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA
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January 8, 2018
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS “A CLOSE ENCOUNTERTENOR!”--
2017 MET AUDITION WINNER ARYEH NUSSBAUM COHEN PERFORMS ENGLISH SONGS,
YEHUDA HANANI PLAYS BACH GAMBA SONATAS
SAT., FEB 24 AT SAINT JAMES PLACE IN GREAT BARRINGTON
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November 9, 2017
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS “SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE-AN ITALIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION”--
WITH THE AMERNET STRING QUARTET ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9, 6 PM, PERFORMING FESTIVE WORKS BY PUCCINI, VIVALDI AND HUGO WOLF AT THE MAHAIWE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER IN GREAT BARRINGTON
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October 13, 2017
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC PRESENTS “THE POLITICS OF OPERA” WITH AUTHOR AND SCHOLAR MITCHELL COHENCONVERSATIONS WITH…. SERIES OF TALKS CONTINUES WITH INTIMATE AND STIMULATING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT MUSIC AND IDEAS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 3 PM AT SAINT JAMES PLACE IN GREAT BARRINGTON  
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October 6, 2017
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC LAUNCHES 26TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ITS SIGNATURE MIX OF INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS—
SEASON STARTS STRONG WITH TITANS OF CHAMBER MUSIC OCTOBER 21 FINISHING WITH A DAZZLING LEONARD BERNSTEIN TRIBUTE JUNE 9, CELEBRITY TALKS, MID-WINTER FIRESIDE CONCERT; COMMISSIONS, COLLABORATIONS, CELEBRATIONS ALL SEASON
String and Piano Virtuosos and Stars of the Chamber Music and Opera World in Concerts at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington Fall, Winter, Spring 2017-2018
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July 5, 2017
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH MUSIC SUMMERS ON A MOUNTAIN TOP: CATSKILL HIGH PEAKS MUSIC FESTIVAL AUGUST 6-17 BRINGS “FANFARE FOR THE UNCOMMON WOMAN” TO THE HUDSON VALLEY AND CAPITAL REGION WITH INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED MUSICIANS AND YOUNG ARTISTS - AROUND THE CLOCK FESTIVITIES AT CAREY INSTITUTE IN RENSSELAERVILLE WITH ADDITIONAL SUFFRAGETTE THEMED CONCERTS AT BASILICA HUDSON AND NEW YORK STATE MUSEUM IN ALBANY
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