Close Encounters With Music

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Summer 2019

Dear Friends,

As we approach our 28th year of presenting the best of classical chamber music in the Berkshires we are planning many
exceptional concerts! 2019-2020 is the year to include a Close Encounters With Music business partnership in your budget.
If you are returning to our playbill, then you know that a partnership option is an exciting vehicle for reaching a
broad segment of the Berkshire community (as well as showcasing your appreciation for great music!). Close Encounters
With Music is known for being a rich cultural resource in the Berkshires and its playbill offers opportunities for you
to shine brightly.

No matter what the weather’s like outside, CEWM concert-goers warm up in their theater seats by browsing through
this glossy, elegant, color 52 page program book, with its engaging articles and advertisements from local shops, restaurants,
businesses, and services. Patrons keep our playbill to be enjoyed and referenced at home, long after the music is
over. Your on-line ad is also hyperlinked to your web site, which can be viewed on all types of devices
. Here are other compelling reasons to link your business with our upcoming 2019-2020 season:

  • As the leading presenter of chamber music in the region, we attract audiences of 400 to 600 music lovers at each of our seven public concerts. The playbill is also distributed at our two “Conversations With…” lectures and at all
    fundraising events.
  • Our advertising base has grown steadily for good reason! CEWM audience members know the high standards
    that our organization achieves. They are discerning shoppers who go out of their way for excellent quality in
    everything they purchase. Advertisers give us great feedback. They are delighted and impressed by the response
    they get from our audience.
  • You’ll reach the permanent Berkshire residents, not just summer tourists. Our concerts run from October to June,
    and our patrons are the people who own homes here or who visit year-round, purchase local goods and services,
    and eat in local restaurants.
  • Our playbill carries your message to a broad geographical area. You’ll be reaching audience members from Albany,
    throughout the Berkshires, Hampshire County, Columbia County, and outwards to Connecticut, the Hudson
    Valley, New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Vermont and Boston.
  • This is a one-time advertising decision that keeps giving back, from fall through early summer. We print one playbill for the whole season, and you get visibility from October to June. The playbill is given to each audience member at every event.

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS: This year, those who support us at the ($475) Bronze Level will receive a ¼ page Color
ad in our Playbill, 4 tickets to a CEWM concert of their choice from October to May and a logo plus acknowledgement
on our 28th anniversary page. A Silver Level of business support ($850) will give you a ½ page ad, six complimentary
tickets to your choice of concerts October through June, your logo and acknowledgement. Our Gold Level
gives partners a full page ad, a logo and acknowledgement, a full 2 subscriptions to our upcoming 2019-2020
season including 2 tickets to our Gala Patrons Reception and a CD.

I hope you will join our circle of advertisers this coming season to use our rich cultural resource to your full advantage.
Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions or to reserve your spot.

Best Wishes,

Avital Louria
Director of Marketing and Public Relations

PO Box 34 Great Barrington MA 01230; (800) 843 0778 or