Close Encounters with Music presents concerts each season in the Berkshires. To date, over 100 themes have been explored in the series' programs. A core group of leading artists appears regularly as guests at Close Encounters concerts. Close Encounters with Music has also been a commissioning organization and has worked with some of the most outstanding composers of our day.
Seldom has there been such a merging of intellectual rigor and emotion as in Johann Sebastian Bach’s Gamba Sonatas. The slow movements reach remarka... MORE
Three 19th and 20th century Russian works create a trajectory through recent Russian history. Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No. 1 is the first notabl... MORE
In a lecture illustrated with film clips, Professor Timothy Sergay of SUNY Albany will present an overview of Russian and Soviet film music, f... MORE
Perhaps because it is so distant and its style so ingratiating and universally pleasing, the Baroque period inspired many imposters. Leaving the baby ... MORE