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.
The Grammy Award-winning LAGQ is one of the most multifaceted groups in any genre, consistently playing to sold-out houses world-wide. Their inventive... MORE
Lawyer, best-selling author, and cultural historian Linda Hirshman has chronicled battles that have changed the social landscape of America in her bo... MORE
Anonymous may have been a woman composer. Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Germaine Tailleferre, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Ethel Smythe, Lili Bou... MORE