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July 21, 2022 - July 30, 2022|2:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Close Encounters With Music Presents:
the Berkshire High Peaks Festival

Berkshire School

245 N Undermountain Rd., Sheffield, Massachusetts

The public is invited to the 13th annual Berkshire High Peaks Festival live and in-person on the bucolic campus of Berkshire School in Sheffield, Mass. "Music Undefeated!” was the manifesto when this festival was forced to go virtual, and it underscores the festival’s resolve to imbue participants with skills, confidence, and optimism for the future—more so now that so many of the COVID challenges are behind us..

At the core of the festival are 40 international students of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who gather for intensive study, are coached as part of performing ensembles and enjoy discussions and workshops by prominent composers, renowned pedagogues and notable figures in the music world as they resume their preparations for professional lives.

Guest faculty / performers include violinists Peter Zazofsky, First Prize winner of the Queen Elizabeth of Belgium Competition and Giora Schmidt, Avery Fisher Grant winner; violist Michael Strauss; Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes; and opera director and conductor Jay Lesenger, who directed John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles at Glimmerglass Opera in Cooperstown; and pianists Alexander Shtarkman, a Van Cliburn Competition winner and Gila Goldstein, director of piano studies at Brown; cellists Jeffrey Zeigler (former member of the renowned Kronos Quartet), Diego Fainguersch, first cellist of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and Yehuda Hanani.

“Music from High Peaks” has been presented in popular concert locations, including the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA; Orpheum Theater in Tannersville, NY; Basilica Hudson; the New York State Museum in Albany; Bridge Street Theater in Catskill, NY; the Carey Institute for Global Good in Rensselaerville, NY, and many others.  This July, in addition to the concerts that are scheduled at state-of-the-art Allen Theater at the Berkshire School, performances will take place in Lenox, Becket and in Tannersville, New York.

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