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Close Encounters With Music Presents: Berkshire High Peaks Festival

July 21 - July 30


Close Encounters With Music is warmly inviting the public to attend the Berkshire High Peaks Festival, July 20th – July 31st on the campus of Bard College at Simon’s Rock. All performances, master classes and talks are free and open to the public.

At the core of the festival are over 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 prepare for professional lives.  For audiences and listeners, High Peaks offers wall-to-wall performances as participants—strings, pianists, vocalists and wind players—showcase their talent at the Kellogg Music Center, often alongside their mentors.

Sunday July 21st @ 1:30PM Master Class with Gila Goldstein (piano)
Monday July 22nd @ 1:30 PM Opera Talk with Jay Lessenger (Opera Director/Conductor)
Monday July 22nd @ 3:30 PM Master Class with Ida Bieler (violin)
Monday July 22nd @ 7:30PM Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks Residents perform)
Tuesday July 23rd @ 1:30PM Talk “All About Rhythm” Arti Dixson (percussionist, author, clinician)
Tuesday July 23rd @ 3:30PM Master Class with Danielle Talamantes and Kerry Wilkerson (vocalists)
Tuesday July 23rd @ 7:30PM Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks Residents perform)
Wednesday July 24th @ 1:30PM Master Class with Diego Fainguersch (cello)
Thursday July 25th @10:30AM Master Class with Yehuda Hanani (cello)
Thursday July 25th @ 7:30 PM Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks faculty)
Friday July 26th @ 10:30AM Alexander Schtarkman (piano)
Friday July 26th @ 4PM Music from High Peaks in Tannersville, NY
Saturday July 27th @10:30AM Master Class with Peter Zazofsky (violin)
Saturday July 27th @ 7PM Salon (performance and reception at private home)
Sunday July 28th @3PM Music from High Peaks, Chesterwood, Stockbridge, MA
Monday July 29th @10:30AM Master Class with Anthony Devroye (viola)
Monday July 29th @ 1:30PM Talk – “Meet the Composer” with William Perry, Seth Grosshandler and Tamar Muskal
Tuesday July 30th @ 7:30PM Moonlight Sonatas – Farewell Concert (High Peaks Residents Perform)


July 21
July 30
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