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Berkshire High Peaks Festival

July 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - July 30, 2022 @ 9:00 pm EDT


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The ten-day festival, directed by internationally acclaimed cellist Yehuda Hanani, will continue to make its offerings of “Moonlight Sonatas” concerts, lectures and master classes open to the public – this year free to all. Hanani and his renowned colleagues infuse students with love and enthusiasm for their musical vocation, instilling them with an appreciation for past traditions and a spirit of adventure and discovery—as well as connecting them to the Berkshire community and beyond with daily events.  Highlights include a faculty concert on Wednesday, July 27 at 7:30 PM and a talk by Professor Timothy Sergay of SUNY Albany reassessing our relationship with Russian music and composers in a talk titled “Russian Art and Culture after Mariupol,” Saturday, July 23 at 4 PM.

Thursday, July 21

2:00 PM – Master Class Gila Goldstein (Longy School of Music, Brown Univ.), piano

7:30 PM – Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks residents)

Friday, July 22

2:00 PM – Master Class Giora Schmidt (NYU), violin

Saturday, July 23

2:00 PM – Master Class Jeffrey Zeigler (Mannes), cello

4:00 PM – Talk — Russian language and culture expert Prof. Timothy Sergay (SUNY Albany) “Russian Art and Culture After Mariupol”

Sunday, July 24

2:00 PM – Workshop Carolyn Regula – Honing Your Internet Presence

7:30 PM – Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks residents)

Monday, July 25

10:30 AM – Master Class Michael Strauss (Univ. of Indianapolis), viola

3:00 PM – Music from High Peaks in Lenox, MA

Tuesday, July 26

1:00 PM Talk – “Stage Fright, Memory, Self-Consciousness and the Performer” Dr. Mark Cannon

2:30 PM — Master Class Alexander Shtarkman (Peabody Conservatory), piano

7:00 PM – Opera Talk – Jay Lesenger (Former Artistic Dir. of the Chautauqua Opera Company)

Wednesday, July 27

10:30 AM – Master Class Peter Zazofsky (Boston Univ.), violin

2:00 PM – Master Class Yehuda Hanani (Mannes), cello. “Bach Suites for cellists and violists”

7:30 PM – Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks Faculty concert)

Thursday, July 28

10:30 AM — Master Class Diego Fainguersch (Institute of Art at the Teatro Colon), cello

5:00 PM – Music from High Peaks in Becket, MA

7:30 PM – Moonlight Sonatas (High Peaks residents)

Friday, July 29

2:00 PM – Carolyn Regula Session II – Internet Skills for the Musician/Performer

Saturday, July 30

7:30 PM — Moonlight Sonatas — Farewell Concert


July 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm EDT
July 30, 2022 @ 9:00 pm EDT
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Close Encounters With Music
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The Berkshire School
245 N Undermountain Rd
Sheffield, MA 01257 United States
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