Close Encounters With Music Presents: A Night of Chopin and Brahms—Presenting Van Cliburn Gold Medalist Yekwon Sunwoo

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA
Some of the most astounding keyboard music ever written, Chopin’s Four Scherzi receive a masterful performance by the most recent Cliburn laureate (“superbly assured pianism” – BBC Music). He is joined by violinist Daniel Phillips, violist Daniel Panner and cellist Yehuda Hanani for Brahms’s epic Piano Quartet Opus 25 in G minor with its intoxicating Gypsy finale.

Close Encounters With Music Presents: SKYLARK A Cappella Vocalists: Hidden Symbols, Secret Codes

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA
What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join GRAMMY-nominated Skylark to find out. Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown, musical selections will be drawn from the ancient to the modern, including works by Giuseppe Jannacconi (who wrote in the style of Palestrina), Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer Guillaume du Fay, and Benjamin Britten. Boston-based Skylark is one of the leading vocal

Close Encounters With Music Presents: Reeds & Strings

Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center 14 Castle St, Great Barrington, MA
First oboist of the New York Philharmonic Liang Wang leads the way from Mozart’s Oboe Quartet to Cimarosa’s Oboe Concerto and Britten’s Metamorphosis. Tchaikovsky Competition winner, violinist Itamar Zorman, violinist Susan Heerema, violist Michael Strauss and Yehuda Hanani perform the Beethoven String Trio in C minor, written in his dramatic, misterioso key.

Berkshire High Peaks Festival

The Berkshire School 245 N Undermountain Rd, Sheffield, MA
Visit Our Website 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