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Berkshire High Peaks Festival Goes Virtual

Jul 16, 2020

Bowing to health concerns over COVID-19, Berkshire High Peaks Festival - a 10-day midsummer chamber music intensive - is going digital.

Presented by Close Encounters With Music at Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts and venues in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, and New York's Hudson Valley, the 10-day festival typically includes concerts, lectures and master classes featuring faculty artists and young string musicians and vocalists from around the world. 

Instead, this year's festival, July 20-31, will be offered online In addition to performing and attending master classes and discussions, students each receive four private lessons.

Close Encounters Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani joins us.