close encounters with music

  Shawn Stone joins us to talk about what he's seen lately and what cultural events are coming up this week in our region.

Seen: "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," "Booksmart"

Upcoming:

  • Art On Lark - Lark Street, Albany, Saturday 6/8, 11 AM-6 PM
  • Close Encounters With Music: Antoniv Dvorak & Josef Suk, featuring pianist Soyeon Kate Lee, violinists Irina Muresanu & Peter Zazofsky, violist Michael Strauss, cellist Yehuda Hanani - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Saturday 6/8, 6 PM
  • The Sun Still Burns Here: Kate Wallich + The YC Perfume Genius - MASS MoCA, Hunter Center, Northampton, Mass., Saturday 6/8, 8 PM
  • Margaret Glaspy - Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs, Saturday 6/8, 8 PM
  • Todd Rundgren: The Individualist - Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, Great Barrington, Mass., Sunday 6/9, 7 PM
  • Fishbone - Upstate Concert Hall, Clifton Park, Sunday 6/9, 8 PM
  • "Waitress" - Proctors, Mainstage, Schenectady, opens Tuesday 6/11 at 7:30 PM, through June 16

New movies: "The Secret Life of Pets 2," "Dark Phoenix," "All Is True," "The Tomorrow Man," "The Souvenir"

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the composer Gioachino Rossini and his influence, hearling his "Petit caprice" is the style of Offenbach as performed and recorded at a Close Encounters with Music concert entitled "A Rossini Extravaganza!"

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the composer Gioachino Rossini and his influence - hearing Petite valse 'L'huile de Ricin' as recorded at the Close Encounters with Music concert entitled A Rossini Extravaganza!

Close Encounters with Music Series presents a Prestige Performance: The American Brass Quintet at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington, MA on Saturday April 13 at 6p.m. Visit cewm.org for more information.

In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the composer Gioachino Rossini and his influence hearing a recording of "Un Petit Train de Plaisir" as performed at Close Encounters With Music's "A Rossini Extravaganza!" concert.

Close Encounters with Music presents a Mid-Winter Fireside Concert entitled “Haydn Seek: Humor in the Works of Papa Haydn” on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about the composer Gioachino Rossini and his influence hearing Rossini's "Caresse a ma Femme" as performed and recorded at a Close Encounters With Music concert entitled "A Rossini Extravaganza!"

Close Encounters with Music presents a Mid-Winter Fireside Concert entitled “Haydn Seek: Humor in the Works of Papa Haydn” on Saturday, February 23 at 6 p.m. at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

In this week's Classical Music According to Yehuda we continue to learn about the life of Rossini hearing "Agnes Dei" recorded at a Close Encounters with  Music concert at The Mahaiwe in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. 


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, we continue to learn about Rossini and his influence.

Music: Les huguenots: Plus blanche que la blanche hermine by Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jerry Hadley (Tenor), English Chamber Orchestra, Richard Bonynge (Conductor)

  The composer Gioachino Rossini lived from 1772 to 1868. This year marks the 150th anniversary of his death. In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani begin a series of conversations about Rossini. Music - Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville): Overture by Gioachino Rossini, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Ádám Fischer (7:35) Run time - Music in the segment: The Overture to Rossini’s "The Barber of Seville" performed by The Budapest Symphony Orchestra, led by Adam Fisher.

On Sunday November 11 at 3 p.m., Close Encounters with Music will present a “Conversation with…” event at West Stockbridge Historical Society Old Town Hall in West Stockbridge, MA. Professor of Music History and Culture at the University of Toronto, Caryl Clark, will Reconsider the Legacy of Haydn.

Close Encounters With Music is making history this summer by moving its High Peaks Festival to the scenic campus of The Berkshire School in Sheffield, Massachusetts, providing students and faculty from around the world a new setting in which to study, perform and share their talent with the community.  

Created as a logical extension of the mission of Close Encounters, the festival was most recently held in the Catskill Mountains of New York. Bringing it to CEWM’s home turf in the Berkshires means it will now be convenient to audiences and supporters who have enjoyed 26 years of concerts during CEWM’s winter season.

For the ninth year, an international group of violinists, violists, cellists and pianists will converge for intensive instrumental study and chamber music coaching with distinguished faculty. The High Peaks Festival has evolved into a training program designed to imbue players with new ideas, inspiration, and tools for technical advancement.


  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda, Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue a series of conversations about fakes, forgeries, and lost or misattributions.

 

Close Encounters with Music will present Russian and Soviet Film Music: A Tuneful Survey with UAlbany Professor Timothy Sergay at The Mount in Lenox, MA on Sunday, April 22.

Linda Hirshman
Nina Subin

Close Encounters with Music is presenting Linda Hirshman and The Feminine Mystique at The Mount in Lenox this coming Sunday at 3 p.m. It is part of their series: Conversations With - intimate and stimulating conversations about music and ideas.

Lawyer, best-selling author, and cultural historian Linda Hirshman has chronicled battles that have changed the social landscape of America in her books Get to Work: A Manifesto For Women of the World, Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex, and others.

Hirshman will analyze the 14th and 19th Amendments in tandem as two paths to equality in the suffrage effort and as they affected private and public lives of women. 

  In this week’s Classical Music According to Yehuda - Alan Chartock and Yehuda Hanani continue their exploration of Jewish music.

Yehuda Hanani’s Close Encounters with Music series in Great Barrington, MA will feature a program of Jewish Music entitled Fiddler OFF The Roof on April 17th at 3pm.