Grand Piano Trios—Schubert and Brahms

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February 2020

Grand Piano Trios—Schubert and Brahms

February 22, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States + Google Map
$15 – $52

Two enduring treasures of the chamber music canon lift us into the realm of the transcendent and channel the Viennese tradition: Schubert’s Trio in B flat Major and Brahms’ in B Major were both written or rewritten towards the end of the composers’ lives. Both display masterful sculpting of heavenly melodies coupled with passion and heady romanticism. Brahms makes use of the piano to create a symphonic sweep, and is in the best of hands with pianist Max Levinson, violinist…

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TLI Concert: HINDEMITH, EWAZEN, APON, WINTEREGG, DORSEY, WOODS, LAMB & CLARKE

February 23, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $20

HINDEMITH Sonata for Alto Horn and Piano; EWAZEN Elizabethan Suite; Saskia APON Quartet No. 1; Steven WINTEREGG Latin Dances; DORSEY Three Moods; Clarence WOODS Slippery Elm Rag; Joseph LAMB Ragtime Nightingale; CLARKE Bride of the Waves.

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March 2020

Immersion Weekend: Fiddle Weekend

March 13, 2020 - March 15, 2020
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$199

Three days of workshops, informal jam sessions, traditional dancing, and more for violinists of all backgrounds to explore several traditional styles of fiddling, led by guest artists Katie McNally, Laurel Martin, and Bonnie Bewick.

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The French Connection—Saint-Saëns, Debussy, Fauré

March 21, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States + Google Map
$15 – $52

The greatest period of creativity among French composers coincides with the emergence of Impressionist art. Attempting to define that French “je ne sais quoi” is as elusive as describing a bottle of Château Petrus. But, as exemplified by the music of Fauré (Piano Quartet No. 1), Debussy (the prophetically daring cello Sonate), Saint-Saëns (Rondo Capriccioso) and Lili Boulanger (D’un matin de printemps), tension between elegance, restraint and intense fervor is a hallmark of the French aesthetic. There is passion, powerful…

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April 2020

TLI Concert: BALLIETT, BALCH, FRANÇAIX & BARTÓK

April 5, 2020 @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $20

Doug BALLIETT Beast Fight; Katherine BALCH Kalesa Ed Kaluca for seven double basses; FRANÇAIX Duo Baroque; BARTÓK Duos for two violins (selections, for double basses).

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TLI Open Forum: Reclaiming Our Connection to Nature

April 11, 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$59

2PM: Performance of The Lost Words with Boston Symphony Children’s Choir; 3PM: Keynote Speaker; 4PM: Panel Discussion or Activity (moderated by Kris Scopinich, Mass Audubon Director of Education and including keynote speaker, and other panelists).

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TLI Concert: 50th Anniversary Concert

April 11, 2020 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $20

50th Anniversary Concert by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. James Burton, conductor; RACHMANINOFF All-Night Vigil.

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SKYLARK A Cappella Vocalists: Hidden Symbols, Secret Codes

April 25, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States + Google Map
$15 – $52

What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University 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 and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, musical selections will be drawn from the ancient to the modern, including works by Giuseppe Jannacconi, Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer Guillaume du Fay, Benjamin Britten and…

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May 2020

Immersion Weekend: Historic Artists’ Homes Weekend

May 15, 2020 - May 17, 2020
Tanglewood Learning Institute, 297 West Street
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$199

An immersive exploration of creativity and inspiration represented by Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios (HAHS) sites across the United States. Through discussions, multimedia presentations, film, music, and visits to HAHS sites in the region. Produced in collaboration with Chesterwood and Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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[email protected]! Celebration of an Immortal Genius

May 23, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington, MA 01230 United States + Google Map
$15 – $52

This program will chart three stations in a glorious history: Sonata No. 2 opus 5 for Cello, where he is still following a historic trajectory as a student of Haydn; the Violin Sonata No. 7 in C minor opus 30 from his Middle period as he moves towards his zenith; and the Olympian “Archduke” Trio. Each is a sublime masterpiece representative of his career from young composer-performer to the start of his struggle with deafness and the cruel end of…

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