Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Chamber Music Encounters Another Season
Patricia Boissevain reports from Great Barrington. Close Encounters With Music (CEWM), a Berkshires-born chamber music series now in its 23rd season, gave its annual gala concert on Saturday evening, June 13 at The Mahaiwe, Once again, internationally renowned cellist and Close Encounters Artistic Director and Founder Yehuda Hanani (at right, with CEWM Board President Marcie Setlow) presented an illuminating concert themed “Invitation to the Dance,” which married the magic of dance and music in a performance that included the David Parsons Dancers. Afterwards, Close Encounters’ many supporters celebrated another year of exceptional music making at the annual end-of-season gala reception, held for the first time at the Wyantenuck County Club in Great Barrington.
George Anne Rousseau, Jean Rosseau, Jeannine Schoeffer and Peter Schoeffer; John Cross and Penny Hudnut.
Front row: Elayne Cohen, Kim Thomas and Beatrice Cohen; back row: CEWM Director of Marketing and Public Relations Pamela Dreyfus Smith, Timothy Sergay, Jennifer Nixon and Bella Meyer; Adrienne Cavender and Lisa Miesner.
Laird and Reid White; Yehuda Hanani with Bella Hristova, violinist and recipient of the Young Concert Artists award.