25 Years of Thematic Programs

Chamber Orchestra Kremlin will open the 25th anniversary season of Close Encounters with Music at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on Oct. 15. Photo submitted

For a quarter of a century, Close Encounters with Music has presented chamber music with commentary to both entertain and inform audiences in the Berkshires and beyond. Under the guidance of founder and Artistic Director Yehuda Hanani, the organization has offered more than 200 thematic concerts that put the composers and their time periods in perspective with additional context.

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