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“Between East and West
—A Russian Journey”
Works by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Borodin, Cesar Cui
(High Peaks Artist
Faculty Perform)
August 11 at 8 pm

A joint performance by
High Peaks Festival
Residents and local young musicians from CHIME Albany and Kids 4 Harmony Pittsfield
August 14 at 4 pm
“That French Je
ne sais quoi”
Works by Cesar Franck,
Claude Debussy,
Gabriel Faure,
Maurice Ravel,
Lily Boulanger,
Cecile Chaminade,
Camille Saint-Saëns
(High Peaks Artist
Faculty Perform)
August 14 at 7:30 pm
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Pierre Henri Xuereb Yehuda Hanani
The Musical Architecture
of the French Baroque – Distinction, Practices, Style 
Paul Dwyer and
Adriane Post and
Markin Palmboom
August 7 at 2 pm
The Russian School of
Piano Playing—
What Made It Great
Alexander Shtarkman
August 8 at 2 pm
A Tale of Two Traditions—French and Russian Violin Sound Production and Aesthetics
Irina Muresanu and
Peter Zazofsky
August 9 at 2 pm
The French Revolution—A New Path in Western Music and Painting
Yehuda Hanani
August 10 at 2 pm
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Bridges and Crossings—A Cultural Survey of the
French-Russian Connection
Professor Timothy Sergay
August 11 at 4 pm

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NEW - Just Added!
Music and Cognitive Enrichment --
Does Classical Music
Make You Smarter?
Dr. Arnold Cohen
August 14 at 2:30 pm

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August 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 Click here for calendar
Berkshire High Peaks Festival Master Classes
The Berkshire School
245 North Undermountain Road
Sheffield, MA 01257

Come experience and understand the inner workings of the festival and artistic goals of our young performers as they interact with guest faculty.  You'll hear works in progress and understand what transforms a merely good performance into a great one.  Free to the public.


"We are thrilled to again welcome Yehuda Hanani and the talented young artists who come from around the world to study with him and with his faculty colleagues as part of the Catskill High Peaks Festival. We have a full calendar of concerts, literary lectures, films, and master classes and look forward to welcoming you to all of these events." Gareth Crawford, President and CEO

For information contact:
Pamela Dreyfus Smith
at 800-843-0778.

“As an educational institution, our mission is to infuse students over a relatively short period with love and enthusiasm for their chosen vocation and with an appreciation of past traditions and a spirit of adventure and discovery.”

Yehuda Hanani, Artistic Director
Berkshire High Peaks Festival

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Berkshire High Peaks Festival   PO Box 34  Great Barrington, MA  01230 
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