Close Encounters With Music

The objective of Close Encounters with Music at the Peabody Institute Library is adult music education with a distinctively enjoyable dose of interaction and fun. Focusing on how we hear through the filter of our understanding and experience, activities will center on finding ways to listen to, relate to, and describe music. For this year’s series, MEE players will offer discussion about the historical and social context of the selected repertoire. In addition, MEE players will offer personal reflections on music-making, historical context and insights into listening, and information about their instruments and performance practice. It is a friendly way to learn about music, performers, and music-making. Audience members are encouraged to engage in discussion and to ask questions, which often leads to a very fluid and dynamic interchange of ideas.

Running since 2014 from January through April, one Monday evening a month has been committed for these events. Read more about our Peabody Institute Library Series here.

2017 Performances

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Unless otherwise noted, all concerts take place at the Peabody Institute Library

Growing Into Greatness

January 23, 2017, 7 PM
Renowned violinist Daniel Stepner, with
flutist Orlando Cela and violinist
Maria Benotti, will explore the ciaccona

Bach, The Dancing Master

February 27, 2017, 7 PM
Cellist Sarah Freiberg leads the musical
traveler on a whirlwind trip through the
solo cello terrain.

Life as Journey

March 27, 2017, 7 PM
Boston’s beloved mezzo soprano
D’Anna Fortunato and violinist
Maria Benotti offer three moving and
distinctly contrasted works for
voice and violin.

The Other Side of The Moon

April 24, 2017, 7 PM
Exploring the other side, a place where
odd traveling companions, flute, violin
and bassoon search out unique pieces you
might never hear again

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