Mahaiwe Events Calendar


Berkshire Bach Society Presents
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble
- Saturday, September 27th at  at 7:30pm

David Sedaris
- Friday, October 10th at  at 8pm

Scott Eyerly's Pre-Broadcast Opera Lecture - Verdi - Saturday, October 11th at  at 11am

Close Encounters With Music: MAGYAR!
Sunday, April 27th at 3pm


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$45 Orchestra & Mezzanine / $25 Balcony

Authentic Hungarian sounds – from the cimbalom, the national folk instrument, to the sophistication of Liszt’s fiery Rhapsody, and Brahms’ majestic Piano Trio No. 2 in C Major. All reflect the cadences and rhythm of Hungarian speech.

Bartok’s 1938 Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, commissioned by jazz legend Benny Goodman, is an amalgam of abstracted Hungarian folk music combined with Romanian dance melodies. It’s a study in contrasts: the tone color of the three different instruments, different musical idioms and jazz and classical modes; and both violist and clarinetist require two instruments apiece to capture the dual character.

The stage is set with a bravura performance on the folk hammered dulcimer (cimbalom) by Hungarian-trained Cosmo Gorsci.

Erin Keefe, violin
Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet
Lydia Artymiw, piano
Yehuda Hanani, cello
Cosmo Gorcsi, cimbalom

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