Encounter Series

The Jim and Mical Brenzel Encounter Series is a program of full-evening lectures led by renowned musicians and lecturers. Ideal for both seasoned listeners and newcomers to chamber music, these thought-provoking talks delve deeply into the themes of each festival.

  • <em>Introduction to France</em> with Juliette de Marcellus

    Encounter Lecture I  Introduction to France with Juliette de Marcellus

    Embark on an enriching and personal journey into the heart of French culture with distinguished lecturer, writer, and teacher Juliette de Marcellus. To open the 2024 festival, she delves into ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 19
  • <em>Impressionist Music</em> with David Serkin Ludwig

    Encounter Lecture II  Impressionist Music with David Serkin Ludwig

    David Serkin Ludwig, the esteemed composer and Dean of the Juilliard School, delves into the mesmerizing world of Impressionism, a movement that not only reshaped the very essence of composition, ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Jul 24
  • Crumb’s <em>Black Angels</em> and Messaien’s <em>Quartet for the End of Time</em> with Michael Parloff

    Encounter Lecture III  Crumb’s Black Angels and Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time with Michael Parloff

    Former Principal Flutist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and renowned lecturer Michael Parloff explores two iconic masterpieces: George Crumb’s Black Angels and Olivier Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. ...

    Read morebuy tickets: Aug 6