Close Encounters with Music: Beethoven Journey
March 18. How about a bit of the old Ludwig Van? Transparently subtitled "Early, Middle, and Late," this program at the Mahawie Performing Arts Center features three pieces from as many phases of Beethoven's formidable oeuvre. Performing are pianist and 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Michael Brown; violinist Rachel Lee Priday, who has appeared as soloist with the Chicago, St. Louis, Houston, and Seattle Symphony orchestras, the Boston Pops, and the Berlin Staatskapelle; and revered Israeli-American cellist Yehuda Hanani, who studied with no less than Pablo Casals. (The Steep Canyon Rangers and Noam Pikelny ride in March 26.) 6pm. $25-$45. Great Barrington, Massachusetts. (413) 528-0100; Mahaiwe.org.