Calendar

May 2015

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Handbell Choir
4:30 PM|Bernhard Music Center

The student-led Handbell Choir offers a performance featuring a five-octave set of Schulmerich handbells. Especially if you have never experienced this fascinating ensemble this is a concert you do not want to miss!

Williams Jazz Ensemble
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

  The Williams Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Kris Allen is our premier jazz group, performing works from throughout the big band canon, with a special focus on modern compositions. This concert features Music of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, with a special guest soloist. The Williams College Department of Music presents ...

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Larchmere String Quartet
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Larchmere String Quartet on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public. The quartet presents a program from Classical, Modern, and Romantic eras. ...

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Jonathan Dely '15, trumpet
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Senior and trumpeter Jonathan Dely '15 offers an evening of small group jazz. Joining him are Kris Allen, alto saxophone, Jack Ferguson '18, tenor saxophone; Andy Jaffe and Jen Allen, piano; and Avery Sharpe, bass. Drummer Jonathan Barber rounds out this group. The concert features such classics as Cantaloupe Island by Herbie Hancock, When ...

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Katherine Hrach '16, violin
4:30 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Katherine Hrach '16 presents a program of classical works for violin together with pianist Michael Chen '18. Featured are works of Bach and Saint-Saens, as well as Ralph Vaughn Williams' The Lark Ascending. The program is topped off with a movement the Piano Quartet in E flat Major.

Scott Daniel '17, violin
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Violinist Scott Daniel '17 presents a jazz concert that features some of his own works.

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MIDWEEKMUSIC
12:15 PM|Chapin Hall
Violin Studio Recital
4:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Enjoy an afternoon of great violin music performed by the talented students of Joanna Kurkowicz. Music of Beethoven, Glazunov, Bruch, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky.

Chinese Music Ensemble
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chinese Music Ensemble performing in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6. This free event is open to the public. Williams newest music ensemble is composed of five talented music students and ensemble director, Mr. Wang ...

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Schubertiade
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Baritone Richard Giarusso ’00 and pianist Sean Gallagher will present a recital of Schubert lieder in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the evening of Thursday, May 7 at 8:00 PM. Giarusso and Gallagher will lead a masterclass with Williams students on Friday, May 8 from 1:00 to ...

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Ethan Borre '15, clarinet
5:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Senior Ethan Borre '15 gives a solo recital of works for classical clarinet. This performance features works of Brahms, Mozart, and Lutosławski.

Concert Choir & Chamber Choir
8:00 PM|Thompson Memorial Chapel

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Concert Choir and the Williams Chamber Choir performing in Thompson Memorial Chapel on the Williams campus on Friday, May 8 at 8 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Led by director Brad Wells, the ...

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band
8:00 PM|62 Center

Kusika and Zambezi is a joint project of the music department, dance department, and the Fund for Afro-American Studies. The groups perform dance, music, and storytelling from the African continent and the diaspora. Founded in 1992, Zambezi was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. ...

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WiPE at The Clark
4:00 PM|

Strange and Sacred Noise John Luther Adams THE CLARK 225 South St Williamstown, MA 01267 Saturday, May 9 @ 4pm Rain date: Sunday, May 10 @ 3pm Williams Percussion Ensemble Matthew Gold, director   The Williams Percussion Ensemble presents John Luther Adams's expansive and elemental Strange and Sacred Noise, a 70 minute immersion in the ...

Kusika and the Zambezi Marimba Band
8:00 PM|62 Center

Kusika and Zambezi is a joint project of the music department, dance department, and the Fund for Afro-American Studies. The groups perform dance, music, and storytelling from the African continent and the diaspora. Founded in 1992, Zambezi was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. ...

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Bryn Reinstadler '15 & Jennifer Helinek '15, sopranos
3:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Bryn Reinstadler ’15 is joined by soprano Jennifer Helinek '15 for an afternoon of song. The concert includes arias from Mozart's Così fan tutte, Schumann's song cycle Frauenliebe und -leben, and other works by Handel, Porta, and Bizet.   Jennifer Helinek '15

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Nicole Chen '15, violin
6:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Senior Nicole Chen '15 presents a program of classical works for violin. She performs works of Mozart, Barber, Fauré, de Falla, and Kriesler.    

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MIDWEEKMUSIC
12:15 PM|Chapin Hall
Indian Music Studio Recital
4:30 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Artists Associates Veena Chandra and Devesh Chandra present their students in a concert that features the sounds of India. Playing sitar and tabla, Williams music students make their premiere using what they have learned about one of the world’s greatest classical traditions.

Small Jazz Ensembles
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

This concert of Small Jazz Ensembles promises many musical delights. If solo jazz aspires to the highest form of individualism, and if big band jazz embodies the soul of unbridled but organized expression, the small jazz ensemble is a rich gumbo that can taste like either ...

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Patricia Ho '16, cello
4:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Junior Patricia Ho '16 offers a solo recital of works for classical cello by Britten,Rachmaninoff, and Brahms in collaboration with Celeste Pepitone-Nahas '17, piano; Ethan Borre ’15, clarinet; and Helen Tang ’16, piano.  

Jazz Repertory Ensemble
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble performs the music of Benny Carter. Kris Allen leads this newly conceived group, which devotes itself to the study and presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history.

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Daniel Potter '16, tenor
4:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Tenor Daniel Potter ’16 presents a series of vocal works by Britten, Schubert, and Handel. Robin Kibler collaborates on piano.

Wind Ensemble
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents a concert with the Williams College Wind Ensemble in Chapin Hall on Friday, May 15 at 8 p.m. This free event is open to the public. Conductor Matthew M. Marsit leads the Williams College Wind Ensemble in an exciting ...

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Piano Studio Recital
2:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The studio of Artist in Residence Doris Stevenson gives a final performance in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the nine-foot Steinway grand piano. This performance by Williams student musicians includes works of Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and Kapustin.

Elaina Pullano '15, mezzo-soprano
4:30 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Elaina Pullano '15 presents a program of vocal works from her repertoire of classics from opera and great song cycles. Robin Kibler and Patricia Ho '16 collaborate on piano.

Student Symphony
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams Student Symphony is conducted and administered by students with sponsorship by the music department. The orchestra encourages original programing and inspired performance. This program includes My Neighbor Totoro Orchestral Stories by Joe Hisaishi, arranged by Ben Kaufman ‘16. Also on the program: Smetana’s Moldau (Vlatava,) ...

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Chamber Music Studio Recital
4:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Students of Ronald Feldman and Stephen Walt offer a final concert of chamber music for wind and string groups.

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Voice Studio Recital
4:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Students of Kerry Ryer-Parke present an afternoon program of classical works for voice. Works of the masters like Schubert, Mozart, and Bizet share the program with pieces by Douglas Moore, Giulio Caccini, and Maia McCormick '14.

Cello Studio Recital
6:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The studio of Nathaniel Parke present great works for solo cello. Join with some of Williams wonderful cello talent and enjoy works by Lalo, Dvorak, Bach, Beethoven, Rochberg, Monn, Elgar and Rachmaninoff.

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MIDWEEKMUSIC Tuesday
12:15 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Bring a friend, bring your lunch, and enjoy our popular midday and midweek concert series. A musical sampler, every week offers up a mixture of traditional fare, with exciting accents of the unexpected. Williams student musicians value the informal atmosphere of MIDWEEKMUSIC and they use it to ...

Clarinet Choir
5:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  Led by director Susan Martula, the Clarinet Choir presents of program of ensemble and solo works for classical clarinet. The 13 member Clarinet Choir plays Serenade No. 10 for Wind Instruments by Mozart.

Studio Jazz Guitar Recital
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Students from the studio of Robert Phelps give a concert of jazz and blues including classic tunes and original improvisation.

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