Williams Chamber Players

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The Williams Chamber Players is a resident chamber ensemble, founded at Williams in 1999. Its purpose is to present concerts for the college and community throughout the academic year. Antecedents of the Williams Chamber Players are The Williams Trio, founded in 1970, and the Group for 20th Century Music, founded in 1989. Repertoire for concerts is drawn from the standard chamber music with special attention to music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and to music by Williams composers. Musicians are normally drawn from the ranks of Artists in Residence, Artist Associates, and other faculty, as well as occasional visiting artists.

2013/2014 Performances:

Sept. 6: Debussy, Brahms, Rogers and Hammerstein, early music for cornetto and harpsichord
Oct. 18: Britten, von Dohnányi, Bunch, Beethoven
Feb. 7: Allen Shawn: Five poems by Georg Trakl (world premiere)
Mar. 7: Schubert, Schumann, Perez Velazquez, Arensky

2012/2013 Performances:

Sept. 8: Poulenc, Cage, Lehár, J. Strauss, Shostakovich, Dankner
Oct. 20: Biber, Purcell, Stravinsky
Feb. 15.: Handel, Bach, Arensky, Mackey

2011/2012 Performances:

Sept. 9: Mozart, Copland, Dvorak
Oct. 28: Monteverdi, Haydn, Faure
Feb. 10.: Crusell, Schubert, Grieg, Brahms
March 10: Schubert, Weber, Mendelssohn

2010/2011 Performances:

           Sept. 24                 Oct. 29                 Feb. 19     

2009/2010 Performances:

        Sept. 28             Oct. 30           Feb. 19             May 1     

2008/2009 Performances:

          Sept. 6                Oct. 18                 Feb. 13     

2007/2008 Performances:

          Sept. 7              Nov. 2              Feb. 15   


Concert Photos: Feb. 15, 2008            March 5, 2008 Rehearsal

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