Calendar

October 2017

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Zivanai Masango and Pachedu
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music is pelased to present visiting artist Zivanai Masango and Pachedu as part of the Ernest Brown World Music Series. Born in Harare, Zimbabwe, Zivanai Masango is a musician’s musician. Zivanai is a standard bearer of quality Afropop, with rich and heartfelt vocals, well-crafted songwriting, airtight rhythms, and master musicianship on the guitar.

Zivenai Masango Band is presented by the Williams College Department of Music with the generous support of the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Performing Arts Endowment.

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Berkshire Symphony
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert on Friday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. These events are free and open to the public.

This concert features Claude Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Bela Bartok's Viola Concerto featuring Hsin-Yun Huang, viola. The Berkshire Symphony closes the program with a performance of Tchaikovsky's magnificent Symphony No.

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Master Class - Rebecca Penneys, piano
4:15 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents a master class featuring talented Williams piano students playing for Visiting Artist Rebecca Penneys, piano. These performance/coaching sessions are in a group setting and are open to the public.

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Rebecca Penneys, piano
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Pianist Rebecca Penneys is a recitalist, chamber musician, orchestral soloist, educator and adjudicator. For over six decades she has been hailed as a pianist of prodigious talent. Rebecca has played throughout the USA, East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Europe, Middle East and Canada. She is a popular guest artist, keynote speaker and teacher nationally and internationally. She is an exclusive Steinway Artist and has given many concerts for Steinway & Sons.

Rebecca Penneys is presented by the Williams College Department of Music with the generous support of the W. Ford Schumann ’50 Performing Arts Endowment.

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Jacqueline DeVoe, flute
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Flutist Jacqueline DeVoe is an active freelancer throughout New England and performs regularly with Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Boston Ballet, Symphony New Hampshire and other ensembles. In addition to being the Artist Associate in Flute at Williams College, she has been on faculty at New England Conservatory Prep School for 24 years.

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MIDWEEKMUSIC
12:15 PM|Chapin Hall

Bring a friend, bring your lunch, and enjoy our popular midday and midweek concert series. Relaxed and informal, MIDWEEKMUSIC is a chance for everyone to share the music while seated on the Chapin Hall stage.

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Williams Chamber Players
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Chamber Players in a concert on Friday, October 27, at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

Bass-Baritone Keith Kibler is the featured vocalist for a selection of songs inspired by the poetry of Heinrich Heine and set to music by Franz Schubert, Schwanengesang. Doris Stevenson collaborates on piano. The second half features Olivier Messiaen's powerful work Quartet for the End of Time (1941) with Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Paul Green, clarinet; Nathaniel Parke, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano. The ensemble caps the concert with Schubert String Trio Movement in B flat Major D 471 featuring Muneko Otani, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Ronald Feldman, cello.

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Zambezi Marimba Band
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Zambezi Marimba Band in concert. This performance is free of charge and open to the public.

Zambezi Marimba Band delivers danceable music that radiates joy and verve. Led by Tendai Muparutsa, the Zambezi Marimba Band was founded in 1992 and is inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba music as well as contemporary African styles.

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