Calendar

February 2018

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

Williams College Department of Music presents Williams Chamber Players in a concert on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

The Williams Chamber Players present the Mozart Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat Major, K. 493 (1786) Also on the program is the Arensky Piano Trio in D Minor, op. 32 (1894).

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Recital for Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

This is the first of two recitals which give student musicians participating in the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition an opportunity to play their pieces for an audience before their auditions.

The competition winners will appear with the Berkshire Symphony in the final regular season concert on Friday April 20 in Chapin Hall, a concert which showcases the remarkable talents of our Williams students.

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Sullivan Fortner Trio
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Sullivan Joseph Fortner Jr. is a native New Orleanian who has already made a significant foray into the jazz world that belies his young age. He has studied and performed with many great musicians, including The Marsalis Family, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Billy Hart, Gary Bartz, Marcus Belgrave, The Jordan Family, Irvin Mayfield, Peter Martin, Dave Liebman, and a host of others.

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Recital for Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition
3:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

This is the second of two recitals which give student musicians participating in the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition an opportunity to play their pieces for an audience before their auditions.

The competition winners will appear with the Berkshire Symphony in the final regular season concert on Friday April 20 in Chapin Hall, a concert which showcases the remarkable talents of our Williams students.

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Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition
6:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The annual Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition presents a program that includes music from various periods and genres. The competition is hosted by conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, Ronald Feldman.

The competition is open to Williams College students who have completed required instrumental or vocal studies, are enrolled in qualifying courses, and have been recommended by their instrumental or vocal teachers. Each may choose a movement from a concerto, a single-movement work, a concert or operatic aria, or song cycle for soloist and orchestra.

A distinguished panel of judges of professional musicians from outside the Williams community chooses the winners.

The competition winners will appear with the Berkshire Symphony in the final regular season concert on Friday April 20 in Chapin Hall.

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Jazz Faculty Concert
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Jazz Faculty Concert on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

Included in the performance are a small group of Williams Jazz Faculty with special guests.

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Club Zambezi Dance Party!
8:00 PM|CenterStage

Everyone is invited to dance it up and feel the heat blazing from that fire we call Club Zambezi Dance Party!

If you've never been to the CZDP, you are in for a real treat. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring a family to listen and dance to the amazing music of Zambezi Marimba Band. Zambezi has been inspired by traditional Zimbabwean music as well as contemporary African styles. Zambezi’s chromatic marimbas are hybrids, combining tempered tuning with a rich and buzzy African tone, making this group something truly unique.

Young and old can join the fun. Sweat optional. Smiles and laughter unavoidable.

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Club Zambezi Dance Party!
2:00 PM|CenterStage

Everyone is invited to dance it up and feel the heat blazing from that fire we call Club Zambezi Dance Party!

If you've never been to the CZDP, you are in for a real treat. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring a family to listen and dance to the amazing music of Zambezi Marimba Band. Zambezi has been inspired by traditional Zimbabwean music as well as contemporary African styles. Zambezi’s chromatic marimbas are hybrids, combining tempered tuning with a rich and buzzy African tone, making this group something truly unique.

Young and old can join the fun. Sweat optional. Smiles and laughter unavoidable.

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Sezi Seskir, fortepiano & Lucy Russell, violin
3:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music is pleased to present Sezi Seski & Lucy Russell as part of its ongoing Visiting Artists Series. Classical music fans are offered a unique chance to hear a fortepiano and period violin, playing repertoire of the period.

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Master Classes - Sezi Seskir, fortepiano & Lucy Russell, violin
4:15 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents a master class featuring talented Williams violin students performing for Lucy Russell, and keyboard students for Sezi Seskir. These performance/coaching sessions are in a group setting and are open to the public.

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Chamber Orchestra of Williams
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Chamber Orchestra of Williams is a student-led, flexible-instrumentation ensemble dedicated to innovative programing and engaging performance experiences. Having long operated as a biennial winter study course, the orchestra emerged in 2017 as a fixture on the Williams campus, with regular programming throughout the academic year.

This concert features Richard Wagner's Siegfried Idyll.

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Prof. Jamie O'Leary '04
4:15 PM|Bernhard Music Center Room 30

James O’Leary specializes in popular music and opera, and currently focuses his research on Broadway musicals of the 1940s. He investigates the ways in which composers have strategically and self-consciously projected aesthetic hierarchies (high art versus popular, highbrow versus lowbrow) to intervene in political debates ...