Calendar

April 2018

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Professor Suzannah Clark
4:15 PM|Bernhard Music Center Room 30

Professor Suzannah Clark of Harvard University gives a lecture on Tuesday, April 3 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 30 of Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus. This lecture is sponsored by the Class of 1960 Scholars Fund. Her talk is titled Cupid’s Arrow and the ...

Soovin Kim, violin
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

At age 20 violinist Soovin Kim won first prize in the Paganini International Competition. Subsequent awards included the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

Equally gifted in concerto, recital, and chamber music repertoire, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic.

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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.

Master Class - Soovin Kim, 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 Soovin Kim. These performance/coaching sessions are in a group setting and are open to the public.

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Composition Reading - Miranda Cuckson & Nunc
4:15 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents a composition reading featuring talented Williams music students performing for Visiting Artists of Miranda Cuckson & Nunc. These performance/coaching sessions are in a group setting and are open to the public.

Miranda Cuckson & Nunc 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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Miranda Cuckson & Nunc
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music is pleased to present Miranda Cuckson & Nunc as part of its ongoing Visiting Artists Series.

Since its successful inaugural concert in 2007 in New York City, Nunc has presented programs of vividly juxtaposed music each season and given celebrated world and United States premieres by composers such as Stefano Gervasoni, David Rakowski, Michael Hersch and Ralph Shapey. In demand as soloist and chamber musician, artistic director and violinist/violist Miranda Cuckson is known for her performances of a wide range of repertoire, and is one of the foremost and most active interpreters of contemporary music.

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Lionel Loueke Trio
8:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

The Williams College Department of Music is pleased to present the Lionel Loueke Trio as part of its ongoing Visiting Artists Series.

West African guitarist Lionel Loueke was inspired by his brother, who taught him how to play during his late teenage years. Stops at the Ivory Coast's National Institute of Arts, Paris' American School of More Than Music, and Berklee College of Music led Loueke to appearances on a series of high-profile recordings, including Terence Blanchard's Bounce and Flow, Charlie Haden's Land of the Sun, and Herbie Hancock's Possibilities.

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Michael Frischenschlager, violin - Master Class
4:00 PM|Chapin Hall

Soloist, chamber musician and violin pedagogue from Salzburg, Michael Frischenschlager is a descendant of a well-known family of musicians with longstanding traditions. He studied violin, conducting, and musicology at academies and universities in Salzburg, Cologne, Vienna and Rome. His violin teachers included Theodor Müller, André ...

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MIDWEEKMUSIC in the Chapel
12:15 PM|Thompson Memorial Chapel

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 workshop their pieces, try out something new, show off something that doesn’t fit in other concert formats, or just to have some fun. Instructors are encouraged to have their students present themes together, and the impromptu mini-lecture can also be part of the enjoyment.

Relaxed and informal, MIDWEEKMUSIC is a chance for everyone to share the music in beautiful Thompson Memorial Chapel. Works for organ are often featured in this concert.

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Prof. Carol Oja
4:15 PM|Bernhard Music Center Room 30

Professor Carol Oja of Harvard University lectures at the Williams College Department of Music on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 4:15 p.m. in Bernhard Music Center Room 30 on the Williams College campus. This lecture is sponsored by the Class of 1960 Scholars Fund and ...

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Chamber Choir
4:00 PM|The Clark

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir under the direction of Brad Wells on Friday, April 13 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the The Clark Art Institute. These free events are open to the public.

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Handbell Choir
4:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Enjoy a Saturday afternoon concert with the amazing Williams Handbell Choir as they offer a wonderfully eclectic program that includes ringing tones of traditional favorites to the Lion King Medley, and more!

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.

Conducted by Leonard Bopp ’19 the Chamber Orchestra of Williams performs a semi-staged production of Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress.

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Chamber Choir
4:00 PM|The Clark

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chamber Choir under the direction of Brad Wells on Friday, April 13 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 at 4 p.m. in the The Clark Art Institute. These free events are open to the public.

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Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Gala
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music  presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert on Friday, April 20 at 8 p.m. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman and student soloists before the concert at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

The Student Soloists concert features performances by winners of the 2018 Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. At the competition in February judges chose four outstanding Williams College student musicians to perform in the upcoming concert. The Berkshire Symphony also presents Leonard Bernstein's Candide Overture and Symphony No. 5 by Dmitri Shostakovich.

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Gospel Choir
4:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir on Saturday, April 21 at 4 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

The Williams Gospel Choir continues to be a force that uplifts and empowers students and community members alike with their powerful and soulful voices. Its members also continue to consider the historic significance of gospel and the special role it continues to play in the lives of people from all over the world.

The Gospel Choir is co-directed this year by Tia Drummond ’19 and Sean Ninsing ‘19, and is advised by Avery Sharpe, Artist Associate and Co-director of Small Jazz Ensembles with the department of music.

Student Piano Performance
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Talented Williams student pianists offer a program of classical works: Stephen Ai ‘18 plays Bach; Eugen Cho ‘20 performs Rachmaninoff; Natalie Newton ‘20 offers Messiaen; Daniel Park ‘21 caps the program with Beethoven.

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Percussion Ensemble at the Bookstore!
3:00 PM|

WiPE hits the Williams Bookstore on Spring Street for Once Upon a Time the World Was Round, a program of music for small percussion instruments, found sounds, and voices.  Join the Percussion Ensemble for an intimate musical experience in which instruments ranging from flower pots, ...

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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.

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

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Chinese Music Ensemble under the direction of Wang Guowei. The concert takes place in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. This free event is open to the public.

The Chinese Music Ensemble performs traditional sizhu music–music of silk and bamboo–using instruments such as pipa, erhu, dizi, zhongruan and zheng. The concert also features rarely performed classical music of the qin, the eclectic 7-string zither of the Chinese literati.

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Prof. Kate Soper
4:15 PM|Bernhard Music Center Room 30

Williams College Department of music presents Assistant Professor of Music and Iva Dee Hiatt Professor Kate Soper of Smith College on April 26 at 4:15 p.m. in Room 30 of Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus. This lecture is sponsored by the Class ...

Brass Ensemble
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Williams Brass Ensemble Director David Wharton leads the group in a celebration of brass.

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Percussion Ensemble
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Matthew Gold, on Friday, April 27 at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

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Natalie Newton '20, piano
6:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Natalie Newton '20 offers a concert of piano music.

Jazz Ensemble
8:00 PM|Chapin Hall

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Jazz Ensemble directed by Kris Allen on Saturday, April 28 at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

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Kurt Pfrommer ’18, tenor
3:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Tenor Kurt Pfrommer ’18 is a music major at Williams College. He presents a program including works of Handel and Vaughan Williams, as well as  Franz Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise. At Williams, Kurt sings in the Concert Choir and Chamber Choir and studies voice with Keith ...

Calvin Ludwig ’18, flute
5:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

  This program, titled Three Centuries of French Flute Music includes works of Couperin, Debussy, Bozza, Ibert, Varese, and Poulenc. Winner of the 2018 Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition and praised for his “exceptional artistry and full, supported tone across all registers,” 22-year-old Calvin Ludwig ‘18 is a ...

Violin Studio Recital
7:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Talented violin students of Muneko Otani present a concert of classical works of Beethoven, Bach, Mozart, Glazunov, Lalo, Brahms, Bruch, de Sarasate, and Saint-Saëns.

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Sitar and Tabla Studio Recital
5:00 PM|Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

Enjoy an early evening concert of music inspired by the classical traditions of the subcontinent.