Recitals

Alec Schumacker ’08, tenor & Eric Kang ’09, piano

Students of Kerry Ryer-Parke and Doris Stevenson

The Williams College Department of Music will present a Senior/Junior Recital featuring Alec Schumacker ’08, tenor and Eric Kang ’09, piano on Monday, May 12, at 4 p.m. in Chapin Hall. This free event is open to the public.

Schumacker will be singing Schönberg’s “Waldesnacht” from Seven Early Songs; Vaughan Williams’s Silent Noon; Debussy’s Beau Soir; Beethoven’s “Miene Seele ist erschütert” from Christ on the Mount of Olives; and Poulenc’s Air Chantés with Kang’s accompaniment. Kang will be playing Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition; Ravel’s Menuet sur le nom d’Haydn; and Debussy’s Les collines d’Anacapri.

Alec Schumacker is a senior from Berwyn, Pennsylvania. Throughout his life, he has possessed a love for composing and singing in choirs. His first publicly premiered work, The Tide Rises, was debuted when he was 17, and he has had several other works performed since then, most notably Had a Great Fall, which was premiered last spring by the Berkshire Symphony. He is currently the co-director of the Springstreeters, as well as the co-conductor of Student Symphony. He plans on pursuing a master’s degree in Choral Conducting after his senior year is completed. He studies with Kerry Ryer-Parke, studio instructor of voice.

Eric Kang is a junior from Princeton Junction, New Jersey. He started playing the piano at age 7, and played Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in his senior year of high school. He has also played cello in the CJMEA Regional and NJMEA All-State High School orchestras. At Williams he has been fortunate to expand his interests in music — he was the music director of the Cap and Bells productions of Assassins, Into the Woods, and Sweeney Todd, and has also taken composition classes with Professor David Kechley. He studies with Doris Stevenson, Artist in Residence in Piano.