Student Symphony

Student Symphony

Directed by Teng Jian Khoo ’09 and Alec Schumacker ’08

The Williams College Department of Music will present the Williams Student Symphony on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

This ambitious afternoon of music will include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, op. 62; Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E flat Major; Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings (Quartet & Orchestra); and Szymanowski’s Stabat Mater. The co-directors of the Symphony are Teng Jian Khoo ’09 and Alec Schumacker ’08 the featured musicians are Leo Brown ’11, Noah Fields ’11, Alicia Choi ’09, and Katie Palme  ’10 and the vocal soloists are Augusta Caso ’09, Kerani McClelland ’09, Matt Allen ’08, Richard McDowell ’09, and Tim Lengel ’11.

The Williams Student Symphony is a full orchestra conducted and administered by students, under the tutelage of Ronald Feldman, Artist in Residence in orchestral/instrumental music and Conductor of the Berkshire Symphony Orchestra . The Student Symphony performs twice per year.

Past repertoire has included traditional orchestral works such as Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Brahms’ Tragic Overture, and Smetana’s Moldau. The orchestra has also performed 20th-century American music by Ives, Copland, and Barber. In addition, award-winning composer Donald Erb visited the Symphony to supervise a rehearsal of Treasure in the Snow, a work of his which was then presented in a spring concert. The Symphony also performs works by student composers, including Celestial Episode by Judd Greenstein ’01 and Gesture I by Andrea Mazzariello ’00.