Williams Chamber Players
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Chamber Players in their first concert of the season, Friday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.
With a program titled “Singing Shakespeare, Legacy of Bach” the Williams Chamber Players return with a new season of selected chamber works. Sparkling presentation and pleasing variety are hallmarks of the group, and this performance will be no different. Faculty member and bassoonist Stephen Walt presents his transcription of Bach’s Prelude in B Minor BWV 869, for woodwind quintet. This is followed by Liebermann’s Fantasy on a Fugue of J.S. Bach played by Jacqueline DeVoe, flute; Carl Jenkins, oboe; Susan Martula, clarinet; Victor Sungarian, horn and Doris Stevenson, piano. Bass-baritione Keith Kibler presents songs based on texts of William Shakespeare. Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Doris Stevenson play Bartok’s Rhapsody No. 1, which is based on Hungarian folk songs. For the evening’s finale Joanna Kurkowicz and Doris Stevenson will be joined by cellist Ronald Feldman in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Trio in C Minor op. 66.
The Williams Chamber Players was founded in 1999 and is coordinated by Doris Stevenson. The Williams Chamber Players is a resident performance faculty chamber music ensemble at Williams. The ensemble offers performers and audiences the opportunity to explore chamber music over a range of periods and styles. Distinguished performance faculty share the joy of making music together to the delight of student and community audiences.