Chamber Players

Williams Chamber Players

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Chamber Players in a concert on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

First on the program is a trio sonata by J. S. Bach in G Major, BWV 1038 played by Jacqueline DeVoe, flute; Joana Genova, violin; Nathaniel Parke, cello; and Edwin Lawrence, harpsichord.

Erin Nafziger, soprano, and Robert Phelps, guitar offer a Brazilian take on Bach with one of Heitor Villa Lobos’ most loved pieces, Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5.

Next comes a pairing of pieces for violin and piano of delightful contrast. Joana Genova, violin, and Elizabeth Wright, piano present “Song from Bulgarian Suite” by the great Bulgarian composer Pancho Vladigerov (1899—1978). They follow this with “Suite for Violin and Piano“ by William Grant Still (1885—1978), an American composer whose work is enjoying a revival.

After the intermission Joana Genova, Nathaniel Parke, and Elizabeth Wright present Piano Trio No. 2 in F Major, op. 80 by Robert Schumann.

The Williams Chamber Players is a faculty chamber ensemble that presents concerts for the college and community throughout the academic year. Repertoire for concerts is drawn from the standard chamber music with special attention to music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and to music by Williams composers. Musicians are normally drawn from the ranks of artists in residence, artist associates, and other faculty members and visiting artists at Williams.

The Williams Chamber Players was founded in 1999 and is coordinated by Doris Stevenson.