Student Symphony

Williams Student Symphony

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Student Symphony on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8:00 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

The Williams Student Symphony is conducted and administered by students with sponsorship by the music department. The orchestra has a unique structure that encourages original programing and spirited performances. This concert is titled National Icons and features music of György Ligeti, Antonín Dvořák, Aaron Copland, Béla Bartók, and Jean Sibelius. Each of these composers are closely associated with his homeland and in some cases they identified as the first classical composers to capture the national essence and feelings of their time. Arguably the best known work of this selection is Finlandia by Sibelius, but Copland’s Quiet City also leaves no doubt as to where its composer’s heart lies. Also on the program is Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K. 364 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, played by violinist Sato Matsui ’14 and Lysander Jaffe ’14, viola.

The concert is conducted by Meghan Landers ’13 and Casey McLellan ’14. Faculty host is Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony.