Williams Student Symphony"France through the Ages"
The Williams Student Symphony will give a concert on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. in Thompson Memorial Chapel. This free event is open to the public.
This evening of music will feature Scott Smedinghoff ’09, organ in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto. Also on the program is more French music ranging from the pre-Baroque period to the twentieth century, including Faure’s Masques et Bergamasques, and Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte. The orchestra will also present arrangements of early French dance pieces by Leo Brown ’11.
The Williams College Student Symphony is a 50-member orchestra conducted and administered by students, Teng Jian Khoo ’09 and Leo Brown ’11 with sponsorship by the Department of Music. The Student Symphony performs twice per year.
Recent performances by the Student Symphony have featured orchestral classics such as Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, and Mendelssohn’s Die Hebrides. The orchestra’s repertoire is continually expanding to incorporate 20th-century music by composers such as Bartok and Barber. The Symphony also regularly features student soloists in works as diverse as Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro for Strings, and Szymanowski’s monumental Stabat Mater.