Student Symphony

Williams Student Symphony
"Saluting the Sea"

Teng Jian Koo ’09 and Leo Brown ’11, conductors

The Williams College Student Symphony will present their concert Saluting the Sea on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at 3pm in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.

The program will be conducted by two Williams students, Leo Brown ’11 and Teng Jian Khoo ’09.  Pieces to be performed are Handel’s Water Music; selections from Erik Satie’s Sports et Divertissements, which is arranged for the orchestra by Brian Simalchik ’10; Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy’s Overture Meeresstille und Glückliche Fahrt/Calm Sea and Prosperous Journey; and Xian Xinghai’s Yellow River Piano Concerto, which is arranged by Yin Chengzong.

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 two to three times 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.