Williams Student Symphony
The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Student Symphony on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 8:00 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.
The Williams Student Symphony showcases contrasting facets of the orchestral repertoire. Known for diverse and daring programming, the symphony begins the concert with three movements from J.S. Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major, followed by Five Pieces for String Orchestra by Paul Hindemith. Valse triste by Jean Sibelius is juxtaposed with Krzysztof Penderecki’s Serenade. The Student Symphony wraps up the evening with a spirited performance of the first movement of Bizet’s Symphony in C Major.
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 inspired performances.
The concert is conducted by Byron Perpetua ’14 and Casey McLellan ’14. Faculty host is Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony.