Conducted by Mathew M. Marsit, Berkshire Inspiration is the title of a concert of newly commissioned works by the Williams College Wind Ensemble — works by music faculty composer Zachary Wadsworth, senior performer Ben Kaufman ’16, Louis Andriessen, and more.
The Williams College Wind Ensemble presents a concert structured around works written for and inspired by this ensemble, including a student composition (Kaufman, Fantasie), a faculty composition (Wadsworth, Spirals) and a work by internationally acclaimed avant-garde composer Louis Andriessen, in memory of late director Stephen Bodner. WiCWE rounds out this program of exciting new works with Vaughan Williams’ iconic Toccata Marziale and Mason Bates’ electroacoustic masterpiece Mothership.
About Matthew Marsit
An active conductor and clarinetist, Matthew M. Marsit has led ensembles and performed as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician throughout the U.S. He is currently on the artistic staff of the Hopkins Center for the Performing Arts at Dartmouth College as Director of Bands. Marsit has previously held conducting positions with the Charles River Wind Ensemble, Cornell University, Drexel University, the Chestnut Hill Orchestra, the Bucks County Youth Ensembles, and the Performing Arts Institute of Wyoming Seminary. Marsit has served as a guest conductor, clinician and consultant for a great number of schools, institutions and festivals throughout the eastern United States, and has produced a recording project for the United States Military Academy West Point Band. He was recently named Artist in Residence in Winds and Music Director of the Williams College Wind Ensemble.