The Williams College Department of Music presents Student Symphony Soloists from two competitions: 2020 and 2022
After a two year hiatus the Berkshire Symphony, directed by Ronald Feldman, offers a gala concert featuring music students from two solo competitions. In February 2020 judges chose the year’s soloists. Less than a month later, our stages went dark. Still mostly in lockdown, there was no competition in 2021. At last our soloists can perform in magnificent Chapin Hall, before an orchestra, and in front of an audience. The 2020 soloists are joined by our 2022 performers for what promises to be an exceptional celebration of the power of music, and the talent of our student musicians.
This concert of the Berkshire Symphony is on Friday April 29, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. There is a pre-concert talk at 6:45pm in Chapin Hall. The performance is free. There are no tickets or reservations. All audience are asked to present proof of full vaccination at the door and to please wear a mask.
Performers and their programs, in the order of appearance:
Francis Poulenc –
Concerto pour deux pianos in D Minor, FP 61
Henry Purcell – Thy hand Belinda/When I am laid in earth
W.A. Mozart – Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major, K.314, Allegro aperto
Gaetano Donizetti – Una Furtiva Lagrima
Igor Stravinsky – “No Word from Tom,” from The Rake’s Progress
Henri Vieuxtemps – Violin Concerto No. 5
Emily Ham ’22, mezzo-soprano
2020 Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist
Camille Saint-Saëns – “Mon coeur s’ouvre à ta voix,” from Samson et Dalila
Béla Bartók – Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Want to see a list of all of our past student soloists with the Berkshire Symphony?
Link to soloists