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Berkshire Symphony

Fri, September 27th, 2024
7:30 pm

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert. This seasons opening concert includes this exciting selections:

Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major, op. 92
Claude Debussy – Fetes, from Nocturnes
Missy Mazzoli – Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres)
Igor Stravinsky – Berceuse and Finale, from Firebird Suite

This event is free and open to the public. There are no reservations or ticketing.

The Berkshire Symphony is a 75-member symphonic orchestra comprising, in roughly equal proportions, Williams College music students, Williams music faculty members, and area professionals. The Symphony performs music by a range of composers, including Beethoven, Brahms, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, and Wagner. Students are paired with their teachers and mentors throughout the rehearsal period and throughout the performance season. Seated this way, the students are exposed to a level of professionalism and discipline that is rare in an educational setting. At the same time, the students’ infectious enthusiasm contributes to the Berkshire Symphony’s remarkable energy and rich sound. Four concerts are presented each season. The goal is to expose students to a broad range of symphonic repertory, while maintaining a commitment to perform music by living and American composers.

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