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Berkshire Symphony

Fri, October 27th, 2023
7:30 pm

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The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert on Friday, October 27, at 7;30 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams College campus. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman at 6:45 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program of American composers features The Cowboys Overture by John Williams, and “Cloudburst,” from the Grand Canyon Suite by Ferde Grofé. Charles Ives’ ode to his home region comes to life with Three Pieces in New England, [“Impression of the “St. Gaudens” in Boston Common,” “The Children’s Holiday at Putnam’s Camp,” “The Housatonic at Stockbridge.”] Rounding off the program is the The Wizard of Menlo Park (1997) by Kevin Kaska, narrated by Cliff Schorer. The piece takes the form of an address on Thomas Edison (to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth) that mixes a soaring score with narration that tells the story of a unique and inventive person.

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