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Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Gala

Fri, April 26th, 2019
8:00 pm

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Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Gala

The Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Gala concert features performances by winners of the 2019 Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition. At the annual competition in February judges choose outstanding Williams College student musicians to perform. This year’s selected musicians: Sebastian Black ‘19, piano performs “Totentanz” by Franz Liszt. Angela Chan ‘19 plays the pipa, a Chinese instrument similar to a lute. She is featured with the orchestra on 草原小姐妹 (Little Sisters of the Grassland) by 吴祖强 (Wu Zuqiang), 王燕樵 (Wang Yanqiao), and 刘德海 (Liu Dehai). Soprano Erin Kennedy ‘19 sings “Caro nome,” from Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, and Jeff Pearson ‘20, violin performs Poème, op. 25 by Ernest Chausson. 

The Berkshire Symphony also presents Symphonic Dances by Sergei Rachmaninoff.

About Ronald Feldman
Conductor Ronald Feldman is twice the winner of the American Symphony League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music. He has achieved critical acclaim for his work as conductor and cellist.

About the Berkshire Symphony
A very special orchestra, the Berkshire Symphony offers an extraordinary opportunity for both student and professional musicians, as well as the audience. By pairing students with their teachers and mentors throughout the rehearsal period and the season, Williams 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.

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