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Williams Chamber Players present their second concert of the season titled Opera Night.
The program opens with Joseph Haydn – Piano Trio No. 44 in E major, played by Joanna Genova, violin; Julian Müller, cello; and Elizabeth Wright, piano.
Next are selections fromGiuseppi Verdi’s La Traviata – “Dite alla giovine,” duet scene, act II, with Erin Casey, soprano; and Paul La Rosa, baritone. Erin Casey presents “E strano… sempre libera,” from act I.
Guitarists Robert Phelps and Jeff Miller present a John Williams arrangement of Theme and Variations in D Minor from Sextet in Bb, second movement by Johannes Brahms.
Finally the quartet of Joana Genova and Heather Braun, violins; Ah Ling Neu, viola; and Julian Müller, cello, present Free and So Thankful, a one movement string quartet by Sato Matsui, Class of 2014. The program closes with, Jesse Montgomery’s – String Quartet Strum.
The Williams Chamber Players is a faculty chamber ensemble that presents concerts for the college and community throughout the academic year. Repertoire for concerts is drawn from the standard chamber music with special attention to music of the 20th and 21st centuries, and to music by Williams composers. Musicians are normally drawn from the ranks of artists in residence, artist associates, and other faculty members and visiting artists at Williams.