Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season with works of Mozart, Schubert, Kancheli and Carro.
Mario Carro – About Escher (2015) is a musical consideration of works by Dutch artist M. C. Escher, performed by Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Matthew Gold, marimba. The piece is inspired by engravings and lithographs of Escher’s travels in Italy: Tower of Babel, PhosphorescentSea, and Dolphins.
Keith Kibler, bass-baritone, together with colleague Doris Stevenson, piano, bring selections by Franz Schubert to the stage with Nacht und Träum,Der Doppelgänger, and Frühlingsglaube.
The next selection is by Giya Kancheli – the haunting Piano Quartet in L’istesso Tempo (1998) performed by Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Ah Ling Neu, viola; Ronald Feldman, cello; and Doris Stevenson, piano
The program closes in a grand way with W.A. Mozart – Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat Major, K. 452 with Catherine Weinfield, oboe; Paul Green, clarinet; Victor Sungarian, horn; Stephen Walt, bassoon; and Elizabeth Wright, piano.
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.