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January 2020

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Williams Opera Workshop

Tue, January 28th, 2020
7:30 pm
Chapin Hall
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Williams Opera Workshop presents a preview performance of a scene from senior Brandon Hilfer's operatic work, Actaeon.  In anticipation of the March 2020 Sondheim@90@Williams Symposium, the concert also features several favorite songs from Stephen Sondheim's musical stage works. WOW closes with Act IV of The Marriage of Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Williams Opera Workshop pairs student singers with young professionals to … Continue reading "Williams Opera Workshop"

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February 2020

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Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

Wed, February 12th, 2020
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

This is the first of two recitals which give student musicians participating in the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition an opportunity to play their pieces for an audience before their auditions. The competition winners will appear with the Berkshire Symphony in the final regular season concert on Friday April 24 in Chapin Hall, a concert which showcases the remarkable talents of … Continue reading "Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition"

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Club Zambezi Dance Party!

Fri, February 14th, 2020
7:30 pm
CenterStage, ’62 Center
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Free

This family friendly dance party is a great way to shake off the cold - add music and dance til hot! Zambezi marimba band plays music of the world with heavy African influence. Club Zambezi Dance Party combines an exciting musical fusion with irresistible dance beats. Founded in 1992, Zambezi was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. The musicians of Zambezi … Continue reading "Club Zambezi Dance Party!"

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, February 14th, 2020
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Enjoy a performance of the Williams Chamber Players. 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 … Continue reading "Williams Chamber Players"

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Club Zambezi Dance Party!

Sat, February 15th, 2020
2:00 pm
CenterStage, ’62 Center
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Free

Shake off the cold. Add music. Dance til hot! This is a recipe for fun that always works, and is great for the whole family. Zambezi marimba band plays music of the world with heavy African influence. Club Zambezi Dance Party combines an exciting musical fusion with irresistible dance beats. Founded in 1992, Zambezi was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. … Continue reading "Club Zambezi Dance Party!"

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Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

Sun, February 16th, 2020
3:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

This is the second of two recitals which give student musicians participating in the Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition an opportunity to play their pieces for an audience before their auditions. The competition winners will appear with the Berkshire Symphony in the final regular season concert on Friday April 24 in Chapin Hall, a concert which showcases the remarkable talents of our Williams … Continue reading "Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition"

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Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition

Tue, February 18th, 2020
6:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The annual Berkshire Symphony Student Soloist Competition presents a program that includes music from various periods and genres. The competition is hosted by conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, Ronald Feldman. The competition is open to Williams College students who have completed required instrumental or vocal studies, are enrolled in qualifying courses, and have been recommended by their instrumental or vocal teachers. Each may choose … Continue reading "Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition"

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400: An African American Musical Portrait

Thu, February 27th, 2020
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Avery Sharpe, longtime bassist with the McCoy Tyner Trio, Williams faculty member,  and a distinguished leader and recording artist, released his latest work in 2019 - 400: An African American Musical Portrait. The album marks 400 years, starting in 1619 with the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to Point Comfort, or what is now Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, … Continue reading "400: An African American Musical Portrait"

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Prof. Tim Carter - Class of 1960 Lecture

Fri, February 28th, 2020
4:15 pm
Bernhard Music Center, room 30
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Free

42nd Street (1933): The Anatomy of a Movie Musical “Hear the beat of dancing feet…” The first talking films quite naturally turned to musicals as production companies on both sides of the Atlantic vied to show off their new sound technologies. But the West Coast studio that had pioneered the talkies with its Vitaphone system, Warner Bros., was now facing … Continue reading "Prof. Tim Carter – Class of 1960 Lecture"

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Sō Percussion - Visiting Artist Series

Sat, February 29th, 2020
7:30 pm
Chapin Hall
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Free

Sō Percussion is a percussion-based music organization that creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences and educational initiatives to engaged students, while providing meaningful service to its communities, in order to  exemplify the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds. Program Steve Reich - Music for Pieces of Wood Viet Cuong - Water, Wine, … Continue reading "Sō Percussion – Visiting Artist Series"

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