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October 2019

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Master Class - Drew Petersen, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, October 31st, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Pianist Drew Petersen coaches talented Williams College piano students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. Acclaimed American pianist Drew Petersen is a sought-after soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Winner of a 2018 Avery Fisher Career Grant, the 2017 American Pianists Awards and the Christel DeHaan Fellow…

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November 2019

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Williams Percussion Ensemble

Fri, November 1st, 2019
Chapin Hall
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The Williams Percussion Ensemble (WiPE) presents Aperture, a program of new sounds, lush noises, and rippling beats. The program features classic works by Steve Reich and Morton Feldman and recent music for percussion and mixed ensembles by Annika Socolofsky, Caroline Shaw, and Gabriella Smith. Audience seating is onstage for an experience produced by all manner of drums and cymbals, marimbas…

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MIDWEEKMUSIC in the Chapel

Wed, November 6th, 2019
Thompson Memorial Chapel
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Bring a friend, bring your lunch, and enjoy our popular midday and midweek concert series. A musical sampler, every week offers up a mixture of traditional fare, with exciting accents of the unexpected. Williams student musicians value the informal atmosphere of MIDWEEKMUSIC and they use it to workshop their pieces, try out something new, show off something that doesn’t fit in other…

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Concert Choir & Chamber Choir

Fri, November 8th, 2019
Thompson Memorial Chapel
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Williams Concert Choir and the Williams Chamber Choir, directed by Lindsay Pope, present Take What You Need: Songs on Mental Health & Wellness, by composers and poets who were ostracized by their communities. Including music from the 14th century to the present day, the preformance includes music by Ysaye Barnwell, Johannes Brahms, Reena Esmail, Hannah Gruendemann '20, Guillaume Machaut, Anna…

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Joanna Kurkowicz & Friends - Faculty Recital

Sat, November 9th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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From baroque to contemporary Artist in Residence in Violin, Joanna Kurkowicz presents a varied and exciting program that includes Geminiani's rarely played Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Piano, Vivaldi's virtuosic Concerto for Four Violins, op. 3, No. 10 (RV.580), Arvo Pärt's mysterious and very popular Fratres in the version for solo violin, string quartet and percussion (with Axxea…

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Black Art Jazz Collective - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, November 13th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Black Art Jazz Collective (BAJC) debuted in 2013 at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Led by Downbeat Critics Poll Winner and Grammy Award winning tenor saxophonist Wayne Escoffery, the group celebrates African American icons through original compositions. BAJC is dedicated to celebrating African American Icons through originally composed music while serving as a positive role-model for young African-Americans and young musicians…

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, November 15th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Before the symphony concert you can join Ronald Feldman, conductor of the Berkshire Symphony, for a pre-concert talk in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to Chapin Hall. Talks offer insights into programmed works and a chance to meet the conductor and soloists.

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Berkshire Symphony

Fri, November 15th, 2019
Chapin Hall
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The Berkshire Symphony, under the baton of Ronald Feldman, begins with Symphony No. 21 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and presents the world premiere of the Cello Concerto No. 2 by Allen Shawn, with faculty soloist Nathaniel Parke, cello. Also on offer is the much beloved Symphony No. 2 by Johannes Brahms. The Berkshire Symphony is a 75-member symphonic orchestra comprising, in…

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Williams Gospel Choir

Sat, November 16th, 2019
Chapin Hall
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The Williams Gospel Choir celebrates a love of gospel music with the entire community. For over thirty years people of all faiths have been invited to join the Gospel Choir to celebrate the tradition and move ahead into a future of joyous song. All are invited to Rain on Us featuring the choir and talented collaborating musicians. The Williams Gospel…

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Master Class - Prof. Yair Kless, violin - Visiting Artist Series

Mon, November 18th, 2019
4:15 pm
Chapin Hall
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Free

Violinist Yair Kless coaches talented Williams College students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. Born in Israel, Yair Kless began playing the violin at the early age. He graduated from Tel Aviv Music Academy, under the tutelage of Israel Amidan. Following a recommendation from Nathan Milstein, Yair moved to Brussels to study with…

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