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November 2019

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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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Yair Kless, violin - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, November 19th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

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 Prof. Andre Gertler in the Royal conservatory and Chapelle- Musicale Reine-Elizabeth, graduating with the highest distinction in both instrumental and chamber…

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MIDWEEKMUSIC

Wed, November 20th, 2019
12:15 pm
Chapin Hall
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Free

MIDWEEKMUSIC is a popular lunchtime series taking place at 12:15pm on selected Wednesdays in Chapin Hall. Bring your lunch and join the musicians on stage in Chapin Hall and enjoy the music! Students interested in performing can find more information here.

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Master Class - Aizuri Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, November 20th, 2019
4:15 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The members of the Aizuri Quartet coach talented Williams College chamber music students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. Praised by The Washington Post for “captivating” performances that draw from its notable “meld of intellect, technique and emotions,” the Aizuri Quartet was awarded the Grand Prize and the CAG Management Prize at the…

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Aizuri Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, November 21st, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Aizuri Quartet presents Gabriella Smith's Carrot Revolution; String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 64 No. 2 by Haydn; Armenian Folk Songs by Komitas; and String Quartet in D Minor "Voces Intimae" by Sibelius. The composers featured in this concert, titled Locally Sourced, drew inspiration from their immediate surroundings: they used the powerful connections they felt to their environment, their world,…

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