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January 2020

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I/O Festival 2020 - I/Out Loud - Family Event

Sun, January 19th, 2020
1:00 pm
The Clark
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Free

The I/O FEST 2020 presents 4 Days and Nights of the Music of Now. This concert is presented in the Conforti Pavilion of the The Clark Art Institute (225 South Street in Williamstown). A special one-hour family concert featuring performances by musicians from Williams College.  Kids can explore a world of new sounds, discover fresh rhythms, and make some noise…

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I/O Festival 2020 - I/O Ensemble at the Clark

Sun, January 19th, 2020
4:00 pm
The Clark
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Free

The I/O FEST 2020 presents 4 Days and Nights of the Music of Now. I/O Ensemble performs music for instruments and voices in the Conforti Pavilion of the The Clark Art Institute (225 South Street in Williamstown). Featuring Julius Eastman’s The Holy Presence of Joan d’Arc for ten cellos, Caroline Mallonée’s Songs of Crystal for chorus, and Casey Anderson’s snow for…

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Williams Opera Workshop

Tue, January 28th, 2020
7:30 pm
Chapin Hall
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Free

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…

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February 2020

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Open Choral Rehearsal with Patty Cuyler

Fri, February 7th, 2020
4:15 pm
Chapin Hall
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Free

Please join the Williams Choirs in an open rehearsal with Patty Cuyler. Educated at Princeton University, Cuyler is an energetic, dynamic workshop leader and choral director and is internationally-renowned for her expertise in teaching Corsican, Georgian and South African music. She has been co-director of Village Harmony since 1995 and over the years spear-headed the expansion of the organization’s reach into the four…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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