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December 2018

Voice Studio Recital

Sun, December 9th, 2018
7:00 pm
Free

Talented Williams vocalists come together for a concert of solo music that highlights timeless classics.

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Cello Studio Recital

Mon, December 10th, 2018
7:00 pm
Free

More than a dozen of Nathaniel Parke's cello students present in a concert that covers the span of classical works for the cello. All invited!

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Jazz Guitar Studio Recital

Tue, December 11th, 2018
7:00 pm
Free

Jazz Guitarists gather to put on a final performance of jazz standards and blues, working together with their teacher, Robert Phelps.

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February 2019

Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

Wed, February 6th, 2019
7:00 pm
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 26 in Chapin Hall, a concert which showcases the remarkable talents of our Williams students.

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, February 8th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Williams Chamber Players offer their third concert of the season. The music faculty group offers works by Libby Larsen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Johannes Brahms.

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Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

Sun, February 10th, 2019
3:00 pm
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 20 in Chapin Hall, a concert which showcases the remarkable talents of our Williams students.

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Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition

Tue, February 12th, 2019
6:00 pm
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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Jazz Faculty Concert

Thu, February 14th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Williams jazz faculty perform together, featuring a program including original music and inspired new arrangements from the jazz repertoire.

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La Voz de Tres – Visiting Artist Series

Fri, February 22nd, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Members of La Voz de Tres, Chilean vocalist Natalia Bernal, keyboardist Mike Eckroth, and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis blend the infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions of Latin America, original compositions and picks from the great American songbook into a surprising improvisational texture.

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March 2019

Pre-Concert Talk – Berkshire Symphony

Fri, March 1st, 2019
7:15 pm
Free

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.

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, March 8th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Williams Chamber Players offer their final concert of the season. The music faculty group offers works by Rebecca Clarke and Ernest Chausson. 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…

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Verona Quartet – Visiting Artist Series

Tue, March 12th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Hailed by The New York Times as an “outstanding ensemble,” the Verona Quartet—winner of the 2015 Concert Artists Guild Competition—has quickly earned a stellar reputation as one of the most compelling young quartets in chamber music today for their “interpretive strength…robust characterization commanding resonance” (Calgary Herald).

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3MA – Visiting Artist Series

Thu, March 14th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

3MA is the meeting of three string-instrument virtuosi, emblematic of their countries in Africa, but also of generous artists who share a musical passion, a reciprocal dialogue and a beautiful friendship. The trio, comprising Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko, Moroccan oud virtuoso Driss El Maloumi, and master Malagasy valiha player Rajery, has been together since 2006 and has performed for…

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April 2019

Axel Strauss, violin – Visiting Artist Series

Tue, April 2nd, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

The first German artist to ever win the international Naumburg Violin Award in New York, Axel Strauss has been equally acclaimed for his virtuosity and his musical sensitivity. The Salt Lake Tribune praised his well-rounded artistry by saying, "Strauss quickly established that he is a virtuoso to be reckoned with. But amid his technical acumen, there was a genuine musician.…

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Momenta – Visiting Artist Series

Fri, April 5th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Momenta: the plural of momentum – four individuals in motion towards a common goal. This is the idea behind the Momenta Quartet, whose eclectic vision encompasses contemporary music of all aesthetic backgrounds alongside great music from the recent and distant past. The New York City-based quartet has premiered over 150 works, collaborated with over 200 living composers and was praised…

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Joanna Kurkowicz, violin; Doris Stevenson, piano – Faculty Recital

Sun, April 7th, 2019
3:00 pm
Free

Faculty members Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Doris Stevenson, piano offer a program of music for solo violin. Praised in Gramophone magazine for “disciplined virtuosity,” violinist Joanna Kurkowicz enjoys an active and versatile career as an award-winning soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and concertmistress. She has performed on many of the great concert stages of the world, including Weill Recital Hall at…

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Kurt Rosenwinkel Quintet – Visiting Artist Series

Mon, April 8th, 2019
8:00 pm
Free

Kurt Rosenwinkel is an American jazz guitarist and keyboardist who came to prominence in the 1990s. With a career spanning almost twenty-five years, collaborating with dynamic peers like Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Mark Turner, Joshua Redman, Chris Potter; and esteemed jazz elders like Joe Henderson, Paul Motian and Gary Burton, Rosenwinkel’s indelible mark in music is the consummation of being…

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Piano Master Class – Jeremy Denk – Visiting Artist Series

Wed, April 10th, 2019
4:15 pm
Free

Violinist Axel Strauss and Naumburg Violin Award recipient coaches talented Williams College students in a master class.

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Pre-Concert Talk – Berkshire Symphony

Fri, April 26th, 2019
7:15 pm
Free

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.

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May 2019

Chinese Music Ensemble

Wed, May 1st, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

The Chinese Music Ensemble performs traditional sizhu music–music of silk and bamboo–using instruments such as pipa, erhu, dizi, zhongruan and zheng.

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Brass Ensemble Concert

Thu, May 2nd, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

Brass Bash 2019 with the Williams Brass Ensemble offers a varied program of works for solo and chamber brass.

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Hannah Gruendemann ’20, mezzo-soprano

Sat, May 4th, 2019
3:00 pm
Free

Junior Hannah Gruendemann '20, mezzo-soprano offers a concert of classical works for voice.

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Small Jazz Ensembles

Tue, May 7th, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

These exciting ensembles emphasize improvisational interplay with original compositions and arrangements by the band members.

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Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, May 9th, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

The Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble devotes itself to the study and presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history.

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Lucca Delcompare ’20, violin

Fri, May 10th, 2019
4:00 pm
Free

Junior Lucca Delcompare '20, violin, offers a concert of solo works for violin.

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Qiana Yang ’19, piano – Senior Thesis Recital

Sat, May 11th, 2019
1:00 pm
Free

This piano recital is the culmination of four years of piano study at Williams for Qiana Yang '19, featuring classical works.

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Sebastian Black ’19, piano

Sat, May 11th, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

Presenting gems of the piano repertoire, Sebastian Black '19 makes his final solo performance at Williams.

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Erin Kennedy ’19, soprano – Senior Thesis Recital

Sun, May 12th, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

Erin Kennedy '19, soprano, offers her senior thesis recital with works for classical voice.

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Jazz Guitar Studio Recital

Tue, May 14th, 2019
7:00 pm
Free

Students of Robert Phelps offer a final performance of jazz and blues standards for guitar.

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June 2019

Senior Class Day Recital

Sat, June 1st, 2019
11:00 am
Free

This morning of music will represent all ranges of music including classical and jazz. This is the final concert of the season for the Department of Music and will feature members of the Class of 2019.

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