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September 2019

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2019 Music Open House

Wed, September 4th, 2019
2:30 pm
- 4:00 pm
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Free

The music department opens its doors to new and returning students for the annual Open House from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. All are invited to meet with faculty, artists in residence, and artist associates. You can find out about auditions, music lessons, ensembles, and music classes for 2019/2020. Students can sign up for lesson or ensemble auditions right on the spot. Refreshments…

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, September 6th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Williams Chamber Players present their first concert of the season with wonderful mixture of styles and genres. Free and open to the public, the Williams College Department of Music also wishes to draw the attention of our loyal audiences to a new standard starting time for all evening concerts. All concerts, including the four scheduled concerts by the Williams Chamber…

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Ronald Feldman, cello; Doris Stevenson, piano - Faculty Recital

Fri, September 20th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

With an all Beethoven theme Ronald Feldman, cello, together with Doris Stevenson, piano, take on great works for cello in this faculty recital. About Ronald Feldman After a long career in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s cello section starting in 1967 at the age of 19, Mr. Feldman has gone on to receive critical acclaim for a wide variety of musical…

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October 2019

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, October 18th, 2019
6:45 pm
- 7:15 pm
Categories:
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. Talks offer insights into programmed works and a chance to meet the conductor and soloists.

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National Arab Orchestra - Takht Ensemble - Visiting Artist Series

Mon, October 21st, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble is directed by the conductor and founder, Michael Ibrahim. A takht is a small chamber music group of the Middle East that includes ‘oud (Arab lute), qanun (Arab zither), violin, nay (Arab reed flute), and riqq (Arab tambourine). The NAO is an organization that promotes cultural awareness through their work with traditional and contemporary…

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, October 25th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
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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Drew Petersen, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, October 30th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

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 of the American Pianists Association, and also Artist-In-Residence at the University of Indianapolis, he has been praised for his commanding and poetic…

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Master Class - Drew Petersen, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, October 31st, 2019
4:15 pm
Categories:
Free

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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Joanna Kurkowicz & Friends - Faculty Recital

Sat, November 9th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

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Black Art Jazz Collective - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, November 13th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
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. Other musicians include trumpeter Jeremy Pelt, voted "Rising Star" five years in a row by Downbeat Magazine; trombonist James Burton III, who is currently…

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, November 15th, 2019
6:45 pm
- 7:15 pm
Categories:
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. Talks offer insights into programmed works and a chance to meet the conductor and soloists.

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Yair Kless, violin - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, November 19th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
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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Master Class - Aizuri Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, November 20th, 2019
4:15 pm
Categories:
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
Categories:
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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December 2019

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Small Jazz Ensembles

Tue, December 3rd, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

This final performance of the Small Jazz Ensembles emphasizes improvisational interplay with original compositions and arrangements by the band members.

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Chinese Music Ensemble

Wed, December 4th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall

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Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, December 5th, 2019
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

This concert by the Williams Repertory Jazz Ensemble is devoted to the presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history.

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February 2020

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Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

Wed, February 12th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
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
Categories:
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
Categories:
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
Categories:
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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March 2020

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Master Class - Anthony de Mare, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Mon, March 2nd, 2020
4:15 pm
Categories:
Free

Pianist Anthony de Mare coaches talented Williams College piano students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. Anthony de Mare is one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music. Praised by The New York Times for his “muscularly virtuosic, remarkably uninhibited performance impressive talents”, his versatility has inspired the creation of over 60 new…

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Anthony de Mare, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, March 3rd, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Pianist Anthony de Mare is one of the world’s foremost champions of contemporary music. Praised by The New York Times for his “muscularly virtuosic, remarkably uninhibited performance impressive talents”, his versatility has inspired the creation of over 60 new works by some of today’s most distinguished artists, especially in the speaking-singing pianist genre, which he pioneered over 25 years ago…

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Williams Chamber Players

Thu, March 5th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
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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Featured

Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, March 13th, 2020
6:45 pm
- 7:15 pm
Categories:
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. Talks offer insights into programmed works and a chance to meet the conductor and soloists.

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Master Class - Euclid Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, March 18th, 2020
4:15 pm
Categories:
Free

The members of the Euclid Quartet coach talented Williams College chamber music students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. Celebrating its 18th anniversary season, the Euclid Quartet enjoys one of the most highly regarded reputations of any chamber ensemble of its generation, with its members’ constituting a multinational mix representing four continents: violinist Jameson Cooper…

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Euclid Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, March 19th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Celebrating its 18th anniversary season, the Euclid Quartet enjoys one of the most highly regarded reputations of any chamber ensemble of its generation, with its members’ constituting a multinational mix representing four continents: violinist Jameson Cooper (Great Britain), violinist Brendan Shea (United States), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela), cellist Jacqueline Choi (South Korea). Captivating audiences and critics ranging from Carnegie…

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April 2020

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Master Class- Ancuza Aprodu, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, April 7th, 2020
4:15 pm
Categories:
Free

Pianist Ancuza Aprodu coaches talented Williams College piano students in a master class. This event is free and open to the public. French pianist born in Romania, Ancuza Aprodu began studying piano at the age of 4 and one year later won the Interpretation Competition of Suceava. She obtained her Piano Diploma at the National Academy “G.VERDI” of Turin and won…

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Ancuza Aprodu, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, April 7th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

French pianist born in Romania, Ancuza Aprodu began studying piano at the age of 4 and one year later won the Interpretation Competition of Suceava. She obtained her Piano Diploma at the National Academy “G.VERDI” of Turin and won prizes at several international competitions. In the realm of contemporary music, she contributed for several years as permanent member or as…

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, April 24th, 2020
6:45 pm
- 7:15 pm
Categories:
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. Talks offer insights into programmed works and a chance to meet the conductor and soloists.

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Sonor Ensemble - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, April 29th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Sonor Ensemble is a chamber group with an open, flexible instrumental ensemble. Many of the members of Sonor Ensemble are from the ranks of the National Orchestra of Spain. The group presents works from all eras of classical music and if also firmly committed to contemporary music. Sonor Ensemble has performed all over its native Spain, as well as Bulgaria,…

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May 2020

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Chinese Music Ensemble

Wed, May 6th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

The Chinese Music Ensemble offers its spring performance of traditional and classical works.

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Brass Ensemble

Thu, May 7th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

Presenting a wide breadth of music for brass instruments, Williams Brass Ensemble explores many genres—from antiquity, where the terrifying sounds of brass instruments heralded war and communicated power, to the sound of medieval dance music, the melodic balance of classical music, and contemporary forms, including the jazz/funk street bands of New Orleans and the rhythmically twisted Roma bands of Eastern…

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Small Jazz Ensembles

Tue, May 12th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

This final performance of the Small Jazz Ensembles emphasizes improvisational interplay with original compositions and arrangements by the band members.

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Featured

Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, May 14th, 2020
7:30 pm
Categories:
Free

This concert by the Williams Repertory Jazz Ensemble is devoted to the presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history.

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