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October 2019

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The Musical Migrations of MFA Kera and Black Heritage - 10/16

Wed, October 16th, 2019
1:30 pm
- 3:50 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Singer/songwriter MFA Kera and cofounder of Black Heritage Mike Russell discuss and share live examples of the multiple ways her life and music perform blackness.

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The Musical Migrations of MFA Kera and Black Heritage - 10/17

Thu, October 17th, 2019
11:20 am
- 2:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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You are invited to attend a lecture/performance by singer/songwriter MFA Kera and cofounder of Black Heritage Mike Russell

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Philip Lima - Voice Master Class

Thu, October 17th, 2019
4:15 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Philip Lima, baritone, holds a master class in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, featuring talented Williams vocalists. This events is free and open to the public. Philip Lima as assistant chair of the Voice Department at Berklee College of Music. Mr. Lima is a baritone vocalist who has garnered critical acclaim for his performances on both concert and operatic stages. He has…

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, October 18th, 2019
6:45 pm
- 7:15 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The Williams College Department of Music presents National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble on Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This event is free and open to the public. As part of the Visiting Artist Series at Williams, The National Arab Orchestra Takht Ensemble performs music from the Middle East directed by…

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PRAHLAD SINGH TIPANYA: SONGS OF LOVE AND DEVOTION FROM INDIA

Wed, October 23rd, 2019
7:00 pm
- 9:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Prahlad Singh Tipanya is one of the most compelling folk voices in India today, earning international acclaim for his captivating music and the profound messages he shares through his performances.

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Davis Lecture -- Settler Uprising: Recovering the Indigenous Origins of the American Revolution

Thu, October 24th, 2019
7:15 pm
- 9:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Settler Uprising: Recovering the Indigenous Origins of the American Revolution
Professor Ned Blackhawk, Yale University

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, October 25th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season with works of Mozart, Schubert, Kancheli and Carro. Mario Carro - About Escher (2015) is a musical consideration of works by Dutch artist M. C. Escher, performed by Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Matthew Gold, marimba. The piece is inspired by engravings and lithographs of Escher’s travels in Italy: Tower of Babel,…

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Drew Petersen, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, October 30th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Drew Petersen offers a solo piano concert as part of Williams Visiting Artist Series. His program includes J.S Bach Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829; Franz Schubert Fantasy in C Major, op. 15 (D. 760) Wanderer-Fantasie; Frederic Chopin Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60; Enrique Granados Valses Poeticos; and Samuel Barber Piano Sonata in E-flat Minor, op. 26. …

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Master Class - Drew Petersen, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, October 31st, 2019
4:15 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

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
7:30 pm
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. 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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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
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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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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Jazz Voice Studio Recital

Sat, November 23rd, 2019
4:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students of Samirah Evans gather together to present an afternoon of jazz and standards, backed up by a combo of talented musicians.

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December 2019

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Voice Studio Recital

Mon, December 2nd, 2019
7:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The talented voices in the studio of Erin Nafziger offer an evening of classical song.

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Small Jazz Ensembles

Tue, December 3rd, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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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Violin Studio Recital

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

Violinists in the studio of Joanna Kurkowicz present an afternoon performance of some of the great solo works for violin.

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Chinese Music Ensemble

Wed, December 4th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

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Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, December 5th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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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Violin Studio Recital

Sat, December 7th, 2019
1:00 pm
- 1:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Talented violinists in the studio of Muneko Otani offer a Saturday concert showcasing their work for the semester, presenting great works for violin.

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Chamber Music Studio Recital

Sat, December 7th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Chamber music students come together for an end of semester concert featuring great works of the master.

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Wind Music Chamber Studio Recital

Sun, December 8th, 2019
12:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Small ensembles present a concert of chamber music that is focused on woodwind instruments. Stephen Walt hosts.

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Viola Studio Recital

Sun, December 8th, 2019
2:00 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students of Ah Ling Neu bring their talents to the stage of Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall for a semester finale of music for viola.

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Flute Studio Recital

Mon, December 9th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students of Jacqueline DeVoe offer an evening of flute music from across the centuries.

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Jazz Guitar Studio Recital

Tue, December 10th, 2019
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Guitarists in the studio of Robert Phelps try out their newest licks in tunes from the jazz, blues, and R&B repertoire.

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February 2020

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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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March 2020

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

Mon, March 2nd, 2020
4:15 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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.

Find out more »
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Master Class - Euclid Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, March 18th, 2020
4:15 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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.

Find out more »
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Sonor Ensemble - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, April 29th, 2020
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, May 14th, 2020
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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Jazz Guitar Studio Recital

Tue, May 19th, 2020
7:30 pm
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
Categories:
Free

Guitarists in the studio of Robert Phelps try out their newest licks in tunes from the jazz, blues, and R&B repertoire.

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