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September 2018

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, September 7th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Williams Chamber Players offer their first concert of the season. The music faculty group performs works by Debussy and Beethoven. Opening the concert is cellist Nathaniel Parke joined by pianist Doris Stevenson for a performance of the Debussy Cello Sonata, followed by one of Leonard Bernstein’s most beloved works performed by soprano Kerry Ryer-Parke. “A Simple Song,” from Bernstein’s Mass,…

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

Fri, September 21st, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The evening’s program covers extensive musical ground reflecting Ronald Feldman’s eclectic tastes and versatile technique. Together with Doris Stevenson, piano, Mr. Feldman begins the program with Symphonic Variations for cello and piano by Leon Boellmann. Next, Mr. Feldman is joined by classical guitarist and colleague Robert Phelps. Together they perform Seven Spanish Folk Songs by Manuel De Falla. Ms. Stevenson…

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October 2018

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Carmen Staaf Sextet - Visiting Artist Series

Fri, October 5th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Pianist/composer Carmen Staaf is an active voice in the NYC and global music scenes. Her sextet features vocalist Nicole Zuraitis, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, alto saxophonist Kris Allen, bassist Jonathan Michel, and drummer George Schuller. Carmen Staaf's skills and approach have led her to perform in a wide range of settings, with some of the most influential and important musicians of our…

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Paul Green, clarinet - Faculty Recital

Wed, October 10th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Paul Green is Artist Associate in Clarinet at Williams. Along with fellow faculty member Doris Stevenson, he offers a concert that highlights many of his musical talents. He is a performer with formidable credentials and in the course of his career has delved into classical, jazz, klezmer, solo, chamber, and symphonic music. Also a successful attorney and law professor, Paul…

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Tendai Muparutsa - Faculty Recital

Fri, October 12th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Tendai Muparutsa is an internationally known performer, music educator, ethnomusicologist and bandleader. He participates in a multitude of Zimbabwean and African music circles in North America, and collaborates with musicians and instructors from all over Africa. His work encompasses everything from performing with afro-pop groups to teaching at African music camps to directing mbira, marimba and dance ensembles. His high…

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Augusta Caso '09, mezzo-soprano - Alumni Recital

Mon, October 15th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Sponsored by the Williams College Department of Music, mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso, Class of 2009, offers an Alumni Recital featuring works from her operatic repertoire. Ms. Caso collaborates with pianist Dmitry Glivinskiy. Hailed by the LA Times as “mysteriously smoldering…a name to remember,” mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso is becoming known for her “silken…beguiling mezzo” and “fine subtle acting” (Brooklyn Daily Eagle). This…

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Prof. Melinda Wagner - Class of 1960 Lecture

Wed, October 17th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Prof. Melinda Wagner gives a Class of 1960 Lecture in the music department touching on works, and thoughts about process. Her talk is followed by a performance of one of her recent pieces, My Tioga, performed by Cassatt String Quartet, who recently premiered the work. Celebrated as an “...eloquent, poetic voice in contemporary music...” , Melinda Wagner’s esteemed catalog of works embodies music of…

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, October 19th, 2018
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.

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The Annual Plonsker Family Lecture in Contemporary Art: 25th Anniversary

Sat, October 20th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

An afternoon of music and conversation on cultural and artistic production in and out of Cuba. Featuring multimedia artist Nestor Siré, scholar Paloma Duong, and musicians Neil Leonard and Miguel Núñez.

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Master Class - Seven Times Salt - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, October 24th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. The group also coaches chamber groups of talented Williams College music students in a master class.

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Seven Times Salt - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, October 25th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Seven Times Salt offers an evening of music inspired by William Shakespeare, “Easy As Lying: The Music of Shakespeare’s Globe.” This spirited musical celebration was conceived in honor of William Shakespeare’s 450th birthday. The group presents some of the songs the Bard mentions by name, as well as works by his musical contemporaries including Morley, Ferrabosco, Byrd, Dowland, and Robert…

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, October 26th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Williams Chamber Players offer their second concert of the season, an exciting study in contrasts of composers, musicians, instrumentation, and genres. Inspired by a recent visit by composer Melinda Wagner, Robert Phelps performs Arabesque for solo guitar. Jacqueline DeVoe, flute; Carl Jenkins, oboe; Stephen Walt, bassoon offer Telemann’s Tafelmusik for flute, oboe, bassoon and continuo, with harpsichordist Edwin Lawrence. Celebrating the…

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Master Class - Timo Andres, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Mon, October 29th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Pianist Timo Andres coaches talented Williams College piano students in a master class on Wednesday, October 24 at 4:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. This event are free and open to the public.

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Timo Andres, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, October 30th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Pianist Timo Andres intersperses works of fellow contemporary composers with movements from Leos Janacek’s “On an Overgrown Path.”  He features the work of Caroline Shaw, “Gustave le Gray,” Eric Shanfield, “Utopia Parkway,”and Christopher Cerrone, “The Arching Path.” Timo Andres (b. 1985, Palo Alto, CA) is a composer and pianist who grew up in rural Connecticut and now lives in Brooklyn,…

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November 2018

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Dover String Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Thu, November 1st, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The Williams College Department of Music presents Dover Quartet on Thursday, November 1 at 8 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. A master class featuring talented Williams music students takes place at 4:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. These free events are open to the public. Dover Quartet begins with Beethoven’s Quartet in C Minor, op.…

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Assessing the Midterm Elections : Panel Discusson with Alan Chartock, Chris Gibson, Jane Swift and Mason Williams.

Thu, November 8th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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What are the implications of the midterm results? Come hear an expert panel discuss the elections, including Alan Chartock, Chris Gibson, Jane Swift, and Mason Williams. This event was originally scheduled to be held in Griffin Hall. It has been moved to Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center.  

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, November 16th, 2018
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.

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December 2018

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Sitar and Tabla Studio Recital

Mon, December 3rd, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Join students of sitarist Veena Chandra and tabla player Devesh Chandra for a taste of Indian classical music.

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Flute Studio Recital

Mon, December 3rd, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students in the studio of Jacqueline DeVoe play a recital of works that span the history of classical flute.

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Small Jazz Ensembles

Tue, December 4th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

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

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Chinese Music Ensemble

Wed, December 5th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The Chinese Music Ensemble presents a concert titled, Little Sisters of the Grassland. The concert also features soloist Angela Chan ‘19, who plays the the string instrument called the pipa. Enjoy the vitality and rich variety of Chinese music performed by Williams students and faculty. The Chinese Music Ensemble, one of the department’s newest ensembles, performs traditional and contemporary pieces. The…

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Piano Studio Recital

Thu, December 6th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Students of Doris Stevenson offer an afternoon recital of classical works for piano.

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Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, December 6th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble devotes itself to the study and presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history. This concert features the music of Oliver Nelson.

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Viola Studio Recital

Fri, December 7th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Viola students of Ah Ling Neu come together to present some of the greatest works for viola in the classical repertoire.

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Violin Studio Recital

Sat, December 8th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Talented Williams violinists come together for a concert of solo music that spans the arc of classical music history.

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Jazz Voice Studio Recital

Sat, December 8th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Students of Samirah Evans give a concert of standards from the great American songbook, backed by a great jazz combo.m

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Chamber Music Studio Recital

Sun, December 9th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Chamber music students of Ronald Feldman, Ah Ling Neu, Joanna Genova, Stephen Walt, and Muneko Otani offer an afternoon of string and wind music for various groups: trios, quartets, and quintets.

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Voice Studio Recital

Sun, December 9th, 2018
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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

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Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

Wed, February 6th, 2019
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 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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Williams Chamber Players offer their third concert of the season. The music faculty group offers works by Gaetano Donizetti, Libby Larsen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Johannes Brahms. Soprano Erin Nafziger and pianist Doris Stevenson open the program with a work by Donizetti, “Piangete vio…Al dolce guidami” from the opera, Anna Bolena. A vocal quartet, Julia Randall ’19, Emily Han ’20, Guanghao…

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Recital for Berkshire Soloist Competition

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

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Jazz Faculty Concert

Thu, February 14th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Around the theme Hues of Blue, Williams jazz faculty perform together, featuring a program including original music and inspired new arrangements from the jazz repertoire. The concert features Kris Allen and Michael Kolodny, saxophones, Avery Sharpe bass, Conor Meehan drumset, John Wheeler, trombone, and Samirah Evans on vocals, with a host of student guests, including pianists: Andrew Aramini '19, Ariella Markowitz…

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Berkshire Symphony Soloist Competition

Tue, February 19th, 2019
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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La Voz de Tres - Visiting Artist Series

Fri, February 22nd, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

La Voz de Tres blends infectious rhythms and nuanced songwriting traditions from Latin America, original compositions, and works from the great American songbook, creating a delightful and surprising improvisational texture. For this concert the trio of vocalist Natalia Bernal, pianist Mike Eckroth, and seven-string guitarist Jason Ennis are joined by another longtime friend, composer, improviser, and multi-genre cellist, Eugene Friesen. Natalia…

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Eileen Myles, Reading + Conversation

Thu, February 28th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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THURS, FEB. 28 at 7 PM in Brooks-Rogers -- Eileen Myles writes poems that don't feel precious at all, though there is something relentlessly intimate in their flat-footed irreverence. Reading and conversation.

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March 2019

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, March 1st, 2019
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.

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Master Class - Paul Lewis, piano - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, March 5th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Internationally renowned concert pianist Paul Lewis holds a master class featuring the performances of talented Williams music pianists.

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Williams Chamber Players

Fri, March 8th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Williams Chamber Players offer their final concert of the season. The music faculty group performs works by Rebecca Clarke and Ernest Chausson. Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) was one of Britain’s outstanding composers during the inter-war period. Clarke’s Piano Trio (1921) is one of her outstanding works. In the same year, Rebecca Clarke’s Trio was a runner-up in a competition at the Berkshire…

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Chamber Music Master Class - Verona Quartet

Tue, March 12th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Verona Quartet coaches talented Williams College chamber music students in a master class. This event are free and open to the public.

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Verona Quartet - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, March 12th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Verona Quartet begins the program with Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 16 in F Major, op. 135, one of his final works that some consider a culmination. After a brief pause the quartet takes on Karol Szymanowski’s String Quartet No. 2, op. 56, a piece that highlights the composer’s original style. After an intermission they present String Quartet in…

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April 2019

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Axel Strauss, violin - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, April 2nd, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Together with pianist Stephane Lemelin, violinist Axel Strauss presents Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in D Minor, op. 121 by Robert Schumann, as well as the Intermezzo from Schumann’s F.A.E. Sonata. Mr. Strauss also offers the Scherzo from the F.A.E Sonata of Johannes Brahms. The second half features César Franck, Andantino quietoso, op. 6., and Guillaume Lekeu Sonata in…

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Master Class - Axel Strauss, violin - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, April 3rd, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Violinist and Naumburg Violin Award recipient Axel Strauss coaches talented Williams College students in a master class.

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

Sun, April 7th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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In a faculty recital program titled, Impressions, Joanna Kurkowicz, Artist in Residence in Violin, and Doris Stevenson, Artist in Residence in Piano present works by Debussy, Chausson, Kurtag, Penderecki, Ysaye, Faure, and Kreisler. As the title implies, the music refracts a world of fantasy, imagination, and dreams. The program opens with Debussy – Sonata for Violin and Piano, followed by Chausson…

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Kurt Rosenwinkel Standards Trio - Visiting Artist Series

Mon, April 8th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Kurt Rosenwinkel, a leading guitarist of today’s jazz scene, is joined by bassist Dario Deidda, and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr. for a set of standards and originals. 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…

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Piano Master Class - Jeremy Denk - Visiting Artist Series

Wed, April 10th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Pianist Jeremy Denk  coaches talented Williams College students in a master class.

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Williams Handbell Choir

Sat, April 13th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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The Williams Handbell Choir presents a concert of classics and contemporary works. Enjoy the surprising power and beauty of this student music group.

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Countdown to 2020: A Conversation with Howard Dean

Tue, April 16th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Howard Dean, Bennett Boskey Distinguished Visiting Professor of Leadership Studies at Williams College, will discuss 2020 with Justin Crowe, associate professor of Political Science and chair of the Leadership Studies Program.

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MountainFilm Festival in Brooks-Rogers!

Sat, April 20th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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WOC is hosting this year’s MountainFilm Festival on 4/20. Doors will open at 6 pm, and the event is free and open to all students! The showing will begin at 7pm on April 20th in Brooks Rogers Auditorium; hope to see you there!

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Violin Studio Recital

Mon, April 22nd, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students of Joana Genova offer an evening of solo violin music.

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Pre-Concert Talk - Berkshire Symphony

Fri, April 26th, 2019
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.

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Harriet Weldon '19, soprano

Sun, April 28th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Harriet Weldon ’19, soprano offers a program rich in a mix of songs from classic and contemporary musical theater shows. From Bernstein's “Tonight,” from West Side Story and Cole Porter's “So In Love,” from Kiss Me Kate, to Malloy's “No One Else,” from Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, this is a chance for fans to enjoy a…

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May 2019

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Chinese Music Ensemble

Wed, May 1st, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

The Chinese Music Ensemble performs folk and contemporary works using string instruments such as pipa, erhu, liuqin and zheng, at times mixed with Western instruments. The concert also features Advanced Musical Performance soloist Angela Chan '19 on the pear-shaped lute pipa.

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Brass Ensemble Concert

Thu, May 2nd, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Brass Bash 2019 features two outstanding soloists. Performing Hejre Kati by Jeno Hubay is Eric Hirsch '19, trumpet, joined by pianist Edwin Lawrence. Joseph LaRocca '22, trumpet, plays Centennial Horizon by Kevin McKee with Edwin Lawrence, piano Williams Brass Ensemble, led by David Wharton, takes the stage with "Fanfare" from La Peri by Paul Dukas. Also on the program: Prelude…

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Bass Studio Recital

Fri, May 3rd, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Bassists of Williams and students of Avery Sharpe unite to offer a performance of works in the lower frequencies.

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Violin Studio Recital

Sat, May 4th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students of Muneko Otani offer an afternoon of classic works for violin. Ana Garcia Strong ‘22 plays Tommaso Vitali's Ciaccone for violin and piano with Bob Logan, piano. Benny Weng ‘22, violin; Muneko Otani, violin; and Bob Logan, piano offer the Vivace from J.S. Bach Concerto for two violins BWV 1043 in D Minor. Bela Bartok's Romanian Dances, always a…

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Jazz Voice Studio Recital

Sat, May 4th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Students of Samirah Evans perform standards and songs, joined by a jazz combo. Enjoy such tunes as I Didn’t Know What Time it Was along with vocalist Jazmin Bramble ’20... ...and other studio vocalists, including William Ren ’21, Jazmin Bramble ’20, Chanel Powel ’19, Camille Nance ‘21, Nambi Williams ‘19, Arselyne Chery ’21, Juan Peticco ’21, Merudjina Normil ‘19, Linda…

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Hannah Gruendemann '20, mezzo-soprano

Sun, May 5th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Hannah Gruendemann '20, mezzo-soprano, is a junior double majoring in Music and English, from Los Angeles, California. She is a member of Williams College Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and is the music director of Good Question A Cappella. Previous theater credits include La Clemenza di Tito (Sesto), Die Fledermaus (Prince Orlofsky), and Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (Marya D). When she's not…

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Flute Studio Recital

Sun, May 5th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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The flutists in the studio of Jacqueline DeVoe present great solo works from Bach to Piazzolla.

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Small Jazz Ensembles

Tue, May 7th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

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

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Violin Studio Recital

Wed, May 8th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Free

Students of Joanna Kurkowicz offer a concert of great works for solo violin. The first great work on the program is a team effort. Ben Mygatt '20, together with pianist Bob Logan play the first movement Allegro non troppo from Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 77 by Johannes Brahms. Violinist Christopher Chung '22 then takes the stage to play…

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Piano Studio Recital

Thu, May 9th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Classic works for the piano are presented by the students in the studio of Elizabeth Wright.

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Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

Thu, May 9th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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The Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble devotes itself to the study and presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history. The Music of James Williams. The Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble presents a program of compositions by one of the most influential jazz pianists and composers to emerge at the end of the 20th century, James Williams. Part of a venerable…

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Lucca Delcompare '20, violin

Fri, May 10th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Junior Lucca Delcompare '20, violin, offers a concert with friends. Together with pianist Bob Logan, he presents Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto in A Minor, op. 82. Also on the program are a theme and variations by John Corigliano titled Red Violin Caprices. To conclude, Lucca Delcompare ’20, violin; Megalan Tso ‘22, cello; and Jake Eisner '21, piano, present Oblivion by…

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Qiana Yang '19, piano - Senior Thesis Recital

Sat, May 11th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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This piano recital is the culmination of four years of piano study at Williams for Qiana Yang '19, featuring classical works. On this afternoon's program are W.A. Mozart's Sonata in B Flat Major, K. 333 Robert Schumann's Kreisleriana, op. 16., and Frédéric Chopin's Sonata in B Minor, op. 58.

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Piano Studio Recital

Sat, May 11th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Piano students of Doris Stevenson offer an afternoon recital of great works. From Ludwig van Beethoven's Sonata in G Major, op. 14, No. 2, and Frederic Chopin's Ballade No 2 in F Major op. 38, to Aaron Copland's The Cat and The Mouse and Claude Debussy's Prelude No 8: La fille aux cheveux de lin, the performance covers a vast musical…

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Sebastian Black '19, piano

Sat, May 11th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Presenting gems of the piano repertoire, Sebastian Black '19 makes his final solo performance at Williams. Featuring works by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Bartok, and Liszt, he is joined by bass-baritone Keith Kibler to wrap up the performance with Nacht und Träume by Franz Schubert.

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Chamber Music Studio Recital

Sun, May 12th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Enjoy an afternoon of wonderful chamber music with students of Ronald Feldman, Ah Ling Neu, Joanna Genova and Muneko Otani. From Offenbach and Shostakovich to Astor Piazzolla, and in a number of chamber configurations: quartets, trios, and duos, a talented coalition of talent Williams music students take on an ambitious program of works such as Felix Mendelssohn's Piano Trio, in…

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Sophie Lu '19, violin & Haelynn Gim '19, soprano

Sun, May 12th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Sophie Lu '19, violin and Haelynn Gim '19, soprano are joined by student colleagues for a recital of varied works. The concert givers start the concert performing together. Haelynn Gim ‘19 sings Ah! Vous dirai-je maman! by Adolphe Adam, joined by Sophie Lu ‘19, violin and Dalton Yu ‘22, piano. Sophie Lu ‘19, violin; and Dalton Yu ‘22, piano collaborate…

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Erin Kennedy '19, soprano - Senior Thesis Recital

Sun, May 12th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Erin Kennedy '19 presents a program of operatic arias for soprano. Arias are drawn from more than two centuries of soubrette roles, including Despina (Così fan tutte), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Sophie (Werther), and Laurie (The Tender Land). This is a senior thesis recital in collaboration with pianists Jake Eisner '21 and Ellery Galvin '18. Erin Kennedy '19 is a music…

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Viola Studio Recital - Chamber Music

Mon, May 13th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Violists of Williams join their teacher Ah Ling Neu for a concert of classic works for the viola. On the second half of the program students of chamber music also present. Vina Nweke ’22,  Kenneth Han ‘21, and Rebecca Christainsen ‘21 present solo works for viola by Telemann, Bach, and Bloch. They are joined by pianist Bob Logan. Movements from…

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Voice Studio Recital

Mon, May 13th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Voice Students of Erin Nafziger offer a concert of classical and popular works. From beautiful melodies by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Whither Must I Wander, and Franz Richard Strauss, Allerseelen, to popular Broadway songs by the likes of Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim '50, this delightful performance offers a song for everyone.

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Cello Studio Recital

Tue, May 14th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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The students of Nathaniel Parke meet for the last concert day of the year to offer a performance of great works for the cello.

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Jazz Guitar Studio Recital

Tue, May 14th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Students of Robert Phelps offer a final performance of jazz and blues standards for guitar.

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June 2019

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Senior Class Day Recital

Sat, June 1st, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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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September 2019

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2019 Music Open House

Wed, September 4th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Presenting works of Beethoven, Ronald Feldman, cello, and Doris Stevenson, piano, are joined by special guest Sheila Fiekowsky, violinist with the Boston Symphony, and visual artist Martina Muller. Martina Muller presents a visual representation of Beethoven Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 102, No. 1 in a video shown simultaneously to the musical performance. The work interprets the colors and…

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October 2019

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Encountering History using Innovative and Disruptive Narratives

Mon, October 7th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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In partnership with the American Antiquarian Society and with support from Mass Humanities, the Hawaiian Mission Houses Historic Site and Archives (HMH) will present “Encountering History using Innovative and Disruptive Narratives."

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

Wed, October 16th, 2019
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
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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
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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National Arab Orchestra - Takht Ensemble - Visiting Artist Series

Mon, October 21st, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
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
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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
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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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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Yair Kless, violin - Visiting Artist Series

Tue, November 19th, 2019
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Director Avery Sharpe leads two jazz combos of talented Williams jazz musicians in performances guaranteed to surprise and delight. 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
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall
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Violinists in the studio of Joanna Kurkowicz present an afternoon performance of some of the great solo works for violin.

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