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The Town of Williamstown Massachusetts was founded in 1765 and is located in Berkshire County in the northwestern corner of the state.

Williamstown is home of the Sterling and Clark Art Institute which houses one of the worlds largest collections of Renoir as well as other impressionists. The Williams College Museum of Art has fine collections as well. Williamstown Theatre Festival which operates during the summer months brings marvelous Broadway and Hollywood performers to the town.

The town is acknowledged by Norman Crampton in his book The 100 Best Small Town in America which ranked Williamstown as the 18th best American Small Town, the only community in Massachusetts included in the top 100!!

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Baroque Dance Class with Les Delices

Visiting Artists Les Dlices whose specialty is French music of the baroque, dont limit themselves to the merely sonic. This performance introduces the audience to the delights of period dance styles.



When: Nov 20, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19 )
Sigma Xi Lecture

Biannual lecture presented by Sigma Xi at Williams



When: Oct 30, 2014 4:15:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:15:00 )
Chinese Music Ensemble

The new Williams Chinese Music Ensemble offers and afternoon of classical Chinese music under the direction of Wang Guoweih.



When: Dec 3, 2014 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16 )
Telling Stories

Storytelling presentation by Joe and Jesse Bruchac, Abenaki storytellers, poets, and writers. Joe Bruchac holds a B.A. from Cornell University, an M.A. in Literature and Creative Writing from Syracuse and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Union Institute of Ohio. His work as a educator includes eight years of directing a college program for Skidmore College inside a maximum security prison. Living in the Adirondack mountain foothills town of Greenfield Center, New York, much of his writing draws on that land and his Abenaki ancestry. Although his American Indian heritage is only one part of an ethnic background that includes Slovak and English blood, those Native roots are the ones by which he has been most nourished. He, his younger sister Margaret, and his two grown sons, James and Jesse, continue to work extensively in projects involving the preservation of Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills, including performing traditional and contemporary Abenaki music with the Dawnland Singers.

Sponsored by the Gaudino Fund under its theme, "At What Cost" and part of the Book Unbound, a year-long initiative centered around the theme of books, libraries, and information, in conjunction with the opening of Sawyer Library. There will be a workshop on 'telling our stories' 2-4 PM and a performance at 7:30 PM.



When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free and open to the public (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
String Chamber Studio Recital

Hosted by Ronald Feldman, talented Williams music students provide an afternoon of classical chamber music.



When: Nov 23, 2014 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 15 )
Elaina Pullano '15, mezzo-soprano

Senior Elaina Pullano '15 presents her final recital in conjunction with her honors thesis. Along with pianist Robin Kibler, she performs great opera works and songs from the classical canon.



When: May 16, 2015 4 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 16 May 2015 16 )
Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers' Market

Over 35 farmers sell their seasonal products at this annual event produced by Berkshire Grown and the Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program.



When: Nov 23, 2014 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 10 )
Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers' Market

Over 35 farmers sell their seasonal products at this annual event produced by Berkshire Grown and the Sustainable Food & Agriculture Program.



When: Dec 14, 2014 10 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10 )
Daniel Handler: Why Does Lemony Snicket Keep Following Me?

Daniel Handler (A.K.A. Lemony Snicket) is the author of the novels The Basic Eight,Watch Your Mouth, Adverbs and, most recently, the Michael J. Printz Honor-winning Why We Broke Up, a collaboration with noted illustrator Maira Kalman. He also worked with Kalman on the book Girls Standing on Lawns and Hurry Up and Wait (May 2015). Under the name Lemony Snicket he has written the best-selling books series All The Wrong Questions as well as A Series of Unfortunate Events, which has sold more than 60 million copies and was the basis of a feature film. His fifth novel, We are Pirates, is due for release in Feb 2015. The talk will be followed by audience Q&A and a book signing.



When: Feb 7, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Free of Charge but Tickets Required (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19 )
Kusika and Zambezi

Kusika and Zambezi is a joint project of the music department, dance department, and the Fund for Afro-American Studies. The groups perform dance, music, and storytelling from the African continent and the diaspora. Founded in 1992, Zambezi was originally inspired by traditional Zimbabwean marimba bands. Professor Ernest Brown, developing this idea further, designed a set of chromatic marimbas with a large range, capable of playing many different types of music. Zambezis marimbas are a hybrid combining tempered tuning with a rich and buzzy African tone. With instruments found nowhere else in the world and an inspiration all its own, the Zambezi Marimba Band is truly unique.



When: Nov 21, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20 )
Camille A. Brown: The Book Unbound

Camille A. Brown brings her brand new site-specific piece to Sawyer Library.



When: Nov 17, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19 )
MIDWEEKMUSIC

Bring a friend, bring your lunch, and enjoy our popular midday and midweek concert series. A musical sampler, every week offers up a mixture of traditional fare, with exciting accents of the unexpected. Williams student musicians value the informal atmosphere ofMIDWEEKMUSICand they use it to workshop their pieces, try out something new, show off something that doesnt fit in other concert formats, or just to have some fun. Instructors are encouraged to have their students present themes together, and the impromptu mini-lecture can also be part of the enjoyment.

Relaxed and informal,MIDWEEKMUSICis a chance for everyone to share the music while seated on the Chapin Hall stage. Enjoy the sound of our Bsendorfer Imperial grand piano in a setting that is at once both regal and intimate.



When: Mar 10, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 00 )
Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown, in collaboration with dramaturg/director Kamilah Forbes, composer Scott Patterson, set designer Liz Nelson, and lighting designer Burke Wilmore, creates a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a Black female in urban American culture. Using Angela Davis bookBlues Legacies and Black Feminism, Toni MorrisonsThe Bluest Eye, and community-based participatory research as inspiration, this work seeks to examine the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women while addressing the ambiguity and overlap of these topics. Combining history and musicology with the fantastical approach ofAlice and Wonderland, Camille A. Brown asks the question: what are our rabbit holes?

Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves, and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The companys work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.

This performance is made possible by the W. Ford Schumann 50 Endowment for the Arts and the Lipp Family Fund for Performing Artists.



When: Nov 4, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 / $3 Students (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 20 )
Williams Percussion Ensemble

Led by Matthew Gold the Williams Percussion Ensemble features cutting edge new music and master- pieces of the twentieth century. The ensemble surveys a vast terrain of sound and rhythm by employing all manner of percussion instruments, found sounds, and electronics to create music that resonates across boundaries of genre and discipline.



When: Nov 15, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: f (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20 )
Men's Cross-Country

NCAA Div. III Regional



When: Nov 15, 2014 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 11 )
Reflections on The New Era: Reassessing the 1920s

This conference explores the evolution of scholarly understanding of the dynamic, dramatic, and later deeply economically depressed epoch of three presidents, Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, 1921-1933. Situated in the deep valleys cast by the twin peaks of Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, these three men and their times have long been cast in shadow. For much of the twentieth century, historians caricatured or dismissed their lives and legacies as part of an unfortunate aberration between the Progressive Era and the New Deal. By the early 1960s, revisionist scholars began to take a fresh look at this era. Sponsored by the Stanley Kaplan Program in American Foreign Policy.



When: Nov 15, 2014 9 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 09 )
Men's Soccer vs Hamilton (away)
Williams vs Hamilton

When: Oct 29, 2014 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15 )
Camille A. Brown: Black Girl

Camille A. Brown in collaboration with dramaturg/director Kamilah Forbes, composer Scott Patterson, set designer Liz Nelson, and lighting designer Burke Wilmore will create a multimedia work that depicts the complexities of carving out a positive identity as a Black female in urban American culture.
Using Angela Davis book, Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, the writings of bell hooks, Toni Morrison (The Bluest Eye), and Melissa Harris-Perry, and community-based participatory research as inspiration, this work seeks to examine the politics of pleasure, the concept of patriarchy, and contemporary notions of beauty for black women and will also touch on the ambiguity and overlap of these topics.
Combining history and musicology with the fantastical approach of imagery in Alice and Wonderland this work sheds light on the grand narrative and dialogs about feminism, patriarchy, and how women negotiate themselves within this world. What are our rabbit holes?
Known for high theatricality, gutsy moves and virtuosic musicality, Camille A. Brown & Dancers soar through history like a whirlwind. The companys work explores typical, real life situations ranging from literal relationships to more complex themes with an eye on the past and present.
Gutsy. Wild. Smart. Original [...] Camille Brown has expert comic timing thats Broadway-worthy. Dance Magazine



When: Oct 29, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 / $3 Students (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20 )
Songwriting Studio Recital

Renown musician and Artist Associate Bernice Lewis introduces a performance by talented Williams song composers. They present some of their newest work in this free concert.



When: Dec 2, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19 )
Fiction Reading by Lydia Davis

Lydia Davis is an American writer noted for her short stories. Davis is also a novelist, essayist, and translator from French and other languages, and has produced several new translations of French literary classics, including Proust's Swanns Way and Flaubert's Madame Bovary.



When: Feb 17, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00 )
Art Spiegelman's 'WORDLESS!' with music by Phillip Johnston

In his Pulitzer prize-winning masterpiece, MAUSa moving father-son memoir about the Holocaust drawn with cats and miceArt Spiegelman changed the definition of comics forever. In WORDLESS! -- a new and stimulating hybrid of slides, talk and musical performance -- he probes further into the nature and possibilities of his medium.

Spiegelman, noted as a historian and theorist of comics as well as an artist, collaborates with Phillip Johnston, the critically acclaimed jazz composer who wrote all-new scores he will be performing live with his sextet. Johnston is best known for his work as a jazz composer (Microscopic Septet, The Coolerators), and as a creator of music for silent films, most recently Lotte Reineger's 1927 animated feature, The Adventures of Prince Achmed.

Named one of Time magazine's '100 Most Influential People', Art Spiegelman has been translated into over 25 languages. Sponsored by the Program in Jewish Studies. Part of a year-long series of events, titled "The Book Unbound," in celebration of the new Sawyer Library.



When: Mar 10, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets are free but required (Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19 )
Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart: A Rite

Bill T. Jones and Anne Bogart, join forces for A Rite, a work that celebrates the 100th anniversary of The Rite of Spring. Igor Stravinskys groundbreaking masterpiece and celebrated collaboration with choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky was so revolutionary at the time of its Paris premiere that it incited a riot, and A Rite attempts to imagine the consequence of hearing the piece played for the very first time with a libretto that pulls from the diaries of World War I veterans, Stravinskys score, the writings of physicist Brian Greene, and many other sources.
A Rite is the alchemy of two communities a dance company and a theater companyencountering the legacy of Stravinskys Rite of Spring one hundred years after its birth. The reverberations felt in the works vast wake are woven through world wars, the formation and disintegration of nations, the birth of global culture and scientific changes that did nothing less than alter the way we live now.
An intriguing, intelligent, insightful dance theater piece.
-San Francisco Chronicle



When: Mar 16, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 / $3 Students (Mon, 16 Mar 2015 00 )
Jeffrey Swann, piano

Jeffrey Swann enjoys an international performing career which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia. He won first prize in the Dino Ciani Competition sponsored by La Scala in Milan, a gold medal at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, and top honors at the Warsaw Chopin, Van Cliburn, Vianna da Motta and Montreal Competitions, as well as the Young Concert Artists auditions in New York City. His large and varied repertoire includes more than 60 concertos as well as solo works ranging from Bach to Boulez.

There will be a piano master class featuring Williams music students on October 31 at 4:15pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.



When: Oct 30, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20 )
Monthly Math/Stat Department Dinner

All are welcome. Free for students without meal plans.



When: Dec 1, 2014 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 17 )
Cello and Voice Studio Recital

The Chapin stage hosts a combined recital of cello students from the studio of Nathaniel Parke, and voice students from the studio of Kerry Ryer-Parke. Enjoy your afternoon with some very talented Williams music students performing classical works in a wonderful setting.



When: Dec 8, 2014 4:15:00 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:15:00 )
Franz West
Franz West (Austrian, 1947-2012) is known for willfully unserious, non-ideological, and sometimes mischievously erotic mixed-media drawings, sculptures, and furniture. Intentionally crude collages combine isolated figures from magazine ads with slapdash coats of thick paint and representations of the artists own work. His large colorful sculptures of lacquered aluminum reference and gleefully mock the usual formal decorum of abstract sculpture. This exhibition is drawn from the Hall Collection and presented in conjunction with the Hall Art Foundations installation of West's monumental outdoor sculpture Les Pommes d'Adam (2007) at MASS MoCA.

When: Oct 23, 2014 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00 )
See a Site-Specific Wall Drawing Take Shape

Fathi Hassan will set to work making a floor-to-ceiling wall drawing. Well open up the gallery for a half hour each day and invite you behind the scenes to see the work take shape. Stop by to talk with the artist about his creative process. For more information on theFathi Hassan: Migration of Signsexhibitionclick here.



When: Nov 18, 2014 11 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: FREE (Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11 )
Erin Nafziger, soprano and Doris Stevenson, piano at Williams


Soprano Erin Nafziger offers an evening of classical song along with her colleague pianist Doris Stevenson. Their performance includes "O Quand je dors," and other selections by Franz Liszt, as well as selections by Antonin Dvorak and Samuel Barber.





When: Oct 25, 2014 12 AM to Oct 25, 2014 12 AMin Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00 )
Adding Up the Benefits of Climate Action

Gary Kleinman, Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank, will present on "Adding Up the Benefits of Climate Action."

Gary Kleiman focuses on air quality and climate planning for state and national governments at the Bank. He has worked extensively on issues related to various aspects of regional and global air quality, energy infrastructure and climate policy, and fiscal policies and incentives for achieving low-carbon economic development. He is currently working with the World Bank Climate Policy and Finance Department on efforts to harmonize greenhouse gas emissions accounting practices across the sectors and institutions of the World Bank Group and developing a report on impacts of short-lived climate pollutants (black carbon and methane) on snow and ice regions of the world.



When: Oct 29, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20 )
Williams Jazz Ensemble

The Williams Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Kris Allen is our premier jazz group, performing works from throughout the big band canon, with a special focus on modern compositions. This concert features works for Little Big Band.



When: Nov 14, 2014 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20 )
Material Friction: Americana and American Art
Material culture from the dawn of the United States shoulders in among work from WCMAs American art collection. Samplers and blanket chests take up residence next to luminous paintings from the Hudson River School and works of high Modernism by the likes of Georgia OKeeffe. Its Joseph Cornell in conversation with a Colonial cabinet maker and John Frederick Kensett talking with a limner from Connecticut.

When: Oct 23, 2014 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12 )
Xia Zhou and Andrew Campbell, Dartmouth College

The Computer Science Department presents 2 speakers from Dartmouth College, Xia Zhou and Andrew Campbell. They will each give a talk then hold an information session about graduate school in CS at Dartmouth.

12:00 pm Networking in the Light (Xia Zhou)
12:15 pm StudentLife App: A term in the life of a Dartmouth Class (Andrew Campbell)
12:35 pm Dartmouth CS Graduate School Information Session



When: Nov 5, 2014 12 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 12 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Nov 19, 2014 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13 )
How Many Crayons Does a Child Need For Her Colouring Book? by Julia Cline '15

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

Abstract: Little do they know, but a child colouring a colouring book could be learning graph theory. If no two adjacent regions in a drawing are coloured the same colour, then the child is addressing a century-old problem: how many colours does it take to colour a map? We will be proving that you only need 4 crayons! This talk assumes no prior knowledge.



When: Oct 27, 2014 1 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 13 )
Williams Student Symphony

TheWilliams Student Symphonyis conducted and administered by students with sponsorship by the music department. The orchestra encourages original programing and inspired performance.



When: May 16, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 16 May 2015 20 )
Williams Opera Workshop

Williams Opera Workshopis a newly founded project involving student singers and young professionals working together to prepare operatic scenes. This offers singersthe opportunity to further develop skills in stage acting, character development, and foreign language while working as part of an ensemble. The workshop will culminate in a final semi-staged performance in late January.



When: Jan 27, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19 )
Williams Jazz Ensemble

The Williams Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Kris Allen is our premier jazz group, performing works from throughout the big band canon, with a special focus on modern compositions. This concert features Music of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, with a special guest soloist.



When: May 1, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 01 May 2015 20 )
Small Jazz Ensembles

This concert of Small Jazz Ensembles promises many musical delights. Artist Associate in Trombone and jazz coach John Wheeler, whose recording credits include many of the biggest acts in the music business today, presents an ensemble of student performers and arrangers. Under the tutelage of Avery Sharpe, Williams Jazz Quartet is next on the bill with more of their original tunes.



When: Dec 3, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 03 Dec 2014 19 )
Brass Bash

TheWilliams Brass Ensemblepresents selections of music representing various periods of music history.



When: Mar 19, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts (Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19 )
Berkshire Symphony

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony in concert on Friday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in Chapin Hall. There is a pre-concert talk with conductor Ronald Feldman and student soloists before the concert at 7:15 p.m. in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to the main venue. Both of these events are free and open to the public.

This gala concert in magnificent Chapin Hall is the final performance of season for the Berkshire Symphony and features some of Williams finest music students. These performers are selected in February by a panel of judges during an annual competition, which is open to Williams music students who have been recommended by their teachers to audition. The orchestra tops off this celebration of music and musicianship with a performance of Symphony No. 1 by Jean Sibelius.



When: Apr 24, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 24 Apr 2015 20 )
Williams Percussion Ensemble

Led by Matthew Gold the Williams Percussion Ensemble features cutting edge new music and master- pieces of the twentieth century. The ensemble surveys a vast terrain of sound and rhythm by employing all manner of percussion instruments, found sounds, and electronics to create music that resonates across boundaries of genre and discipline.



When: Apr 18, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 20 )
Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble

The Williams Jazz Repertory Ensemble features music of the Afro-Cuban Eclipse. Kris Allen leads this newly conceived group, which devotes itself to the study and presentation of significant composers and movements in jazz history.



When: Dec 4, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 19 )
Williams Gospel Choir

The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Gospel Choir on Saturday, November 22 at 7 p.m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.

For new listeners, a spokesperson for the choir offers an apt description and mission statement of the Williams Gospel Choir: When it comes to Gospel Choir I believe that our audiences and members can expect to be touched by the songs we sing because each of the songs in their own exudes a thirst for and reverence for spiritual fulfillment. We sing to lift people up, to inspire them and touch them with our music in ways that genres apart from Gospel cant. We are open to all audiences and hope to encourage people to allow music to become a healing and divine part of their lives. We believe that our voices are meant to serve the purpose of spreading a ministry of love and by singing, we are allowed to minister vocally. Singing gives us hope and strength and we hope that our audiences can experience these same feats through listening.

The Gospel Choir is advised by Avery Sharpe, Artist Associate with the department of music.

Snacks and refreshments will be served at the end of the concert.



When: Nov 22, 2014 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19 )
Shai Wosner, piano

Pianist Shai Wosner has attracted international recognition for his exceptional artistry, musical integrity and creative insight. His performances of a broad range of repertoire from Beethoven and Mozart to Schoenberg and Ligeti, as well as music by his contemporaries, communicates his imaginative programming and intellectual curiosity. Mr. Wosners virtuosity and perceptiveness have made him a favorite among audiences and critics, who have praised him for his keen musical mind and deep musical soul (NPRs All Things Considered) and for exemplifying a remarkable blend of the intellectual, physical and even devilish sides of performance (Chicago Sun Times).

On February 26 at 4:15pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall there is a piano master class featuring the performances of Williams music students under the guidance of Shai Wosner. Audience can take in both a performance and a lesson all at one time.



When: Feb 27, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20 )
Andr-Michel Schub, piano

Pianist Andr-Michel Schub has been described by the New York Times as pianistically flawlessa formidable pianist with a fierce integrity. He has repeatedly performed with the worlds most prestigious orchestras, among them the Boston Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles and New York Philharmonics, the Detroit Symphony, the Royal Concertgebouw, and the Bournemouth Symphony.

Andr-Michel Schub presides over a master class with Williams College music students on March 16 at 4:15pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. During this class the audience is on hand for student performances, followed by the musical guidance from this great master of the piano.



When: Mar 15, 2015 3 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sun, 15 Mar 2015 15 )
Anthony de Mare, piano

Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano, is the latest initiative of pianist Anthony de Mare. This landmark commissioning and concert project perfectly expresses his vision to expand both the repertoire and the audience for contemporary music. As creator, performer and co-producer (with Rachel Colbert) of The Liaisons Project, de Mare has brought together many of todays most highly regarded emerging and established composers to create a solo piano piece based on a Sondheim song. Exclusive new works from Steve Reich, Nico Muhly, DBR, Mark Anthony Turnage, Mason Bates, Ethan Iverson, Gabriel Kahane, and William Bolcom, among others, bring the work of musical theater maestro Stephen Sondheim 50 into the concert hall while spanning the classical contemporary, jazz, film, theater and indie worlds. The 2013-14 season will see the addition of four new works to complete the project by Wynton Marsalis, Duncan Sheik, Andy Akiho and Jherek Bischoff.

Anthony de Mare is internationally recognized pianist, known for his versatility, and one of its foremost champions of contemporary music. His provocative and engaging programs have led the New York Times to declare he has transformed the recital format, enlivening them with a theatrical twist more akin to a show than to a recital. In the process, he has inspired the creation of dozens of new works by some of todays most distinguished artists, especially in the speaking-singing pianist genre, which he pioneered over 25 years ago.

Anthony de Mare presides over a piano master class with Williams College music students. During this class the audience is on hand for student performances, followed by the musical guidance from a master of the piano. The master class is held on April 9 at 4:15pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall.



When: Apr 10, 2015 8 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20 )
After Hours

The I/O Festival of New Music continues with a late evening performance in the Dance Studio of the 62 Center for Theater and Dance called After Hours.



When: Jan 8, 2015 10 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22 )
The Nile Project

The Nile Project was founded in 2011 by Egyptian ethnomusicologist Mina Girgis and Ethiopian- American singer Meklit Hadero to address the Nile Basins cultural and environmental challenges. Using music, education, and innovation programs, the Nile Project inspires, informs, and empowers university students to work together to foster the sustainability of their ecosystem.



When: Apr 10, 2015 12 AM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00 )
Student Soloist Recital

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 our Williams students.



When: Feb 11, 2015 7 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Wed, 11 Feb 2015 19 )
Voices of Williams

The All-Night Marathon of Voices is a sunset to sunrise event in Thompson Memorial Chapel. Including vocalists and vocal groups from across the Williams community, this unique gathering is worth staying up for.



When: Feb 21, 2015 5 PM in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Cost: free (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17 )

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