WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College Department of Music presents the Williams Student Symphony on Saturday, May 11 at 8 p. m. in Chapin Hall on the Williams campus. This free event is open to the public.
A unique student orchestra, the Symphony is a 50-member group conducted and administered by students, with sponsorship by the music department. In keeping with a tradition of inspired programming, the orchestra presents a concert entitled "Elements of Absurdity." The orchestra is co-conducted by three students, Meghan Landers ‘13, Casey McLellan ‘14, and Jasmine Thomasian ‘15. The evening promises a variety of musical styles.
The concert begins with the first movement, Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Also included are Elgar’s beautiful "Chanson de matin" and Samuel Barber’s beloved work for string orchestra, "Adagio for Strings." The orchestra premieres a new work by Thomasian titled, "Gnomes and Fairies, Fairies and Gnomes."
Chapin Hall is located at 54 Chapin Hall Dr. on the Williams College campus. For info: music.williams.edu, 413-597-3146.