(WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.) – The Williams Chamber Players will perform works by Bach, Bartok, and Mendelssohn in “Singing Shakespeare, Legacy of Bach,” their first concert of the season, on Friday, September 9, at 8pm in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.
Faculty member and bassoonist Stephen Walt will present his transcription of Bach’s Prelude in B Minor BWV 869, for woodwind quintet. This will be followed by Liebermann’s Fantasy on a Fugue of J.S. Bach, played by Jacqueline DeVoe, flute; Carl Jenkins, oboe; Susan Martula, clarinet; Victor Sungarian, horn and Doris Stevenson, piano.
Bass-baritone Keith Kibler will present songs based on texts of William Shakespeare. Joanna Kurkowicz, violin, and Doris Stevenson will play Bartok’s Rhapsody No. 1, which is based on Hungarian folk songs.
For the evening’s finale, Joanna Kurkowicz and Doris Stevenson will be joined by cellist Ronald Feldman in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Trio in C Minor op. 66.
The Williams Chamber Players was founded in 1999 and is coordinated by Doris Stevenson. The Williams Chamber Players is a resident performance faculty chamber music ensemble at Williams. The ensemble offers performers and audiences the opportunity to explore chamber music over a range of periods and styles. Distinguished performance faculty share the joy of making music together to the delight of student and community audiences.
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall is located at 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus.
Williams concert hotline: 413-597-3146