Department of Music

All performances are in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center unless otherwise noted. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.

Faculty Events

Jazz Appreciation Month Concert

Blowin’ in the Wind

Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Café Opus

“Doc” Woods premieres a set of new tunes featuring local jazz artists with special guests Javon Jackson, saxophone, and Jakubu Griffin, drums.

Choral Ensembles

Hamilton College Choir Musical

Pirates of Penzance

Directed by G. Roberts Kolb

Fri. and Sat., February 3 and 4, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m.

$10 adults/$8 senior citizens, Hamilton Community and students/$3 Hamilton College students

In Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic musical comedy of mistaken identity, pirate apprentice Frederic turns 21, completes his apprenticeship, and is ready to go seek his love and fortune, but is thwarted by the discovery that his birthday is on February 29th; therefore, he has only celebrated five of them.

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Home Tour Concert

Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m.

The Hamilton College Choir presents the program from its just completed Italian tour including works by Marenzio, Palestrina, Carissimi, Brahms, Bruckner, Verdi, Poulenc, and Lauridsen.

Masterworks Chorale and Hamilton College Choir with Symphoria

Tuesday, April 25, 7:30 p.m.

$10 adults/$8 senior citizens, students and Hamilton College community/free for Hamilton students

The Masterworks Chorale is joined by the Hamilton College Choir and Symphoria to present Giuseppe Verdi’s dramatic and monumental Requiem.

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College Orchestra


Sunday, March 5, 3 p.m.

Heather Buchman conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra in the annual Brainstorm! concert and lecture.

Spring Concert

Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Heather Buchman conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra in for their spring concert.

Exploring Space Through Sound

Sunday, April 30, 3 p.m.
Kennedy Center for Theatre and Studio Arts

Hamilton College Orchestra presents a new work by Ryan Carter, “Spread Thin,” for musicians distributed throughout the KTSA building.

Jazz Ensembles

Chamber Ensembles

Friday April 21, 7:30 p.m.
Schambach Center

Take an acoustic tour of the Schambach Center as the Percussion, Flute, Saxophone, and Brass Ensembles, plus Hamstrings perform in various spots throughout the building.

Jazz Combo

Tuesday, April 11, 9 p.m.
Café Opus

The Jazz Combo plays an informal concert featuring jazz standards and student arrangements.

Jazz Ensemble

Thursday, May 4, 7:30 p.m.

“Doc” Woods leads the Hamilton College big band in a concert featuring charts for large ensemble and featured soloists.

Student Recitals

Eliza Burwell, Piano

Saturday, April 8, 7:30 p.m.

Eliza Burwell, piano, presents a senior solo recital with works by Schubert, Mendelssohn, Scarlatti, and more.

Adelaide Fuller, Voice and Choral Conducting

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 p.m.

Adelaide Fuller mezzo-soprano presents a senior recital in voice and choral conducting. Accompanied by Sar-Shalom Strong, she will sing works ranging from Handel to John Duke, then she will conduct the College Hill Singers in compositions by woman composers from Hildegard von Bingen to Libby Larsen.

Student Soloists Concert

Saturday, May 6, 6 p.m.

A recital for voice, strings, winds, piano, and more by student soloists.

Senior Concert

Saturday, May 20, 9 p.m.

Senior music students present a final concert the night before Commencement.

Special Events

Memories and Reflections

Shem Guibbory, violin, and Sar-Shalom Strong, piano, with photographic images by Peter Laytin

Saturday, February 25, 7:30 p.m.

Guibbory and Strong give a recital of works for violin and piano. The evening includes Mozart’s Sonata in Eminor and Bach’s Sonata in B Minor and ends with Memories and Reflections: Georges Enesco’s Impressions D’Enfance accompanied by photographic images by Peter Laytin.

Vision of Sound: (making) PLACE

Sunday, February 26, 3 p.m.

Six upstate composers and choreographers will collaborate on new works focused on “place” and what that means and has meant in their lives.


Contact Information

Michelle Reiser-Memmer

Performing Arts Administrator
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, N.Y. 13323
315-859-4350 mreiserm@hamilton.edu
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