Department of Music
All performances are in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center unless otherwise noted. Admission is free unless otherwise noted.
Fall Faculty Concert
Faculty artists start the academic year with a recital for voice, piano, strings, winds, and more.
Jazz KickOff Concert
Wednesday, September 11, 9 p.m.
“Doc” Woods, composition and bass, presents a suite of new tunes in a fun and funky concert. The band includes guest artist Jakubu Griffin, percussion; Jeff Stockham, trumpet; Bob Cesari, saxophone; Marty Hollister, trombone; Joe Handy, guitar; and Tom Witkowski, keyboard.
Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers Family Weekend Concert
Saturday, September 28, 7:30 p.m.
Danan Tsan directs the Choir and College Hill Singers in choral works from inside and outside the Western canon. This program also includes performances by Dance and Movement Studies, Jazz Ensemble, and Orchestra.
Service of Lessons and Carols
The Hamilton College Choir sings at the annual Service of Lessons and Carols.
Danan Tsan directs the Choir and College Hill Singers in a program featuring music from many different traditions of winter holidays and celebrations.
Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria Winter Concert
Tuesday, December 3, 7:30 p.m.
$10 adult general admission/$8 Hamilton Community, senior citizens and students/free for Hamilton students
The Hamilton College and Community Masterworks Chorale will be joined by
Symphoria as it embarks on its last season under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb with a performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s celebrated oratorio Elijah, a dramatic account of significant events in the life of the Hebrew prophet, including his contest with the priests of Baal, his encounter with Ahab and Jezebel, and his apotheosis, as “there came a fiery chariot, with fiery horses, and he went by a whirlwind to heaven.”
Family Weekend Concert
“Doc” Woods directs the big band in a program of new charts and jazz standards. This program also includes performances by Dance and Movement Studies, Choir, and Orchestra.
Thursday, December 5, 9 p.m.
“Doc” Woods leads the Jazz Ensemble in their final concert of the semester.
Jazz Combo Fall Concert
Tuesday, November 5, 9 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert
Ubaldo Valli conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra for a special Family Weekend concert. This program also includes performances by Dance and Movement Studies, Choir,
and Jazz Ensemble.
Friday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.
Kelly Collins, soprano
Kelly Collins, soprano, presents a half recital featuring Italian, German, and English art songs as well as operatic arias and musical theater pieces.
Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.
Take a musical tour of the Schambach Center with Hamilton College Chamber Ensembles. The concert begins in Wellin Hall and features performances by the Percussion Ensemble, Piano Duets, Flute Ensemble, Hamstrings, Clarinet Trio, and Saxophone Ensemble.
Student Soloists Concert
Saturday, December 14, 6 p.m.
Friday, September 27, 9 p.m.
Beinecke Student Center, Fillius Events Barn
Clarinet crusader Evan Christopher teams up with trumpet stylist Jon-Erik Kellso for a New Orleans-themed concert. Joined by pianist David Torkanowsky, their program celebrates Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, whose early works established the preeminence of the improvising soloist in jazz music.
Sponsored by The Fillius Jazz Archive and hosted by Monk Rowe.
Sunday, November 3, 3 p.m.
Pianist Vassily Primakov performs selections from Shumann’s Fantasiestücke, Op.12 and Schumann’s rarely performed Grand Sonata No. 3. He is joined by Oxana Mikhailoff in the second half of the program for a four hands arrangement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.