Department of Music
College Choir and College Hill Singers
Out of the Void, Into the Darkness
Wednesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Come join the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers in a musical exploration of pieces that speak to the journey of overcoming obstacles and enduring hardship, all while embracing the beauty of life’s surroundings. Conducted by Jace Saplan, this concert will feature Brahms’ robust Zigeunerlider, Mozart’s triumphant Te Deum, and innovative works from the Philippines, India, and Hawai’i.
As we reflect on our Nation’s current political climate, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers embark on an effort to spark a meaningful musical dialogue on a divisive issue, immigration. As part of our program’s Creating Choral Conversations initiative, Jace Saplan will lead the choirs in Perera’s The Golden Door, a cantata based on the lives of immigrants who passed through Ellis Island in the early 1900s, and Mollicone’s Misa De Los Inmigrantes, a work highlighting the lives of Mexican immigrants and their search for a better life in America.
Masterworks Chorale with Symphoria
Tuesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m.
$10 adults/$8 senior citizens, students and Hamilton College community/free for Hamilton students
Conducted by G. Roberts Kolb, The Masterworks Chorale will perform Mozart’s timeless Requiem for the first time in 32 years. Also on the program is Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, with pianist Sar-Shalom Strong.
The Hamilton College Jazz Combo presents Combo-Nation, a concert for small jazz ensembles.
“Doc” Woods leads the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble in their final concert of the semester.
Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.
Heather Buchman conducts the HCO in the annual Brainstorm! lecture-concert.
Heather Buchman conducts the Hamilton College Orchestra in their spring concert. The program includes Max Bruch’s Romance for Viola and Orchestra, with Audrey Nadler, viola and Felix Mendelssohn’s incidental music for Midsummer Night’s Dream with Laura Enslin, soprano; Danan Tsan, mezzo soprano; members of the College Hill Singers and Alexa Zildjian, Timothy Hartell, and Austin Ford as narrators.
Chamber Ensemble Crawl
Sunday, April 29, 7:30 p.m.
Sungmin Kim, piano and choral conducting
Sungmin Kim presents a dual recital in piano and choral conducting. The piano portion will feature works by Scarlatti, Franck, and Liszt. The conducting portion, as part of his Senior Project, will feature works by Josquin, Palestrina, Haydn, Brahms, and more.
Student Soloists Concert
A recital for voice, piano, strings, winds, and more feature student soloists.
Senior music students present a final concert the night before Commencement.
Carl DuPont, baritone
Friday, April 6, 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Carl DuPont, assistant professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, presents an evening of art songs by Black composers for bass and baritone voice. This performance brings rare and neglected works to the concert stage.
Saturday, April 7, 7:30 p.m.
New works by six upstate composers collaborating with six regional choreographers, with electronics & video.
The composers for this project are Peter Allen, Diane Jones, Sally Lamb McCune, Mark Olivieri, Octavio Vazquez, and Michael “Doc” Woods. The choreographers working with the composers are Paige Cummings, Christina D’Amico, Lynea D’Aprix, Zachary Frazee, Molly Naef, and Caitlyn Schrader. Musicians for this program include Hamilton faculty members Sar-Shalom Strong, piano, and Peter Rovit, violin.
Shute Piano Recital: Michael Brown, piano
Called “one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performers-composers” by the New York Times, pianist and composer Michael Brown presents a solo recital featuring work by Mendelssohn, Nikolai Medtner, Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, and his own compositions.