Traditional Indian music (sitar, tabla)
Friday, September 20, 7:30 p.m.
World-renowned Indian classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan presents a concert of classical and folk music from India dating back to the 13th century. The first half of the concert features th tabla and a recitation of ancient tabla language. The second half of the concert includes sitar and vocals with accompaniment on tabla. Lyrics include the poetry of Rumi and Hazrat Ameer Khusru.
Baroque chamber players
Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
A Tale of Two Italian Cities: Chamber Music from Venice and Naples – The trove of instrumental fare served up by baroque Venice and Naples, the north and south poles of Italian opera, embodied the characters of the two cities as much as their renowned opera seasons. From Naples, Tempesta performs the witty Renaissance music of Andrea Falconieri, that pays homage to that kingdom’s ties to Spain, while Francesco Mancini’s and Alessandro Scarlatti’s quartets for recorder and strings epitomize a Neapolitan obsession with music as architecture. From Venice, Dario Castello’s Sonate concertante translate the emotion-driven esthetic of Venetian opera into an instrumental idiom, a move furthered by Giovanni Legrenzi in his sonatas from La Cetra, and in the next century by Antonio Vivaldi with his reinvention of the concerto.
(off-Broadway puppet theatre)
Fri. & Sat., October 25 & 26, 7:30 p.m.
(All seats on stage; seating is limited. Please call in advance to arrange handicapped seating.)
Directed, created, and designed by Nick Lehane, Chimpanzee is a puppet play about an aging, isolated chimpanzee piecing together fragments of her youth with a human family. Sometimes bleak, sometimes beautiful, it’s a meticulous, deeply felt non-verbal memory play based on true events. Chimpanzee received its world premiere by HERE’s Dream Music Puppetry program in New York City, and received funding from Cheryl Henson and the Jim Henson Foundation.
Saturday, November 16, 7:30 p.m.
Part contemporary dance, part theatre, and part gymnastics, PUSH has earned an international reputation as one of the U.S.’s leading physical theatre companies. Intense athleticism, gravity-defying acrobatics, and soulful artistry are the trademarks of this award-winning, genre-defining company. PUSH was founded in Rochester, NY in 2000 by the husband-and-wife team Darren and Heather Stevenson, out of a desire to “push” the boundaries of conventional theatre.
Sunday, January 26, 3 p.m.
Symphoria returns to Hamilton College with Lawrence Loh, conductor, and Jillian Honn, oboe, for a program that includes Beethoven’s Große Fuge, Op.133, Jennifer Higdon’s Oboe Concerto, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551, “Jupiter.”
Friday, February 7, 7:30 p.m.
A budding superstar in the classical realm, Tessa Lark has been consistently praised by critics and audiences for her astounding range of sounds, technical agility, and musical elegance. This program for violin and piano includes Bartók’s Romanian Folk Dances,Ysaÿe’s Sonata No. 5, and Grieg’s Sonata No. 3, among other pieces.
The Quartet Reimagined
Friday, February 28, 7:30 p.m.
Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and role of the modern percussion ensemble. The Quartet Reimagined takes a new look at a percussion quartet, taking the audience from Julia Wolfe’s Forbidden Love (written for Sō), to clinking wine glasses, to Bryce Dessner’s new electric string instruments, to a hybrid piece of percussion and dance.
Friday, April 3, 7:30 p.m.
Among the best-known piano trios, the Eroica Trio is also one of the most successful all-women chamber ensembles in the world. Erika Nickrenz, piano; Sara Parkins, violin; and Sara Sant’Ambrogio, cello; perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70, No. 1, “Ghost,” Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise (arranged by Eroica Trio), Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess Fantasy, and Fanny Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 11.
Saturday, April 18, 7:30 p.m.
Hailed as “the standout vibraphonist of his generation” by The New Yorker, Stefon Harris’s passionate artistry and astonishing virtuosity have propelled him to the forefront of the jazz scene. Heralded as “one of the most important artists in jazz” (The Los Angeles Times), Harris is a recipient of the 2018 Doris Duke Artist Awards, one of the most prestigious programs in the arts.