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Music and Dance Present Family Weekend Performances


The Hamilton College Departments of Music and Dance and Movement Studies will offer a full schedule of free performances in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center, during the College’s Combined Family Weekend/Fallcoming Friday, Oct. 20 and Saturday, Oct. 21.

Under the direction of Jace Saplan, the Hamilton College Choral Program will perform on Friday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m.  This program will feature exciting works by young American composers passionate about social justice, including Jake Runestad, Susan LaBarr, and Abbie Betinis in a shared program with the Department of Dance and Movement Studies.

The second part of the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon performances is dedicated to the Department of Dance and Movement Studies. Hamilton College faculty choreographers Bruce Walczyk, Sandra Stanton, and Paris Wilcox will present original works performed by Hamilton students.

On Saturday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Hamilton College Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble take to the stage.  Conducted by Heather Buchman, the orchestra will present Schubert’s Symphony No. 9. “The Great.”  In the second half of the Saturday evening performance, the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Michael “Doc” Woods. The Jazz Ensemble will play standards as well as new arrangements from Woods.

All Fall Weekend performing arts events are free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. For more information call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.

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