Faculty Reflect on NY6 Think Tank

In light of the recently launched New York Six Think Tank: Advocating for the Arts and Humanities, Professor of Dance Donna Davenport and Assistant Professor of Music Katherine Walker reflected on their experience at the initial Think Tank Retreat in an article, "A Duet from the Humanities: Music and Dance Voices," that they co-authored for the website, 4humanities.org. The Think Tank was launche...  More >>

Olivieri to Premiere "Tilt"

"If there is any guiding philosophy on how I compose, it is that I want my music to come about organically," says Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri. "I am an improviser. It is the guiding philosophy of my compositional process. I try to follow my instincts on how to negotiate compositional parameters such as form, shape, and pacing." Olivieri recently completed his newly commissioned wor...  More >>

Mertens Hosts Music Recital at HWS

Performing "Misty" by Erroll Garner, Robert Stark's "Sonata No. 1, Concerto for Clarinet No. 3" by Carl Stamitz and Scott Joplin's infamous "Maple Leaf Rag," Associate Professor of Economics Jo Beth Mertens is hosting a special, on-campus recital with fellow musicians in St. John's Chapel. The concert, which is free, is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. A dessert reception also will be hel...  More >>

Turkish Sufi Musician Performs, Presents

Turkish Sufi musician Latif Bolat will lecture and perform at Hobart and William Smith Colleges on Thursday, Oct. 16. Bolat, who will visit classes throughout the day, will talk about Islam and Turkish Sufi practices in relation to Turkish music. His talk will be followed by a multimedia presentation that includes both musical performance and recitation of poetry. The program is co-sponsored by ...  More >>

Call Security Releases New EP, Music Video

Call Security, a band comprised of five HWS students and alums, released its new five-song EP, "To Whom it May Concern," in tandem with a music video for the album's first single, "Small Talk." The group was interviewed about their newest ventures on WNYR 98.5 FM on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The band is also a featured artist this October on WHWS, which has been playing one song from the album every hou...  More >>