Madrigal Dinner Benefits Safe Harbors

Led by Professor of Music Robert Cowles, the Colleges Chorale and Cantori will perform at the annual Madrigal Dinner concert on Friday, Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room. Proceeds from the event will benefit Safe Harbors of the Finger Lakes, an organization that assists individuals, children and families who have experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse and interpersonal violence in Ontari...  More >>

November Concerts feature Eclectic Music and Dance

The Hobart and William Smith Colleges Music Department is sponsoring back-to-back concerts the second week of November, featuring pianist Justin Krawitz as well as "Vision of Sound," a diverse blend of music and dance presented by the Society for New Music. Krawitz, an assistant professor of piano and piano pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado, is known for his highly contemplated arti...  More >>

Gearan Center for the Performing Arts

The new performing arts building at the heart of the Hobart and William Smith campus - which will unite academic and performance spaces for theatre, music, dance, and media and society - has been officially named the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts in honor of President Mark D. Gearan and Mary Herlihy Gearan. The announcement was made on Friday, Oct. 23 during a commemorative cornerstone in...  More >>

Olivieri's Score to Premiere

Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri awaits the premiere of his recently completed commissioned score for the 1920 Douglas Fairbanks silent film, "The Mark of Zorro." Olivieri received the commission from LeMoyne College for the occasion of the Syracuse International Film Festival in collaboration with the Society for New Music. The hour and a half of music - scored for Pierrot Ensemble wit...  More >>

Geneva Music Festival to Return to HWS

Since the founding of Geneva Music Festival, HWS has served as the community project's home base. This June, with two chamber music concerts to be held in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library, the festival and its star-studded cast of musicians return to the Colleges. On Friday June 12 at 7:30 p.m., world-renowned performers Ani Kavafian and Clive Greensmith will present the music ...  More >>