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RECENT MUSIC NEWS

HWS Hosts Capital Trio, Richard Steinbach

This March, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Music Department will host back-to-back concerts showcasing the talents of two award-winning musical acts: Capital Trio and Richard Steinbach. The first concert featuref the Capital Trio, a chamber group comprised of pianist Duncan J. Cumming, violinist Hilary Walther Cumming and cellist Sölen Dikener. The concert took place Wednesday, March 4 at ...  More >>

Exploring the Performing Arts in Bali

During an intensive three-week program in Bali this January, students were immersed in traditional dance, masked performance, instrument performance, shadow puppetry, and mask carving, to explore new possibilities and expressions of the performing arts. "When I first went to Bali in 2009 my definition of what performing arts were and what they could be was significantly altered," says Assistant P...  More >>

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 >>