As the semester comes to a close, the campus will come alive with the sounds of jazz, rock and contemporary music thanks to a series of concerts sponsored by the music department. The concerts will run from April 17 to May 1.
On Tuesday, April 17, the series will kick off with a performance by the Mark Olivieri Quartet. Pianist Mark Olivieri will be joined by guitarist Greg Wachala, bassist Kyle Vock and Dennis Mariano on the drums. The group will play a mix of jazz classics and contemporary rock tunes at 7:30 p.m. in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
The following day, on Wednesday, April 18, Professor of Music Robert Cowles will direct the Chorale Spring Tour Concert with an encore performance on Saturday, April 21. Both performances will be held at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.
On Friday, April 20, Director Jim Trowbridge will lead the Brass Ensemble in its last performance of the semester. The following week, on Tuesday, April 24, the Community Chorus, directed by Yunn-Shan Ma, will also give a final performance of the year. The Classical Guitar Ensemble, led by director Kenneth Meyer, will perform on Wednesday, April 25. All three performances will take place at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.
On Thursday, April 26, Director Bob Barbuto will lead the Jazz Ensemble at 10 p.m. in the Geneva Room.
Rounding out the semester, the Percussion and Jazz Guitar Ensemble, directed by Anthony Calabrese and Greg Wachala, will give their farewell performance on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in Williams 200.
An engaging performance by the Woodwind and String Ensembles, directed by Andrew Zaplatynsky and Mark Olivieri, will bring the semester to an end on Tuesday, May 1. This final performance of the semester will occur at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.
Do not miss this final chance to hear some of the most talented musicians Hobart and William Smith has to offer during these end-of-the-semester concerts.
All of the concerts are free but donations are welcome.