Under the direction of Music Department Chair and Professor of Music Robert Cowles, the Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ Chorale presented a concert on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel. The following afternoon, on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. in the Geneva Room, renowned pianist Kevin Moore performed music by Johannes Brahms and Franz Liszt.
Accompanied by chamber orchestra, the Chorale performed “Requiem” by French composer Gabriel Fauré. In addition, the chamber ensemble Cantori performed several secular works from the Renaissance period.
Moore, who has been a professor of music at Onondaga Community College since 1975, has performed at Hobart and William Smith on several previous occasions.
“He is a wonderful player, and we are lucky to have him back once again,” says Cowles of Moore.
Moore has studied with such esteemed piano teachers as James Ball, Robert Goldsand, Anton Kuerti and Liselotte Schmidt. He holds a B.M. degree from the Crane School of Music, an M.M. degree from the Manhattan School of Music, a Ph.D. from New York University and a J.D. degree from Syracuse University College of Law. He has been licensed to practice law in New York State since 1987.
Both concerts were sponsored by the HWS Music Department.