Musical Performances Closeout Semester – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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Musical Performances Closeout Semester

As the semester draws to a close, the Department of Music is offering a diverse selection of musical performances:

A Colleges String and Woodwind Ensembles performance will be held Tuesday, December 6, at 8 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.  

The Colleges String Ensemble is a student chamber group providing a performance opportunity for talented string players. The String Ensemble repertoire varies, depending on the number of musicians and the instrumentation available. In recent years the group has performed works by Corelli, Vivaldi, Telemann, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Albeniz, and Scott Joplin. 

The Colleges Woodwind Ensemble is a student chamber group providing a performance opportunity for talented flutists, oboists, clarinetists, bassoonists and saxophonists, as well as French horn and string players. 

Andy Zaplatynsky and Mark Olivieri are directing this performance. Zaplatynsky was a member of the Detroit Symphony and was coached in many of the traditional concertmaster solos by Mischa Mischakoff. Since 2005, Zaplatynsky has had visiting professor status with the School of Music of the Fundacion Universitaria Juan N. Corpas in Bogota, Colombia, where he combines teaching, chamber music coaching, and performance with faculty and advanced students. Olivieri received his M.M. at Ithaca College Music Conservatory and received his Ph.D. at The University at Buffalo. He has received numerous commissions from various performers and ensembles throughout the U.S. and abroad, most notably, Suite for Jules at Glinka Concert Hall in St. Petersburg, Russia, by the Schulhoff Duo in 2007. 

On Thursday, Dec. 8, the Colleges Jazz Ensemble will present a concert at 10 p.m. in the Geneva Room.

The Colleges Jazz Ensemble is a student group providing a performance opportunity for talented student jazzers. Effective arrangements are commonly used to enable various combinations of instrumentation.

The Jazz Ensemble is being directed by Bob Barbuto ’94. He received his bachelor of arts in music cum laude from Hobart College. In 1995 he established the Fenwick Music Academy in Geneva, which places emphasis on the art of ensemble playing. 

The Colleges Brass Ensemble performance will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 in St. John’s Chapel.

The Colleges Brass Ensemble is a student group providing a performance opportunity for talented student instrumentalists.

Jim Trowbridge, who will be directing this performance, has a master’s in performance with an emphasis in conducting from Louisiana State University at Lafayette and a bachelor’s of music education from Ithaca College. His prior performance experiences include those with the Greater Rochester Music Educators Wind Ensemble, the Utica, Catskill, and Acadiana Symphony Orchestras, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana Faculty Brass Quintet. 

All concerts are free and open to the public.