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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 artistic collaborations, and commonly uses this tactic in his workshops at various music schools. Originally from South Africa, he has performed in his home county, the United States, Argentina, and various cities across Europe.

His performance will begin 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library. This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Founded in 1971, the Society for New Music serves as a catalyst for the continued growth of the Central New York music community. The Society commissions new works as an agent of advocacy, features regional composers alongside guest composers, and provides opportunities for regional musicians to gain new skills and techniques to share with their students.

For the ninth season, the Society presents “Vision of Sound,” a program of live and new music and dance that showcases New York State artists. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Smith Opera House. Tickets are available online at or at the door for $15 general admission, $10 senior/students, $5 youth (ages 18 and under).

Composers participating in ‘Vision of Sound” this season include HWS Assistant Professor of Music Mark Olivieri, Marco Alunno, David H. Davies, Kevin Ernste, Nicolas Scherzinger and Rob Voisey. The choreographers include HWS Professor of Dance Cynthia Williams, Alexandra Beller, Lisa Fagan, Shannon Holmes, Cheryl Johnson and Hanni Schwarzlander.