The end of the spring semester at Hobart and William Smith will feature a number of musical concerts and performances at the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts.
Under the direction of Professor of Music Robert Cowles, the Colleges Chorale and Cantori will present three home performances in Froelich Hall of the Gearan Center following its spring tour to Philadelphia. The performances will take place at 8 p.m. on both Wednesday, April 20 and Saturday, April 23, as well as a 7 p.m. show on Sunday, April 24. The music events are free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.
The Chorale programs will include sacred works from the Renaissance and Baroque, as well as secular works from the 19th century, including music by Hector Berlioz, Johannes Brahms and Edward Elgar. There will also be more recently written works by composers from Estonia, Finland and the U.S., and the chamber vocal ensemble Cantori will perform a newly commissioned work by Washington State-based composer Giselle Wyers. The program will conclude with several lighter choral arrangements.
Other featured programs at the Gearan Center include:
- On Thursday, April 21, the HWS Brass Ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in Froelich Hall. Jim Trowbridge P’10 will direct.
- The 2016 Faculty Dance Concert will run Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. This year’s program is the inaugural run in the Deming Theatre.
- On Saturday, April 23, Mosaic NY, a social justice theatre company on campus, will present at 7:30 p.m. in McDonald Theatre. The “Year in Review” program will feature a sampling of its work from the 2015-2016 season followed by the introduction of the 2016-2017 company members and a dialogue with the audience.
- On Sunday, April 24, the HWS Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Guitar Ensemble will present a concert at 3 p.m. in Froelich Hall. Anthony Calabrese directs the Percussion Ensemble and Greg Wachala directs the Jazz Guitar Ensemble.