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Whether they perform at the Smith or on campus, some of the leading national and up-and-coming musicians visit Geneva each semester. Spring 2009 is no exception. To help kick off the semester’s list of performers, award-winning jazz-pop singer and recording artist Karen Oberlin will perform at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 16 in the Geneva Room

More than 100 HWS students enjoyed the original music of Nathan Ginnetty ’12 and up-and-coming band “The Scope” at a benefit concert at Irene’s Coffee House on Wednesday, Feb. 11 while enjoying Irene’s coffees, lattes, and smoothies. The proceeds of the show went toward Jumpstart, a program which allows HWS students to serve children in

Bringing some of the most noteworthy notes in music to campus, Syracuse pianist Kevin Moore will return to Hobart and William Smith on Sunday, April 5 at 3 p.m. in the Geneva Room to perform four more of Beethoven’s piano sonatas. Honoring the greatness of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas, which he composed over a four-year

Each year the Hobart and William Smith Chorale exercises the healing power of music by hosting a Madrigal Dinner concert to benefit a worthy local cause. This year’s dinner will benefit research and education for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” by way of the ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter.  “Over

Attention all lovers of classical and jazz music! On Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. in St. Peter’s Church, soprano Jennifer Sisbarro and pianist Troy Slocum will present their “Just ‘B’ Natural” Concert. They will perform pieces ranging from classical numbers by Franz Schubert and Reynaldo Hahn to jazz standards by Fats Waller and George

The Colleges String Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble performed their end of the semester concerts in St. John’s Chapel on Tuesday night. The venue provided excellent acoustics and an intimate chamber music atmosphere. Under the guidance and direction of Andy Zaplatynsky, the String Ensemble performed “Rondo for two violins”, Rigaddon, Hopak (Ukrainian Dance), Concerto in D

Make the most of those long, hot summer evenings by experiencing musical performances from all over the world. Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Geneva Concert Series have organized six Thursday evening performances by up-and-coming classical musicians as part of the Music for a Summer Eve Concert Series. Sponsored by the George D. and Freida

Internationally-recognized composer and Hobart and William Smith Colleges alum Justin Busch ’81 has been featured on his first CD, released in June. The CD features the world premiere recordings of Busch’s song sequence “Destiny and Desire,” as well as “Sechs Lieder” by Anton Rubinstein, and works by mezzo-soprano Laura Nichols and pianist Yvette Guillaume. Composing