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Catarina Domenici and James Correa, a piano and guitar duo, will offer the second performance in the Guest Artist Series for the Spring 2018 semester. Domenici and Correra will perform on Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m. in Froelich Hall. Having performed together since 2015, the instrumentalists have previously collaborated on the CD Plural, along

The Fisher Center’s yearlong series, “Futures of Revolutions,” continues this spring with talks that span revolutionary hip-hop and community activism in Canada, to the stories of families migrating during the Cuban revolution. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Chris Harris, a musician and organizer in the Black community in Toronto, will deliver a talk, “Wasun’s Comrade Music:

Ana Alonso-Minutti, an associate professor of music at the Latin American and Iberian Institute at the University of New Mexico, presented a talk exploring the sentiments and relationship between singer Chavela Vargas and artist Frida Kahlo as expressed through Vargas’ music. The talk, “Chavela’s Frida: Emancipatory Songs of Love and Pain,” was held on Tuesday,

The Society for New Music, featuring the Colleges’ Associate Professor of Music Mark Olivieri, will perform on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 8 p.m. in Froelich Hall of Gearan Center for the Performing Arts. Olivieri’s original composition “Tilt” will be performed by the acclaimed Society for New Music for the third time since its debut in 2014. A piano and

In the heyday of bellbottoms and music from Bela Fleck and Doc Watson roaring on the Quad, May was synonymous with something more ubiquitous than finals: Folk Fest. Matt Stamell ’78 was making it all happen, usually with an acoustic guitar in hand at the center of the Colleges’ music scene. Stamell recently released his

The HWS Community Chorus hosted its annual fall concert on Nov. 29 at the Geneva Presbyterian Church. Led by director Rayvon T.J. Moore, a doctoral candidate at the Eastman School of Music, the HWS Community Chorus comprises students, faculty and staff at the Colleges, and members from the surrounding community. The 50-voice ensemble performs major works

The Colleges will host the Madrigal Dinner, an annual celebration derived from traditions dating to the English Renaissance, on Saturday, Dec. 2. Featuring a five-course meal and live entertainment, and with proceeds benefitting the Geneva Education Foundation, the 2017 Madrigal Dinner begins at 6 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The

This fall, the HWS Music Department’s Jazz and Guitar Series returns with free live performances as well as a workshop and master class. The 2017 fall series will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 26 with an “informance,” a cross between an informative workshop and a performance by guitarist Peter Keller ’15 at 6 p.m. in the

During Homecoming and Family Weekend, students in “Composing Works: Music & Dance Collaborations” performed themed improvisations and collaborations by dancers and musicians. The course, co-taught by Professor of Dance Donna Davenport and Associate Professor of Music Mark Olivieri, is designed to engage students interested in collaborative composition with other musicians and dancers. The format brings the professional

The Music Department at HWS offers private instruction in strings, brass, guitar, piano, percussion, voice, woodwinds and jazz improvisation to beginning and experienced student musicians alike. Interested students or HWS community members can sign up for their desired lesson on the third floor of the Gearan Center for the Performing Arts at the bulletin board