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Friday, January 11, 2019

4-Hand Piano Recital Sunday Jan. 27

On Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 pm pianists Andrew King and Julia Bady will perform a free concert of music for piano 4-hands.  The program features Dvorak Slavonic Dances, the Schubert Fantasie in F Minor, and Faure’s Dolly Suite.  Come hear our piano put to wonderful use!

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Chamber music weekend

At St. John's we are happy to welcome Williams music students to perform in our sanctuary. The end of semester is approaching, and concerts are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, December 1st at 1:00 pm: Brahms: PIano Quartet in C Minor, Op. 60; Paul Schoenfield: "Cafe Music" for piano trio; Schumann: String Quartet in A, Op. 41, No. 3.

Sunday, December 2nd at 3:00 pm: Ben Mygatt and Qian Yang perform all three sonatas for violin and piano by Johannes Brahms.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Come enjoy sublime music and support these wonderful young musicians!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Annual Messiah Sing-Along Sunday, Nov 18 at 2:30

Join us for our annual Messiah Sing-Along - bring your own vocal score, or use one of ours. 

Soloists: Kerry Ryer-Parke, soprano; Emily Ham, mezzo; Kurt Pfrommer, tenor; Keith Kibler, bass

Orchestra of local professionals joined by CIAO! (Community Intergenerational Action Orchestra)
under the direction of Jimmy Bergin.

The performance lasts one hour - a great way to begin the holiday season before the mad rush begins!

Friday, November 9, 2018

Free blues concert - Saturday, Nov 10 at 7:30 pm

Born IV Blues is a band of 10th graders from three different schools in Berkshire County bringing blues music to the next generation. They are infusing new life and energy to one of the oldest forms of American music and leaving their audiences wanting more. 

The band has been selected for the 2nd year to represent this region in the youth showcase at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN this coming January.

The concert is free - donations to help the band get to Memphis will be received with appreciation!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

St. Petersburg Mens' Ensemble - free concert of sacred vocal music - Friday, Nov 9 at 7:30 pm

On Friday, November 9 at 7:30 pm, the St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble will present a free concert of sacred vocal music from around the world.  

The group’s repertoire encompasses various epochs and styles – from ancient Russian chants and chorales of Western Europe to modern music. 

This concert is part of the group’s 2018 east coast tour, and we are thrilled to host them!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Clarinet and piano recital - Monday, August 20 at noon

Join us for the final concert of our 2018 Summer Noontime Concert Series.

Clarinettist Paul Green and pianist Doris Stevenson perform music by Debussy, Brahms, and Poulenc.

The concert is free - free will donations are welcome.

Paul Green has an active musical career both in Western Massachusetts and South Florida. He is the First Clarinetist of the Broad Street Symphony in Kinderhook, NY and the Berkshire Symphony in Williamstown and has performed with the Albany Symphony, Albany Pro Musica, Salisbury Sinfonietta and Springfield Symphony Orchestras. 
He is a faculty member of Skidmore College, Williams College, and the Berkshire Music School, and will be joining the faculty of Schenectady Community College in the Fall of 2018.

Doris Stevenson has won lavish praise from critics and public alike in performances around the world.  She has soloed with the Boston Pops, played at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Kennedy Center in Wahington D.C., Salle Pleyel in Paris, Sala de Musica Arango in Bogota, and Suntory Hall in Tokyo.  Her acute sensitivity and musicianship have made her a sought-after partner with some of the leading lights in string playing.  She has performed with Gregor Piatigorsky, Ruggiero Ricci and Paul Tortelier, great players of the past.  Early in her career she was invited by Heifetz and Piatigorsky to perform with them in their chamber concerts.  She was pianist for the cello master classes of Piatigorsky, who described her as “an artist of the highest order."