Berkshire Symphony to Perform
Williams College Department of Music presents the Berkshire Symphony, conducted by Ronald Feldman, on Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m. in the College’s Chapin Hall. Feldman will give a pre-concert talk at 7:15 in the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, adjacent to Chapin Hall. The events are free and open the public.
The Berkshire Symphony is made up of Williams students and professional musicians who have long championed 20th century works and American composers. The concert includes works by Michael Torke, Maurice Ravel and Johannes Brahms.
Feldman is increasingly in demand as a conductor, and has received acclaim for a variety of musical achievements. He was assistant to Boston Pops conductor John Williams from 1989 until 1993. Feldman has conducted with the Rochester Philharmonic, Quebec Symphony, Springfield Symphony, St. Louis Symphony, the George Enescu Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony of Costa Rica, Landmarks Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra.
Berkshire Symphony pairs Williams students with teachers and mentors, where they are exposed to a level of professionalism and discipline that is rare in an educational setting, and the students’ infectious enthusiasm contributes to the Berkshire Symphony’s remarkable energy and rich sound. For information, visit music.williams.edu or call 413-597-3146.