CLINTON — The Hamilton College Departments of Music and Dance and Movement Studies will offer a full schedule of free performances in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center during the College’s Combined Family Weekend/Fallcoming Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27.
Under the direction of Danan Tsan, the Hamilton College Choral Program will perform on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. This program will a variety of choral works for large and small ensemble in a shared program with the Department of Dance and Movement Studies.
The second part of the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon performances is dedicated to the Department of Dance and Movement Studies. Hamilton College faculty choreographers Bruce Walczyk, Sandra Stanton, and Paris Wilcox will present original works performed by Hamilton students.
The annual Fallcoming Jazz concert takes place Friday at 9 p.m. in Fillius Events Barn. Milt Fillius Jr. ’44 established the Fallcoming Jazz concert series in 1993 to coincide with the opening of the Fillius Events Barn. Hamilton College celebrates the 25th anniversary of the series and the building with a performance by celebrated songstress Catherine Russell.
The jazz critic Nat Hentoff observed, “Cat, as she is called by fellow musicians, hits a groove (or as she calls it, “the pocket”) from note one on whatever she sings.” Join Catherine and her trio for delightful evening of sumptuous swing. Hosted by Monk Rowe.
On Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m., the Hamilton College Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble take to the stage. Conducted by Heather Buchman, the orchestra will presentTchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1. “Winter Dreams.” In the second half of the Saturday evening performance, the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Michael “Doc” Woods. The Jazz Ensemble will play standards as well as new arrangements from Woods.
All Family Weekend performing arts events are open to the public. Seating is general admission.
For more information call 315-859-4331 or go online to www.hamilton.edu/performingarts.