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Performing Arts Events Planned for Family Weekend

The Choir and College Hill Singers will perform on Family Weekend.
The Choir and College Hill Singers will perform on Family Weekend.

The Hamilton College Departments of Music and Dance and Movement Studies will offer a full schedule of free performances in Wellin Hall during the College’s Family Weekend, Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2, in Wellin Hall, Schambach Center for Music and the Performing Arts.

Under the direction of G. Roberts Kolb, the Hamilton College Choir and College Hill Singers will perform on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 1:30 p.m.  The Choir and College Hill Singers will present a selection of music for choral ensemble and spirituals.

The second part of the Friday evening and Saturday afternoon performances is dedicated to the Department of Dance and Movement Studies. Hamilton College professors Elaine Heekin and Bruce Walczyk will present original works performed by Hamilton students. Paris Wilcox and Sandra Stanton will also present choreography.

On Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m., the Hamilton College Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble take to the stage.  Conducted by Ubaldo Valli, the orchestra will present selections by American composer Aaron Copland. In the second half of the Saturday evening performance, the Hamilton College Jazz Ensemble will perform under the direction of Mike “Doc” Woods. The Jazz Ensemble will play standards as well as new compositions from Woods and members of the Jazz Combo.

All of the Family Weekend performing arts events are free and open to the public. Seating is general admission. For more information call the box office at 859-4331 or visit www.hamiltonpa.org.

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