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JANUARY & FEBRUARY 2016
MUSIC AT THE WILLIAMS CENTER FOR THE ARTS


The return of the intrepid Orpheus Chamber Orchestra accompanied by pianist Khatia Buniatishvili; the premier Williams Center concert by Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis; and the spontaneous Bill Goodwin Experience highlight winter musical events at Lafayette’s Williams Center for the Arts
 
Khatia Buniatishvili
Vox Luminis
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Bill Goodwin
Contact: 
Jennifer Philburn
Williams Center for the Arts
(610) 330-5027
philburj@lafayette.edu

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EASTON, PA. December 8, 2015 Lafayette College’s Williams Center for the Arts warms up Easton during the chill of winter with a robust slate of musicians and musical styles. The month of January features the return of the celebrated Orpheus Chamber Orchestra accompanied by Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili for works by Haydn, Mozart, Arensky, and Rachmaninoff on Friday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m. In February, the young Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis, one of the world’s leading proponents of Renaissance and baroque polyphony, comes to Easton for the first time in a program that features the music of Scarlatti, J.L. Bach, J.C. Bach, and J.S. Bach on Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.; and the month would not be complete without a Williams Center jazz event, specifically The Bill Goodwin Experience, led by Lafayette College Pesky Artist-in-Residence Bill Goodwin with Bill Washer, Tony Marino, Adam Niewood, and Kirk Knuffke, guaranteed to dazzle aficionados and newcomers alike on Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.
 
ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, a cornerstone of the Williams Center for the Arts programming for more than twenty-five years, rings in the New Year with a signature concept: tracing the musical lineage from Haydn to Rachmaninoff, beginning with Haydn’s Symphony No. 1 in D major. The widely acclaimed Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili, “one of today’s most technically gifted young pianists” (Gramophone Magazine), makes her Orpheus debut with Mozart’s impassioned Piano Concerto No. 20. This bold piece inspired Tchaikovsky, leading to Anton Arensky’s Variations on a Theme which pays homage to Tchaikovsky’s work. The program concludes with an orchestral arrangement by Paul Chihara of Rachmaninoff’s Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos. This new work is the quintessential choice of finale for the program, as Rachmaninoff received his formative lessons in harmony from Arensky. This compositional descent reflects the breadth of the orchestra and continues the legacy of excellence that Orpheus maintains with every visit to the Williams Center. (Friday, January 29 at 8:00 p.m.)
 
VOX LUMINIS
The young Belgian vocal ensemble Vox Luminis makes its Williams Center debut this season amidst a series of international appearances. Founded in 2004 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, the group catapulted into the spotlight after garnering such prestigious awards as Gramophone’s Recording of the Year and the International Classical Music Award. Vox Luminis is acclaimed for the clarity of sound delivered under the direction of bass and founder Lionel Meunier, flawless tonal quality, and each member’s superb, individual voice. The program commences with Scarlatti’s Te Deum and includes his 10-part motet Stabat Mater, the work that inspired the founding of Vox Luminis. The program also features an array of work from the distinguished Bach family including J.L. Bach’s “Das ist meine Freude,” J.C. Bach’s “Der Mensch vom Weibe geboren,” and J.S. Bach’s “Jesu meine Freude.”  (Friday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.)
 
THE BILL GOODWIN EXPERIENCE
For thirty years the Alan and Wendy Pesky Endowment has brought notable musicians to Lafayette College to teach and perform in residence. This year drummer Bill Goodwin, a three-time Grammy Award-winner and winner of France’s distinguished Grand Prix du Disque holds the chair. Mid-February Goodwin brings his sensational quintet to campus for The Bill Goodwin Experience. This highlight of the Williams Center season offers straight-ahead, freeform, and “anything goes” jazz. Bill Goodwin, along with Bill Washer (guitar), Tony Marino (bass), Adam Niewood (saxophone), and Kirk Knuffke (cornet) perform in spontaneous and fluid collaboration, a powerful range that combines with their subtle and skillful capacity to improvise. (Saturday, February 20 at 8:00 p.m.)
 
 
TICKETS AND OTHER INFORMATION
The Williams Center for the Arts Performance Series offers increased subscription packages and new discounts this year. New Choose-Your-Own subscriptions offer 10% discount for packages of 4 events, and 15% discount for packages of 5 or more events. Groups of 15 or more receive a 15% discount. Subscription and single ticket orders may be placed online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu; mailed; faxed to 610-330-5642, or placed by phone by calling 610-330-5009. For more information call the Williams Center for the Arts at 610-330-5009, email a brochure request to williamscenter@lafayette.edu or visit the web site at williamscenter.lafayette.edu.
 
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WILLIAMS CENTER FOR THE ARTS 
Lafayette College Campus
January–February 2016 - Calendar of Events
http://williamscenter.lafayette.edu/

 
JANUARY 2016
 
Friday, January 29, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton St. at High St.
Lafayette College Campus
Easton, PA 
 
Chamber Music
Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
 
Program:
Haydn / Symphony No. 1 in D major
Mozart / Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K.466
Arensky / Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky
Rachmaninoff / Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Opus 17 (arr. Paul Chihara)
 
Tickets: $33, available through the Williams Center for the Arts ticket office, open 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, and one hour prior to performance; by phone at 610-330-5009; and online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu
 


 
FEBRUARY 2016
 
Friday, February 12, 8:00 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton St. at High St.
Lafayette College Campus
Easton, PA 
 
Chamber Music
Vox Luminis
 
Program:
Scarlatti / Te Deum and Stabat Mater
J.L. Bach / “Das ist meine Freude”
J.C. Bach / “Der Mensch vom Weibe geboren”
J.S. Bach / “Jesu meine Freude”
 
Tickets: $23, available through the Williams Center for the Arts ticket office, open 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, and one hour prior to performance; by phone at 610-330-5009; and online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu
 



Saturday, February 20, 8:00 p.m.
Williams Center for the Arts
317 Hamilton St. at High St.
Lafayette College Campus
Easton, PA 
 
Jazz
The Bill Goodwin Experience
 
Program:
Drummer Bill Goodwin – Lafayette College Pesky Artist-in-Residence – brings his quintet for straight-ahead and freeform jazz.
 
Tickets: $21, available through the Williams Center for the Arts ticket office, open 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. weekdays, and one hour prior to performance; by phone at 610-330-5009; and online at williamscenter.lafayette.edu

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