Violinist Joanna Kurkowicz to Perform with Williams Students and Others at Williams College

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, executive assistant; tele: 413-597-4277; email: [email protected]

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., October 31, 2019—Williams College’s music department will present the faculty recital titled “Joanna Kurkowicz & Friends,” featuring Artist in Residence in Violin Joanna Kurkowicz along with Williams students, the Vivaldi Ensemble, the Axxea String Quartet, and pianist Doris Stevenson. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall. Tickets are not required.

From baroque to contemporary, Kurkowicz will offer a varied and exciting program that includes Geminiani’s rarely played Sonata in C Minor for Violin and Piano, Vivaldi’s virtuosic Concerto for Four Violins, op. 3, No. 10 (RV.580), Arvo Pärt’s mysterious and very popular Fratres in the version for solo violin, string quartet and percussion (with Axxea String Quartet) and colorful duos for two violins by Bartók and Ligeti.

“For over 12 years as Artist in Residence I have presented many different recitals at Williams College,” Kurkowicz said. “Always trying to present something new, fresh, and exciting, this recital is indeed very special, as it features some of my most talented students and my colleagues in collaboration with me.”

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