Williams Students Invite Families to a Day of Music

Media contact: Noelle Lemoine, communications assistant; tele: (413) 597-4277; email: Noelle.Lemoine@williams.edu

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., February 28, 2017—For the second year in a row, Williams College outreach group Ephs Out Loud will host its Berkshire Symphony Family Concert on Saturday, March 4, at 2 p.m. in Chapin Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The event starts at 1 p.m. with musical games and activities, a workshop offered by the Williams choirs, and an interactive performance of Holst’s The Planets by the Berkshire Symphony with conductor Ronald Feldman.

Saturday’s event is presented in partnership with Kids 4 Harmony, an after school music program where students learn to play an instrument, read music, and participate in chorus. The event will also showcase a range of musical instruments as well as art by local elementary students. The event aims to cultivate a love of music in children from the community.

Ephs Out Loud is a student group dedicated to promoting music education and community outreach. Anna DeLoi ’18 and Abigail Soloway ’18 started the group last year, and since then, members of Ephs Out Loud have gone to local schools and other community groups to provide lessons, performances, and workshops.

“Working with kids in the community is fantastic on multiple levels,” Deloi said. “Their energy is infectious, and it’s why events like the Family Concert are so much fun. And it’s a great way to become closer to the entire community, because it allows us to gather at events like the Family Concert and celebrate our young people together, which just makes everyone feel joyful.”

The Department of Music and the Center for Learning in Action are sponsors of this event.

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