Saturday, November 10 marks this year's annual Autumn Serenade, hosted by the Smith College Music Department. The program features songs from various cultures around the world, including works by Giuseppe Verdi, Chien Shan-Hua, Lili Boulanger, Rosephanye Powell, and others. The Glee Club and Chamber Singers will sing in several languages, ranging from Russian to Taiwanese and French, among others. One notable piece is Brant Adams’ arrangement of the Hebrew traditional Torah Orah, which will be performed by the Glee Club and the Campus School Chorus. Mackenzie Litz ’20 joins on bass and Aviva Green ’21 on clarinet.
Jonathan Hirsh, Sarah Paquet, and Assistant Conductor Hannah Grasso ’19 will lead the ensembles, accompanied by Lemuel Gurtowsky. The Campus School Chorus is led by Cindy Naughton. Guest musicians Grant Moss, organ and Alice Robbins, viola da gamba perform early baroque works with the Chamber Singers. Violinists Sarah Briggs and Romina Kostare add their talents to a performance of Tundra by Ola Glielo.
Autumn Serenade takes place in Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall, located at 144 Green Street on the Smith College campus. The concert begins at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 10. Admission is free and open to the public.
Autumn Serenade at a Glance
Saturday, November 10 at 4 p.m.
Sweeney Concert Hall in Sage Hall
144 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01063
Free and open to the public