WILLIAMSTOWN -- The Williams College Depart ment of Music will present Elizabeth Morse in a solo harp recital on Friday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m., in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the college campus.
The event is free and open to the public.
With harpsichordist Edwin Lawrence, Morse will perform the Concerto in B flat by George Fridric Handel, to which the musicians will add their own ornamentation.
Collaborating with percussionist Casey McLellan ‘14, Morse will present three pieces by American composer Lou Harrision (1917-2003): "For Bill and Me," "Avalokiteshvara’ and "Jahla," and John Williams’ "Lanes of Limerick" from the film, "Angela’s Ashes." Morse also will present "Suite of Eight Dances" by Carlos Salzedo, including Gavotte, Minuet, Polka, Siciliana, Bolero, Seguidilla, Tango and Rumba.
Morse, principal harpist of the Berkshire Symphony and artist associate in harp at Williams College, has been active throughout New Eng land as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and pedagogue. She is formerly principal harpist of the Rhode Island Philharmonic and assistant director of the Boston University Tangle wood Insti tute Harp Seminar.
She has been a judge at the Schubert International Com pe tition in Ovada, Italy and for the Harvard Musical As sociation Foote Award.
Morse has played with the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, John Williams and Friends at Ozawa Hall, Penn sylvania
Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall is at 54 Chapin Hall Drive in Bernhard Music Center on the Williams College campus.