MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: All campuses are open for regular hours on Saturday and Sunday and closed on Monday.

Celebrating Charles Williams


Murray Horwitz, host

Opening Remarks by Jeffery Tribble, Jr.
President and CEO, Levine Music 

“Widmung” | Robert Schumann

Rosa Lamoreaux, soprano
Betty Bullock, piano 

“What I Did for Love” | Marvin Hamlisch

Marilyn Moore, soprano
Darya Gabay, piano 

Video Tribute by Tom Teasley

“O, Freedom!” | Traditional
Tom Teasley, percussion 

“Our Love is Here to Stay” | George Gershwin

Gary Prince, guitar; Eric Ulreich, guitar; Chris Brown, bass; Manny Arciniega, percussion 

Video Tribute by David Wolff

“Since You Went Away” | Leslie Adams
David Wolff, tenor 

“I Know I’ve Been Changed” | Traditional

Micah Hendler, tenor 

Video Tribute by Sarah Wolfson 

“They Were You” from The Fantasticks | Harvey Schmidt

Lynne Williams, soprano
Betty Bullock, piano

Closing Remarks by Stan Spracker

Charles Williams

For nearly 40 years, Charles guided and inspired his students and colleagues at Levine Music, sharing wisdom and artistry gained from a distinguished career both here and in Europe.

From the earliest days of his career, Charles was a true collaborator, always striving to connect through performance with other artists, fellow faculty, and former students. Whether at the Metropolitan Opera, the Kennedy Center, a Levine performance, or one-on-one in a lesson, Charles left lasting impressions on us all.

Charles joined the Levine faculty in 1983 and continued the spirit of collaboration that he came to love in Europe, connecting with faculty across departments for decades-long artistic and personal friendships. His greatest legacy is the nurturing of future generations of artists, regularly staying in touch with his former students and watching their careers flourish with great pride long after they left his studio. He was a mentor to all.

Thank you, Charles, for the joy and inspiration you brought to each of your roles at Levine and for the remarkable legacy you leave us.