Singer Dar Williams Debuts With Full Symphony

Dar Williams in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dar Williams in the Radio Boston studios. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Dar Williams is a major force in the American folk scene.  She has a lot of fans — among them, the New Yorker’s Hendrick Hertzberg — the political writer — who called her “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”

He said her songs “are like finely crafted short stories…beautiful, moving and utterly fresh.”

Dar Williams got her start right here in New England. After graduating from Wesleyan, she spent ten years in Northampton honing her craft. This weekend, she’s trying something new.  On Saturday, she makes her debut with a full symphony, the New Philharmonia Orchestra. 


Dar Williams, singer and songwriter

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