Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Concert Oct. 25 to Feature Guest Soloist L. Franklin Newton Oct. 25

October 17, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195   


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bruce Diehl, will hold its annual Family Weekend concert on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Choral Society Presents Family Weekend Concert Oct. 26

Oct. 3, 2008               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Family Weekend Concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Music will be performed by the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and assistant director Todd Fruth ’08, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Benjamin Vincent ’09.

Amazing Whirling Dervishes to Perform at Amherst College Oct. 27

September 24, 2008                   

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amazing Whirling Dervishes, a troupe of 16 Mevlevi musicians and whirling dervishes from Turkey, will perform at Buckley Recital Hall in Amherst College’s Arms Music Center at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27. The group will perform the internationally recognized, centuries-old, sacred whirling ceremony (known as Sema) and a dramatic reading—with musical accompaniment—of the poetry of Jalaladdun Rumi,  Islam’s great 13th-century mystical poet. The free event is being sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and Amherst’s Department of Religion.

Fall 2008 Jazz@Schwemm’s Performance Series Kicks Off at Amherst College Oct. 28

October 16, 2008
Contact:  Bruce Diehl 
Director of Jazz Program
413/542-8308


AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College’s annual Jazz@Schwemm’s performance series will kick off Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 9 p.m. with a gig by the Ecclectic Jazz Quartet (EJQ) and student combo The Reservior Cats.

Former President of Ecuador to Discuss Future Directions for Latin America at Amherst College Oct. 28

October 14, 2008           
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413-542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—Jamil Mahuad, President of Ecuador from 1998 to 2000, will deliver a talk titled “Future Directions for Latin America” on Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 4:15 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst College’s Converse Hall.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Host Performance Workshop by Flutist Nicole Mitchell and Guitarist Jeff Parker Oct. 30

October 17, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass.—The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century will continue on Thursday, Oct. 30, with a performance workshop led by flutist Nicole Mitchell and guitarist Jeff Parker, from 2 to 3:20 p.m. in Room 7 of the Arms Music Center on campus.

Philosopher Michael Smith to Discuss Responsible Beliefs and Desires at Amherst College Oct. 30

October 10, 2008     

AMHERST, Mass.—Michael Smith, professor of philosophy at Princeton University, will deliver a talk titled “Beyond Belief and Desire, or: How to Be Orthonomous” at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, in Pruyne Lecture Hall of Amherst College’s Fayerweather Hall.

Londa Schiebinger to Deliver Amherst College’s Hugh Hawkins Lecture Oct. 30

October 17, 2008               

AMHERST, Mass.—Londa Schiebinger, John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University and the Barbara D. Finberg Director of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research, will deliver Amherst College’s annual Hugh Hawkins lecture, titled “Exotic Abortifacients: Gender Politics of Plants in the 18th-Century Atlantic World,” on Thursday, Oct. 30, at 4:30 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room of Amherst’s Converse Hall.

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