M@A: Music at Amherst Series 2018-2019

M@A turns 40 this year, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you. We hope you can join us for a rich assortment of performances:

In SEPTEMBER Mexican-born singer and songwriter Magos Herrera and the omnivorous string quartet Brooklyn Rider join forces for an unforgettable musical journey, Dreamers, wherein they reinterpret 20th-century classics from Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, and celebrate such luminaries as Octavio Paz, Federico García Lorca and Rubén Darío. In OCTOBER mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel visits us from Vienna with a program of songs by Ives, Mahler and Argentine composers Ginastera, Buchardo, Guastavino and Piazzolla.

In NOVEMBER Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero, an “honorary consul” of Amnesty International, performs her own music and works by Robert Schumann, Chick Corea and Dmitri Shostakovich. And in DECEMBER, The Sequentia Trio, consisting of Benjamin Bagby (voice, harps), Norbert Rodenkirchen (flutes) and Hanna Marti (voice, harp), performs an evening of songs about Fortuna, Dido and Cleopatra, Hercules and the old gods, as they would have been enjoyed by monastic intellectuals around the turn of the first millennium.

In the spring semester we look forward to a FEBRUARY afternoon with Mnozil Brass, bringing musical virtuosity mixed with their own special kind of comedy. Later that month we are joined by Nicole Mitchell, hailed by the Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak as the “greatest living flutist in jazz.” Mitchell and her Black Earth Ensemble, with new collaborators Tatsu Aoki (bass, shamisen, taiko) and Kojiro Umezaki (shakuhachi), offer Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds, which uses science fiction to address the question, “What would a world look like that is truly egalitarian, with advanced technology that is in tune with nature?”

To warm us in MARCH, Flor de Toloache, the Latin Grammy-winning all-female mariachi ensemble, appears for the first time on the Buckley stage. And, to round it out, in early APRIL we welcome rising stars the Argus Quartet, Graduate Quartet in Residence at the Juilliard School, performing works by Joseph Haydn, Zosha Di Castri, Andrew Norman and Claude Debussy.

Subscription sales begin July 23, 2018. Renewals close August 22, 2018, and new subscription requests close August 29, 2018.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Buckley!

Read about the season, renew, subscribe and buy tickets on the M@A website

*If you wish to order by phone, please call the Concert Office at 413-542-2195 

2018-2019 Music at Amherst At-A-Glance


9.29.18 PARALLELS SERIES Brooklyn Rider/Magos Herrera Project Dreamers  •  Saturday, 8 PM
2.22.19 PARALLELS SERIES Nicole Mitchell’s Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds  •  Friday, 8 PM
3.29.18 PARALLELS SERIES  Flor De Toloache  •  Friday, 8 PM


10.19.18 CHAMBER SERIES Stephanie Houtzeel, mezzo-soprano with John Milbauer, piano •  Friday, 8 PM
11.04.18 CHAMBER SERIES Gabriela Montero, piano  •  Sunday, 3 PM
12.07.18 CHAMBER SERIES Sequentia: Monks Singing Pagans  •  Friday, 8 PM
02.10.19 CHAMBER SERIES Mnozil Brass: Cirque  •  Sunday, 3 PM
04.06.19 CHAMBER SERIES Argus Quartet  •  Saturday, 8 PM

Are you looking for the best seats in the house for the least hassle?
M@A Chamber, Parallels and Combo Series subscriptions go on sale July 23, 2018. Renewals close August 22, and new subscription requests close August 29, 2018.

For more information, please call 413-542-2195 or write concerts@amherst.edu. For your convenience, You can choose the online portal at no added charge:

Individual Ticket Prices
*Single tickets are available for purchase beginning two weeks prior to the concert date.

General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students (with valid ID): $12
Amherst College Students: $7 in advance or free student rush

General Public: $18
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12
Students (with valid ID): $10
Amherst College Students: $7 in advance or free student rush

Free Student Rush tickets are available for Amherst College students beginning one hour prior to the performance in the lobby outside of Buckley Recital Hall.

For more information, to purchase tickets, or to subscribe to the Music at Amherst Concert Series, please go to: http://amherst.universitytickets.com or contact Ms. Alisa Pearson, Manager of Concert Programming, Production and Publicity, at 413.542.2195 or through concerts@amherst.edu.