Music at Amherst Series 2019-2020

Enjoy a rich assortment of performances!

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In SEPTEMBER, we kick off the season with Brazilian-born singer Luciana Souza exploring saudade, or yearning, through poetry by Leonard Cohen, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Dickinson, and Souza in her own arrangements in The Book of Longing, featuring guitarist Chico Pinheiro and bassist Scott Colley. In OCTOBER, pianist Paul Lewis returns to Buckley to perform on the Hamburg Steinway D that he helped select for the Amherst Music Department. Lewis performs works by Haydn, Brahms, and Beethoven.

NOVEMBER brings yMusic, whose virtuosic execution and unique configuration (string trio, flute, clarinet, and trumpet) have attracted the attention of high-profile collaborators, including Paul Simon, Bill T. Jones, and Ben Folds. The ensemble performs works by Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, Caroline Shaw, Bryce Dessner, Gabriella Smith, and Andrew Norman. Five days later, the fantastic violinist Leila Josefowicz appears on the Buckley stage alongside pianist John Novacek for an evening of chamber music.

In the Spring, we look forward to two FEBRUARY quartets: First, on Valentine’s Day, the Dover Quartet performs with baritone Davóne Tines. Tines joins the quartet for Barber’s Dover Beach and Caroline Shaw’s By and By; and then on Leap Day (February 29), the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet returns to Buckley for an encore performance. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Parker performs works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Szymanowski, and Beethoven.

In MARCH it gets technical with pianist Dan Tepfer, who composes music with the help of artificial intelligence. Bringing together his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, his groundbreaking multimedia project Natural Machines integrates computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational process. And finally, in APRIL, pianist Jeremy Denk, winner of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, offers J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier , Book 1.


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SUBSCRIBE NOW: M@A Chamber, Parallels and Combo Series subscriptions go on sale July 29, 2019. Renewals and new subscription requests close August 29, 2019. For more information, please call 413-542-2195 or email concerts at amherst dot edu.

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Individual tickets are available for purchase beginning two weeks prior to any concert date.

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

PARALLELS SERIES General Public: $18; Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12 ; Students (with valid ID) and children under 12: $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 each 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 Alisa Pearson, Manager of Concert Programming, Production, and Publicity, at 413-542-2195 or through concerts at amherst dot edu.


The M@A Season 2019–2020 Line-Up

Parallels Series

Luciana Souza: The Book of Longing featuring Chico Pinheiro and Scott Colley
Friday, September 20, 2019, at 8 PM

Chamber Series

Paul Lewis, piano
Friday, October 18, 2019, at 8 PM

Masterclass: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10 AM–noon (Buckley)

Parallels Series

yMusic
Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 7 PM

Chamber Series

Leila Josefowicz, violin; with John Novacek, piano
Friday, November 15, 2019, at 8 PM

Masterclass: Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10 AM–noon public chamber music masterclass with Novacek in Buckley, private violin lessons with Leila Josefowicz

Chamber Series

Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines, baritone
Friday, February 14, 2020, at 8 PM

Masterclass: Dover Quartet, February 15, 10 AM–noon (Buckley)

Chamber Series

Parker Quartet
Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 8 PM

Masterclass: Friday February 28, 2020, 4 PM (Buckley)

Family Performance at the Jones Library: Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11 AM–noon

Parallels Series

Dan Tepfer, piano: Natural Machines
Saturday, March 28, 2020, at 8 PM

Chamber Series

Jeremy Denk, piano
Friday, April 3, 2020, at 8 PM

Masterclass: Saturday, April 4, 2019, 10 AM–noon (Buckley)


Subscription sales begin July 29, 2019. Renewals and new subscription requests close August 29, 2019. 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.