Music

February 2012

Original Music Major Compositions inspired by hidden notes, paintings, poetry featured in “The Song Dynasty” on Feb. 12

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music presents a performance of senior theses in music composition by Jeremy Koo ’12 and Robert Suits ’12. The performance is entitled “The Song Dynasty” and includes “Sounds in the Corridor” by Jeremy Koo and “Boreal Winds” by Robert Suits. It will be held on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

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Guggenheim Award-winning John Hollenbeck’s Big Band Performs on Music at Amherst Parallels Series Feb. 18

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2011-12 Music at Amherst Parallels Series continues with a performance by the John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Hollenbeck will give a pre-concert talk at 7:15 p.m. The performance requires tickets and seating is by general admission. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 or emailing concerts@amherst.edu; the talk is free with a purchased concert ticket.

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2012 McBride Commission Piece “Blue Yonder” by Christine Jensen Receives World Premiere at Amherst College Feb. 24; Concert Benefits Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble will perform the world premier of Christine Jensen’s new work “Blue Yonder” on Friday, Feb. 24 at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert benefits the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and features guest artists Ingrid Jensen, trumpet, and Project-O (Gary Versace, organ, and Jon Wikan, drums). Admission is $5 and a donation of non-perishable food items. Seniors, students and children are $3 or a non-perishable food donation.

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