Amherst Symphony Orchestra, and Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and Choral Society Announce Homecoming Weekend Concerts Nov. 9 and 10

October 18, 2012

Contact: Sara R. Leonard

Manager of Concert Programming, Production and Publicity



AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music announces concerts by the Symphony Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble and Choral Society on Nov. 9 and 10 in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 p.m.; AmherstCollege Jazz Ensemble performs Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.; Amherst College Choral Society performs Saturday, Nov. 10 at 9:30 p.m. Tickets are required for all three concerts and will be available for purchase at the door.

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra continues “Epic Journeys,” its yearlong survey of famous fifth symphonies, with Symphony No. 5 by Viennese master Franz Schubert.Preceding the symphony is the Piano Concerto No. 23 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, featuring Amherst College adjunct piano instructor Mrs. Chonghyo Shin as soloist. Mark Swanson, music director, conducts.

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble concert includes music by Benny Carter, Fred Sturm, Les Hooper, Robert Owen Williams ’91, current student Will Savino ’14 and many others. Bruce Diehl directs the ensemble.

The Amherst College Choral Society presents works by Brahms, Ticheli, Smetana, Persichetti and many more. Additional works include Irishsongs by The Wailin’ Jennys and Fergus O’Farrell, as well as traditional College songs. Mallorie Chernin and assistant director Jeremy Koo ’12 direct the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Glee Club. Angelina Gomez ’14 and Lester Hu ’13 direct the Madrigal Singers.

Tickets are available for $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students with ID and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased during Homecoming registration and at the door beginning one hour prior to each performance. 

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