Event Calendar

Sat, Feb 5, 2022

Thesis Poster for Sebastian Son '22

Student Thesis: Sebastian Son '22 "Reasons to Leave"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents an honors thesis in composition, "Reasons to Leave", by Sebastian Son '22. The performance takes place Saturday, February 5 at 7 PM in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is FREE. Please see the AC COVID-19 information on this website for up-to-date COVID protocols; seating is by general admission. For those unable to attend in person, we recommend tuning in to the FREE Music Department Event Live Stream.

"Reasons to Leave" chronicles the voices of ordinary people on the brink of a huge decision - a rocket ship is leaving the Earth, and each of them must find their own reasons to board it and leave forever. Through a musical journey of folk, rock, pop, and Broadway songs, Son creates a world of mystery, longing, regret, and sudden hope, with music and lyrics that capture the beauty of the human spirit.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, see: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Sat, Feb 26, 2022

AC Jazz Ensemble: McBride Concert

Thu, Mar 3, 2022

Jazz@Friedman Room (Keefe)

Fri, Mar 4, 2022

Choral Society Concert

Sat, Mar 5, 2022

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Concert: "Drama & Dance: Sibelius & Beethoven"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra (ASO) presents its first of three concerts during spring term: Drama & Dance: Sibelius & Beethoven. Amherst College senior virtuoso Marie Leou '22 is soloist in the fiery Violin Concerto in D minor by Finnish master Jean Sibelius. The concert also features Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in A major, his "apotheosis of the dance."

The concert is free, but in-person attendance is governed by prevailing Amherst College Covid-19 protocols: https://www.amherst.edu/mm/654269

MUS ASO Concert

Thu, Mar 10, 2022

Jazz@Friedman Room (Keefe)

Thu, Mar 24, 2022

Jazz@Friedman Room (Keefe)

Fri, Mar 25, 2022

Headshot of Stewart Goodyear, seated and wearing a blue sweater

M@A Presents: Stewart Goodyear, Piano

Proclaimed “a phenomenon” by the Los Angeles Times and “one of the best pianists of his generation” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer.

Mr. Goodyear has performed with major orchestras of the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Bournemouth Symphony, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, MDR Symphony Orchestra (Leipzig), Montreal Symphony and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Jennifer Higdon: Secret and Glass Gardens
Anthony Davis: Middle Passage
Stewart Goodyear: Phoenix
Debussy: La Cathedral Engloutie; Masques, L'Isle Joyeuse Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

Mr. Goodyear appears in Buckley Recital Hall in a FREE performance. For the most up-to-date COVID protocols, please search COVID-19 here on the AC website.

Sat, Mar 26, 2022

M@A Goodyear piano masterclass

David E. Schneider, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Music

Listening Through History, a Q&A with Professor David E. Schneider

As he marks 20 years of teaching at Amherst, Professor David E. Schneider discusses his love of music, his career as a musicologist and how his classes have evolved over the decades.