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News & Music Events 2015-2016
Fri, Feb 5, 2016
The Lydian String Quartet Reads Student Works. Free and open to the public.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016
This concert is free and open to the public; no tickets are required.
The Lydian String Quartet--Daniel Stepner and Judith Eissenberg, violins; Mark Berger, viola; and Joshua Gordon, cello--present:
Aqua (2010-11) by Harold Meltzer (b. 1966)
Liquid – Kaleidoscopic – Warm and Full – Kaleidoscopic – Liquid --
Precious – Dizzying – Joyous – Almost Hysterical –
Muscular – More Courtly – Tender – Dawning
Commissioned by the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at
Brigham Young University, for the Avalon, Lydian and Pacifica Quartets
String Quartet No. 3 by Lee Hyla (1952-2014)
(in one movement)
Treatises for an Unrecovered Past by Kurt Rohde (1967)
I – NODE: Tuning Knot
II – Recently Found Fragments: Chant Loop
III – Striding Rituals: Nocturnal Gatherings for Mass Wooing
III.5 or 5.IV – Optional habits
IV – CODEX: I know I know this (…almost remembering…)
V – Turn the Corner: Post-Rapture Celebration
VI - NODE: Ex nihilo…In nihil [-for Mary Ruth-]
Winner of the Lydian String Quartet 2012 Composition Commission Award
Sun, Feb 7, 2016
Free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Fri, Feb 19, 2016
Audiences and critics alike have championed the Borromeo Quartet’s ability to bring back the contemporary fire to often-heard repertoire, while making even the most challenging new music approachable. The quartet is also notable for their engagement with technology, reading scores from laptops and maintaining a “living archive” of their music online. Performing works by Haydn, Bartók and Ravel.
“These extraordinary musicians live inside the music they play.”—The Boston Phoenix
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A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.
Sat, Feb 27, 2016
A concert by the ACJE featuring a world premiere composition by Alex Lee-Clark. Free and open to the public.