2014-2015 Music Events

May 2015

Fri, May 1, 2015

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble (ACJE) Performance

With Musical Guests Toxic Thunder and Music of My Mind. Dedication of Brehm/Hochman CD Collection. Music of Thad Jones, Buddy Rich, Les Brown, Will Savino ’14, Lucas Lebovitz ’15, Wayne Shorter, Bob Mintzer. Donations collected for the Food Bank of Western Massachusets. Buckley Recital Hall. 8:00pm. Free.

Sat, May 2, 2015

Overhead shot of orchestra rehearsal in Buckley Recital Hall

ASO Concertofest!


--Daniel Ang’s “Double Concertino”: D. Ang '15, cello, and J. Yang '15, oboe

--Svendsen’s “Romance for Violin & Orchestra”: R. Szymanski '15, violin

--Mozart’s “Exsultate Jubilate”: A. Burkot '15, soprano

--the third movement of Saint-Saen’s third violin concerto: Camille Serrano, violin

--the first movements of Schumann’s piano concertos: Diana Chou ‘15, piano

--Grieg concerto: Albert Joo ‘15, piano

Conducted by Mark Lane Swanson and Assistant Director Benjamin Muller ‘14

Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. Tickets are sold only on the night of the concert, beginning an hour before the performance, in the lobby of Arms. General admission is $10; seniors, children and students, $5; free to Five College students.

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Sun, May 3, 2015

Performance Studio

Students offer a varied program of musical offerings in ARMS, Room 3.


Madrigals in the Octagon

The Madrigal Singers, Amherst College's student-directed early music choir, present our Spring Concert! The concert is free and open to the public, and should last about an hour.

Students standing at tables, with musical instruments and laptop computers

Electroacoustic Performance and Improvisation

Students of Professor Jason Robinson’s course "Music 266: Electroacoustic Performance and Improvisation," offer a culminating concert of solo, duo, trio and large-ensemble improvisations using custom audio programming and instrument setups.

The concert is on Sunday May 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, and is free and open to the public.

Mon, May 4, 2015

Wed, May 6, 2015

Fri, May 8, 2015

MUSIC 372 Performance

Professor Sawyer's MUSIC 372 students present their work in a year-end concert.

Fri, May 15, 2015

Sat, May 23, 2015

"Concert Tonight" sign outside Arms Music Center

Choral Society Commencement Concert

The Amherst College Department of Music presents the Amherst College Choral Society’s annual Commencement Concert on Saturday, May 23, at 9:15 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center.Tickets are required, and seating is by general admission.

The four groups that make up the Choral Society present music from their spring concerts as well as traditional college songs. The Choral Society includes the Women’s Chorus, the Men’s Glee Club and the Concert Choir, directed by Mallorie Chernin and Jordan Hugh Sam ’14, assistant director, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Alexandra Burkot ’15 and Asa Goodwillie ’16.

Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for senior citizens, students and children 12 and under. Five College student tickets are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door, beginning at 8:15 p.m; during Commencement registration in the Alumni House; or in advance, by contacting Ms. Chernin at or 413/542-2484.

Thu, May 28, 2015

Buckley Chamber Players' Alissa Leiser at the piano

Buckley Chamber Players present "Spring: A Musical Tribute"

The Buckley Chamber Players present a program of chamber works on Thursday, May 28, at 8 p.m. at Buckley Recital in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Violinist Elizabeth Chang (UMass), cellist Volcy Pelletier (Smith) and pianist Alissa Leiser (Amherst) perform a violin sonata by Ravel, and Piano Trios by Haydn and Saint-Saëns.