2014-2015 Music Events

November 2015

Fri, Nov 6, 2015

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble Family Weekend Concert poster with abstract art by Wiliam Mead

Amherst College Jazz Ensemble

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Donations to the Amherst Survival Center encouraged.

Sat, Nov 7, 2015

Choral Society Performance

This performance is preceded by a brunch in ARMS at 11 a.m. which is free and open to the public.

The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Mallorie Chernin, presents its annual Family Weekend concert on Saturday, November 7, at 12 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The program repeats for the College’s

The performers include three groups directed by Mallorie Chernin and assistant director Lucia Minah Yang ’15: Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Glee Club, as well as the Madrigal Singers, directed by Emily Willick ’18 and Charlie Newman- Johnson ’18.

The program includes works by Palestrina, Rheinberger, Schubert, Poulenc, Wendell Whalum, and many more. The Women’s Chorus is joined by soprano Mary Hubbell in Franz Schubert’s beloved song “Ständchen.” The Concert Choir premieres “In Amherst My Home” by Amherst College alumna Dana Kaufman ’12, third place winner in last year’s Glee Club sesquicentennial competition. The program ends with traditional College songs.

Tickets are available for $10 for general admission, $5 for children and senior citizens. Admission for Five College students is free. Please email Mallorie Chernin for ticket reservations at or by calling 413 542 2484.Unclaimed tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: For further information please contact Alisa Pearson, Manager of Concert Programming, Production and Publicity, at 413/542-2195.

Amherst Symphony Orchestra Performs Dukas, Ravel and Berlioz

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Mark Lane Swanson, Music Director & Conductor, performs the second of its season concerts celebrating the classical music of France, on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College. Tickets available at the door only: $10 general admission, $5 senior citizens, children under 13 and students with valid ID. Free for Five College students.

The ASO opens its concert with the colorful showpiece L'aprenti sorcier (The Sorcerer's Apprentice) by Paul Dukas, based on the dark 1797 ballad by Goethe. It concludes with the programmatic Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, which depicts one man's obsession with a beautiful actress. The concert will also include the jazz-influenced Concerto for Piano & Orchestra in G major by Maurice Ravel, featuring recent Amherst College graduate Albert Yu (Class of 2015) as soloist.

For a fuller description of this and other Amherst Symphony Orchestra concerts this season, please visit us on the web at For a complete listing of other upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, please refer to