News & Music Events 2015-2016

May 2016

Sun, May 1, 2016

Amherst College Jazz Combos

Featuring The New Sextet, Soapsuds and Song X. Arms Music Center, Room 7. 7 p.m.

Amherst College student jazz musicians offer a night of jazz performed by student combos, free and open to the public.

The combos are small groups of musicians who are dedicated to studying the great artists of jazz and carrying on their legacy through making innovative journeys into improvisation and small group playing. This prepares the group for life after college by exposing the combo to standard charts, techniques and theory, while encouraging each to create their own sound through tune selection, arrangement and use of original compositions.

Did you know you can hire combos for your events?
For small to large events, a jazz combo is a perfect way to add a touch of class or a spark of energy to any gathering. To inquire about booking a combo, e-mail Mr. Diehl (if no response, try bpdiehl@amherst.edu). Or you can call him at 413-542-8308 (ext. 8308 from Amherst campus phones). First, it is recommended that you look at the calendar page for any scheduling conflicts.

Today - Mon, May 2, 2016

Jazz Guitar

Amherst College Jazz Combos

Featuring Dancing in Your Head, Picture This, Twins, and Toxic Thunder. Arms Music Center, Room 7. 7 p.m.

Amherst College student jazz musicians offer a night of jazz, performed by student combos.
Free and open to the public.

The combos are small groups of musicians who are dedicated to studying the great artists of jazz and carrying on their legacy through making innovative journeys into improvisation and small group playing. This prepares the group for life after college by exposing the combo to standard charts, techniques and theory while encouraging each to create their own sound through tune selection, arrangement and/or use of original compositions.

Did you know you can hire combos for your events?
For small to large events, a jazz combo is a perfect way to add a touch of class or a spark of energy to any gathering. To inquire about booking a combo, e-mail Mr. Diehl (if no response, try bpdiehl@amherst.edu). Or, you can call him at 413/542.8308 (ext.8308 from Amherst College campus). First, it is recommended that you look at the calendar page for any scheduling conflicts.

Wed, May 4, 2016

Performance Studio

AC students perform in a relaxed recital environment for friends and musical community.

Thu, May 5, 2016

The Amherst Symphony orchestra on the Buckley Recital Hall stage in front of an audience

Amherst Symphony Orchestra: "Concertofest!"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents its annual "Concertofest!," showcasing talented senior class instrumentalists and orchestra leaders on Thursday evening, May 5, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the door; seating is by general admission.

The program's centerpiece is Henryk Wieniawski's romantic Violin Concerto #2 in D minor, op. 22, featuring Heesun (Sonia) Min '16, soloist. Other works include the first movement of Robert Schumann's Konzertstücke for four horns, featuring Mark Boyer '16 and Hannah Tandon '16 as soloists. Victoria Luizzi '17 and Patrick Williams '18 assist in the Schumann, conducted by senior hornist Ashley Bohan '16. The concert closes with Johannes Brahms' Hungarian Dance #5, conducted by Samuel Rosenblum '16. Mark Lane Swanson, music director, conducts the Wieniawski.

Tickets may be purchased at the door only. Prices are $10 for the general public; $5 for senior citizens, children 12 and under and students with ID; and free for Amherst and Five College students with ID.

For information on the Amherst Symphony Orchestra, please consult http://www.amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.

Tickets Required

Fri, May 6, 2016

Chamber Recital, Albert Yu

Albert Yu: Chamber Group – Room 3, Friday, May 6, 4-5 p.m.

Sun, May 8, 2016

Tue, May 10, 2016

Sat, May 21, 2016

Commencement with Choral Director Mallorie Chernin

Amherst College Choral Society Commencement Concert

Tickets required. For more information, please contact director Mallorie Chernin at (413)542-2484 or email mchernin@amherst.edu.

Tickets Required