Event Calendar

October 2019

Fri, Oct 4, 2019

Klára Móricz standing outdoors

Professor Klára Móricz: "Crossing Impenetrable Borders: Leningrad’s Sonic Siege Diaries"

Free and open to the public. Lunch provided.

The music department is excited to kick off Research in Music, a new speaker series featuring talks by department faculty discussing their work.

In this first talk of the series, Professor Klára Móricz reconstructs the soundscape of besieged Leningrad during World War II, contrasting the actual and the imposed sound of the city and exploring how the constructed sound of Russia in war managed to cross seemingly impenetrable borders, whereas the actual sound of the siege remained hermetically sealed first in the besieged city and then in the survivors’ memory.

For more information, contact Professor Jason Robinson (jrobinson@amherst.edu).

Wed, Oct 9, 2019

CHI 10.09.19

CHI Salon: Souls of Amherst Folk

CHI director and music department faculty member Darryl Harper considers this year's themes of home, belonging and memory through a performance of musical works in tribute to former Amherst faculty members, Amherst alumni and others who have helped to shape the Amherst community through music. Included are works by Andy Jaffe, Horace Boyer, Freddie Bryant and Harper. Performers include Harper (clarinet), David Picchi (bass), Claire Arenius (drums) and Marianne Solivan (voice).

Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Colorful illustration of a silhouette of a man in profile, with eyeglasses and a beard made of intertwined shapes of musical instruments

Jazz@Schwemms

CHI director and music department faculty member Darryl Harper considers this year’s themes of home, belonging and memory through a performance of musical works in tribute to former Amherst faculty members, Amherst alumni and others who have helped to shape the Amherst community through music. Included are works by Andy Jaffe, Horace Boyer, Freddie Bryant and Harper. Performers include Harper (clarinet), David Picchi (bass), Claire Arenius (drums) and Marianne Solivan (voice).

Thu, Oct 17, 2019

Jazz@Schwemms

Jazz@Schwemm’s
Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 p.m.
Schwemm’s Coffeehouse Backroom, Keefe Campus Center

Fri, Oct 18, 2019

Paul Lewis, arms crossed

M@A Chamber Series Presents Pianist Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Central European classical repertoire. He returns to Buckley to perform on the Hamburg Steinway D that he helped select for the Amherst music department. He will perform works by Haydn, Brahms and Beethoven.

“There are many prized recordings of the Beethoven sonatas from past masters and current artists. But if I had to recommend a single complete set, I would suggest Mr. Lewis’s distinguished recordings.” —Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

Program:
Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in E Minor, Hob XVI: 34
Brahms: Three Intermezzi, Op. 117
-Intermission-
Beethoven: 33 Variations in C on a Waltz by Diabelli, Op. 120

Single ticket prices:
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students with valid ID: $12

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 19, 2019

Paul Lewis, piano

M@A Chamber Series Masterclass with Pianist Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis works with Amherst student pianists. This event is free and open to the public.

Lewis is internationally regarded as one of the leading musicians of his generation. His cycles of core piano works by Beethoven and Schubert have received unanimous critical and public acclaim worldwide, and consolidated his reputation as one of the world’s foremost interpreters of the Central European classical repertoire.

He returns to Buckley on Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. to perform on the Hamburg Steinway D that he helped select for the Amherst music department.

Thu, Oct 24, 2019

Jazz@Schwemms

Jazz@Schwemm’s
Thursday, Oct. 24, 9 p.m.
Schwemm’s Coffeehouse Backroom, Keefe Campus Center

Fri, Oct 25, 2019

Arianne Abela conducting singers

Homecoming Concert: Amherst College Choral Society

The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Arianne Abela, presents their Homecoming Concert. The concert features works by Daley, Viadana, Rogers and more. The Choral Society is joined by composer and Amherst College alumnus Jerry Noble '83 in the world premiere of his composition "What's It Gonna Take? (Love)."

Admission is FREE and open to the public.

Sat, Oct 26, 2019

Black-and-white photo of Samirah Evans holding a microphone and standing amid other musicians

Homecoming Concert: Amherst College Jazz Ensemble

Featured Vocalist Samirah Evans joins the ACJE and its director Bruce Diehl in presenting music by Duke Ellington, Fats Domino and Nancy Wilson. Music by Fred Sturm, Lennie Niehaus, Count Basie and others rounds out the set list.

The concert is FREE and open to the public. Donations to the Amherst Survival Center will be collected.

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.