FESTIVAL OF AMERICAN MUSIC 2017-2018

MARK LANE SWANSON, Music Director & Conductor

JAMIE SANDEL '17, Assistant Director

PLEASE NOTE: programs subject to change

PLEASE CONSULT www.amherstsymphonyorchestra.com for most current information

ALL CONCERTS IN BUCKLEY RECITAL HALL, ARMS MUSIC CENTER, AMHERST COLLEGE

 

WELCOME, CLASS OF 2021!: TRIBUTE TO ELLINGTON & GERSHWIN

Saturday, September 23, 2017

DUKE ELLINGTON: Black Brown & Beige Suite

GEORGE GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

 

HOMECOMING WEEKEND 2017 concert: TRIBUTE TO AARON COPLAND

Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 8pm

AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man, Quiet City, Clarinet Concerto, Four Dance Episodes from "Rodeo"

Leonard Yoon '18, clarinet, soloist

 

FAMILY WEEKEND 2017 concert: TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 8pm 

JOHN WILLIAMS: Music from Jurassic Park, Amistad, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, E.T., Saving Private Ryan             & Star Wars

 Joshua Ferrer '18E, cello, soloist

 

WINTER CONCERT: TRIBUTE TO CHARLES IVES & JOHN ADAMS

Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8pm

CHARLES IVES: The Unanswered Question, Country Band March, Variations on "America"

JOHN ADAMS: The Chairman Dances from "Nixon in China"

 

CHORAL/ORCHESTRA EVENT: 100th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8pm      

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from "West Side Story"

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms 

with the Amherst College Choral Society (Mallorie Chernin, director; Greg Brown, guest conductor)

 

SPRING CONCERT: TRIBUTE TO SAMUEL BARBER & HOWARD HANSON

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 8pm

SAMUEL BARBER: Overture to the School for Scandal, Intermezzo from "Vanessa," Violin Concerto

HOWARD HANSON: Symphony #2 ("Romantic")

 

CONCERTOFEST!

Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 8pm 

RICHARD STRAUSS: Concerto #1 in E-flat for horn & orchestra (Patrick Williams '18, soloist)

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor (Joshua Ferrer '18E, soloist)

other works TBA