Music

Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass To Be Performed At Amherst College Mar. 2

The Amherst College Department of Music will present Brahms’ Tragic Overture and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass performed by the Amherst College Choral Society and Amherst Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. Tickets are required and seating is assigned. Reservations can be made by calling 413/542-2195 or emailing concerts@amherst.edu read more

THE BAD PLUS TO PERFORM RE-IMAGINED RITE OF SPRING AT AMHERST COLLEGE ON VALENTINE’S DAY

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2012-2013 Music at Amherst Parallels Series celebrates Valentine’s Day with The Bad Plus on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance requires tickets and seating is by general admission. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195 or visiting amherst.universitytickets.comread more

2013 McBride '59 Commission “Phosphorescence” by Erik Applegate Receives World Premiere at Amherst College Feb. 16; Concert Benefits Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs the world premiere of Erik Applegate’s new work “Phosphorescence” on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert benefits the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Admission is $5 and a donation of non-perishable food items. Seniors, students and children are $3 or a non-perishable food donation. read more

Original Compositions of Two Amherst College Seniors to be Performed in Feb. 8 Concert

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music presents two senior theses in music composition. “Rex” by Tom Vu and “Asylum” by Ryland Richards ’13 will be performed on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission. read more

Alexander String Quartet Performs Haydn, Shostakovich, Schubert as Music at Amherst Chamber Series Continues Feb. 23

AMHERST, Mass. – The 2012-2013 Music at Amherst Chamber Series continues with a concert of Haydn, Shostakovich and Schubert by the Alexander String Quartet on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The performance requires tickets and seating is assigned. Tickets may be reserved by calling 413/542-2195. read more

Music Historian and Columbia University Professor Kevin Fellezs Discusses the Forgotten Early Years of Jazz Fusion Feb. 7

AMHERST, Mass. – Music historian and cultural theorist Kevin Fellezs will offer a talk titled “Vital Transformations: Fusion’s Young Discontents” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Room 3 of the Arms Music Center (Buckley Recital Hall) at Amherst College. Professor Fellezs’ talk will explore the forgotten early years of famed jazz trumpeter Miles Davis’ pioneering jazz-rock fusion period of the 1960s and 1970s.  The talk is free and open to the public. read more

SENIOR VOCAL RECITAL TO EXPLORE ROLES OF A SINGER FROM MEDIEVAL CHANT TO CONTEMPORARY SONG; FEB. 2

AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Department of Music will present “Renaissance Man: The Many Roles of Singer,” a senior recital by Hilary Cullen Budwey ’13 on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission. read more