Event Calendar

Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Public Reading flier picture of microphone and quotation marks

Interterm Creative Writing Residency: Public Reading

Come and hear the Interterm creative writers read their original works of many kinds! Dumplings and donuts will be served! Come early to hear some live jazz piano!

Wed, Jan 29, 2020

CHI Salon: “Climate Stories Music”

How can music and storytelling play a role in responding to the climate crisis unfolding around us? Bassist, composer and educator Jason Davis presents Climate Stories Music, a presentation and performance of original music featuring the recorded voices of people from around the world sharing their climate stories—their personal observations of and responses to climate change in their home regions. Jason will discuss his work collecting and sharing climate stories via his initiative Climate Stories Project, an educational and artistic forum for sharing personal stories about the changing climate. He will also perform two pieces for solo double bass featuring recorded climate stories. Come find out how sharing your climate story contributes to a powerful societal response to the climate crisis.
Wine and tapas reception to follow. Childcare will be provided.

Thu, Jan 30, 2020

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Fri, Jan 31, 2020

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Sat, Feb 1, 2020

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Sun, Feb 2, 2020

"Green Day's American Idiot" logo in black and red on a white background, featuring a hand holding a heart-shaped grenade

The Amherst College Musical Presents Green Day’s "American Idiot"

The Amherst College Musical presents Green Day’s American Idiot!

You must reserve tickets using the following form: https://forms.gle/5bpvdvWxC8SJ1yt58

Tickets are FREE for Five College students, faculty and staff. We hope to see you there!

Tickets Required

Sun, Feb 9, 2020

Cameron Chandler ’20 and Shane Auguste ’20 Senior Thesis Concert: “The Motley Crew” and “Outlets”

The Amherst College Department of Music presents The Motley Crew and Outlets, original theses in composition by Cameron Chandler ’20 and Yohan Auguste ’20. The concert is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

The Motley Crew is a collection of six movements stylistically ranging from big band jazz, to tango, to Japanese pop music. Inspired by different styles of music, each “member” of the crew has a distinct, interesting and fun personality.

In student composer Shane Auguste’s words: “Plug into Outlets, a string quartet cycle performed by the Wistaria Quartet. The piece rests upon musical concepts I have encountered at Amherst and explores my own interpretation and relationship to those concepts.”

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events

Tue, Feb 11, 2020

 Black and white print by Albrecht Durer; depicts the Combat of Virtue and Pleasure in the Presence of Hercules

Spring Opening Reception at the Mead

Celebrate the opening of the Mead’s spring exhibitions at this evening reception, featuring “The Best Impressions: Inside the Edward C. Crossett Collection of Prints,” along with new rotations of works in “Starting Something New: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions and Gifts and Ten Years of Trinkett Clark Memorial Student Acquisitions.” Join us for curatorial remarks, live music, and refreshments in the galleries.
Free and open to all!

Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Davóne Tines, baritone

M@A Chamber Series Presents Dover Quartet with Davóne Tines, baritone

Named the Cleveland Quartet Award-winner and honored with the coveted Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Dover has become one of the most in-demand ensembles in the world. The quartet’s rise from up-and-coming young ensemble to occupying a spot at the top of their field has been “practically meteoric” (Strings). Performing works by Mozart, Barber, Shaw, and Shostakovich.
“Charismatic, full-voiced” (The New York Times), bass-baritone Davóne Tines joins the Quartet for Barber’s Dover Beach and Caroline Shaw’s By and By.
Program:
Mozart: Quartet in C Major, K. 465, “Dissonance” Barber: Dover Beach, Op. 3
Caroline Shaw: By and By
Intermission
Shostakovich: Quartet No. 9 in E-flat Major, Op. 117
Single ticket prices:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students with valid ID: $12
FREE student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.
Single tickets on sale beginning January 31 at:
https://amherst.universitytickets.com/w/event.aspx?id=1310&r=a160827c183...

Tickets Required

Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Dao Strom

Poetry and Performance: Dao Strom

An evening of poetry and performance from Dao Strom, whose work explores hybridity through melding disparate “voices”—written, sung, visual—to contemplate the intersection of personal and collective histories. The New Yorker has called her work “Quietly beautiful… hip without being ironic.” She makes music as The Sea & The Mother, and is the author of five books, including a bilingual poetry/art book, a hybrid-form memoir with a song-cycle, a collection of novellas, and a novel. She is a founding member of She Who Has No Master(s), a collective project of women artists of the Vietnamese diaspora, as well as the editor of diaCRITICS. Refreshments to follow.

Thu, Feb 20, 2020

Installation photo of Rotherwas Project 5: Christopher Myers, The Red Plague Rid You for Learning Me Your Language. Quilts of many different fabrics and colors depicts scenes of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and adorn the wood-paneled rooms of the Rotherwas Room.

Grab and Don’t Go with Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers is an artist and writer based in New York City. A widely acclaimed author of literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally. His work questions what it means to be an artist and to create art that is rooted in the experience of global cultural exchange.
Meet Myers for lunch in the Amherst College Multicultural Resource Center. Learn more about his artistic practice, his work in publishing, how his work centers historically marginalized perspectives in art and literature, and how he collaborates with artists and craftspeople across cultures and around the world.

Photograph of Christopher Myers.

The Red Plague Rid You for Learning Me Your Language: Artist Talk with Christopher Myers

Christopher Myers is an artist and writer based in New York City. A widely acclaimed author of literature for young people, he is also an accomplished fine artist who has lectured and exhibited internationally. His work questions what it means to be an artist and to create art that is rooted in the experience of global cultural exchange.
Join us for an artist talk with Christopher Myers to learn more about his artistic practice and the thinking behind this year’s Rotherwas Project.
This program is supported by the Arts at Amherst Initiative and is free and open to all.

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

Parker String Quartet

M@A CHAMBER Series presents: Parker Quartet

Inspiring performances, luminous sound, and exceptional musicianship are the hallmarks of the Grammy-winning Parker Quartet. Renowned for its dynamic interpretations and polished, expansive colors, the group has rapidly distinguished itself as one of the preeminent ensembles of its generation. Performing works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Szymanowski and Beethoven.
“pinpoint precision and spectacular sense of urgency” —The Boston Globe
Program:
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Homunculus Szymanowski: Quartet No.2
Intermission
Beethoven: Op.132
Tickets are available in the 14 days ahead of each performance at amherst.universitytickets.com.
Single ticket prices:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students with valid ID: $12
FREE student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.

Tickets Required

Sat, Mar 28, 2020

Dan Tepfer, piano "Natural Machines"

M@A PARALLELS Series Presents Dan Tepfer, Piano: “Natural Machines”

Dan Tepfer has made a name for himself as a pianist-composer of wide-ranging ambition, individuality and drive. Bringing together his undergraduate studies in astrophysics with his passion for music, his groundbreaking multimedia project Natural Machines integrates computer-driven algorithms into his improvisational process.
“When musician Dan Tepfer was a kid, he taught himself to code on an early Macintosh computer that his dad brought home one day. That little kid grew up to be a world-renowned jazz pianist. And now, he has programmed another machine: his piano. For the past five years, Tepfer has been writing algorithms that direct a specially modified Yamaha piano to play along with him. Amazing—a duet with phantom hands.” —NPR All Things Considered
“Combines superb technique with a complex set of impulses: he's a deeply rational improviser drawn to the unknown.” —The New York Times
Tickets are available in the 14 days ahead of each performance at amherst.universitytickets.com.
Single ticket prices:
General public: $18
 senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $12
 students, with valid ID: $10
FREE AC student rush available at the box office beginning one hour before the concert.

Tickets Required

Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Jeremy Denk

M@A Chamber Series Concert with Jeremy Denk, piano

Jeremy Denk is one of America’s foremost pianists. Winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize, Denk was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Denk returns frequently to Carnegie Hall and in recent seasons has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, and Cleveland Orchestra, as well as on tour with Academy of St Martin in the Fields and at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the BBC Proms. Performing J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Klavier, Book 1.
“Mr. Denk, clearly, is a pianist you want to hear no matter what he performs, in whatever combination – both for his penetrating intellectual engagement with the music and for the generosity of his playing.” —The New York Times
Tickets are required and go on sale beginning November 1. Visit amherst.universitytickets.com or call (413) 542–2195. FREE AC student rush tickets available at the door beginning one hour ahead. The box office opens at 7 p.m.
Chamber Series ticket prices:
General public: $28
Senior citizens (65+) and Amherst College employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
FREE Amherst student rush signup available in the Arms Building lobby an hour before showtime.

Tickets Required

Ongoing Events

Student-Written 10 Minute Play Festival

Interested in writing a 10-minute play? Interested in having your 10-minute play performed in an hour-long student-written play festival? Submit your 10-minute plays (approximately 10 pages) to acgreenroom@gmail.com by Saturday, Feb. 1, to be considered. Plays will be provided one set: a dining room table and chairs. Do with that what you will. Any questions, submissions or interest in design to be e-mailed to acgreenroom@gmail.com.

Students Only