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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Sat, Oct 21, 2017

ASO Timpani

Homecoming Performance: Amherst Symphony Orchestra, Works by Copland.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College, the Amherst Symphony Orchestra continues its yearlong survey of American concert music with a tribute to 20th century master Aaron Copland.

In works such as Fanfare for the Common Man and Four Dance Episodes from the ballet Rodeo, Copland created a definitive and instantly recognizable musical vernacular which to this day evokes the "can-do" optimism and the wide open spaces of our country. Copland also drew on contemporary influences such as Stravinsky and jazz to create innovative masterpieces such as the Clarinet Concerto, and imagined urban landscapes as well as those of Appalachia and the prairie in works such as Quiet City. The ASO performs all four works on its concert; Leonard Yoon (Amherst Class of 2018) is the clarinet soloist.

Full details of the orchestra's season: http://www.amherstsymphonyorchestra.com.

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

Tickets Required
Chorus Members

Amherst College Choral Society: Homecoming Performance

The Amherst College Choral Society, Mallorie Chernin, director, presents its annual Homecoming Concert on Saturday, October 21, at 9:00 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The program will be repeated on Saturday, November 4, for the College’s Family Weekend concert, at noon.

Performers include the Concert Choir, the Chorus and the Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and assistant director Rebecca Ruescher ’17, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Ellen Mutter ’18 and Anna Makar-Limanov ’20. The program features a wide range of music, including classical and world music–Brahms, Hatfield, Sametz, Roueché, and more. The program ends with traditional College songs.

Tickets are available for $10 for general admission, $5 for children and senior citizens. Admission for Five College students is free. E-mail Mallorie Chernin for ticket reservations at mchernin@amherst.edu or by calling 413 542 2484. Unclaimed tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert.

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

Tickets Required

Ongoing Events

Rotherwas Room, photo by Maria Stenzel

Study at the Mead!

Throughout the week, we will have lots of art activities to help you destress from finals period. We also have comfy chairs, plenty of outlets, great lighting, and extra tables to give you an inspirational place to work and study.

Closed on Mondays, but open until Midnight on school nights!

The Trifecta 2! - Homecoming

Three of the most lit groups to ever grace Amherst College's campus have teamed up once again to bless you with a move!

Amherst College's Black Student Union, African and Caribbean Students Union and La Causa present: The Trifecta 2!

Join us as we turn up and start Homecoming Weekend off right!
10 p.m.-2 a.m. in The Powerhouse on Friday, October 20.

Free for Amherst College students (but make sure you come early if you want to get in).

For everyone else, $5 before midnight, $7 after.

DJ Dutch and the Codewine DJs will be on the ones and twos, and you know they can do no wrong!