Event Calendar

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Sun, Nov 12, 2017

A fall morning at Book and Plow; the sun rising over a field.

Book and Plow Farm Glean and Clean

Hello Folks! The weather is certainly colder, but the farm is still cooking. Well, Valentine Chefs are cooking, but we're still growing a lot of food. If you want to come hang out, spend time outdoors with friends (maybe make new friends) and learn about Book and Plow, join us!

On Sunday, November 12, we will meet at 10 a.m. at our greenhouse on Tuttle Hill for a Glean and Clean, where we harvest food to donate and beautify the farm. We will finish up around noon. Wear warm layers! Thanks!

Email bookandplowfarm@gmail.com with any questions.

First Year Loeb Seminar: Finding Your Foundation

First year students, the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning is part of your journey here at Amherst, from start to finish. We expect you to start your journey this fall through this fun and interactive workshop. You can get to know other first year students, identify your skills, understand how your values, culture and family influence your thinking about work and careers and also prepare for meaningful summer experiences such as internships, research, summer jobs, studying abroad, volunteering and more. R.S.V.P. required. Don’t miss out!

Phuong-Nghi Pham '18 standing outdoors, near grass, a paved path and blue water

Performance Thesis: Phuong-Nghi Pham '18, Piano

The Amherst College Department of Music presents an honors thesis in piano performance, Kaleidoscope, by Phuong-Nghi Pham '18. The recital takes place on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. It is free and open to the public; seating is by general admission.

Each piece of music is its own universe, with distinctive patterns, quirks, colors and vocabulary. In putting together a recital program, the performer does a strange thing: she plucks out a handful of these universes, juxtaposes them in an arguable order, and brings them into collective perception at a specific time and place. Because the act of listening to music or playing music is so bound to the present unfolding of sound, is a recital more of a journey, where moments linger and coalesce into something bigger than themselves, or is it a series of snapshots capturing current action and feelings? Although the performer inhabits these eclectic universes, the audience, in traveling along, also gets to interact with the kaleidoscope that is this particular landscape of sound. In this recital, Phuong-Nghi hopes to explore these moments of play and the playful dynamics that define a live performance.

Serving as the dramatic and emotional anchors at the beginning and the end are the two biggest works in the program: one of Schubert’s final piano sonatas and Chopin’s final ballade. The rainbow offering in the middle highlights the unexpected resonances among the five composers who hail from different countries and span four centuries of music.


Schubert - Sonata D.959 in A Major
Scarlatti - Sonata K.1
Ligeti - Etude No.5 "Arc-en-ciel"
Langa - Refraction
Albéniz - Evocación from Iberia
Debussy - Etude No.12 "pour les accords"
Chopin - Ballade No. 4 in F minor

The recital will last for 90 minutes (including intermission), followed by a reception.