Event Calendar

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Sat, Feb 17, 2018

#ElectHer: A Day-long Training for College Women on How to Run for Office

Join the WGC on Saturday, February 17 from 12 - 4 p.m. in the Alumni House for a training for college women on how to run for political office on campus and in your communities. In this training, we will develop public speaking skills, learn about campaign strategy and build relationships among women and with women in political leadership positions. This training centers cis and trans women, nonbinary folks and femmes. All students are welcome.

Please register before noon on Wednesday, February 14 through the form below. Faculty, staff and student leaders are encouraged to nominate a women to participate. If you have a student or peer who you feel would benefit from this training, you can nominate them here. Brunch will be provided. This program is cosponsored by Center for Community Engagement and Campus Diversity and Student Leadership.

Book, fireside, and mug

Leisure Reading Afternoons: Black Queer Writers

Join the offices of First Year Experience and Residential Life in our second installment of Leisure Reading this Saturday, February 17, from 2-4 p.m. in James Common Room. In celebration of Black History Month we will be featuring black queer writers and giving away three books, "Giovanni's Room" by James Baldwin, "In Another Place Not Here" by Dionne Brand, and "Zami: A New Spelling of My Name" by Audre Lorde, on a first come basis.
Class of 2021, attend 4 of 6 sessions and enter a raffle to win Wireless Bluetooth Headphones and a Kindle Reader! We will have beverages and pastries from Atkins donuts. Come with a book in any form, stay as long as you would like, and relax and meet your reading goals.

Black-and-white photo of 21 members of the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) seated in an auditorium

M@A Parallels Series: The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE)

Music for Invisible Places (2017) by Woytek Blecharz; 38 minutes

Pauline Oliveros: Earth Ears, a 20-minute pre-concert lobby performance with AC students. Be in the lobby by 7:45 p.m. ICE members will take questions directly after the performance from the Buckley stage.

The Music at Amherst Series continues with a performance of experimental and electronic music by members of the International Contemporary Ensemble on Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College, with a pre-show performance of Pauline Oliveros’ Earth Ears in the Arms lobby beginning at 7 :45 p.m.

The performance requires tickets and has general seating. Tickets may be reserved by visiting http://amherst.universitytickets.com or by calling 413/542-2195. This performance is included in the Music at Amherst subscriptions.

Music for Invisible Places, by Wojtek Blecharz, is a semi-staged and choreographed work scored for mixed chamber ensemble. A Polish-born composer, Blecharz was previously a resident of the United States—during which time he began collaborating with ICE musicians—before relocating to Germany in 2015.

Blecharz’s Music for Invisible Places makes reference to areas of our world where individuals must look within themselves—to “invisible” places—because they are forbidden to live their truest lives publicly. The work brings the voices of artists killed in Syria and Iraq to the stage via spoken word, folk instruments and ritualistic actions. The work was commissioned by ICE in 2016; over the 12 months since the project’s inception, there have been several composer-performer workshops, as well as two partial work-in-progress showings.

The box office for this performance opens on Feb. 3. Ticket prices are $18 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for students with valid ID. For tickets and a complete listing of upcoming Music at Amherst events, please visit us on the web: http://amherst.universitytickets.com

Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $12
Students with valid ID: $10
Free Student Rush tickets available in Arms lobby the night of the performance beginning one hour before showtime
Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.

For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or concerts@amherst.edu.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.

Tickets Required

Ongoing Events

Adventures in Photography Exhibition

During January interterm nine students from Amherst, UMass, Smith, and Mount Holyoke participated in “Adventures in Photography,” an interterm course taught by Joshua Baum and Takudzwa Tapfuma. Over the five-day course, students learned fundamental techniques of digital photography: manual exposure, composition, lighting, and post-production. The class ventured into the field for hands-on excursions to the New England Peace Pagoda, Montague Bookmill and downtown Northampton. The images in this exhibit are a selection of work created during the class.

Thank you to the Department of Art and the History of Art, and the Center for Community Engagement for sponsoring the course, and to Valentine Dining Hall for hosting this exhibition.