Event Calendar

Today - Tue, Dec 10, 2019

The Noah Garabedian Quartet

The Noah Garabedian Quartet is based in New York City and is led by bassist and composer Noah Garabedian. The band includes Carmen Staaf on piano, Raffi Garabedian on saxophone and Jimmy Macbride on drums. Their debut album, Where Fables Meet, will be released in Spring 2020. When not on the road or performing at New York’s premiere venues, the ensemble enjoys Stephen King novels, spicy noodles and animal memes.

Sponsored by Jazz@Amherst, AAS and Arts at Amherst. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Tomorrow - Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Black-and-white photograph of a cook standing at a window, below which is a sign reading, "PEACE Homecooked Meals 10 & 15 [cents]"

"Embodied Taste" Opening Reception

Embodied Taste explores art that takes food, in all its complexities, as a starting point, and sees how collaborations, connections, sensual experiences and stories are consumed every time you take a bite. This exhibition was organized by students enrolled in “Eat! An Exhibition Seminar at the Mead,” a course led by Amy C. Hall, visiting assistant professor of anthropology, and Emily Potter-Ndiaye, the Dwight and Kirsten Poler & Andrew W. Mellon Head of Education and Curator of Academic Programs.

Join us for the opening reception of Embodied Taste to learn more about this exciting exhibition directly from student curators.

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

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