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Event Calendar

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sun, May 16, 2021

ASO Black Music Matters Poster

ASO Concert : "Black Music Matters"

The Amherst College Department of Music presents "Black Music Matters Marathon," a virtual performance by members of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra showcasing a multitude of unjustly neglected masterpieces by Black composers for the concert hall.

Fifty-five Amherst College classical musicians will perform numerous solo works as well as works for string quartet, woodwind and brass quintet. Composers featured include Scott Joplin, William Grant Still, Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, George Walker, Margaret Bonds, Nathaniel Dett, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Harry T. Burleigh, Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Valerie Coleman, Frederick Tillis, Clarence Cameron White and many others. FREE. View on the livestream.

Ongoing Events

Virtual Reunion 2021

Join alumni from around the world to reconnect, learn and celebrate Reunion and Amherst's Bicentennial!

Virtual Reunion includes presentations from alumni and the College throughout the weekend, and all alumni are welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend Virtual Reunion.

Learn more about Virtual Reunion.

Questions? Please contact Alumni and Parent Programs at reunion@amherst.edu.

Registration Required