Event Calendar

Tomorrow - Thu, Dec 1, 2022

Maryanna Hiester, Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA

Emma Spencer '23E Thesis Show - "So, What's a Nice Girl Like You Doing In a Place Like This?"

The Photographs and Stories of American Women Vietnam War Veterans.

Emma Spencer '23E's Studio Thesis Gallery Show focuses on the American Women who are Vietnam Veterans and their different experiences, from being a Red Cross Donut Dollie, Army Special Services, and a Vietnam War Weather Girl.

View the show at the Eli Marsh Gallery, Fayerweather Hall from December 1 to December 18, 2022. Please bring earbuds as each photo has an audio component. (Transcripts will be available, if preferred.)

ARHA End of Semester Event and Opening of Emma Spencer '23E Studio Thesis Gallery Show

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Fayerweather Hall, Eli Marsh Gallery and Rm. 101

Join the Department of Art and the History of Art for their end of year celebration. This is a time to get together with other art students and faculty and celebrate the great work that was done over the semester.

The Eli Marsh Gallery will also be open for the opening event of Emma Spencer '23E Studio Thesis Gallery Show, "So, what's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?"

Refreshments will be served and overflow space will be held in Fayerweather Room 101.

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance: "In Worlds, As If." - 8 PM December 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Holden Theater -  A collaborative Senior Honors Project by Hee Won Youn '23, Nick Govus '23E, and Julian Brown '23 - Free reservations required at www.amherst.edu/go/performance

"In Worlds, As If"

Amherst College will present In Worlds, As If, a multimedia exploration of human dreams made through movement, video projection and solo performance.

A collaborative senior honors project by theater and dance majors Hee Won Youn '23, Nick Govus '23E and Julian Brown '23, In Worlds, As If examines the relationships among the various stages of sleep and the construction of dream worlds by the brain as it synthesizes memory and sensory experience.

Open to the Five College community as well as the general public, this thought-provoking performance by these emerging artists comprises three distinct pieces woven together: “Synapse,” “Lacuna” and “[Beyond].”

Free tickets/reservations are required.

Sign up for your free tickets here: https://forms.gle/6JuaBeS6GSpjWYZv5

Tickets Required

Fri, Dec 2, 2022

Do you make ART and want to get paid for it? Do you want to DANCE? Do you like CHEESE? Come to the Marsh Ball this Friday!

Art! Dancing! Live Music! Cheese! Fundraising! Marsh is having a benefit ~Ball~ in partnership with RJA! We are fundraising to support Safe Passage, a survival center in Northhampton that aids victims of domestic abuse.
Art: DO YOU MAKE ART AND WANT TO GET PAID FOR IT? We are offering student artists an opportunity to SELL THEIR ART at this event, with a suggested 50% of all proceeds from sales going towards donations to Safe Passage.
Dancing: Wear your Ballgowns and Tuxedos and groove to the whimsy tunes of Gabe Proia and his merry band!
Live Music: @ 8pm there will be some student performances! Yay!!
Cheese: There will be cheese!
Fundraising: We ask attendees to donate a suggested $3 at the door to support Safe Passage.
See you all there!!!

Students Only
The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance: "In Worlds, As If." - 8 PM December 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Holden Theater -  A collaborative Senior Honors Project by Hee Won Youn '23, Nick Govus '23E, and Julian Brown '23 - Free reservations required at www.amherst.edu/go/performance

"In Worlds, As If"

Amherst College will present In Worlds, As If, a multimedia exploration of human dreams made through movement, video projection and solo performance.

A collaborative senior honors project by theater and dance majors Hee Won Youn '23, Nick Govus '23E and Julian Brown '23, In Worlds, As If examines the relationships among the various stages of sleep and the construction of dream worlds by the brain as it synthesizes memory and sensory experience.

Open to the Five College community as well as the general public, this thought-provoking performance by these emerging artists comprises three distinct pieces woven together: “Synapse,” “Lacuna” and “[Beyond].”

Free tickets/reservations are required.

Sign up for your free tickets here: https://forms.gle/6JuaBeS6GSpjWYZv5

Tickets Required

Sat, Dec 3, 2022

ASO on Buckley stage. View from the audience

ASO Winter Concert

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs a concert of music by Georges Hüe, Antonín Dvořák, and Pytor Illich Tchaikovsky.

Two Amherst College seniors are showcased: Ashley Kim '23E performs the Hüe Fantasy for Flute & Orchestra, and Taz Kim '23 performs Dvořák's Concerto for Cello & Orchestra. The concert also includes Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Fantasy-Overture. Mark Lane Swanson, Music Director, conducts the Dvořák and Tchaikovsky, and Shuyao (Charlotte) Wang '24 leads the Hüe.

FREE and open to the general public.

The Amherst College Department of Theater and Dance: "In Worlds, As If." - 8 PM December 1st, 2nd and 3rd - Holden Theater -  A collaborative Senior Honors Project by Hee Won Youn '23, Nick Govus '23E, and Julian Brown '23 - Free reservations required at www.amherst.edu/go/performance

"In Worlds, As If"

Amherst College will present In Worlds, As If, a multimedia exploration of human dreams made through movement, video projection and solo performance.

A collaborative senior honors project by theater and dance majors Hee Won Youn '23, Nick Govus '23E and Julian Brown '23, In Worlds, As If examines the relationships among the various stages of sleep and the construction of dream worlds by the brain as it synthesizes memory and sensory experience.

Open to the Five College community as well as the general public, this thought-provoking performance by these emerging artists comprises three distinct pieces woven together: “Synapse,” “Lacuna” and “[Beyond].”

Free tickets/reservations are required.

Sign up for your free tickets here: https://forms.gle/6JuaBeS6GSpjWYZv5

Tickets Required

Mon, Dec 5, 2022

7 Student musicians in Room 7

Jazz Combos in Arms, Room 7

Jazz @ Amherst presents its final program of the year - a two-night showcase of student jazz combos: Join us in Arms Music Center, Room 7 at 7 PM on Monday 12/5, and Tuesday 12/6 for concerts featuring standards, original arrangements, and original compositions from members of the Jazz program. 

The Monday 12/5 program features combos Taurus, Scorpio, and Aries. The Tuesday 12/6 program features combos Libra, Leo, and Pieces

FREE and open to the public.

Tue, Dec 6, 2022

Promotional photo for Broken Ties, a Russian documentary. The photo features two women facing in opposite directions

Russian Film Screening: Broken Ties / Разрыв связи

4:30 pm Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

Showings at 4:30pm and 8:00pm WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES
dir. Andrey Loshak, 2022, 1h 38m (documentary)
Аn unflinching portrayal of families divided by war by an independent Russian filmmaker features seven different sets of participants who explain their points of view in one-to-one conversations with the director. Thes interviews extend over the war’s first three months, during which time their opinions evince no change. The film makes no attempt at dialogue; on the contrary, it is a testimony to the absence of dialogue amidst an unfolding war, and an unsentimental diagnosis of the sickness of a society in which official propaganda proves stronger than even the most intimate family ties.

Sax and 2 e-guitar players in Room 7

Jazz Combos in Arms, Room 7

Jazz @ Amherst student jazz combos Libra, Leo, and Pieces perform standards, original arrangements, and original compositions from members of the Jazz program. 

FREE and open to the public.

Wed, Dec 7, 2022

Collecting 101 x Indigenous Women in World Politics Course: Public Presentations

Are you interested in seeing more representation of Indigenous and South American artists at the Mead? Do you want to hear from students working to make it happen? Students in Professor Manuela Picq’s advanced seminar “Indigenous Women in World Politics,” are collaborating with Mead Art Museum to research the work of Amazonian artists, Naine Terena, Denilson Baniwa, and Kaya Agari. With dedicated funding from Scott Nagle ‘85, the Mead plans to purchase one artwork in the spring. Come out to hear the students report on progress this fall and share your insights to help the team determine which artworks to pursue.

Light refreshments will be provided
For more information or accessible concerns, please contact Emily Potter-Ndiaye (epotterndiaye@amherst.edu)

Fri, Feb 10, 2023

Nokosee Fields, guitar with Mali Obamsawin, guitr and voice Welcome to Indian Country 2/10/2023

M@A Presents: Welcome to Indian Country. Opening Words and Song by Larry Spotted Crow Mann

Presenting a celebration of Native culture through music and storytelling, the world-class musical ensemble is joined by storyteller and Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest. Together they weave new compositions and songs with witty, wise and poignant poetry and satire to honor the elders and ancestors. Their performance unearths the depth, joy and solidarity that Native people find in their community, culture and family. Opening words and song by nationally acclaimed author, citizen of the Nipmuc Nation of Massachusetts and director of the Ohketeau Cultural Center, Larry Spotted Crow Mann. Please join us for a talkback with all the performers following the performance.

Delbert Anderson, Musical Director / Composition / Trumpet / Thereamin
Julia Keefe, Assistant Musical Director / Composition / Voice / Piano / Guitar
Rena Priest, Poet / Storyteller
Nokosee Fields, Composition / Fiddle / Guitar
Mali Obomsawin, Composition / Voice / Bass / Guitar

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning January 27, 2023. General seating.

Tickets Required

Fri, Feb 17, 2023

Pianist Gabriela Montero in the light

M@A Presents: Gabriela Montero with Charlie Chaplin's "The Immigrant"

Gabriela Montero’s visionary interpretations and unique compositional gifts have garnered her critical acclaim and a devoted following on the world stage. Anthony Tommasini remarked in The New York Times that “Montero’s playing had everything: crackling rhythmic brio, subtle shadings, steely power … soulful lyricism … unsentimental expressivity.”

Ms. Montero returns to the Buckley stage paying homage to three prominent Russian composers who immigrated to the West in the early 20th century to escape oppression in their home country. Montero’s carefully selected program includes pieces rarely heard on this side of the globe and concludes with a real-time improvised score alongside a viewing of Charlie Chaplin’s film The Immigrant.

Program
Sergei Prokofiev: Sarcasms: Five Pieces for Piano, Op. 17
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 36
Igor Stravinsky: Piano Sonata in F-sharp minor (1924)
Charlie Chaplin: The Immigrant, with improvised piano score by Gabriela Montero

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning February 3, 2023. Assigned seating.

Tickets Required

Fri, Mar 3, 2023

Three Gryphon musicians from side/behind at the piano with violinand cello in suits and a grey top

M@A Presents: The Gryphon Trio

Violinist Annalee Patipatanakoon, cellist Roman Borys and pianist Jamie Parker are creative innovators with an appetite for discovery and new ideas. They have commissioned over 85 new works, and they frequently collaborate with other artists on projects that push the boundaries of classical music. The Gryphon Trio returns to Buckley for an encore performance.

Annalee Patipatanakoon, violin
Roman Borys, cello
Jamie Parker, piano

Program
Rebecca Clarke: Piano Trio
Dinuk Wijeratne: Love Triangle (2016)
Johannes Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning February 17, 2023. Assigned seating.

Tickets Required

Sat, Mar 4, 2023

ASO director, Mark Lane Swanson in profile 2019

ASO Concert

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs in Buckley. Program TBA. This concert is FREE. General seating. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Most recent COVID protocols apply.

Thu, Mar 9, 2023

Jazz performers on stage in the Friedmann Room

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The first in a Spring Semester series of three free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series.

Thu, Mar 23, 2023

Jazz musicians in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Center, Amherst College

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The second in a Spring Semester series of three free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series.

Fri, Mar 24, 2023

Dett Chorale gathered on a lawn, singing in black dresses and tails

M@A Presents: The Nathaniel Dett Chorale

The Nathaniel Dett Chorale is Canada’s first professional choral group dedicated to Afrocentric music of all styles, including classical, spiritual, gospel, jazz, folk and blues. The 21 classically trained, outstanding vocalists of the Nathaniel Dett Chorale have shared the stage with internationally recognized artists such as Juno Award-winning jazz pianist Joe Sealy, singers Molly Johnson and Jackie Richardson, and opera star Kathleen Battle and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has performed for such luminaries as opera singer Jessye Norman and Dance Theatre of Harlem founder Arthur Mitchell. The Chorale has performed at events honoring world leaders Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, personality Muhammad Ali and pianist Oscar Peterson, and was the only Canadian ensemble invited to perform as part of the celebrations surrounding the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama in January 2009.
The multifaceted vocalists of the Chorale, whose talent stretches beyond the traditional expectations of a classical chamber choir, seek to broaden their vision to include all styles and genres of music, from classical to jazz, folk, blues and popular music, as appropriate to the traditions of the African Diaspora.

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning March 10, 2023. General seating.

Tickets Required

Sat, Mar 25, 2023

Choral Society women and men in formal black

Choral Society Concert

The Choral Society performs in Buckley. Program TBA. This concert is FREE. General seating. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Most recent COVID protocols apply.

Thu, Mar 30, 2023

Jazz musicians in the Friedmann Room, Keefe Center, Amherst College

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The final in a Spring Semester series of three free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series.

Fri, Apr 7, 2023

Tai Murray, Violin in front of blue stage

M@A Presents: Tai Murray, Volin with Gilles Vonsattel, Piano

Described as “superb” by The New York Times, violinist Tai Murray has established herself as a musical voice of a generation.“Technically flawless … vivacious and scintillating …. It is without doubt that Murray’s style of playing is more mature than that of many seasoned players …”(MUSO Magazine). Murray won an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2004 and was named a BBC New Generation Artist. As a chamber musician, she was a member of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II.
Swiss-born American pianist Gilles Vonsattel is an artist of extraordinary versatility and originality. He is the recipient of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award and winner of the Naumburg and Geneva competitions, and is on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Program
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich: Romance
John Adams: Road Movies
Arvo Pärt: Passacaglia
Franz Schubert: Grand Duo in A Major, D. 574

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning March 24, 2023. Assigned seating.

Tickets Required

Sat, Apr 8, 2023

Three ASO 2019 soloists

ASO Concert

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs in Buckley. Program TBA. This concert is FREE. General seating. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Most recent COVID protocols apply.

Fri, Apr 28, 2023

ACJE in concert black in Buckley sitting at ACJE labeled  boxes

ACJE Concert

The ACJE performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. This concert is FREE. General seating. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Most recent COVID protocols apply.

Mon, May 1, 2023

5 Piece Jazz Combo in rm 7 2022

Jazz Combos in Arms, Room 7

Amherst College student jazz musicians offer a night of jazz performed by student combos, free and open to the public. COVID protocols apply (see button below).

The combos are small groups of musicians who are dedicated to studying the great jazz artists and carrying on their legacy by making innovative journeys into improvisation and small group playing. This prepares the group for life after college by exposing the combo to standard charts, techniques and theory, while encouraging each to create their own sound through tune selection, arrangement and use of original compositions.

Wed, May 3, 2023

5 Piece Jazz Combo in rm 7 2022

Jazz Combos in Arms, Room 7

Amherst College student jazz musicians offer a night of jazz performed by student combos, free and open to the public. COVID protocols apply (see button below).

The combos are small groups of musicians who are dedicated to studying the great jazz artists and carrying on their legacy by making innovative journeys into improvisation and small group playing. This prepares the group for life after college by exposing the combo to standard charts, techniques and theory, while encouraging each to create their own sound through tune selection, arrangement and use of original compositions.