Amherst College Hosts Keepers of the Word Storytellers

April 20, 2000 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Storytellers from across the country will spin their tales at the eighth annual Keepers of the Word Storytelling Festival, a day-long event on Saturday, April 29, in the Keefe Campus Center Frontroom at Amherst College. Performances are scheduled for 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. This year’s nationally known storytellers are Onawumi Jean Moss, Carmen Deedy, Nina Jaffe, Patricia and Frederick McKissack, and Robert Kikuchi–Yngojo and Nancy Wong (Eth–Noh–Tec).

Amherst College Madrigal Singers Present Spring Concert

April 20, 2000
Director of Media Relations
413/542-8417

AMHERST, Mass.— The Amherst College Madrigal Singers will present a concert of Renaissance music on Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m. in the Octagon at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow.

The Madrigal Singers will offer a program that includes songs by Thomas Morley, Francis Pilkington, Thomas Weelkes and Billy Joel, among others. The singers will be conducted by Denise Steele ’02.

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Amherst College Tserma String Quartet Presents Concert

April 20, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Tserma String Quartet will present a concert of chamber works of on Saturday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble will play an all Russian program: the First String Quartet (Opus 11) of Tchaikovsky and the String Quartet No. 4 of Shostakovich.

Concert Will Feature Premiere by Recent Pulitzer Prize Winner

April 12, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Lew Spratlan, who on Tuesday received a Pulitzer Prize in Music for his opera, Life Is a Dream, will premiere Two Orchestral Sketches in Buckley Recital Hall at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 16. The Amherst College Orchestra, under the direction of Lanfranco Marcelletti, will perform both pieces. The concert is free and open to the public.

Amherst College Students Receive Goldwater Scholarships

April 11, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Two Amherst College students, Matthew Bevers of Iowa City, Iowa, and Michael Dougan of Pelham, Mass., will receive Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships for study next year. Only 309 scholarships were awarded to undergraduate sophomores and juniors in the United States this year.

Jerry Cohen To Speak on César Chávez at Amherst College

April 11, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Jerry Cohen, a long-time colleague of César Chávez, will speak on Monday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. He will discuss "César Chávez: Non-Violence and the Politics of Race." The talk is free and open to the public.

Una Velada Criolla: Benefit Event at Amherst College for Venezuelan Flood Victims

April 11, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—"Una Velada Criolla," a gala evening of arts, music, poetry and video to help raise funds for the victims of last winter’s terrible floods in Venezuela, will be held at Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. The event is free, although donations of $5 for the flood victims are encouraged. Venezuelan food and beverages will be available.