Los Angeles Piano Quartet Opens Music at Amherst Series

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Los Angeles Piano Quartet will open the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The program includes piano quartets by Beethoven and Brahms, and John Harbison’s “November 19, 1828: Hallucination in Four Episodes,” a 1988 meditation on the death and life of Franz Schubert.

Peterson Compares Russian and African-American Soul

September 20, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Dale Peterson, professor of English and Russian at Amherst College, has just published Up from Bondage: The Literatures of Russian and African American Soul ($18.95 paper, 240 pp., Duke University Press, Durham), the first study to consider the evolution of Russian and African-American cultural nationalism in literature.

Pritchard Publishes Study Of Updike

September 8, 2000 Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—William H. Pritchard, Henry Clay Folger Professor of English at Amherst College, has just published Updike: America’s Man of Letters ($27, 332 pp., Steerforth Press, South Royalton, Vermont), the first comprehensive critical look at the work, career and literary reputation of one of America’s most influential men of letters.

Tiersky Publishes New Mitterrand Biography

Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Ronald Tiersky, Joseph R. Eastman ’04 Professor of Political Science at Amherst College, has just published François Mitterrand: The Last French President ($29.95, 438 pp., St. Martin’s Press, NY 2000), a multi-faceted study of this controversial French president (1981-1995), whom Tiersky knew personally and often interviewed.

"1964" Brings the Beatles to Amherst

Contact: Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-The Beatles tribute band “1964” will perform in the Frontroom of the Keefe Campus Center at Amherst College at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. The concert, sponsored by the Amherst College Program Board and music department, is free and open to the public.