Concert of Indian Classical Music

AMHERST, Mass. - Sugato Nag and Debasish Sarkar will perform Indian classical music on sitar and tabla on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The recital is free and open to the public. Sugato Nag is one of the world's most brilliant performers on the sitar, a long-necked lute with 20 strings, three of which are used to play the melody and 17 for pitch and rhythm.

Amherst Sculptor Will Create a New Work in Chile

AMHERST, Mass.-DeWitt Godfrey, sculptor and assistant professor of fine arts at Amherst College, has been asked to participate in the II Sculpture Simposium Ciudad Empressarial to be held at the Galeria Artespacio in Santiago, Chile from November 20 to December 4, 2000. Godfrey will create a sculpture in iron, to further the symposium's wish to "bring sculpture to public spaces" in Chile.

Music at Amherst Announces 2000-01 Season

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, with music by Beethoven, Harbison, and Brahms. On Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Wihan String Quartet, from the Czech Republic, will play quartets by Beethoven and Janocek.

Free Evening of Song

AMHERST, Mass. - Tenor Anthony Dean Griffey will present a free recital on Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. This program of lieder and art songs is free and open to the public, thanks to the John Tennant and Elizabeth Collins Adams Fund for Music. Anthony Dean Griffey holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School.

"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.

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.