AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst College New Music Ensemble (N.M.E.) will present a program it calls "The N.M.E. Among U.S." on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College. The concert is free and the public is invited.
"The N.M.E. Among U.S." will include the world premieres of "Two Hammers" for two pianos by Michael Theodore, Amherst '89, and "Dozen Filaments" by Rachel Sakry, who graduates from Hampshire College next spring. The N.M.E. will also perform selections from John Cage's Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano, "The Viola in My Life #1" by Morton Feldman, the "Unanswered Question" by Charles Ives, and the area premiere of Steve Reich's haunting "Proverb," for five singers, two organs and two vibraphones.
A number of Amherst College students, including N.M.E. co-founders Steven Potter '01 and Eric Wubbels '01 will be joined by Amherst College music professors David Schneider and Lew Spratlan, guest tenors Chris Aspaas and James Ruff, University of Massachusetts percussionists Dan Albert and Rob Flaherty, and the Smith College Heavy Metal Band on handbells.
The Amherst College Concert Website is at http://www.amherst.edu/~concerts/.