Submitted by Emanuel Costache

October 31, 2007
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Department of Music will present concerts by the Amherst College Choral Society, Amherst College Jazz Ensemble and Amherst College Symphony Orchestra in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center on the Amherst campus Nov. 2 and 3. The Choral Society will perform at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2; the Jazz Ensemble at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3; and the Symphony Orchestra at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

The Amherst College Choral Society will begin the weekend with performances by the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and assistant director Suraj Gopal ’07, as well as the Madrigal singers, directed by Andrea Kahn ’08 and Elly Jessop ’08. The evening’s program will include works of Schubert, Wolf, Viadana, De Cormier, Papoulis and more. The program will end with Amherst College’s rousing traditional songs.

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bruce Diehl, will perform straight-ahead swing, bop-oriented selections and tunes representing the current trends in jazz by Count Basie, Les Hooper, John Coltrane and more.

The Amherst College Symphony Orchestra will finish off the weekend’s musical offerings with an evening concert that will begin with Mussorgsky’s colorful “Night on Bald Mountain,” conducted by Daniel Curtis ’08. The concert will continue with Rachmaninoff’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” (Timothy Cheng ’07, piano soloist), directed by Mark Lane Swanson, and conclude with Tchaikovsky’s fiery “Symphony No. 4 in F minor.”

Tickets for each concert will be available at the door one hour prior to the start of the performance. Tickets for the choral concert are available to the general public for $6 and to senior citizens, Amherst College students and children under 12 for $3. Choral tickets may be reserved in advance by calling 413/542-2484 or emailing Tickets for the Jazz concert are available to the general public for $6, to senior citizens for $3 and to Five College students at no charge. Jazz tickets may be reserved in advance by calling the concert office at 413/542-2195. Orchestra concert tickets are available to the general public for $6 and are free to Five College students with ID. Tickets for orchestra may be reserved in advance by e-mailing