Spratlan, Professor of Music at Amherst College, Receives Pulitzer Prize

April 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Lewis Spratlan, Peter R. Pouncey Professor of Music at Amherst College, has received the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in music for his composition, Life is a Dream, Opera in Three Acts: Act Two, Concert Version, which received its world premiere at Amherst in January.

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.

Chicago Tribune Architecture Critic To Speak at Amherst College

April 10, 2000Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Blair Kamin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic at the Chicago Tribune and a 1979 graduate of Amherst College, will speak about "Activist Criticism and the Inescapable Art" on Wednesday, April 12, at 4:15 p.m. in Room 202 of Fayerweather Hall. His talk is free and the public is invited.

New York Times: Applegate (1989) Wins Pulitzer for Beecher (1834) Bio

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Debby Applegate '89 Wins Pulitzer Prize for BiographyThe New York Times, April 17"In the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts...Debby Applegate won the biography prize for “The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.”