Amherst Symphony Orchestra to Present 90th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein Nov. 8

October 29, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst Symphony Orchestra will present a 90th Birthday Tribute to Leonard Bernstein during its Homecoming Weekend Concert on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 9 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Celebrated German Violinist Christian Tetzlaff to Perform at Amherst College Nov. 14

October 28, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – The Music at Amherst Series continues its 2008-2009 season with a performance by violinist Christian Tetzlaff on Friday, Nov. 14, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Choral Society Presents Family Weekend Concert Oct. 26

Oct. 3, 2008               
Contact: Emanuel Costache ’09
Media Relations Intern
413/542-2321


AMHERST, Mass.—The Amherst College Choral Society will present its annual Family Weekend Concert on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 1 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Music will be performed by the Concert Choir, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Glee Club, directed by Mallorie Chernin and assistant director Todd Fruth ’08, and the Madrigal Singers, directed by Benjamin Vincent ’09.

Amazing Whirling Dervishes to Perform at Amherst College Oct. 27

September 24, 2008                   

AMHERST, Mass.—The Amazing Whirling Dervishes, a troupe of 16 Mevlevi musicians and whirling dervishes from Turkey, will perform at Buckley Recital Hall in Amherst College’s Arms Music Center at 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 27. The group will perform the internationally recognized, centuries-old, sacred whirling ceremony (known as Sema) and a dramatic reading—with musical accompaniment—of the poetry of Jalaladdun Rumi,  Islam’s great 13th-century mystical poet. The free event is being sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and Amherst’s Department of Religion.

Amherst College Faultlines Festival to Feature Lecture and Concert by Koto Player Miya Masaoka on Oct. 15

September 19, 2008
Contact: Sara R. Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


The yearlong Amherst College Music festival Faultlines: Mapping Jazz in the 21st Century will continue on Wednesday, Oct. 15, with a concert and lecture by critically acclaimed New York-based composer and koto performer Miya Masaoka. Masaoka’s lecture, titled “Laser Strings, Insects and Bodies,” will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Room 212 of the Arms Music Center at Amherst College, while the concert will begin at 8:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Center. The latter will include improvisations and compositions for solo koto, as well as Masaoka’s signature laser/electro-acoustic processing of the instrument. Both events are free and open to the public.

Flutist Alison Hale, Guitarist Stephen Procter to Perform at Amherst College Sept. 19

September 8, 2008
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195

AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College flute instructor Alison Hale and guitarist Stephen Procter will perform on Friday, Sept. 19, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert will feature tangos by Astor Piazzolla, Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Sonatina and classical period works by Mauro Giuliani and Francesco Molino.

Amherst College Music Faculty to Perform Concert of Contemporary Works for Clarinet and Piano

August 20, 2008
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College music professors David Schneider, clarinet, and Karen Rosenak, piano, will present a concert of contemporary works on Saturday, Sept. 6, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Amherst College Instructors Jazz up Orientation with the Old and the New

August 20, 2008
Contact: Sara Leonard
Concert and Production Manager
413/542-2195


AMHERST, Mass. – Amherst College jazz faculty and instructors will perform for first-years and returning Amherst undergraduates on Sunday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College.

Jazz at Amherst College in April and May

April 12, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-- Amherst College has set its jazz concert schedule for the remainder of the spring, with combos and ensembles to perform throughout April and May. The jazz program, run by Bruce Diehl, will offer three performances, all of which are free and open to the public.

Czech Nonet To Present Music at Amherst April 28

April 12, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Czech Nonet will present the final concert in the 2001-02 Music at Amherst Series on Sunday, April 28, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College, in a program that features Beethoven’s Septet in E-flat and the 1959 Nonet, which Bohuslav Martinu composed for the ensemble.

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