Set Apart, a concert of music concerning women, exaltation and exile. Works by Hildegard von Bingen, Chiara Margarita Cozzolani, Guillaume de Machaut and Salamone Rossi. With the Five College Medieval Ensemble, directed by Robert Eisenstein.
This program was made possible (in part) by a grant from the UMass Arts Council.
14 UMass Amherst students are proud to present this special one-night screening event in which a diverse set of artwork will be displayed. Our goal is to provide the community with the unique opportunity of experiencing student artwork and animation in an auditorium setting. We hope to expand the arts community on campus, and open the doors to brand new audiences.
Mahar Auditorium seats 469, so seating will be first come, first serve. There will be catering and artwork in the lobby, including a special painting installation by Eva Fahey!
Students planning and showing in Manifold Curiosity:
Caroline O'Connor - https://carolineoconnorphoto.squarespace.com/
Eva Fahey - www.evalin.xyz
Gustavo Rodriguez - https://www.youtube.com/user/grstudiosPR
Eric Watterson - vimeo.com/ewatterson
The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will present Cadáver Exquisito, a surrealist evening of dance theater by the University Dancers. Directed and choreographed by Thomas Vacanti and Leslie Frye Maietta, the performances will take place at 7:30 each evening in the Totman Performance Lab, located on Eastman Lane on the north side of the campus.
The two directors describe the performances as “an exploration into the lives and work of two of the greatest Latino poets of our time – Federico Garcia Lorca and Pablo Neruda.” In the 1920's, Lorca worked alongside the Spanish surrealists Salvador Dali, film director Luis Buñuel, and sculptor Maruja Mallo. Lorca and his fellow poets of the time became known as the "Generation of '27." The Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a contemporary of Lorca's, was greatly impacted by the poet's work and ultimate assassination in 1936 by Francisco Franco's far right Nationalist regime.
Vacanti and Frye Maietta were inspired by the idea of art enduring during times of fear, repression, and censorship. Playing off the surrealist principle of "exquisite corpse," the directors have created two distinct choreographic visions in episodic parts that will be blended together each evening to produce an original dance theater experience. The performances will feature a large cast of 35 dancers, with a visual design that juxtaposes the spare atmosphere of the Totman Performance Lab with an interplay of light, costumes and video projections, emphasizing a spirit of creativity over repression. Projection design for these performances will be created by Jim Coleman and Terese Freedman, and costumes are designed by Emma Hollows.
M@A Masterclass: Juilliard Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in G minor, Op 74, No 3 ("Rider")
Mozart: String Quartet in D Minor, K. 421
Bartók: String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102, BB 110
Founded in 1946, the ever-evolving Juilliard String Quartet has become a living American legend. Widely known as the “quintessential American string quartet,” the Juilliard has been recognized for the boldness of its interpretation of the classics, with an equal and parallel tradition of championing the new — a vibrant combination of the familiar and the daring. The Quartet’s sound is famously characterized by clarity of structure, compelling rhythmic drive and an extraordinary unanimity of purpose, no matter the work at hand.
"The Juilliard’s bracing, rhythmically adept performance evoked a mechanism of interlocking parts, meticulously built to create a single, strong gesture." -Boston Globe
Single event tickets go on sale two weeks before each performance:
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Free Amherst Student Rush tickets are available when the box office opens an hours before showtime.
Tickets are nonrefundable, and programs and dates are subject to change. Buckley Recital Hall has limited wheelchair-accessible seating.
For further information, please contact the Concert Office at (413) 542-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.
Mary Lyon Concert
Dorothy Roberts, an acclaimed scholar of race, gender and the law, joined the University of Pennsylvania as its 14th Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School where she holds the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander chair. She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society in the Center for Africana Studies.
Her pathbreaking work in law and public policy focuses on urgent contemporary issues in health, social justice, and bioethics, especially as they impact the lives of women, children and African-Americans.
This talk is presented as part of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) speaker series, Social Science Matters. Every year, SBS departments invite expert speakers to campus that showcase the contributions of the various social science disciplines to important issues and demonstrate the cross-disciplinary connections within and beyond SBS.
Dr. Reiland Rabaka is the featured speaker at the 24th Annual W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture, entitled "W.E.B. Du Bois and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Movement."
Each year, the UMass Amherst Libraries mark the February 23, 1868 birthday of W. E. B. Du Bois with a lecture on a topic relating to his life and legacy. The Library was named for Du Bois in 1994 and is home to the extensive W.E.B. Du Bois Papers.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Holiday Plant Sale
Choose from Amaryllis, Holiday cactus, Mixed succulents, Canna lily, Jade, Ferns, Elephant ears, and much more.
Sponsored by Physical Plant Landscape Services.
The Department of Music and Dance presents the Chapel Jazz and Jazz Lab Ensembles, directed by Thomas Giampietro, Dann Friedman and Zack Bartolomei.