Five College Consortium

Talk by Marilyn Strathern, Anthropology

Mon, Nov 27 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Dwight Hall, 101

In this talk, Professor Marilyn Strathern explores how to cultivate an openness to surprise. How do we keep from projecting our ideas about what people in out-of-the-way places are doing, thinking, and feeling? Will we even recognize their legal systems, or scientific experiments, or visual communication, in such places? What can we assume about how people manage their natural environments, treat their animals, centuries ago and in relation to development and climate change pressures, today.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Gamelan Fall Concert

Wed, Dec 6 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Earle Recital Hall

Maho Ishiguro, director. Darsono, guest artist. An evening of Central Javanese Gamelan music and dance performance by Five College students and community members of the ensemble.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Afaa Michael Weaver Poetry Reading

Tue, Dec 5 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Alumnae House Conference Hall

Described by Henry Louis Gates as "one of the most significant poets writing today." The son of a sharecropper, Weaver grew up in working class Baltimore to become the author of 15 books of poems and the recipient of numerous awards. His acclaimed "Plum Flower Trilogy" tells of his search for cultural and racial identity.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Christmas Vespers

Sun, Dec 3 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
John M. Greene Hall

Featuring the Smith College Chorus, Chamber Singers, Glee Club, and Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Huntleigh, and the Handbell Choir, conducted by Grant Moss, with a guest appearance by the Campus School Chorus. The annual holiday service of lessons and carols has been delighting audiences for decades. Come ring in the holiday season!

Campus: 
Smith College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
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Christmas Vespers

Sun, Dec 3 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
John M. Greene Hall

Featuring the Smith College Chorus, Chamber Singers, Glee Club, and Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Huntleigh, and the Handbell Choir, conducted by Grant Moss, with a guest appearance by the Campus School Chorus. The annual holiday service of lessons and carols has been delighting audiences for decades. Come ring in the holiday season!

Campus: 
Smith College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
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Wind Ensemble Fall Concert

Mon, Nov 20 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Sweeney Concert Hall

Wind Ensemble Fall Concert: A Night at the (Wind) Symphony

Ellen Redman, music director. The Wind Ensemble explores symphonic music composed both for concert band and borrowed from the orchestral repertoire.

Campus: 
Smith College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public
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James Baldwin on Film, on the Page, and in the Classroom, Part 2

Thu, Nov 30 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
Holyoke Public Library, 250 Chestnut Street, Holyoke, MA

This two-part workshop on the life and work of James Baldwin is offered by the K12 History Institute, the Western Mass Writing Projectand the James Baldwin Project. The first session (11/2) will focus on why to teach Baldwin, the second (11/30) on how. The first meeting will feature a screening and discussion of the film The Price of the Ticket, which includes numerous interviews with Baldwin. The second meeting will include discussion of a short piece of Baldwin’s writing and strategies for teaching it. If there is interest, this program may develop into an extended series or even a course. A light supper will be served. This series is especially designed for educators, but is open to all. Free. Registration encouraged: https://tinyurl.com/BaldwinSeries.

Campus: 
Other
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Information Desk at the Holyoke Public Library for more information about accessibility at this event.
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-420-8101

Concert: UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Mon, Dec 11 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra, directed by Morihiko Nakahara and featuring Joshua Michal, horn soloist.

The program will include Rimsky-Koraskov's Capriccio Espagnol, Richard Strauss's Horn Concerto No. 1 (Joshua Michal, horn), and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
$10 for General Public, $5 for students and seniors, Free for UMass students
Contact phone: 
413-545-2511
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Concert: Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sun, Dec 10 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
$10 for General Public, $5 for students and seniors, Free for UMass students
Contact phone: 
413-545-2511
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Wind Ensemble and Concert Band - "Of Hard and Soft Edges"

Mon, Dec 4 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the UMass Wind Ensemble and UMass Concert Band in "Of Hard and Soft Edges", directed by Matthew Westgate and Timothy T. Anderson.

The Concert Band program will include Chance's Variations on a Korean Folk Song, Nelson's Courtly Airs and Dances (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor), Pryor's Blue Bells of Scotland (Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone), Boysen's I Am (Jared Bloch, graduate conductor), and Goldman's Golden Gate March (edited Anderson).

The Wind Ensemble program will include Adams' Short Ride in a Fast Machine, Ives/Elkus' Decoration Day, Maslanka's  Piano Concerto No. 3"Do you know my name?" (Nadine Shank, piano - New England premiere), Strauss' Serenade in E-flat, Op. 7 (Matthew Sypek, graduate conductor), and Hindemith's Symphony in B-flat major.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
$10 for General Public, $5 for students and seniors, Free for UMass students
Contact phone: 
413-545-2511
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

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