Five College Consortium

Magic Triangle Jazz Series: Slavic Soul Party!

Thu, Nov 16 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium

The slight of hand that Slavic Soul Party! has achieved with deft arrangements and strong Balkan playing is wonderfully disorienting. This is music that has taken several trips across the Atlantic, in both directions. It’s obviously a brass band that has fallen in love with the sound of jazz, but where is this music from?

Slavic Soul Party! has always had a complex answer to that question, tangling issues of authenticity, originality, expression and identity. The name itself has confused many, and rightly so; inspired in part by Yugoslav brass bands (Yugoslav means “southern Slav”), Slavic Soul Party! has never had much of a connection to the larger Slavic cultures of Russia or Poland. When percussionist Matt Moran (Claudia Quintet, Joe Maneri, Sufjan Stevens) started the band in the late nineties, listening to unlabeled cassettes passed among folk music aficionados, he didn’t know that much of what inspired him was Roman music – yet another tangled web of identity and geography. Slavic Soul Party’s music is ultimately New York music: a strong Balkan brass sound pumped through the filter of life in New York's outer boroughs, making new music out of the unplanned results of immigration, proximity, and globalization.

In 1966, Duke Ellington recorded his brilliant collaboration with Billy Strayhorn, The Far East Suite. Fifty years later, Slavic Soul Party! re-imagined The Far East Suite as an Eastern European brass band discovering an exotic American sound, reversing the "exotic tinge" and reveling in this subtle, funky, and brilliant music.

“The arrangement found on Slavic Soul Party! Plays Duke Ellington's Far East Suite is a match made in high-concept heaven (or maybe just in Brooklyn): a rambunctious Balkan party band reinterpreting Ellington's earthy, yet endlessly sophisticated music,” says NPR. “Somehow, this mashup sidesteps touristy exotica. Starting with rhythms you'd hear on the street or at a Balkan wedding, the band's nine musicians give those majestic Ellington melodies a shot of adrenaline.

What's most impressive: Slavic Soul Party! did this live, on a single night. The band took a beloved big-band score, reconfigured it for a much smaller group and executed it with precision — and dazzling energy.”

Slavic Soul Party’s Magic Triangle Series performance will feature much of The Far East Suite.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
Admission: $15 adults; $7 students
Contact phone: 
413-320-1089
Contact email: 
gsiegel@umass.edu
Campus contact: 

M@A Chamber Series: The Tallis Scholars

Sun, Dec 10 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

The program commemorates the 500th year of Isaac’s death:
Josquin: Gaude virgo
Josquin: Stabat mater
Josquin: Absalom fili mi
Gombert: Lugebat Absalom
Isaac: Optime divino
Interval
Browne: Stabat juxta
Isaac: Tota pulchra es
Josquin: Inter natos mulierum
Gombert: Regina caeli

Over four decades of performance and a catalogue of award-winning recordings for Gimell, Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars have done more than any other group to establish sacred vocal music of the Renaissance as one of the great repertoires of Western classical music. Reviewers praise their sound for its supple clarity and tone, and Tallis harnesses it to bring fresh interpretations to music by contemporary as well as past composers.

“The Tallis Scholars vocal ensemble seems to have a direct line to heaven—inspiring reverence for the power of the human vocal chords to echo spiritual realms.”
—Australian Stage

CHAMBER SERIES
General Public: $28
Senior Citizens (65+) and Amherst College Employees: $22
Students, with valid ID: $12
Free Amherst Student Rush begins when the box office opens an hour 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 concerts@amherst.edu.

A complete list of upcoming events can be found on the Amherst College Music Department website at www.amherst.edu/go/music.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Tickets Required
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu

ASO: Amherst Symphony Orchestra Performance

Sat, Dec 9 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

Amherst Symphony Orchestra performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. Tickets are sold only on the night of the concert, beginning an hour before the performance, in the lobby of Arms. General admission is $10; seniors, children and students, $5; free to Five College students.

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the Web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Tickets Required
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu
Campus contact: 

ACJE, the Amherst College Jazz Ensemble: Winter Concert

Fri, Dec 8 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Buckley Recital Hall

The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Building. The concert is free and open to the public. Please bring your cash donations to the Amherst Survival Center.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2195
Contact email: 
concerts@amherst.edu

Film Screening: The Duelist (Дуэлянт)

Thu, Dec 7 2017 - 4:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, Theater (Room 008)

In 1860s St. Petersburg, a retired army officer returns from a long exile and seeks revenge for the wrongs he has suffered while making a living as a stand-in for dueling aristocrats. Directed by Aleksei Mizgirev and released in 2016.

This movie is 110 minutes long and will be screened at both 4:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2350
Contact email: 
tvallaste@amherst.edu

The Music of Claude Debussy by performed by Amherst College student chamber musicians

Fri, Dec 1 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Mead Art Museum

Join us for performances of the music of Claude Debussy by Amherst College student chamber musicians with opening remarks by Mark Swanson. This concert is offered in conjunction with the exhibition "From the Picturesque to the Modern Vision: Landscape Painting in Europe Across the Centuries".

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with Accessibility Services on campus for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-2335
Contact email: 
mead@amherst.edu

Association for Women in Science Alumni Panel

Fri, Oct 20 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Stirn Auditorium, Mead Art Museum

The Association for Women in Science is hosting its 3rd Annual Alumni Panel. Come listen to our panelists, who work in healthcare, technology and research, as they offer their perspectives on their industries and advice to those who are considering a career in STEM. This year’s theme is the applicability of a liberal arts background.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Not accessible
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
(203) 722-6995
Contact email: 
vchao18@amherst.edu

Amherst Chat Back: Dialoguing Across Difference

Fri, Nov 3 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Keefe Campus Center, McCaffrey Room

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) presents a 7-week dialogue series inviting students to learn how to communicate and collaborate across social and cultural differences. The series will be co-hosted by Ismaris (she/her/ella), ODI's Dialogue Coordinator, and Babyface (she/her), ODI's Race, Gender and Sexuality Education Specialist.

This dialogue series will discuss topics such as class, nationality and sexuality. Each time you attend a dialogue, you can enter a raffle for a chance to win an Apple TV & $25 iTunes gift card. The kickoff discussion on Friday, September 29 will discuss the topic of ability and its intersections, such as race, class, etc. For accessibility/accommodations, please contact diversityandinclusion@amherst.edu.

Campus: 
Amherst College
Accessible location
Accessibility info: 
Email diversityandinclusion@amherst.edu for accessibility/accommodations for this event
Contact phone: 
(413) 542-5822
Contact email: 
atissi@amherst.edu
Campus contact: 

Faculty Concert: 'From Haydn to Hoedown'

Wed, Nov 15 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The department of music and dance presents 'From Haydn to Hoedown,' featuring members of the department faculty. The performers include Edward Arron, cello, Elizabeth Chang, violin, Cobus du Toit, flute, Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone, and Nadine Shank, piano. The program will include Hadyn's London Trio No. 1, Beethoven's Ghost Trio, Bruno Mantovani's L'oeuf, Russell Peterson's Trio, and Svante Henryson's Off Pist.

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: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

Concert: All-University Orchestra

Wed, Nov 15 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Grace Church 14 Boltwood Ave Amherst, MA

The Department of Music and Dance presents a performance by the All-University Orchestra directed by Morihiko Nakahara.

 

Campus: 
Other
Not accessible
Accessibility info: 
Check with the Umass Amherst Disability Services office for more information about accessibility at this event
Ticket info: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-577-2154
Contact email: 
music@music.umass.edu

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