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Choral Society Vespers: Johnson Chapel

Sun, Dec 2 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Johnson Chapel

The annual Amherst College Christmas Vespers is held on Sunday, December 2, at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Johnson Chapel. The festival of lessons and carols is free and no tickets are required.

The Amherst Choral Society and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life present the annual festival of lessons and carols, joined by members of the Amherst College community, the Amherst College Flute Choir, and guest musicians, Brooks Holmes, Derek Schneider and Jim Maes. Music includes familiar carols and the world premiere of choral work by Paul Salerni ’73.

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Amherst College
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Research in Music Series: A Talk by Emiliano Ricciardi

Wed, Dec 5 2018 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm
Location: 
Old Chapel, Room: Conference Room (1st floor)

The Department of Music and Dance presents a lecture by Emiliano Ricciardi as part of the Research in Music Series.

Titled Form in the Late Italian Madrigal: Torquato Tasso's Literary Theories and Their Musical Ramifications, the abstract reads: What is the relationship between poetic and musical form in late Italian madrigals? This paper seeks to answer this question by examining the work of the most important poet of late sixteenth-century Italy, Torquato Tasso (1544-1595), and its musical ramifications. In particular, I argue that through his theoretical works and poems Tasso contributed to creating a widespread taste for goal-oriented poetic forms, in which each line or section builds momentum towards a closing statement. This taste finds a musical counterpart in the emphasis that many madrigal composers placed on the endings of their compositions, as I will show focusing on select settings of Tasso's poetry.

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UMass Amherst
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Nikkomo (I Give Away) Celebration

Wed, Dec 12 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center

Nikkomo is an annual Narragansett celebration started by the Nipmuc that is also celebrated by some Southern New England tribes. The gathering involves gift giving signifying the days when those who had the most gave to those who had the least so that the entire community was cared for equally. 

Join the Josephine White Eagle Cultural Center in collaboration with CMASS and the Native American Student Association in our celebration. All are welcome.

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UMass Amherst
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Chapel Jazz & Jazz Lab Ensembles

Tue, Dec 11 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Chapel Jazz and Jazz Lab ensembles under the direction of David Sporny, Brian Martin and Haneef Nelson.

This is the last concert of the semester.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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$10/general, $5/students and seniors, UMass students - free
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UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Mon, Dec 10 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the University Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Morihiko Nakahara, featuring Elizabeth Chang, violin, and Kathryn Lockwood, viola.

The program will feature Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante, K.364 and Shostakovich: Symphony No.5.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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$10/general, $5 students/seniors, UMass students FREE
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Vocal Jazz Ensemble

Sun, Dec 9 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Professor Catherine Jensen-Hole.

The program will feature small & large vocal ensembles, a cappella or backed by jazz musicians, singing popular/jazz classics & new arrangements. A treat that's not to be missed.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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$10/general, $5 students/seniors, UMass students FREE
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Marimba Bands & Ensembles

Sat, Dec 8 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents Marimba Bands and Ensembles, under the direction of Professor Thomas Hannum.

The program will include delightful arrangements of popular, jazz & classical favorites.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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$10/general, $5 students/seniors, UMass students FREE
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Wind Ensemble & Concert Band: Out of This World

Fri, Dec 7 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Matthew Westgate, and the Concert Band, under the direction of Dr. Timothy Anderson; featuring David Waybright, guest conductor.

The program will include Joel Puckett: Shadow of Sirius with Cobus du Toit, flute; Mason Bates: Mothership; and Adam Gorb: Awayday!

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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$10/general, $5/students and seniors, UMass students FREE
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Jazz Ensemble I Holiday Concert

Tue, Dec 4 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents Jazz Ensemble I, under the direction of Jeffrey W. Holmes, in a holiday concert.

The program will feature compositions/arrangements by Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Snarky Puppy, and students Brain Martin, Owen Ross, Haneef Nelson and Simon White

Special guests Carl Clements, flute & John Mastroianni, saxophone.

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UMass Amherst
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$10 general, $5 students and seniors, UMass students - free
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Five College Early Music Collegium: The Orphic Jacob

Wed, Dec 5 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
Grace Church 14 Boltwood Ave. Amherst 01002

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Five College Early Music Collegium, under the direction of Professor Robert Eisenstein.

The program will feature the music of Jacob Obrecth (c. 1457-1505).

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