Five College Consortium

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

Lecture: William Spriggs, 'All of Us or None of Us'

Mon, Dec 4 2017 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Location: 
Gordon Hall Room: 3rd Floor Conference Room

William Spriggs is a professor in, and former chair of, the department of economics at Howard University and serves as chief economist to the AFL-CIO. In his role with the AFL-CIO, he chairs the Economic Policy Working Group for the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and serves on the board of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

From 2009 to 2012, Spriggs served as assistant secretary for the Office of Policy at the Department of Labor, having been appointed by President Barack Obama, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At the time of his appointment, he also served as chairman of the Health Care Trust for UAW Retirees of the Ford Motor Co.; chairman of the UAW Retirees of the Dana Corporation Health and Welfare Trust; vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute; on the joint National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Public Administration’s Committee on the Fiscal Future for the United States; senior fellow of the Community Service Society of New York; and served on the boards of the National Employment Law Project and very briefly for the Eastern Economic Association.

Spriggs' talk is part of the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) Speaker Series: The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy: What Is It? How Can We Defeat It?

About PERI

Established in 1998, PERI is an independent unit of UMass Amherst, with close ties to the department of economics. PERI staff frequently work collaboratively with faculty members and graduate students, and other economists from around the world. Since its founding, PERI has become a leading source of research and policy initiatives on issues of globalization, unemployment, financial market instability, central bank policy, living wages and decent work, and the economics of peace, development, and the environment.

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: 
Free and open to the public.
Contact phone: 
413-577-1099
Contact email: 
ndunham@umass.edu

Guest Artist Concert: 'Sax & Strings'

Sun, Dec 3 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents "Sax & Strings," featuring Duo Montagnard: Joseph Murphy, saxophone, and Matthew Slotkin, guitar, plus the Admiral Launch Duo: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone, and Jennifer Ellis, harp.

The program includes a premiere by Gregory Wanamaker, plus 15 new 1-minute works selected from the Vox Novus 15 Minutes of Fame project.

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

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