Music Performance: Marimba Bands and Ensembles

Tue, Apr 23 2019 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium
Marimba

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

A variety of music arranged by students & alumni to be performed by the Marimba Bands & Ensembles. Arrangements include music by Debussy, Schumann & Offenbach plus contemporary & pop classics by Stevie Wonder, Philip Glass, Billy Joel, Jason Mraz & others. Selections also include For Good from the musical Wicked featuring vocalists Anna Hartmann & Cecily Mills and Game of Tones, paying tribute to the popular series Game of Thrones.

With guest vocalists Laura Francis & Allison Silletti, soprano; Crystal Curran & Isabelle Solem, alto; Kevin Hanley & Nathaniel Smith, tenor; Kurt Lindburg & Aaron Roesselet, bass; Eric Weloth, vocals; James Campbell, saxophone; James Minnix & Nick Petrillo, trumpet.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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$10/general, $5/students and seniors, UMass students FREE
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Author Talks: Sonia Nieto and Alicia López

Tue, Apr 23 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: 
W.E.B. Du Bois Library 2601
Sonia Nieto

Sonia Nieto has devoted her professional life to questions of diversity, equity, and social justice in education. Elected as a member of the National Academy of Education in 2015, she is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, College of Education, UMass Amherst. The first edition of her first book Affirming Diversity (1992), now in its 8th edition (editions 5-8 with co-author Patty Bode), was selected by the Museum of Education’s Readers Guide as one of the 100 books to help define the field of education in the 20th century. She is the author, editor, or co-author of 12 books including Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds (2013), as well as a memoir, Brooklyn Dreams: My Life in Public Education (2015) and most recently, a co-authored book with her daughter Alicia López, Teaching, A Life’s Work: A Mother-Daughter Dialogue (2019). The recipient of many awards for her scholarship, advocacy, and activism, she has also been awarded nine honorary doctorates.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Music Performance: String Chamber Music Concert

Mon, Apr 22 2019 - 7:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall
String Chamber

The Department of Music and Dance presents a string chamber music concert under the coordination of string faculty member Elizabeth Chang.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Free admission
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"The Language of Chaos" Student Dance Concert

Fri, Apr 26 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Kendall Sports & Dance Complex, Studio Theatre

The Dance Department at Mount Holyoke College ends its performance season with the Annual Student Dance Concert featuring 16 student choreographers, in collaboration with the intermediate composition class.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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$5 Students and Seniors, $10 General Admission
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Spring Jazz Concert: 20!

Fri, Apr 26 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Pratt Music Hall, McCulloch Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College

The Jazz Ensembles celebrate their 20th birthday (and Pangy Day) with a concert featuring great tunes from the past 20 years, including music by Alan Baylock, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Elvis Costello, Weather Report and more. Mark Gionfriddo directs.

Free and open to the public.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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API Heritage Month Film Festival

Repeats every day 3 times.
Wed, Apr 24 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Thu, Apr 25 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fri, Apr 26 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
Clapp Laboratory, Hooker Auditorium (016)
Teresa Lu

Come celebrate the end of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2019 with a three-day film festival April 24-26, 6–8pm in Hooker Auditorium.

The films will explore the many different identities, histories and experiences that make up the Asian Pacific Islander community. The keynote speaker of the festival will be Teresa Lu, a writer-director based in Brooklyn, NY.

Sponsored by Mount Holyoke College Cultural Centers | Asian Center for Empowerment and McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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KlezMova Swings! A Klezmer Concert

Wed, Apr 24 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Pratt Music Hall, Warbeke Room
The Klezmer Band of Mount Holyoke College

A first! The Klezmer Band of Mount Holyoke College will swing Swing SWING with jazzy tunes from the Yiddish theater, the Barry Sisters and Benny Goodman. This is your bubbe’s (grandmother’s) music! Wear your vintage best and be ready to swing!

Other Ukrainian dances as well as refreshments.

Free and open to the public. 

Directed by Adrianne Greenbaum.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Choral Forces Spring Concert

Mon, Apr 22 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Abbey Memorial Chapel, Main Chapel
Mount Holyoke

The Mount Holyoke Chorale, Glee Club, and Chamber Singers accompanied by Mark Gionfriddo will join forces to present an evening of excellent choral singing.

The graduating seniors from the class of 2019 will be honored and celebrated. Stephanie Council conducts.

Free and open to the public.

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Elizabeth Spelman: 'Trash Talks'

Thu, Jun 6 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: 
Graham Hall-HILLYR

Author and philosopher Elizabeth V. Spelman will talk about her “deep dive” into trash to discover who we are and what we value. Scavenging with abandon from sundry sources, including Darwin, Freud, Plato, Buddha, Milton, and Locke, the author explores the extent to which people rely on trash and waste to make sense of their lives and to shape connections with others.

Elizabeth V. Spelman is Professor of Philosophy and Barbara Richmond 1940 Professor in the Humanities, Smith College.

Campus: 
Smith College
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