Truth, Nature, and Nation in British Art

Mon, Mar 25 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Graham Auditorium, Hillyer, Brown Fine Arts Center

This spring, Frédéric Ogée joins the Smith College community as the 2018-19 William Allan Neilson Professor. Rounding up a series of three lectures on British art, Ogée’s final talk will take stock of the two previous lectures’ examinations of landscape and portraiture to discuss the vexing question of ‘the Englishness of English art’. Focusing on this most insular European school of art, it will raise questions about the relevance, usefulness and validity of national labels and boundaries, questions that have acquired a new urgency in the Brexit context. Videos of the lectures will be available on the Kahn Institute website following each lecture. Frédéric Ogée is professor of English literature and art history at Université Paris Diderot. Ogée comes to Smith most recently from the Clark Art Institute, as the Kress Fellow in the Literature of Art before the Age of Art History.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Sage Chamber Music Society

Thu, Mar 21 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Location: 
Sweeney Concert Hall, Sage Hall

Jiayan Sun continues his exploration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterworks. Recital VII: Sonatas 27-29, including the Hammerklavier.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Amy Goodman: What Can One Person Do?

Thu, Mar 21 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 
John M. Green Hall

Join Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! as she speaks to the power of activism and its necessity in a healthy democracy. This presentation is in honor of activist Frances Crowe’s 100th birthday. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Amy Goodman is a broadcast journalist, columnist, investigative reporter, and author. She is the principal host of Democracy Now!, an independent global news program. Amy has received dozens of awards for her work, including the Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International Reporting. Frances Crowe is a pacifist and peace activist. She founded the local chapter of Women's International League for Peace and Freedom and the Valley Peace Center, among others. She has received multiple awards for her work. An archive of her papers is kept in the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Responsibility-sharing and the Global Compact on Refugees: Where Do We Go from Here?

Thu, Mar 21 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Seelye 201

Andrew Painter, a fellow with the Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility at The New School, will speak as part of the Kahn Institute's yearlong project on Refugees. Painter, who has served for more than 20 years in policy advising roles with the United Nations and UNHCR, has extensive experience as an international policy consultant on migration, human rights, statelessness, counterterrorism and protection of displaced persons. Painter will discuss next steps in the Global Compact on Refugees, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 1, 2018.

Campus: 
Smith College
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The Fourth String: A reading and Performance by Janet Pocorobba

Tue, Mar 26 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Earle Recital Hall
The Fourth String

Janet Pocorobba, '89, is Associate Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Lesley University.Her memoir, "The Fourth String" focuses on her relationship with her mentor, who taught her to play the shamisen, a traditional Japanese 3-stringed lute.

Campus: 
Smith College
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"The Addams Family" The Musical

Sat, Mar 23 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall
The Addams Family

Coming to the Bowker Auditorium stage in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Stockbridge Hall March 21-23 is the new musical retelling of the classic comedic oddball household in the eponymous “The Addams Family.”

In this rendition daughter Wednesday Addams (Samantha D’Orazio), renowned for her darkness, has grown up and fallen in love. The catch is that she’s fallen for a smart, sweet, normal young man named Lucas Beineke (Brennan Stefanik). Wednesday confides her secret to her father Gomez Addams (Eddie
Pizzano) and he must now do something he’s never done before, withhold a secret from his wife Morticia Addams (Amy Butts). To make matters worse Lucas and his parents Mal and Alice Beineke (Kevin Lundstrom and Jessi Dimmock) are set to meet with Wednesday’s family for dinner one fateful night chez the Addams. Hijinks and hilarity ensue in this creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky and all together ooky family home for what’s sure to be a memorable musical.

Addams Family director Greg Ford, a UMass psychology and theater major, lauded the cast for the effort they have been putting into rehearsals. His co-director Eileen Vandewalle, a UMass theater major, added that the cast has also been highly consistent throughout the process as well.

“[Rehearsals] have been going so well we couldn’t ask more from the cast they’re giving their all, all the time. I’ve just never seen this type of work from a cast this size before,” Ford said.

When asked why one should see the show Vandewalle explained, “This is going to be the hardest we’ve pulled in a while in Guild for like every single person involved. Everything is at its max! So, it’s going to be really cool with every single element when it all comes together.”

“It’s a lot of fun, I have fun watching it every time I’m watching it and I’ve been here for every single rehearsal,” Ford supplemented, “Everyday I laugh and someone does something new and it always keeps us on our toes and it always keeps us engaged every single time.”

The directors say the show is suitable for all audiences with no evident inappropriate themes or language.

“It’s super fun! If you grew up with the Addams Family we’re really sticking true to a lot of the characters in their original forms,” Vandewalle concluded.

The musical will have four performances on March 21, 22 and 23. There will be 7 p.m. performances all three days in addition to a 1 p.m. matinee on March 23.

Tickets can be bought online in advance through the UMass Fine Arts Center website, or at the door to Bowker Auditorium prior to performances. Prices are $8 for students, faculty and seniors and $12 for general admission.

The show is funded in part by the UMass Arts Council.

For more details on the event see our website and Facebook event page.

About the UMass Theatre Guild:
The UMass Theatre Guild is a volunteer organization committed to facilitating student-run, theatre-oriented experiences for UMass students and community. Its origins go back to 1906, when the College Orchestra, Glee Club, and Mandolin Club united to stage small theatrical productions as the Musical Association. Over the years, the organization has staged everything from operettas and Shakespeare to student-written plays and contemporary theatre, including last year’s productions of Arcadia and Lucky Stiff. Follow us on
Facebook, and on Instagram at @umtheatreguild for updates and glimpses behind the scenes! Follow us on Twitter at @UMTG.

The student Executive Board, directors, and members of the cast are more than happy to fulfill any requests for interviews. Please contact Nicole Zadykowicz for interview inquiries, photos, and further information.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/849844135355399/
Event contact: 
Nicole Zaykowicz
Contact phone: 
781-354-3533
Contact email: 
nzadykowicz@umass.edu
Campus contact: 

"The Addams Family" The Musical

Repeats every day 3 times.
Thu, Mar 21 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fri, Mar 22 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sat, Mar 23 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall
The Addams Family

Coming to the Bowker Auditorium stage in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Stockbridge Hall March 21-23 is the new musical retelling of the classic comedic oddball household in the eponymous “The Addams Family.”

In this rendition daughter Wednesday Addams (Samantha D’Orazio), renowned for her darkness, has grown up and fallen in love. The catch is that she’s fallen for a smart, sweet, normal young man named Lucas Beineke (Brennan Stefanik). Wednesday confides her secret to her father Gomez Addams (Eddie
Pizzano) and he must now do something he’s never done before, withhold a secret from his wife Morticia Addams (Amy Butts). To make matters worse Lucas and his parents Mal and Alice Beineke (Kevin Lundstrom and Jessi Dimmock) are set to meet with Wednesday’s family for dinner one fateful night chez the Addams. Hijinks and hilarity ensue in this creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky and all together ooky family home for what’s sure to be a memorable musical.

Addams Family director Greg Ford, a UMass psychology and theater major, lauded the cast for the effort they have been putting into rehearsals. His co-director Eileen Vandewalle, a UMass theater major, added that the cast has also been highly consistent throughout the process as well.

“[Rehearsals] have been going so well we couldn’t ask more from the cast they’re giving their all, all the time. I’ve just never seen this type of work from a cast this size before,” Ford said.

When asked why one should see the show Vandewalle explained, “This is going to be the hardest we’ve pulled in a while in Guild for like every single person involved. Everything is at its max! So, it’s going to be really cool with every single element when it all comes together.”

“It’s a lot of fun, I have fun watching it every time I’m watching it and I’ve been here for every single rehearsal,” Ford supplemented, “Everyday I laugh and someone does something new and it always keeps us on our toes and it always keeps us engaged every single time.”

The directors say the show is suitable for all audiences with no evident inappropriate themes or language.

“It’s super fun! If you grew up with the Addams Family we’re really sticking true to a lot of the characters in their original forms,” Vandewalle concluded.

The musical will have four performances on March 21, 22 and 23. There will be 7 p.m. performances all three days in addition to a 1 p.m. matinee on March 23.

Tickets can be bought online in advance through the UMass Fine Arts Center website, or at the door to Bowker Auditorium prior to performances. Prices are $8 for students, faculty and seniors and $12 for general admission.

The show is funded in part by the UMass Arts Council.

For more details on the event see our website and Facebook event page.

About the UMass Theatre Guild:
The UMass Theatre Guild is a volunteer organization committed to facilitating student-run, theatre-oriented experiences for UMass students and community. Its origins go back to 1906, when the College Orchestra, Glee Club, and Mandolin Club united to stage small theatrical productions as the Musical Association. Over the years, the organization has staged everything from operettas and Shakespeare to student-written plays and contemporary theatre, including last year’s productions of Arcadia and Lucky Stiff. Follow us on
Facebook, and on Instagram at @umtheatreguild for updates and glimpses behind the scenes! Follow us on Twitter at @UMTG.

The student Executive Board, directors, and members of the cast are more than happy to fulfill any requests for interviews. Please contact Nicole Zadykowicz for interview inquiries, photos, and further information.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Ticket info: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/849844135355399/
Event contact: 
Nicole Zaykowicz
Contact phone: 
781-354-3533
Contact email: 
nzadykowicz@umass.edu
Campus contact: 

The UMass Theatre Guild Presents "The Secret in the Wings"

Repeats every day 3 times.
Thu, Apr 4 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Fri, Apr 5 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Sat, Apr 6 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Arts Bridge Room 434
The Secret in the Wings

Dark fairy tales, an ogre and a little girl left alone by her parents are all a recipe for the UMass Theatre Guild’s spring alternate-space production of the play “The Secret in the Wings.” The show will premiere April 4-6, in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center Arts Bridge room 434. The cast of 10 (eight of which are pictured above) explores the sinister side of lesser known children’s fairy tales, primarily those of the Brothers Grimm.

Play director Shannon Nelson-Maney, a UMass anthropology and theatre major, explained the plot as, “A young girl, Heidi [Amanda Burke] is being left with a babysitter who is called Mr. Fitzpatrick [Bobby Morse] and she believes that he is an ogre.”

“[Mr. Fitzpatrick] constantly asks [Heidi] to marry him, which is in reference to ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” said Nelson-Maney adding, “[Heidi’s] father gives her a rose that he stole from Mr. Fitzpatrick who is the beast in this situation and because of that Heidi is now trapped with Mr. Fitzpatrick who is constantly asking to marry her and she constantly says no and he decides to tell stories which are all based on Brothers Grimm
stories.”

“As the stories go on they get darker and darker and they kind of stop right at their darkest point and then we go to the first half of the next story,” she added.

When asked how rehearsals have gone so far Maney replied, “They’ve been very good, people have been very involved, they seem to have a fun time, I know I have a fun time! We’ve been going through very quickly and we’ve been getting things done very well, very fast and everything is looking amazing.”

Nelson-Maney did warn that there are some suggestive themes in the play which may be inappropriate for a younger audience, but no inappropriate language.

“I think [an audience] should come in with an open mind and to know that it’s not what it seems,” Nelson-Maney concluded, “Things aren’t always what they seem in the show and that the issues that are dealt with are kind of weird, but not something that doesn’t happen in life.”

Tickets can be bought at the door to the Arts Bridge room 434, or reserved in advance closer to show dates as there is limited seating due to the intimate size of the space.

For more details concerning the production see our website.

About the UMass Theatre Guild:
The UMass Theatre Guild is a volunteer organization committed to facilitating student-run, theatre-oriented experiences for UMass students and community. Its origins go back to 1906, when the College Orchestra, Glee Club, and Mandolin Club united to stage small theatrical productions as the Musical Association. Over the years, the organization has staged everything from operettas and Shakespeare to student-written plays and contemporary theatre, including last year’s productions of Arcadia and Lucky Stiff. Follow us on
Facebook, and on Instagram at @umtheatreguild for updates and glimpses behind the scenes! Follow us on Twitter at @UMTG.

The student Executive Board, directors, and members of the cast are more than happy to fulfill any requests for interviews. Please contact Nicole Zadykowicz for interview inquiries, photos, and further information.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Event contact: 
Nicole Zaykowicz
Contact phone: 
781-354-3533
Contact email: 
nzadykowicz@umass.edu
Campus contact: 

The UMass Theatre Guild Presents "The Secret in the Wings"

Sat, Apr 6 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Location: 
UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center Arts Bridge Room 434
The Secret in the Wings

Dark fairy tales, an ogre and a little girl left alone by her parents are all a recipe for the UMass Theatre Guild’s spring alternate-space production of the play “The Secret in the Wings.” The show will premiere April 4-6, in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center Arts Bridge room 434. The cast of 10 (eight of which are pictured above) explores the sinister side of lesser known children’s fairy tales, primarily those of the Brothers Grimm.

Play director Shannon Nelson-Maney, a UMass anthropology and theatre major, explained the plot as, “A young girl, Heidi [Amanda Burke] is being left with a babysitter who is called Mr. Fitzpatrick [Bobby Morse] and she believes that he is an ogre.”

“[Mr. Fitzpatrick] constantly asks [Heidi] to marry him, which is in reference to ‘Beauty and the Beast,’” said Nelson-Maney adding, “[Heidi’s] father gives her a rose that he stole from Mr. Fitzpatrick who is the beast in this situation and because of that Heidi is now trapped with Mr. Fitzpatrick who is constantly asking to marry her and she constantly says no and he decides to tell stories which are all based on Brothers Grimm
stories.”

“As the stories go on they get darker and darker and they kind of stop right at their darkest point and then we go to the first half of the next story,” she added.

When asked how rehearsals have gone so far Maney replied, “They’ve been very good, people have been very involved, they seem to have a fun time, I know I have a fun time! We’ve been going through very quickly and we’ve been getting things done very well, very fast and everything is looking amazing.”

Nelson-Maney did warn that there are some suggestive themes in the play which may be inappropriate for a younger audience, but no inappropriate language.

“I think [an audience] should come in with an open mind and to know that it’s not what it seems,” Nelson-Maney concluded, “Things aren’t always what they seem in the show and that the issues that are dealt with are kind of weird, but not something that doesn’t happen in life.”

Tickets can be bought at the door to the Arts Bridge room 434, or reserved in advance closer to show dates as there is limited seating due to the intimate size of the space.

For more details concerning the production see our website.

About the UMass Theatre Guild:
The UMass Theatre Guild is a volunteer organization committed to facilitating student-run, theatre-oriented experiences for UMass students and community. Its origins go back to 1906, when the College Orchestra, Glee Club, and Mandolin Club united to stage small theatrical productions as the Musical Association. Over the years, the organization has staged everything from operettas and Shakespeare to student-written plays and contemporary theatre, including last year’s productions of Arcadia and Lucky Stiff. Follow us on
Facebook, and on Instagram at @umtheatreguild for updates and glimpses behind the scenes! Follow us on Twitter at @UMTG.

The student Executive Board, directors, and members of the cast are more than happy to fulfill any requests for interviews. Please contact Nicole Zadykowicz for interview inquiries, photos, and further information.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
Accessible location
Event contact: 
Nicole Zaykowicz
Contact phone: 
781-354-3533
Contact email: 
nzadykowicz@umass.edu
Campus contact: 

Wind Ensemble: Winds of Nagual

Fri, Mar 22 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Location: 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
wind ensemble

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Matthew Westgate, featuring guest conductor Reed Chamberlin.

The program will include music by Copland, Turina, Massanet & Michael Colgrass: Winds of Nagual.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Ticket info: 
$10/general, $5/students and seniors, UMass students FREE
Campus contact: 

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