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Fri, Sep 30, 2022

The four members of the Aizuri Quartet dressed in red and black, standing in front of a red and white wall, holding their respective instruments and smiling at one another

M@A Presents: Aizuri Quartet

The Aizuri Quartet has established a unique position within today’s musical landscape, infusing all of their music-making with infectious energy, joy and warmth; cultivating curiosity in listeners; and inviting audiences into the concert experience through their innovative programming and the depth and fire of their performances.

Emma Frucht and Miho Saegusa, violins
Ayane Kozasa, viola
Karen Ouzounian, cello

Program
Clara Schumann: "Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen" (arr. Karen Ouzounian)
Béla Bartók: String Quartet No. 4, Sz 91
Tanya Tagaq: "Sivunittinni" (2015)
Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet Op. 76 No. 4 in B-flat major, "Sunrise"

Winner of the Cleveland Quartet Award in 2022, the Aizuri Quartet took home the Grand Prize at the 2018 M-Prize Chamber Arts Competition and top prizes at the 2017 Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and the 2015 Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. The quartet’s debut album, Blueprinting, featuring new works written for them by five American composers, was released by New Amsterdam Records to critical acclaim (“In a word, stunning” --I Care If You Listen), nominated for a 2019 GRAMMY Award and named one of NPR Music’s Best Classical Albums of 2018.

Tickets are available as part of the Music@Amherst 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below, until Sept. 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning Sept. 16. Seating is assigned.

Tickets Required

Sat, Oct 1, 2022

ASo conductor Mark Swanson turns out to audience  coat flying- young 22 seniors Marie Leou and Yosen Wang

ASO Concert: "Come Sunday: Building Community"

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra ("ASO") is proud to welcome both Dr. Michael A. Elliott '92, 20th President of Amherst College, as well as the Amherst Class of 2026, in its 2022-2023 season opening concert "Come Sunday: Building Community."

The concert features William Grant Still's Third Symphony ("Sunday"), Florence Price's Andante moderato for strings, and Duke Ellington's masterpiece Black Brown Beige Suite which includes the Ellington standard "Come Sunday".

"Come Sunday: Building Community" will be presented Saturday afternoon, October 1, 2022 at 4 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall, Arms Music Center, on the Amherst College campus. Please note the special time. Admission is FREE and COVID protocols apply.

Thu, Oct 6, 2022

Lydia Silver sings with Jazz@Friedmann

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The first in a series of four free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Piano, flute, drums in an Amherst sweatshirt, e-guitar and sax Combo in room 7

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The series of four free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series continues. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series.

Fri, Oct 14, 2022

Blue Heron singers, white men and women in formal dress, under an outdoor arbor

M@A Presents: Blue Heron

Blue Heron has been acclaimed by The Boston Globe as “one of the Boston music community’s indispensables” and hailed by Alex Ross in The New Yorker for its “expressive intensity.” The ensemble ranges over a wide repertoire from plainchant to new music, with particular specialities in 15th-century Franco-Flemish polyphony and early-16th-century English sacred music, and is committed to vivid live performance informed by the study of original source materials and historical performance practices.

Scott Metcalfe is widely recognized as one of North America’s leading specialists in music from the 15th through 17th centuries and beyond. He has been musical and artistic director of Blue Heron since its founding in 1999.

Program
Requiem by Johannes Ockeghem and music by his contemporaries and successors

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning September 30, 2022. General seating.

Tickets Required

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

View from the audience, blue lights, tables in front of a small stage

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The series of four free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series continues. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series.

Sat, Oct 22, 2022

5 Imani Windplayers with their instruments: Brandon Patrick George, Flute Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe Mark Dover, Clarinet Kevin Newton, French Horn Monica Ellis, Bassoon

M@A Presents: Imani Winds with Cory Smythe, Piano

Celebrating over two decades of music-making, the twice-GRAMMYnominated Imani Winds has led both a revolution and an evolution of the wind quintet through their dynamic playing, adventurous programming, imaginative collaborations and outreach endeavors that have inspired audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The ensemble’s playlist embraces traditional chamber music repertoire, and as a 21st-century group, Imani Winds is devoutly committed to expanding the wind quintet repertoire by commissioning music from new voices that reflect historical events and the times in which we currently live.

Imani Winds:
Brandon Patrick George, Flute
Toyin Spellman-Diaz, Oboe
Mark Dover, Clarinet
Kevin Newton, French Horn
Monica Ellis, Bassoon

Program with Cory Smythe, piano
Revolutionary aka The Civil Rights Project
Reflecting the struggles we face, the times we live in and the hope we must have.
Works by Sam Cooke, Frederic Rzewski, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran and Valerie Coleman

Tickets are available as part of the M@A 2022-23 subscription packages, via the ticketing website listed below from August 1- September 1. Single tickets are also available at amherst.universitytickets.com beginning October 8, 2022. Assigned seating.

Tickets Required

Thu, Oct 27, 2022

Jazz Combo closeup with sax, trumpet and drums- piano off to the left, only hands visible

Jazz@Friedmann Room Keefe Campus Center

The series of four free Thursday evening performances in the popular Jazz@Friedmann series concludes for the Fall semester. The featured group is TBD. Public access pending the most current College COVID protocols. Thanks to Student Activities and Jazz @ Amherst for their continued support of the series

Fri, Oct 28, 2022

ACJE in concert black in Buckley sitting at ACJE labeled  boxes

ACJE Homecoming Concert

The ACJE performs their Homecoming Concert in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building. This concert is FREE. General seating. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Most recent COVID protocols apply.

Sat, Oct 29, 2022

Choral Society joined by Alum on Buckley stage laughing

Choral Society: Homecoming Concert

The Amherst College Choral Society, directed by Dr. Arianne Abela, presents their annual Homecoming Concert. Program TBA. This concert is FREE. General seating. Doors open half an hour before the concert. Most recent COVID protocols apply.