Fall 2015 Events

All events are free, open to the public, and take place on Mount Holyoke College campus, unless otherwise noted

Guest Artists - Roomful of Teeth
Mon. Oct. 19, 8 pm
McCulloch Auditorium
Join us for the exciting program from Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice, performing new music for 8 solos voices incorporating a plethora of vocal styles from vast cultural landscapes, such as yodeling, throat singing, and belting.

Family and Friends Weekend Jazz - "Ring a Ding Ding!"
Fri. Oct. 23, 7:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium
The Jazz Ensembles commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the most influential musical artists of the 20th Century, Frank Sinatra. Music by Basie, Goodman, Gershwin, and more. Mark Gionfriddo, director.

Family and Friends Weekend Choral and Orchestra Celebration
Sat. Oct. 24, 4 pm
Abbey Chapel
A feast of choral and orchestral offerings -- Holst's Choral Hymns to the Rig Veda and À la lune by Mary Montgomery Koppel, and favorites by Johann Strauss and Jan Sibelius. The combined forces, with the Family & Friends Choir, conclude with Eric Benjamin's "Hope is the thing with feathers," with text by MHC alumna, Emily Dickinson. Lindsay Pope, choral director; Ng Tian Hui, MHSO conductor.

"Hope is the thing with feathers" -- Guest Artists The Valley Winds
Sun. Oct. 25, 7 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

A free family concert with the Pioneer Valley's own professional wind ensemble, the Valley Winds.  An exploration of hope in the face of profanation, geopolitical instability, and war.  Works by Bernstein, Milhaud, and more.

Monsters Ball *Parallel Universes* -  MHSO
Sat. Oct. 31, 3 & 8 pm
Abbey Chapel

Come costumed and have a monstrous good time dancing to waltzes and polkas by Strauss and the Mambo and Cha-cha by Bernstein. In between enjoy music from the new Star Trek, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the Phantom of the Opera, Psycho and the Twilight Zone.  Conducted by Ng Tian Hui.  General Admission:  $5; Students and Children: $3
3 pm Concert -- Especially for Kids!  8 pm Concert --  For Everyone!

A Concert of Indian Classical Music
Mon. Nov. 9
7:30 pm
Pandit Sarathi Chatterjee, one of India’s premier vocalists, with Pandit Ashis Sengupta, tabla, Shri Sumit Mishra, harmonium. Complimentary chai served at 7 pm.  Co-sponsored by the MHC Music Department and the Weissman Center for Leadership.

Mt. Holyoke Glee Club and Chorale at Providence Place
Sun. Nov. 15
Providence Place, 5 Gamelin Street, Holyoke, MA
2:30 pm
The Mount Holyoke Glee Club & Chamber Singers will be featured in Providence Place's monthly music concert series, singing the set they will perform at the American Choral Directors Association regional conference in Boston, MA in February 2016.

Faculty Recital -- Adrianne Greenbaum, flute, Sandra Dennis, piano
Sat. Nov. 14
Warbeke Room
8 pm
Program to be announced.

Mount Holyoke College Faculty Baroque
Sun. Nov. 15
McCulloch Auditorium
4 pm

Program to be announced.

Five-College West African Music Ensemble
Fri. Nov. 20
McCulloch Auditorium
8 pm
The Five College West African Music Ensemble directed by Faith Conant will perform selections of traditional music from southern Togo, Ghana and Benin. Famed Ghanaian dancer Nani Agbeli, drummer Saeed Abbas and other guests will join us on November 20th for a Kpanlogo dance demonstration and lesson-- don't miss it! Children always welcome.

Christmas Vespers – Boston -- Mount Holyoke College Choral and Jazz Ensembles
Fri. Dec. 4
Old South Church, 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
8 pm
The Mount Holyoke College Choral and Jazz Ensembles bring their traditional Christmas Vespers concert to Old South Church in Boston.  For ticket information: http://sites.alumnae.mtholyoke.edu/wp/boston/

Flute Choir
Sun. Dec. 6

McCulloch Auditorium
4 pm
Program TBA

Klezmos!  MHC Klezmer Band
Wed. Dec. 9
The Warbeke Room
5:30 pm
Program TBA

Razzle Dazzle – MHSO Concert
Thurs. Dec. 10
Abbey Chapel
8 pm
Enjoy the brilliant virtuosic playing of the winners of our Concerto Competition prize, Whitney Gao ’16 (piano) and Yiwen Li ’17 (flute), contrasted with Nyman’s post minimalist music for dance.  Ng Tian Hui conducts.

MHC Choral and Jazz Ensembles -- Annual Christmas Vespers – South Hadley
Sun. Dec. 13
Abbey Chapel
4 & 7:30 pm
Vespers at Mount Holyoke has become a time-honored college tradition and a popular community event.  The performance will include a traditional candlelight processional and community carol-singing. Featuring: The Mount Holyoke College Chamber SIngers, Chorale, and Glee Club (Lindsay Pope, conductor; Mark Gionfriddo, accompanist), the Vocal Jazz and Chamber Jazz Ensembles (Mark Gionfriddo, conductor), and the English Handbell Ensemble.