The Orchestra and Choral Ensembles Join Forces for Family and Friends!

Oct. 21, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

A centerpiece of the annual Family and Friends Weekend, the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra and Choral Ensembles join forces for a lively concert showcasing the talents of our fantastic students!  Ng Tian Hui and Stephanie Council conduct.  Free and open to the public.

Annual Kids Monsters Ball Goes Planetary!

Oct. 28, 2017 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra shoots for the solar system at the annual Kids Monsters Ball with selections from The Planets by Gustav Holst! Plus dancing to the strains of the Waltz King, Johann Strauss, while learning about the instruments of the orchestra in live demonstrations and an “instrument petting zoo.”  Join us for this annual Halloween extravaganza!  Ng Tian Hui conducts.  Admission $5; Student/Seniors $3, available at the door.


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MHSO Monsters Ball – Interstellar!

Oct. 28, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Shoot for the stars with the College Orchestra, with selections from The Planets of Gustav Holst and Zimmer’s Interstellar!

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A Curious Man: The Life and Work of Jay Leyda

Nov. 2, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Nov. 3, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Nov. 4, 2017 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Leyda — a scholar, a translator, an artist, an archivist and a teacher — worked across the 20th century in a remarkable array of fields. He left his intellectual mark, in his characteristically understated way, on cinema, photography, music, painting and literature. This symposium brings together scholars from many aspects of Leyda’s life and work in order to spark conversation regarding his influence and legacy.

♿ Free and open to the public. Please register by October 25 to ensure adequate seating for the symposium and lunch on Friday.

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Holiday Vespers -- A Venerable College Tradition

Dec. 3, 2017 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dec. 3, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Start your holiday season on a high note at this cherished campus tradition, featuring choral works from many cultures, plus holiday jazz selections—a treat for the soul and the senses.

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The Orchestra Celebrates Musical Friendships!

Dec. 7, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

The MHC music department bids farewell to Professor Linda Laderach, violin soloist, and features last year’s concerto competition winner Hannah Pozzebon, flute soloist. Ng Tian Hui conducts. Free and open to the public.

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Dec. 9, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

MHC's Jazz Ensembles take the chill out of the air with some hot tunes by Gordon Goodwin, Thad Jones, Charles Mingus, and Laura Nyro. Mark Gionfriddo, director.


Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 10, 2018 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location to be announced

Considering an artistic career? Wondering how to craft a meaningful lifestyle? Want insider information on finding opportunities and connecting with established professionals? Join a campus-wide dialogue with established and emerging artists!

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