Choral Forces Spring Concert

Apr. 30, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The three choirs of the Choral Forces will come together to present highlights from the academic year. This concert of our favorites from the year and other lighter fare repertoire will also feature the work of a number of student apprentice conductors with the Chorale. Directed by Stephanie Council.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Voces Feminae Presents Kol Isha: A Concert of Jewish Music

Apr. 25, 2017 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
May. 1, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel on April 25; Jewish Community Center of Amherst on May 1

Voces Feminae of the Five College Early Music Program presents two performances of Kol Isha: A Concert of Jewish Music from across the diaspora, including works by Salamone Rossi, wordless Ashkenazi tunes, and Sephardic folk songs from Spain, Bosnia, and Turkey.  On Tuesday, April 21, Voces Feminae will perform at Abbey Chapel with special guests KlezMova, Mount Holyoke's Klezmer Band.  On Tuesday, May 1, the concert will be reprised at the Jewish Community Center of Amherst, with special guests, the Five College Medieval Ensemble.  Both concerts are free and open to the public.

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 1 to ensure adequate seating and lunch during the symposium.

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