Events

Spanish Language Conversation Circle

Jan. 21, 2017 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
South Hadley Public Library, 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA.

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2017 Mary Lyon Concert: Of Hope and Courage -- Mount Holyoke Club of Chicago Tour

Jan. 21, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Unitarian Church of Evanston, Evanston, IL

Celebrating Women Composers
Join the College and The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra as they travel to perform in Evanston, Illinois to celebrate the lives and works of women throughout history with the music of alumna Karen LeFrak '69, the often overlooked contributions of Louise Farrenc to the French Romantic period, and Nkeiru Okoye's probing new monodrama and ever more popular songs of Harriet Tubman featuring soloists Synthia Pullum, soprano and Damian Norfleet, baritone. This invigorating performance is conducted by Ng Tian Hui.

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Club of Chicago, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and the Music Department of Mount Holyoke College.

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Welcome MoHome

Jan. 24 – Feb. 5, 2017 9:00 am – 11:59 pm

Energize your campus life! Check out MHC's weeks of welcome and explore the amazing activities that happen on campus. For information on events, opportunities, and programs happening throughout the first two weeks see the Welcome MoHome calendar. Make sure to track Welcome Mohome and tag your experiences using @MHCStuProg on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat with #welcomeMoHome and #WeAreMountHolyoke.

2017 Mary Lyon Concert: Of Hope and Courage -- Campus Performance

Jan. 24, 2017 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Memorial Chapel - Free and open to the public

Celebrating Women Composers
Join the College and The Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra in celebrating the lives and works of women throughout history with the music of alumna Karen LeFrak '69, the often overlooked contributions of Louise Farrenc to the French Romantic period, and Nkeiru Okoye's probing new monodrama and ever more popular songs of Harriet Tubman featuring soloists Synthia Pullum, soprano and Damian Norfleet, baritone.  This invigorating performance is conducted by Ng Tian Hui.

Sponsored by the Mount Holyoke Club of Chicago, Women’s Philharmonic Advocacy and the Music Department of Mount Holyoke College

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Auditions for Cabaret

Jan. 26, 2017 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Rooke Theatre

Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at the Cabaret, John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart as the world loses its way.

Come prepared with 16 bars of a song, in a similar style to Cabaret. Be prepared to read a short monologue from the script, which will be provided. If you are called back you will be asked to dance, sing, and read from the script.

Sign up sheet on callboard outside rm. 102, Rooke Theatre

American Ballet Theatre Studio Company Performances

Jan. 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Jan. 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Jan. 28, 2017 8:00 pm
Studio Theatre, Kendall Hall

There are  8pm performances on Friday (1-27) and Saturday (1-28), and an additional Saturday matinee performance at 3pm. 

American Ballet Theatre’s Studio Company is a classical ensemble made up of 14 dancers of outstanding potential. The mission of ABT Studio Company is to train young dancers (ages 16-20) in preparation for entering American Ballet Theatre’s main Company or other leading national and international professional ballet companies. The program serves as a bridge between ballet training and professional performance. 

ABT Studio Company is performing a varied repertory program with two world premiers!

See the Youth Advance – Ethan Steifel

The Leaves are Fading – Antony Tudor

New World Premiere - Dana Genshaft

New World Premiere - Marcelo Gomes

For ticket reservations call: email mhcdance.reservations@gmail.com or call 413 538-2848

Mount Holyoke College gratefully acknowledges Robin Chemers Neustein ’75 for supporting the ABT Studio Company performances at Mount Holyoke.

 

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Sophomore Institute

Jan. 28, 2017 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Willits-Hallowell Conference Center

Every sophomore should attend this professional conference!

Our award-winning Sophomore Institute focuses on important skills that you, as a sophomore, need to build early for long term success.

Learn how to move forward with confidence. Equip yourself to pursue competitive summer internships. Include your various identities in your professional self. Begin or enhance your application for summer internship or research funding. Register in LyonNet.

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Women in Data Science Conference

Feb. 3, 2017 11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium

Data science is an actively growing area in various careers and fields. The Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is designed to inspire and educate data scientists, regardless of gender, and support women in the field. This one-day conference will provide a platform to present cutting-edge research and strengthen academia-industry ties. Join the satellite conference at Mount Holyoke to be inspired by scholars, collaborators and mentors in data science. Mount Holyoke is hosting this global event in collaboration with Stanford, Harvard, MIT, and many other institutions around the globe. Speakers are from various institutions and companies.

Please note that this is a satellite conference—Mount Holyoke will be live streaming most of the events directly from Stanford Univeristy.  The event is co-hosted by the local Women in Data Science Partnership between Mount Holyoke, MassMutual, and Smith College.  A local panel presentation will also be held.

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Great Music, Good Cause -- A Valentine's Benefit

Feb. 10, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

A Valentine’s Concert in Aid of YWCA Western Massachusetts, SafeHomesMA, and the Center for New Americans
Join Music Department students, faculty and friends in a collaborative concert of good will, hope, and, of course, LOVE!  Please bring a donatin from your HEART!

Roxane Gay: Flashpoint!

Feb. 16, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

Public Lecture

Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, will examine social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity at a public lecture "Flashpoint!" on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 7:00pm at Gamble Auditorium.

Featured Student Leadership Workshop [heading same font size/color as ‘Public Lecture’

Roxane Gay will lead a writer’s workshop for students on Friday, February 17.

Crafting a Life in the Arts

Feb. 18, 2017 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Pratt Hall followed by reception at Rooke Theatre

Join us for the seventh annual Crafting a Life in the Arts. This event brings together accomplished alumnae in the fields of Art Museum, Architecture, Studio Art, Art History, Creative Writing, Dance, Film, Music, and Theater to talk to students about their success in crafting a meaningful and fulfilling career in the arts. It will conclude with a networking reception and refreshments at the Rooke Theatre. Current students can register in LyonNet.

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Alumnae Chats: Global Career Search

Feb. 24, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center. Alumnae professionals who have successfully navigated a global career search will hold small group meetings with students at the CDC.

MHSO - Mahler's First, Chausson's Poème

Feb. 25, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Chausson’s Poème, originally titled Le chant de l’amour triomphant, inspires this program exploring the hand of fate and of infinite love.  The MHSO is joined by the Springfield Symphony Youth Orchestra. With soloist Amy Chen '17, violin.  Jonathan Lam, Ng Tian Hui, conductors.

Faculty Concert -- A Double Reed Extravaganza!

Feb. 26, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

This concert will feature the exciting sounds of the oboe, oboe d'amore, English Horn, and bassoon!

Kirsten Lipkens, oboe teacher at MHC and Smith College, will host an amazing group of performers, including Fred Cohen, oboe teacher at UMass Amherst, Basil Reeves former principal oboist of the Minnesota Orchestra, Aaron Lakota master reed maker and oboe member of the Valley Winds, and bassoonist Rebecca Eldridge, of the Vermont Symphony and bassoon teacher at Smith College. With the help of Larry Schipull on harpsichord. You'll enjoy several combinations of these incredible instruments from many time periods.

Alumnae Chats: Advocacy, Social, and Human Service Careers

Mar. 3, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in advocacy, social, and human service.

The Big Broadcast!

Mar. 4, 2017 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 4, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

The Mount Holyoke College Jazz Ensembles present their annual tribute to the 1940s radio show that has become a local classic!  With special guest Channel 22’s Brian Lapis. Mark Gionfriddo directs.

 

Tickets are general admission. $20.00 premium front and center seating. $15.00 regular seating. $10.00 seniors and students. Tickets are available at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box Office in Amherst; at the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley; and at the door subject to availability.  For phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS. Online ticket purchases are available through the UMass Fine Arts Center.

Guest Artist -- James Ruff, tenor and wire harp

Mar. 25, 2017 7:30 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

Renowned for performances of both early opera and contemporary works, tenor James Ruff has made a specialty of Early Scottish Gaelic Song and the Early Gaelic Wire Harp repertoires.  He brings his distinctive gifts to McCulloch Auditorium for a special solo recital. Free and open to the public. http://www.jamesrufftenorharper.com/

"A Tale of Two Wolves" - Photographer Pete Muller

Mar. 30, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Building

In conversation with Jon Western, Dean of Faculty. Reception to follow Co-sponsored with the Departments of International Relations and Politics.

The 2017 Women of Color Traiblazers Leadership Conference

Apr. 1, 2017 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Chapin Auditorium

"Empowering Voices: Breaking Boundaries, Making Change"

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Alumnae Chats: Health and Public Health Careers

Apr. 7, 2017 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Career Development Center

Meet Mount Holyoke College Alumnae virtually and in-person at the Career Development Center for a series of afternoon chats about careers in health and public health.

MHC Senior Dance Concert

Apr. 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Apr. 8, 2017 8:00 pm
MHC Kendall Hall

Guest Artist Eric Trudel, Pianist

Apr. 9, 2017 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium

The Department of Music presents renowned Canadian pianist Eric Trudel in a solo recital featuring signature French repertoire.  Trudel will open the concert with Pour le Piano, suite for solo piano by early 20th Century French impressionist master Claude Debussy, and continue with Debussy's Images, second series.  The program will also feature two works by one of France's most celebrated mid-20th Century composers, Maurice Ravel -- Sonatine and Gaspard de la nuit.  

A native of Quebec, Canada, Eric Trudel graduated from the Quebec Conservatory of Music with the highest honors.  He won the prestigious Prix d’Europe competition, which enabled h im to study privately with pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Marc Durand and Louis Lortie.  He has taught and performed extensively throughout Canada, Italy, Japan, Korea, Spain and the United States.  His New York City credits include recitals at Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall and the 92nd Street Y.  While pursuing an active career as a pianist, he took conducting lessons from Raffi Armenian and Ronald Zollman.

Mr. Trudel has worked as a pianist, coach and/or conductor with many organizations, amongst which the Montreal International Piano Festival , the Banff Center Festival for the Arts, L'Opéra de Montréal, Connecticut Grand Opera, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, the OK MOZART Festival and the Pro Arte Singers.

His faculty appointments include the Banff Centre for the Performing Arts, the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec in Trois-Rivières, Montreal Opera’s Atelier Lyrique, the Université du Québec-Montréal and more recently Yale University's School of Music (2001-2005).  He presently teaches under the auspices of the Bushnell Foundation.

His long association with the CBC includes numerous television and radio performances as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist.  On CD, he can be heard on the CBC and Star labels.  In 2005, he was involved in the recording of the complete songs of Charles Ives based on a new critical edition by renowned scholar and conductor James Sinclair for the company Naxos.

http://www.eritu.com/bio.asp

Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra - Musical Transformations

Apr. 14, 2017 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Abbey Chapel

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner’s astounding musical accomplishments have thrilled audiences around the world.  One of the most moving artists of our time, she joins the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra to explore a program on the theme of transformations.  Featuring works by Mozart, Brahms, and Franck.  Ng Tian Hui, conductor.

MHC Student Dance Concert

Apr. 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Apr. 22, 2017 8:00 pm
MHC Kendall Hall

Commencement Concert

May. 20, 2017 2:00 am
Studio Theatre Kendall Hall