BORDERLANDS — Great Music, Good Cause 2018

Feb. 23, 2018 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
McCulloch Auditorium — Pratt Music Hall

Music Department students, faculty, and friends present a cross-cultural collaborative showcase of music around the theme of “Borderlands." Soloists, a cappella groups, the Klezmer Ensemble, Chinese Music Ensemble, Choral Forces, and many more share music from Bach to Bernstein to the Supremes and beyond, featuring a special appearance by the Pioneer Valley Gay Men's Chorus.  Proceeds go to Nueva Esperanza of Holyoke and Welcome Home Northampton.  Suggested donation $5 - $8 collected at the door — and raffle prizes!

The Palma Choralis Five College Early Music Residency

Mar. 2, 2018 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 3, 2018 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Pratt Music Hall

In this workshop participants will explore ornamentation and improvisation in Renaissance-Baroque repertoire and have a great time singing/playing from choir-books, original prints and manuscripts. Open to all voice ranges and modern and historical instruments — all levels are welcome.  Join us and experience firsthand what may seem like complex issues in a very simple and fun way. The program is free — registration required.  Register by February 28. For more information, contact Robert Eisenstein, director of the Five College Early Music Program.

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Games of Chance

Mar. 2, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Abbey Chapel

The program includes Ragtime Songs by Ives, Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson by Copland and Stravinsky's "Jeu de cartes". Free and open to the public.

2018 Big Broadcast!

Mar. 3, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar. 3, 2018 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Chapin Auditorium

Mount Holyoke College's presents the 13th annual Big Broadcast! This presentation of an original live 1940s radio broadcast is created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo (“Matt Morgan”) and features WWLP-22 News meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley". Under Gionfriddo’s direction, the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era, including music by the Andrews Sisters, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw and others.

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A Concert of Italian Music c. 1600

Mar. 4, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bezanson Recital Hall — UMass Amherst

Music of Luca Marenzio, Claudio Monteverdi, Salamone Rossi and others for voices, viols, lute and harpsichord, presented in conjunction with the Palma Choralis Five College Residency to be held at Mount Holyoke College on March 1 and 2.  Free and open to the public.


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MHSO Collaborates in the Premiere of Nigerian Opera!

Apr. 12, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Apr. 13, 2018 8:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Chapin Auditorium

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