Thursday marked the final performance of Jazz@Friedmann for the semester. Kobe Thompson ’24 applauds the Julian Gerstin Sextet and the student groups Denali and Mesa Verde for their strong close to the series.
Contributing Writer Lauren Siegel ’27 recounts Simone Dinnerstein’s emotionally charged piano performance at the first concert this semester of the Music at Amherst series.
In the second installment of the Freedom Talks speaker series, Grammy-award winning musician and professor Vijay Iyer spoke about the Western conception of music as something that can be owned and argued for the need to historicize concepts like improvisation and freedom.
The Choral Society performed their annual Family Weekend concert this past Saturday. It featured spooky pieces, rousing songs, and even an opportunity for alumni to join in.
The Amherst Symphony Orchestra played their second show of the semester this weekend, memorializing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as part of their “Profiles in Courage” series. Contributing Writing Mila Massaki Gomes ’27 recaps the performance.
This past Saturday, the Amherst Symphony Orchestra made its season debut with the newest members of ASO and a piece featuring President Michael Elliott.
The Office of Student Affairs announced in a message to The Student that the Spring Concert will be headlined by “Material Girl” rapper Saucy Santana.