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Amherst is a lively college town that is home to the University of Massachusetts as well as the Amherst College and the Hampshire College. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley in Western Massachusetts just north of Springfield and south of Greenfield just to the east of the Connecticut River.

Amherst's thriving downtown is full of culture! Museums - bookstores -galleries - antique shops - restaurants and lots of entertainment make the town an exciting place to see.

Visit the historic homes and well-known buildings including the home of Emily Dickinson and the Amherst History Museum at the Strong House. The Amherst common has many year-round local events including the Farmer's Market, Taste of Amherst, movies on the common, Fourth of July Fireworks, Teddy Bear Rally and more. Spend the day strolling the shops of downtown or bike the 8 mile Norwottock Rail Trail or enjoy the gorgeous scenery of this picturesque area.

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"International Reception"
"International Reception"

Join us for an all American college game-day experience cheering on UMass Minuteman football team.  Pre-game festivities include a FREE special meal and children activities.

Friday, November 28, 2014 @ 1:00p.m. kick-off (game-time subject to change)

McGuirk Alumni Stadium, Amherst MA

 



When: Nov 28, 2014 12 AM to Nov 28, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00 )
A Very Merry Madeline Weekend - Meet Madeline!
Come and visit the special exhibition Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans to learn more about this incredible artist and his beloved character, Madeline. Gallery searches, films, story readings and art projects take place throughout the day, and children will have a chance to meet Madeline!

Support for Madeline at 75: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans has been generously provided by Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Royce and The Walton Family Foundation.

When: Dec 27, 2014 12 AM to Dec 27, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free with Museum Admission * contact the Venue listed below for ticketing information (Sat, 27 Dec 2014 00 )
Massachusetts vs. Holy Cross
WNCAAB Basketball

When: Dec 14, 2014 2 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 14 Dec 2014 14 )
Write Here! Write Now!

Do you love writing? Do you like a good challenge? Can you write a novel in a month?
NOV 26 - Ann Childs!

Led by local authors, teachers and literary critics, this free weekly writing workshop series will inspire and motivate you to meet your writing goals.

Meetings will be held in The Woodbury Room, Wednesdays from 3:30pm – 4:30pm.

Ages 12+ (including middle and high school)

Please RSVP to Garrett Pinder / pinderg@joneslibrary.org / 413-259-3091
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Nov 26, 2014 3 PM to Nov 26, 2014 4 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15 )
Massachusetts vs. Rhode Island
WNCAAB Basketball

When: Mar 1, 2015 2 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 01 Mar 2015 14 )
Annual Call for Art
The Burnett Gallery in the Jones Library of Amherst is pleased to invite applications for its monthly exhibitions for the season beginning June, 2015. Since the founding of the Jones Library in 1921, the Burnett Gallery has offered area artists and craftspeople a public space in which to exhibit their work. Collectively, the exhibits aim to reflect a variety of media, styles, cultural viewpoints, and levels of artistic expression. Such shows have been part of the library's programs to encourage appreciation and understanding of art. Individuals or groups in Amherst and surrounding towns may submit applications. The next deadline for submission is 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Applications and details are available in the library and on the library website under programs: Apply to Exhibit at the Burnett Gallery

When: Nov 30, 2014 5 PM to Dec 1, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17 )
Iona College Gaels at UMass Minutemen
When: Dec 30, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 30 Dec 2014 19 )
After School Comic Book Club

Join us for the Jones Library After School Comic Book Club!

Books TBA

For grades 3-5 (must be at least 8 years old and in 3rd grade to participate)

In the Children's Biography Room

Register in the Children's Room!


Location: Children's Room



When: Dec 11, 2014 3:45:00 PM to Dec 11, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:45:00 )
Conversation Circle
Conversation practice for English language learners. For intermediate-level speakers of English (as determined by the conversation circle leader). Open to international visitors as well as immigrants.
Location: AMHERST ROOM

When: Nov 24, 2014 1:15:00 PM to Nov 24, 2014 2:45:00 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:15:00 )
American Red Cross Blood Drive
When: Dec 2, 2014 10 AM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10 )
Massachusetts Minutemen vs. Davidson
NCAAB Basketball

When: Jan 14, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19 )
Children's Program

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Apr 11, 2015 10 AM to Apr 11, 2015 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10 )
Men's Swimming vs. Bryant
Men's Swimming vs. Bryant

When: Jan 17, 2015 12 AM to Jan 17, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00 )
Merrimack Warriors at Massachusetts Minutemen Hockey
When: Jan 24, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19 )
The Jones Library and Branches will close at 3PM.

The Jones Library and Branches will close at 3PM for the Town Employee Holiday Celebration.



When: Dec 12, 2014 3 PM to Dec 12, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15 )
ACTSMART Improv Co.

Public performance of youth actors on topics of peer pressure bullying, conflict management. All welcome to attend.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Dec 11, 2014 3:45:00 PM to Dec 11, 2014 5 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:45:00 )
Contemporary Book Club

All are welcome to attend the monthly Contemporary Book Club, which focuses on recent works of literary fiction and occasional non-fiction. For more information and to see the latest book pick, go to http://www.joneslibrary.org/bookclubs.html or contact Jones Library staff member Linda Wentworth at wentworthl@joneslibrary.org.
http://www.joneslibrary.org/bookclubs.html
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Dec 11, 2014 7 PM to Dec 11, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 11 Dec 2014 19 )
Wine and Painting Wednesdays: 'The Red Poppy' by Georgia O'Keeffe

This week's featured artwork:  'The Red Poppy' by Georgia O'Keeffe

Come enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Amherst with Wine and Painting Wednesdays. We provide the instructor and art supplies so you can take home your very own painting that night! Snacks will also be provided but guests are asked to bring their own beverages.

Tell your friends to come join in on the fun! We have a minumum of 5 people to hold the event. If the class doesn't reach the minimum particupants by 3:00pm the day of, it will be canceled and refunds will be issued.

Date: Wednesday, December 17th

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $30

REGISTER AND PAY HERE!



When: Dec 17, 2014 6 PM to Dec 17, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18 )
Wine and Painting Wednesdays: 'Starry Night Over the Rhone' by Vincent Van Gogh

This week's featured artwork:  'Starry Night Over the Rhone' by Vincent Van Gogh 

Come enjoy a relaxing evening in downtown Amherst with Wine and Painting Wednesdays. We provide the instructor and art supplies so you can take home your very own painting that night! Snacks will also be provided but guests are asked to bring their own beverages.

Tell your friends to come join in on the fun! We have a minumum of 5 people to hold the event. If the class doesn't reach the minimum particupants by 3:00pm the day of, it will be canceled and refunds will be issued.

Date: Wednesday, December 10th

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Cost: $30

REGISTER AND PAY HERE!



When: Dec 10, 2014 6 PM to Dec 10, 2014 8 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18 )
Providence Friars at Massachusetts Minutemen Hockey
When: Feb 21, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 19 )
Children's Music Series

Friends of the Jones Library Children's Music series
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Feb 28, 2015 10 AM to Feb 28, 2015 11 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10 )
Grupo Corpo
The electrifying Brazilian contemporary dance company Grupo Corpo combines the sensuality of Afro-Brazilian dance forms, the liquid swing of jazz, and the technical prowess of ballet, with energy to burn. The company is renowned for its stunning physicality, dynamic ability, and rich visual finesse. The program will include one of the company’s most celebrated works, Sem Mim, inspired by the sea and the songs of medieval Galician-Portuguese troubadours. Audience members are invited to stay for a post-performance talk with the company, moderated by Amherst College Spanish Professor Lucia Suarez, immediately following the performance.

When: Feb 24, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $42, $38, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19 )
Warren Wolf & Wolfpack
Part of the 16th annual Billy Taylor Jazz Residency. A multi-instrumental talent, Warren Wolf has an impressive background playing the vibraphone, marimba, drums and piano. He has performed with some of the best in the business, including Wynton Marsalis, Nicholas Payton and Christian McBride. His CD Wolfgang, released on Mack Avenue Records in 2013, prompted a JazzTimes review that stated, "Warren Wolf appears to be on a path to stardom as arguably the most exciting bop vibraphonist since Bobby Hutcherson." Catch this rising young talent in the jazz genre.

When: Feb 5, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $25, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19 )
Diversity Book Club

New members are welcome. This book club reads nonfiction and fiction works that explore various aspects of human diversity. Copies are made available at the reference desk. For more information please contact Caryl-Rose Pofcher at mydogtraining@aol.com.
http://joneslibrary.org/bookclubs.html
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Dec 9, 2014 7 PM to Dec 9, 2014 8:15:00 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Tue, 09 Dec 2014 19 )
The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Mystery and the Meaning

“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a well known holiday carol, whose familiar verses and repetitions seem to conjure an extended, jolly English holiday party. Yet some scholars think the lyrics hold deeper symbolic meaning and tell a coded story. Dr. Thomas Bernard will lead us on an historical exploration of the possible hidden meanings behind these verses.

Dr. Thomas Bernard is a professor emeritus of psychology at Springfield College. Having become intrigued by the lyrics of the carol, he began to research the words, their meanings, and the evolution of the song from its earliest manuscript. He is the author of a book on this project, The Twelve Days of Christmas: The Mystery and the Meaning, published by University Press Division of St. Charles Place.

Free & open to the public.
Location: Woodbury Room



When: Dec 13, 2014 2 PM to Dec 13, 2014 3 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 14 )
USTA New England 12, 14, 16, 18 L3 Super Six Sectional Championships Event
Division: BG(12-18 (78'Court/Yellow Ball) )s,FIC-R16

When: Jun 20, 2015 12 AM to Jun 24, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00 )
Connecticut Huskies at Massachusetts Minutemen Hockey
When: Jan 2, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 Jan 2015 19 )
Barbara McClintock and Natalie Merchant: Leave Your Sleep
Natalie Merchant's double album Leave Your Sleep, which appeared in 2010 to rave reviews, transformed a marvelous selection of children's poetry into a collection of original songs. In 2012 a picture book of the same title was published with richly imagined watercolors by Barbara McClintock. selections of which can be viewed in this exhibition.

When: Nov 26, 2014 12 AM to Nov 26, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Contact Front Desk (Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00 )
Concert: Chapel Jazz & Jazz Lab Ensembles
Chapel Jazz & Jazz Lab Ensembles

Felipe Salles, Mara Penatzer & Wes Smith, directors

Music Includes: Dystopian Skies, by Kyle Saulnier; Somewhat Frevo by Professor Salles; Just Kidding by Eliane Elias, arranged by Bob Brookmeyer; Sing, Sing, Sing by the New York Voices, arranged by Darmon Meader; and Bodysnatchers by Radiohead, arranged by Fred Sturm



When: Nov 25, 2014 12 AM to Nov 25, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors & children; $10 general public Box Office 413-545-2511 or fac.umass.edu/musicanddance (Tue, 25 Nov 2014 00 )
Wind Ensemble & Concert Band
Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

Matthew Westgate & Timothy T. Anderson, conductors

R. Strauss: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare, in honor of Strauss' 150th birthday
Michael Markowski: City Trees
Gordon Jacob: Old Wine in New Bottles (James Shetler, graduate conductor)
Donizetti, arr. Douglas Richard: Concerto for English Horn
Steven Bryant: Ecstatic Waters

When: Nov 24, 2014 12 AM to Nov 24, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information (Mon, 24 Nov 2014 00 )
University Chamber Choir, Chorale, Recital & Women's Choirs
University Chamber Choir, Chorale, Recital & Women’s Choirs

Tony Thornton & Stephen Paparo, conductors

Includes:
Much Madness Poem by Emily Dickinson Music by John Armstrong
A Palette to Paint Us by Gerald Rich Music by Elizabeth Alexander
Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep Poem by Mary Elizabeth Frye Music by Laura Farnell
The Ground from Sunrise Mass Ola Gjeilo
Wangol (SATB a cappella, percussion) Traditional Haitian arr. Sten Kallman
Where There is Light in the Soul by Elizabeth Alexander



When: Nov 23, 2014 12 AM to Nov 23, 2014 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Tickets: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors, children; $10 general public Box Office 413-545-2511 or fac.umass.edu/musicanddance (Sun, 23 Nov 2014 00 )
Translation Film Series: Lumumba
50 free tickets are available for 5 College Students with ID.

Introduced by John Drabinski of Amherst College and followed by a 20-minute discussion.

Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck's award-winning epic dramatizes the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patrice Lumumba. When the Congo declared its independence from Belgium in 1960, the 36-year-old Lumumba became the first Prime Minister of the newly independent state but would last just months in office before being brutally assassinated.

Tickets available here: http://amherstcinema.org/films-and-events/lumumba

When: Apr 15, 2015 12 AM to Apr 15, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $7.75 - $8.75, free for 5 College students (Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00 )
Amherst Cultural Council

Grants review
Location: AMHERST ROOM



When: Dec 4, 2014 5 PM to Dec 4, 2014 7 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 17 )
Men's Track: Minuteman Invitational
Men's Track: Minuteman Invitational

When: Apr 11, 2015 12 AM to Apr 11, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00 )
Men's Track: UMass Pre-Conference Meet
Men's Track: UMass Pre-Conference Meet

When: Apr 25, 2015 12 AM to Apr 25, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Free admission (Sat, 25 Apr 2015 00 )
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra
Nine-time Grammy Award winner Eddie Palmieri is renowned for his charismatic power and bold innovative drive, and a musical career that spans over 50 years as a bandleader of Salsa and Latin Jazz orchestras. A true powerhouse of brilliance, Palmieri has shown that time is infinite with respect to his repertoire as he continues to thrill audiences throughout the world with his legendary style. Audience members are invited to a pre-performance Q&A with Eddie Palmieri at 4:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

When: Feb 18, 2015 12 AM to Feb 18, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: Regular ticket prices $40, $35, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10. Tickets available by calling 413-545-2511 or 800-999-UMAS, or at fineartscenter.com. (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00 )
Magic Triangle Jazz Series: Ned Rothenberg's Inner Diaspora
Ned Rothenberg’s Inner Diaspora - which includes Rothenberg (clarinet, bass clarinet, shakuhachi and alto saxophone), Samir Chatterjee (tabla),  Jerome Harris (acoustic bass guitar), Mark Feldman (violin) and Erik Friedlander (cello) -  “moves beyond the confines of jazz, classical and folk genres to create something genuinely new,” writes Thom Jurek. “Inner Diaspora is a deeply moving recording, one that touches the heart with its emotional intelligence, even as it dialogues with history.”

Released on Tzadik Records as part of its Radical Jewish Culture Series, Ned Rothenberg interprets the inner Diaspora as a place of learning and growth. The music is rich in rhythmic invention, instrumental color and lyricism. Drawing upon his extensive experience in world music, Rothenberg explores the possibilities of 21st century Jewish culture through the nuances of scales, modes and feelings of alienation and belonging.

“Woodwind/saxophone ace Ned Rothenberg has a formidable reputation as an innovator,” writes Tzadik Records. “Rothenberg has been celebrated for his circular-breathing techniques, as well as his experiments with overtone manipulation and polyphony. He also shares the restless eclecticism of colleagues like John Zorn and Anthony Braxton, with a particular interest in the more painterly shades of contemporary Japanese classical music. What renders Rothenberg more approachable and, in the end, more significant than many of his peers is the serenity at the heart of his fiercest playing.”

Born in 1956 in Boston, Rothenberg graduated from Oberlin College and studied at Oberlin Conservatory, Berklee School of Music, privately with Les Scott (saxophone & clarinet), and George Coleman (jazz improvisation). However, his trademark solo technique is self-taught. Rothenberg has led his North African-influenced Double Band and the ensembles, Power Lines and Sync. He has toured in duos with the Tuvan throat singer Sainkho Namtchylak, the shakuhachi virtuoso Katsuya Yokoyama, the English saxophone improviser Evan Parker, and worked with many of the most creative musicians in New York City since moving there in 1978.

Rothenberg's musical interests are numerous and his work varies widely in its sonic, emotive and stylistic profiles. As a composer he can move from the contemporary classical setting of his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings to "Jazz-funk in cubist perspective, dizzying, yet visceral" (Jon Pareles, NY Times), to music that is "intense, slightly melancholic, rhapsodic without being sentimental” (Edward Rothstein).  His concentration on an expanded sonic language is directed towards wider possibilities of musical communication, never at technical novelty as an end in itself. 

He has received grants and commissions from the New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Arts Council, Mary Flagler Cary Trust, Lila Wallace Foundation, Chamber Music America, Asian Cultural Council, Roulette, Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, Japan Society and ASCAP.



When: Apr 2, 2015 12 AM to Apr 2, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $12/$7 (Thu, 02 Apr 2015 00 )
Magic Triangle Jazz Series: Fred Hersch Trio
The Fred Hersch Trio featuring John Hébert, bass and Eric McPherson, drums, has been called, “one of the major ensembles of our time," by Will Friedwald.

Their 2012 release, Alive at the Village Vanguard, “is audacious and extravagant,” writes Tom Conrad in Jazz Times Magazine. “The title of this album, and the vital music it contains, must be understood as his ringing, joyous, belligerent celebration of the miraculous fact that he is, in every sense, alive.”

“The music bristles with a spirit of invention,” writes Howard Reich, “its substantive harmonic content giving weight to the proceedings, while Hersch’s mercurial interactions with John Hébert and Eric McPherson keep listeners on edge.”

Proclaimed by Vanity Fair magazine, “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade or so,” 6-time Grammy nominee Fred Hersch balances his internationally recognized instrumental skills with significant achievements as a composer, bandleader, and theatrical conceptualist, as well as remaining an in-demand collaborator with other noted bandleaders and vocalists.

He was the first and second artist in the 75-year history of the Village Vanguard to play week-long engagements as a solo pianist. As leader of his widely praised trio, and as the creative force behind his ambitious 2011 autobiographical production, “My Coma Dreams”, ( a full-evening work for 11 instrumentalists, actor/singer and animation/multimedia) -- Hersch has fully lived up to the approbation of the New York Times, who praised him as “singular among the trailblazers of their art, a largely unsung innovator of this borderless, individualistic jazz – a jazz for the 21st century.”

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1955, Hersch began playing the piano at age four, was composing music by eight and winning national piano competitions by age ten. Hersch has collaborated with an astonishing range of instrumentalists and vocalists throughout worlds of jazz (Joe Henderson, Charlie Haden, Art Farmer, Stan Getz and Bill Frisell); classical (Renée Fleming, Dawn Upshaw, Christopher O'Riley); and Broadway (Audra McDonald). He has been awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship, grants from Chamber Music America, the National Endowment for the Arts and Meet the Composer, and seven composition residencies at the MacDowell Colony He is currently on the Jazz Studies faculty of the New England Conservatory.

A passionate spokesman and fund-raiser for AIDS services and education agencies since 1993, Hersch has produced and performed on four benefit recordings and in numerous concerts for charities including Classical Action: Performing Arts Against AIDS and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that have raised over $250,000 to date. He has also been the keynote speaker and performer at international medical conferences in the U.S. and Europe.



When: Feb 26, 2015 12 AM to Feb 26, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $12/$7 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 00 )
Magic Triangle Jazz Series: Jason Kao Hwang's "Burning Bridge"
Jason Kao Hwang’s Burning Bridge, featuring cross-cultural jazz improvisations by an octet of Chinese and Western instruments, includes his quartet EDGE: Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Andrew Drury (drums) and Ken Filiano (bass), along with Joseph Daley (tuba), Sun Li (pipa), Steve Swell (trombone) and Wang Guowei (erhu). 

“Violinist-composer Jason Kao Hwang has brought a vast array of sonic wonders to his latest genre-straddling work, Burning Bridge,” writes The Washington Post. “Hwang has his finger firmly on the racing pulse of the 21st century, where everything is interconnected and boundaries of time and geography seem hopelessly quaint. If there’s a war cry for music of the new millennium, it might well be: Burn the bridges – there’s no going back.”

He is a founding member of The Far East Side Band, an intercultural ensemble combining Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and American musical elements. He has composed the scores for numerous films and has also worked in the field of commercial music. Hwang was in the original cast of the Broadway production of M. Butterfly, performing music he co-arranged for that production; he later toured with the national productions as a music director.

“Burning Bridge is a monumental endeavor,” writes Glen Astarita, “foretelling that often unattainable synchronization within modern era avant-garde vistas where calamity, harmonious accord, and mind-altering improvisation seem to be in alignment with the heavens.”

Hwang has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The New York State Council on the Arts, the Greenwall Foundation, the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, and the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust for his opera Immigrant of the Womb. His chamber opera The Floating Box: A Story in Chinatown premiered in 2001.

Hwang has recorded for the Axiom, Celluloid, Columbia, Enja, FMP, New World, Victo, Asian Improv and Innova labels.

 “Burning one's bridges is typically seen as a break with the past,” writes Downbeat Magazine. “The flip side of the expression, though, is the necessity of moving forward. Violinist Jason Kao Hwang stands at the crossroads of his influences - classical, jazz and traditional Chinese music - and sets the divisions between them ablaze.  The resulting palette is expansive, and Hwang explores its full range.”



When: Apr 30, 2015 12 AM to Apr 30, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts
Cost: $12/$7 (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 00 )
Preschool Storytime

Preschool Storytime for infants to preschoolers and their families. Storytime includes singing, stories, and fingerplays. No preregistration is required.
Location: Children's Room



When: Dec 4, 2014 10 AM to Dec 4, 2014 11:15:00 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10 )
The Jones Library will close at noon.
Wednesday December 24, 2014
9:00 AM until 12:00 PM

When: Dec 24, 2014 9 AM to Dec 24, 2014 12 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Wed, 24 Dec 2014 09 )
Quinnipiac Bobcats at Massachusetts Minutemen Hockey
When: Nov 29, 2014 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 29 Nov 2014 19 )
Connections and Disconnections
Six veteran digital photographers show their very diverse work together for the first time as a group.

When: Jan 2, 2015 12 AM to Jan 2, 2015 12 AMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 02 Jan 2015 00 )
Amherst Area Chamber of Commerce

Location: Woodbury Room

When: Feb 5, 2015 12 PM to Feb 5, 2015 2 PMin Amherst, Massachusetts (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 12 )
Massachusetts vs. Mass.-Lowell
NCAAH Hockey

When: Feb 7, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 07 Feb 2015 19 )
Massachusetts vs. New Hampshire
NCAAH Hockey

When: Jan 16, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 16 Jan 2015 19 )
Massachusetts vs. Maine
NCAAH Hockey

When: Jan 9, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 09 Jan 2015 19 )
Massachusetts vs. Connecticut
NCAAH Hockey

When: Feb 28, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19 )
Massachusetts vs. Merrimack
NCAAH Hockey

When: Jan 24, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19 )
Massachusetts vs. Mass.-Lowell
NCAAH Hockey

When: Feb 13, 2015 7 PM in Amherst, Massachusetts (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 19 )

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