Events Calendar -- Spring 2018

Thank you for your support of the

Arthur F. Kinney Renaissance Center

 

Spring 2018 Calendar of Events

Keep checking our website for concerts, lecture and events

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations. First come, first served.

 

First Sunday Concerts


Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2 pm

AyerCraft - Program: TBD

All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise specified.  No reservations, First come, first served
As April 1st is Easter Sunday
and is the first Sunday of the month, there will be
NO 
First Sunday Concert.


Our Lecture Series Begins the End of February

Wednesdays @ 4 Lecture Series

Wednesday, February 28th @ 4

Visiting Fellows: Livio Ticli and Marchello Mezzetti

Aspects of Late Medieval and Renaissance Music

Myth and Memory: Medieval and Renaissance Music Sheets as Mindmaps
by Marcello Mazzetti


From Page to Performance: Diminution and other Improvisation Practices from Renaissance Italy
by Livio Ticli

Topic: Despite of numerous primary sources available, today music performancers are often blind to research findings on performance practice and processes typical of unwritten traditions. These lectures will deal with several issues about improvisation and ornamentation, and with learning processes from late medieval to Renaissance repertoire.

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

 

Wednesday, March 7th @ 4

Mazen Naous, - UMass

Topic: The reinvention of Othello in Diana Abu-Jaber's novel "Crescent"

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

 

Wednesday, March 21 @ 4

Dave Ziomek, Hadley Garden Center,

Topic: Bird life at the Center

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

 

Wednesday, March 28th @ 4

Brian Ogilvie, UMass

Topic: " Insects in the Renaissance"

This event is free and open to the public unless otherwise specified. No reservations, First come, first served.

 

Five College Renaissance Seminars

 

Thursday, March 8th, 4:30 p.m.

Marjorie Rubright - UMass - Topic: "TRANS * APCHIPELOGICS"

Thursday, April 5th, 4:30 p.m.

Jeun Cho -Amherst College - Subject TBD 

 

Five College Seminars in Book History

A small donation of $10.00 is requested for refreshment after each lecture.

March 1st @ 4:00 p.m.

Nancy Bradbury - Smith College
 Topic: “Healing Charms in the Lincoln Thornton Manuscript”

March 22nd @ 4:00 p.m.

Ilan Stavans, Amherst College
 Topic: “Popol Vuh: Latin America’s Book of Creation.” 

April 19th @ 4:00 p.m.

Kate Singer - Mt. Holyoke College
 Topic:  "Hot Links and the Old Post: Keats's Epistolary Imagination in the Digital Age"

 

Community Classes for Adults

Informal classes for the community. Offered each semester. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at

413-577-3600 or by email.

Dr. Marie Roche - Shakespeare Series: Shakespeare and knowledge

Monday, March th - May 21st Time: 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Instructor: Marie Roche 

In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare writes, "The poet's eye, in fine frenzy, rolling, doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven; And as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet's pen turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name."  This quote illustrates Shakespeare's intellectual preoccupation with imagination, subjectivity, and the nature of reality; of language and its capacity to both occlude and communicate. This 12-week seminar will focus on three plays: The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, and Love's Labor's Lost, setting them in dialogue with each other and with 16th-century philosophic and scientific discourses on knowledge. There is no requirement for this class; additional resources will be provided. 

The class runs from 

March 5th-May 21st

Every Mondays from 5-6:30 pm

 

Shakespeare with Dr. Marie Roche - Subject TBD - Thursday, March 8th - May 23rd Time: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

 

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Keep checking our website for more concerts, lectures and events

16th Annual Community Renaissance Festival

May 6, 2018 11:00 am -- 4:00 pm

 

We’ll have theater, music, falconry, juggling, sword demonstrations from Phoenix Swords, Renaissance games, artisans, dancing, and more! Costumes encouraged! Fun for the whole family. Rain or shine. Plenty of on-site free parking. Food for sale from UMass concessions. Free and open to the public, though donations are most welcome.

 

 


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Hampshire Shakespeare Logo

Shakespeare Under the Stars 2018 Performance will

return to

The Meadow of

The Arthur F. Kinney Center

for

Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies


Thank you Hampshire Shakespeare Co and HSC's Young Company for a magnificent season!

Hampshire Shakespeare Company is a community-based organization with part-time seasonal professional staff. The Company brings together professional, amateur and student performers, offering audiences and actors a range of theatrical experiences from the most profound to the most playful.