Events Calendar -- Fall 2016

The autumn 2016 semester begins on September 6th!

September

13 Shakespeare with Tony Burton Begins Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

Richard II and King John: We will examine conflicting loyalties in emerging nationhood. Please read both plays beforehand. There will be no class on October 11th. Runs 8 weeks. Free and open to all. Please pre-register by September 12 at 413-577-3600. Class takes place in the upstairs classroom.

24 Pioneer Valley Early Music Day Concert at Center begins at 3:00 pm

The Renaissance Center will be one of the many venues celebrating Early Music on the 24th! Come see "Miryam ~ Jewish Sacred Writings set by Schütz, Scheidt, Schein, and Monteverdi." Click the link for more info on PVEMD.

26 Scholar in Residence: Tim Carter of UNC Chapel Hill Residency ends on September 30

Tim Carter of UNC Chapel Hill will be in residency at the Renaissance Center. To make an appointment to meet during his office hours, please call 413-577-3600.

28 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture with Tim Carter 4:00 pm

Tim Carter of UNC Chapel Hill will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Listening to Music in Early Baroque Italy.” Free and open to all. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

29 Science and the Renaissance with James van Luik Begins Thursdays at 7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm

Science and the Renaissance (Rocking the Boat): Professor van Luik (Emeritus, UMass Amherst, Philosophy of Science) will explore science, providing some background before moving directly into the Renaissance, concentrating on the factors that seriously interfered with scientific development throughout its history in Europe and elsewhere. Runs 6 weeks. Free and open to all. Please pre-register by September 28 at 413-577-3600. Class takes place in the upstairs classroom.

October

1 Graduate Conference 10:00 am

$10.00 includes admission to all sessions, breakfast, lunch, and afternoon coffee. Diana Henderson of MIT will give the keynote address titled"Tales from Shakespeare at 400: Shylock’s Unheimlich Return.” Advance registration is required. Visit the conference blog for more details.

3 Shakespeare with Marie Roche Begins Mondays from 5:00 pm -- 6:30 pm

Timon of Athens and King Lear. Free and open to all. Please pre-register by October 2nd at 413-577-3600. Class takes place in the upstairs classroom. Runs four times in October and four times in November.

5 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture with David Gruender 4:00 pm

David Gruender of the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled “Monteverdi and the Birth of Opera.” Free and open to all. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

12 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture with Ernie Gallo 4:00 pm

Ernie Gallo of UMass Amherst will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture on the topic of Galileo. Free and open to all. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

13 Five College Renaissance Seminar with Jennifer Higginbotham 4:30 pm

Jennifer Higginbotham of Ohio State University will be presenting a Five College Renaissance Seminar titled "Mary Wroth's Blank Spaces." Free and open to all.

19 Renaissance Wednesday Lecture with Brett Gamboa 4:00 pm

Brett Gamboa of Dartmouth College will be presenting a Renaissance Wednesday Lecture titled "Shakespeare vs. The Audience." Free and open to all. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

26 Rare Book Show and Tell with Jeff Goodhind 4:00 pm

Jeff Goodhind, librarian at the Renaissance Center, will be presenting a Rare Book Show and Tell from the Center’s collections. Free and open to all. Refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club.

November

3 Five College Seminar in Book History with Michael Penn 4:00 pm

Michael Penn, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Religion at Mount Holyoke College, will give a lecture pertaining to the history of the book. Free and open to all.

6 First Sunday Concert with The Harper and The Minstrel 2:00 pm

The Harper and The Minstrel will perform a program titled “When I See Wynter Coming.” Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free and open to all. No reservations required.

Please arrive on time as space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.

10 Five College Renaissance Seminar with Adam Zucker 4:30 pm

Adam Zucker of UMass Amherst will be presenting a Five College Renaissance Seminar titled “Antihonorificabilitudinitatibus: Love's Labour's Lost and the Pedantic Text.” Free and open to all.

TBD Classical Legacy Lecture with Andrew Laird 4:00 pm

This year's Classical Legacy Lecture will be given by Andrew Laird of Brown University. Free and open to all. Keep checking back for a topic and date in November!

December

1 Five College Seminar in Book History with Michael Kelly 4:00 pm

Michael Kelly, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College, will give a lecture pertaining to the history of the book. Free and open to all.

4 Renaissance Holiday Concert with AyreCraft 2:00 pm

AyreCraft will perform a Renaissance holiday concert. Refreshments will be available after the concert. Free and open to all. No reservations required.

Please arrive on time as space is limited. Seating is first come, first served.

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Fall 2017 keep an eye out for our Renaissance Harvest Banquet at the Old Chapel!

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Renaissance Wednesdays

Discussions of the Renaissance roots of our culture, at 4:00 p.m. in the Reading Room with refreshments co-sponsored by The Amherst Woman’s Club. Free of charge and open to the public.

First Sunday Concerts

Concerts featuring performances of early music at 2:00 pm on the first Sunday of the month in the Reading Room at The Renaissance Center.

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.

 

Hampshire Shakespeare Logo

Shakespeare Under the Stars 2016 Performance Season Took Place in the Meadow of The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies

2016 Season:

Macbeth

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Young Company: A Midsummer Night's Dream

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.