Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR)

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Lynn Kable
Primary Contact Name
Lynn Kable
Main Address

156 Patrick Henry Highway
Amherst, VA 24521
United States

Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc.
PO Box 117
Clifford, VA 24533
United States

What We Do

Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) is an arts and humanities nonprofit organization in Amherst County that features both a chamber and a jazz music series. AGAR's humanities program has interviewed over 135 individuals and made 21 documentaries about their schooling in Amherst County 1916-1975.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, AGAR presented, with funding from Chamber Music America and Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, virtual jazz events to to hospitals and senior programs aimed at mitigating isolation and depression and supporting resilience of staff, patients, and families. Platforms used included staff hospital cafeteria large screens, in-room patient-facing ipads,  grand pads for seniors receving meals and healthcare at home, and hospital and cancer center in-room patient channels on TVs. In fall 2023, AGAR Amherst Java & Jazz programs presented at Second Stage include Lew Taylor trio, Isaac WIlliams Ensemble, Quantum Mechanics Jazz Trio, Joseph Henson Jazz, Paddy D Quartet, and Laissez Foure New Orleans Sound at Second Stage Amherst. Concerts in 2023-2024 include organist Peggy Haas Howell and Cantate Children and Youth Choir, The Baltimore Consort, and a play directed by Bill Kershner and starring Sally Southall, "The Belle of Amherst."  

Interesting Info
  • We've presented a chamber music series in Amherst since 2012 and added a jazz series in 2019.
  • We present local and international arts and humanities lectures and workshops in schools and senior programs.
  • AGAR has commissioned and presented world premieres of chamber music, plays, jazz and choral music.

YouTube of Panel Lecture about the Life and Work of Karenne Wood, Mother, Monacan Scholar, Historian
Repeats daily on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 12:02am for 302 times
Duration of 22 hours 58 minutes
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Concert organist Peggy Haas Howell assisted by Cantate, Children's and Youth Choir and Elizabeth Wilkerson
Repeats every 6 days at 4:00pm until Sunday, October 15th, 2023
Duration of 1 hour 30 minutes
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Photos and Videos
Lew Taylor Trio