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UMass Amherst Presents Debut Concert by Edward Arron

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 7:30pm

UMass Music & Dance to Present New Faculty Concert in March

AMHERST (MA) – On Tuesday, March 21, the UMass Department of Music and Dance will present cellist Edward Arron in his first official concert as a member of the UMass faculty.

Arron is a graduate of the Juilliard School, and has appeared in recital, as a soloist with major orchestras, and as a chamber musician throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He has performed numerous times at Carnegie’s Weill and Zankel Halls, Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Halls, New York’s Town Hall, and the 92nd Street Y, and is a frequent performer at Bargemusic. Prior to his appointment at UMass, Arron served on the faculty of New York University from 2009 to 2016.

Currently, he is the artistic director, host, and resident performer of the Musical Masterworks concert series in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and is co-artistic director along with his wife, pianist Jeewon Park, of the new Performing Artists in Residence series at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

The March 21 performance will be a veritable tour de force, with Arron performing of all five Beethoven cello-piano sonatas with Jeewon Park on piano. The works, which are rarely heard in one performance, include Cello Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Op. 5 No. 1., Cello Sonata No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 5 No. 2, Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69, Cello Sonata No. 4 in C Major, Op. 102 No. 1, and Cello Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102 No. 2.

The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall, which is located in the UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA.  Tickets are $10 for the general public; $3 for UMass students; and $5 for other students, seniors & children through age 18.  Tickets may be purchased at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, by phone at 413-545-2511, or online at www.fineartscenter.com/musicanddance.

Free and secure parking is available in nearby University lot 71 off Massachusetts Avenue and lot 62 via Thatcher Way or Stockbridge Road.  Visit the Fine Arts Center website for more information or refer to the UMass interactive parking map.