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Joe Moss Band

CD Release party for one of Chicago finest blues guitarist the exciting Joe Moss. Come check out his excellent new recording 'Manifesto'. Website | YouTube

Tickets: $12

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/04/2015 - 20:00

UMass Amherst Percussion Ensemble & the Arx Duo

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall

PERFORMERS:  Percussion Ensemble, Professor Ayano Kataoka, director

GUEST PERFORMERS:  Mari Yoshinaga and Garrett Arney, the Arx Duo, are classically trained percussionists, with degrees from the Yale School of Music, who work with contemporary composers to create exciting new works for percussion instruments.

Event Date: 
Fri, 02/13/2015 - 20:00

Jazz Composers’ Concert with Jazz Ensemble I

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall

PERFORMERS:  Jazz Ensemble I

MUSIC BY: Graduate Jazz Composition Majors Wes Smith, Mara Penatzer, George Kaye, Christian Tremblay, Mike Caudill, Dan Thomas, Jen Allen and Dave Skelly

THE CONCERT IS FREE AND THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:00

An Evening of Schubert, Tuesdays in Bezanson

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

ARTISTS: UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance Professors Elizabeth Chang, violin; William Hite, tenor; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Salvatore Macchia, contrabass; Joshua Michal, horn; Astrid Schween, cello; Michael Sussman, clarinet & Stephen Walt, bassoon with guest Joel Pitchon, violin

MUSIC: Franz Schubert’s Octet in F major, D. 803 & Vocal Works

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/10/2015 - 20:00

QCC Jazz Orchestra Audition Announcement!

At QCC Hebert Auditorium, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester

The QCC Jazz Orchestra is holding auditions for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and especially community musicians that have a passion to play and perform with a jazz ensemble.

Take advantage of a QCC pathway to the joy of music through jazz. (This is not a credit course and there is no fee to join.)

Details HERE

Event Date: 
Sun, 01/25/2015 - 13:00 to 16:00

Salvatore Macchia Faculty Recital "Gargoyles" ***CANCELLED _ ILLNESS***

Merging technological advances and classical music, Salvatore Macchia, Professor of Doublebass and Composition at the UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance, will perform a concert in Bezanson Recital Hall.  The works on the program are for solo doublebass and interactive live electronics and video.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:00

Faculty Voice-Piano Recital at UMass

“He loves me. She loves me. Not”

A quote from a Hugo Wolf song, “He loves me. She loves me. Not” hints at the ruminations on love portrayed in the music of the composer’s Italienisches Liederbuch to be performed by UMass Professors Dana Schnitzer, soprano; William Hite, tenor, and Nadine Shank, piano.  The concert, in Bezanson Recital Hall, timed to get the audience in the mood for Valentine’s Day, will include 32 of the 46 songs in Wolf’s cycle.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:00

The Music of Ken Schaphorst and John Medeski

NEC alum John Medeski returns to his alma mater to play piano and Hammond B3 organ with the NEC Jazz Orchestra in a concert featuring his own music alongside works by Duke Ellington, Rakalam Bob Moses and Ken Schaphorst. Medeski is best known as a member of Medeski Martin & Wood, a group with deep roots at NEC, where Medeski connected with fellow NEC student, Chris Wood, and was introduced to Billy Martin through NEC faculty member Rakalam Bob Moses.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 20:00

Order of the Virtues

Contemporary Improvisation students, faculty, and special guests present a concert of struggle and redemption in true Third Stream style, through a re-interpretation of Hildegard von Bingen's 12th century drama Ordo Virtutum (Order of the Virtues). Drawing on the original score and text, as well as works by Duke Ellington, the Carter Family, and from Sufi zikr and folk traditions from around the world, the performance tells the story of Anima, lost soul of all humanity, who struggles on the brink of damnation as she is courted by the Devil.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/17/2015 - 20:00

Jason Moran: The Music of Fats Waller

NEC Faculty member Jason Moran will present a performance of the music of Fats Waller. In the culmination of his four-day residency, Moran will lead NEC students in the reimagining of Waller's music, including material drawn from Moran's acclaimed 2014 Blue Note release, All Rise: A Joyful Elegy for Fats Waller, nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Jazz Instrumental Album category.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/12/2015 - 20:00

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