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ROBERT GLASPER TRIO featuring Vincente Archer-bass and Damion Reid-drums


Reared in a household where Motown, R&B, and gospel were constant companions, by the age of twelve, Robert Glasper was playing piano in church and accompanying his Mother on club dates on the Houston circuit.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 20:00
Fri, 12/11/2015 - 22:00
Sat, 12/12/2015 - 20:00
Sat, 12/12/2015 - 22:00


THE BAYLOR PROJECT featuring Jean Baylor-vocals and Marcus Baylor-drums with: Sullivan Fortner-piano, Keith Loftis-tenor/soprano sax and Eric Wheeler-bass

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/10/2015 - 20:00


Los Sugar Kings is a Boston-based quartet known for their dynamic live performances, rich harmonies, intense musicianship and ability to transcend genres with an authenticity rarely heard. In their world, respect is paid to the forefathers and traditions of Afro-Cuban Son, Salsa and Rumba-Flamenca but Los Sugar Kings (named after a Cuban baseball team) also actively draw on influences from nearly every continent in their unique roots-rock-reggae fusion repertoire.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 20:00

Handel’s Messiah: The BCAE and Handel + Haydn Take You Behind the Music

WHAT: George Frideric Handel’s Messiah is one of the world’s most famous works of classical music and its Hallelujah Chorus has become synonymous with the Christmas season. On Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, The Boston Center for Adult Education (BCAE) is giving students the opportunity to go behind the music with an exclusive class led by Handel + Haydn Society. Beginning at 7:30PM students will join Teresa M. Neff for a one-of-a-kind discussion of the work’s universal appeal and Boston's unique 200-year-old association with the piece.

Event Date: 
Wed, 11/18/2015 - 19:30

Five College Early Music Collegium Concert at Grace Church, Amherst

Advent Music in time for Christmas

TIME & LOCATION:  7:30pm in Grace Church, 14 Boltwood Ave., Amherst

CONDUCTOR:  Professor Robert Eisenstein, Director, Five College Early Music Program

DESCRIPTION:  16th century Advent Music from Vienna & Italy for voices, winds & viols


Event Date: 
Wed, 12/02/2015 - 19:30

University Dancers with Jazz Ensemble I at UMass, Amherst

Not the Nutcracker You Might Expect

Most performances are set to music by 19th century Romantic era Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with classical choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

But not the performances of The Nutcracker at the annual University Dancers’ concerts on Friday and Saturday, December 4th and 5th at Bowker Auditorium on the UMass Amherst campus. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/04/2015 - 19:30
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 19:30

Euridice Ensembles Baroque Band at UMass Amherst

French & Italian Tastes

EVENT:  Euridice Ensembles Baroque Band

TIME & LOCATION:  7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

CONDUCTOR:  Professor Robert Eisenstein, director, Five College Early Music Program

DESCRIPTION:  French & Italian Tastes: Music by Corelli, Lully & others for winds & strings

The concert is free & open to the public.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:30

John Palfrey & Pat Shipman

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 9:00pm

Public libraries are at the cultural and social center of every town and city where they are found. But these days libraries are also woefully under funded and under appreciated. After all, “why do we need a library when we have Google?”. Libraries are going to need to radically change, not only to keep up with the avalanche of new material, electronic and printed, but to meet the needs of modern patrons.

Amos Kamil

Sunday, November 15, 2015 - 10:30pm

Author Amos Kamil,s new book, Great Is The Truth:  Secrecy, Scandal, and the Quest for Justice at the Horace Mann School is based on Amos’ investigative reporting for the New York Times Magazine. He argues that we have an urgent need to create a culture in which sex abuse does not happen, and in which survivors are supported when they report cases of abuse. But also the need to change public policy so that  justice prevails, even long after the crimes have been committed. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Amos Kamil.


Keyboardist John Medeski thrives on the unpredictable, a trait that has kept his work fresh throughout his decades-long career. While he’s best known for his work as a part of trailblazing trio Medeski Martin & Wood, Medeski has collaborated with Vernon Reid, Jack Bruce and Cindy Blackman-Santana to form Spectrum Road, award-winning avant-garde composer John Zorn, as well as the North Mississippi Allstars and pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph as the supergroup, The Word.

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/05/2015 - 20:00


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