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RICHARD FORTEY: HORSESHOE CRABS AND VELVET WORMS

Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 10:00am
Program: 

On a remote beach in Western Australia it is possible to see living examples of some of the oldest life on the planet. These mounds of micro-organisms  lived two billion years ago and by exhaling oxygen changed the atmosphere of Earth making it hospitable for the organic life we are familiar with. This is just one of the amazing journeys that RICHARD FORTEY made looking for examples of “living fossils”. Fortey is the author of many books  and was the Senior Paleontologist at the Natural History Museum in London until his retirement in 2006.

Hiromi

Date: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 6:00pm

Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber.

Kevin Eubanks at the Detroit Jazz Festival

Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2012 - 6:00pm

He led the house band on Jay Leno's Tonight Show for 15 years. Now Kevin Eubanks is free, unfettered, bluesy and outdoors with the fine Bill Pierce on tenor, at the Detroit Jazz Festival, Labor Day weekend, on JazzSet, celebrating 20 years from NPR Music.

Chris Dingman

Date: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:00pm

Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.”

Cady Huffman

Date: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Broadway actress/singer, who wowed audiences with her hilarious, Tony winning turn as Ulla in Broadway’s “The Producers.”

The Music of Gillespie and Puente

Date: 
Monday, August 20, 2012 - 6:00pm

The vibrant sound of Latin Jazz was not just the folk process. In the decade between 1946 and 1956, Dizzy Gillespie, Mario Bauza, Chano Pozo, and 'Mambo King' Tito Puente brought this irresistible mix to the world. Wendell Pierce hosts as bassist Carlos Henriquez leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with conguero Giovanni Hidalogo and drummer Ignacio Berroa in these Jazz Latin classics, including 'Manteca,' 'Ran Kan Kan,' 'Oye Como Va' and more.

JOHN DERVISHIAN: YOU CAN'T GET INSIDE MY HEAD

Date: 
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 - 11:00am
Program: 

Tonight poet JOHN DERVISHIAN returns to Inquiry. There are two new collections of his work: YOU CAN’T GET INSIDE MY HEAD IT’S ALREADY OVERCROWDED and NIGHTMARES & LULLABIES which features poems by John and Adam Schirling. Tune in and find out what the life of poet is like, how new electronic media has changed the way poetry is presented and hear John read several of his poems. 

Welcome Back: New Music Concert

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall

REPERTOIRE:
Includes music by George Benjamin, Eric Sawyer, & Arnold Schoenberg

PERFORMERS:
Music faculty members/guest artists: Elizabeth Chang, violin; Judith Gordon, piano; Christopher Krueger, flute; Michael Sussman, clarinet; Gilles Vonsattel, piano & others

TICKET INFORMATION:
No Charge

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/09/2012 - 16:00

Faculty Trombone & Piano Recital

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall

REPERTOIRE:
Includes works by Ewazen, Kreneck, & Guilmant

PERFORMERS:
Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone; & Nikki Stoia, piano

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets are available on line www.umasstix.com/musicanddance or at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413-545-2511. Tickets are $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, senior citizens, and children under 18 years of age; $10 for the general public.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/16/2012 - 16:00

In this Moment: Women & Their Songs, Faculty Recital

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall

REPERTOIRE:
Contemporary songs by American women composers: Judith Cloud, Lori Laitman, Libby Larsen, Juliana Hal, & Lisa Neher

PERFORMERS:
Nadine Shank, piano; & Katherine Eberle, mezzo soprano, Univ. of Iowa faculty

Event Date: 
Tue, 09/18/2012 - 20:00

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