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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

Matt Savage with Mark Zaleski

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/02/2015 - 19:00


 Juan Dhas will be presenting material from his recently-released debut album "Embracing Clarity", a collection of unique compositions that take the listener on a unique musical journey.

Weaving together lyrical melodies and colourful textures, the music gives way to an atmosphere that is both emotionally rich and thought-provoking.

Event Date: 
Fri, 01/23/2015 - 19:00

TASH featuring Stereo Symptom

Boston-based artist, TASH, is an upcoming singer/songwriter with an old soul. TASH's music restores bridges between the heart of urbanity and the depth of nature. Her unique folk/pop sound, sung with effortless grace and deep gritty roots to the earth, captures the individuality and freedom that she stands for.

Stereo Symptom is the greatest Neo-Soul/Hip Hop band to ever be named Stereo Symptom. Each member of the band was forged out of pure music at the peak of Mt. Olympus by the hands of Zeus himself.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/08/2015 - 21:00


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