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An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue.

The 2012 Signature Music Series at Berklee wraps up an extraordinary season with An Evening with Kirill Gerstein: Rhapsody in Blue. The Russian-born pianist will perform the world premiere of new works by Chick Corea and Brad Mehldau, commissioned by Gerstein as part of his 2010 Gilmore Artist Award.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:00

14th Annual High School Jazz Festival - Jeffrey W. Holmes, Coordinator

Bezanson Recital Hall & Fine Arts Center, Music Wing

High School Jazz ensembles

UMass Jazz Faculty & guests, including Ernie Watts, sax

There is no charge for this event.
(The evening concert with Ernie Watts is a separate, charged event: or 413-545-2511.)

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/31/2012 - 09:00

University Orchestra, Chamber Choir & Chorale concert, Vince Lee, conductor

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Yevgeny Kutik, guest violinist

Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto & Borodin: Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Tickets are available online or at the Fine Arts Center Box Office, 413-545-2511. Tickets are $3 UMass students; $5 other students, children, seniors; $10 general public

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:00

Theory Lecture Series

LOCATION: Bezanson Recital Hall

EVENT & TOPIC: Solving the Crime: Formal Foreshadowing and the Mystery of A-Flat Minor in Bernard Herrmann’s “Psycho” score, part of the Music & Dance Department’s Theory Lecture Series

SPEAKER: Charity Lofthouse, Assistant Professor of Music at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, NY.

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 13:30

The Chieftains, from Ireland

Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains, Ireland's mighty traditional Irish music group are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have uncovered the wealth of great Irish music that has accumulated over the centuries, and made the music their own with a style that is as exhilarating as it is definitive. Don't miss the fun as Paddy Moloney and band return to Symphony Hall for a pre-St. Patrick's Day bash!

Tickets: $57 - $75 at (617) 482-6661 or

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/14/2012 - 20:00

The Young Lions of Soul

Monday, March 5, 2012 - 7:00pm

Join host Tom Shaker this Monday night as he spotlights new young artists keeping the soul music tradition alive. You'll hear artists like
Mayer Hawthorne, Raphael Saadiq, Laura Izabor, Fitz & The Tantrums and many others. It all starts at 7pm!!

Paul Geremia and Jaime Brockett

For almost forty years, Paul Geremia has survived solely by the fruit of his musical labours. Having abandoned all other means of support in 1966, he has been travelling far and wide ever since, performing in every capacity from street singing to club and concert bookings, throughout the U.S.A., Canada and Europe.

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/20/2012 - 20:00

Darol Anger & Emy Phelps with special guest Sharon Gilchrist

Doors 7:30pm

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012 - 20:00

NEFFA Pre-Festival Music Showcase - Lynn Noel, Corvus, Wear My Letter and Marylou Ferrante

Lynn Noel - Solo voice/group sing -

Marylou Ferrante - Pre-war blues songs -

Wear My Letter - Old-time -

Corvus - Celtic -

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:00

Atlas Soul

Atlas Soul is a band performing original music that celebrates and bridges Afro-Mediterranean melodies & grooves with Jazz & Funk thus naturally creating unique & powerful genres of music one could describe as Maghrebian-Funk, Rap’n Raï and Shaâbi-Jazz.

Atlas Soul sings in French, Arabic, Hebrew and English. The lyrics speak of love, natural wonders, oppression, poverty, and of the melancholy of immigrants.

Tickets: $15

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 19:30


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