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Opus One Chamber Orchestra, a student-faculty collaboration

Professor Elizabeth Chang, faculty coordinator

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

REPERTOIRE:
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht & Bartók: Roumanian Dances

TICKET INFORMATION:
There is no charge for this event.

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/06/2012 - 19:30

U.S. Debut of Cuban Band Honoring West African and Afro-Cuban Traditions

Los Hermanos Arango – joined by Berklee College of Music students, faculty, and alumni makes its U.S. debut. Los Hermanos Arango is a seven-piece ensemble from Guanabacoa, Cuba, Havana’s epicenter for Afro-Cuban folkloric culture and West African traditions. Unaltered ritual voice and hand drumming is at the core of the band’s sound - rare by most Cuban groups - which also features electric bass, keyboards, brass, and wind instruments.

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:00

Robert Samuels

Date: 
Sunday, January 29, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

It could happen to any of us. You wake up one morning with slight weakness in your left leg and by the end of the day you're in your local hospital's ICU with tubes running into your arms,nose and down your throat. You've lost your ability to speak and move. You say "yes" or "no" by blinking your eyes. It seems like the ultimate nightmare but it's the terrifying reality of mismanaged medical care. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al is joined by Robert Samuels as he recounts his horrifying treatment in one of America's top hospitals.

David Bodenhamer

Date: 
Sunday, February 12, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

The Constitution was born out of revolution. In fact the framers created the Constitution to reflect this and for future generations to react to their times. However, many will argue that some have taken this to the extreme. Case in point, "The Occupy" movement. What's your interpretation? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined by Constitutional scholar and author David Bodenhamer. You have a perfect right to agree or disagree.

Stuart Isacoff & Alexandra Lord

Date: 
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 9:00pm
Program: 

The piano is 300 years old and from the time of its creation it has cast a spell over musicians and audiences alike. The piano changed the ways in which musicians toured and presented themselves to the public and the piano changed audiences expectations about presentation and showmanship. From Mozart’s first concertos to Jerry Lee Lewis’ incendiary keyboard techniques, the piano has captured the mind and soul of musicians and listeners all over the world like no other musical instrument. Tune in tonight for a wide-ranging talk with pianist and writer STUART ISACOFF.

Nachum Sadan & Peter Porteous (Encore)

Date: 
Sunday, February 19, 2012 - 10:00pm
Program: 

Nachum Sadan is a director and the president and CEO of Amperion in Lawrence, Massachusetts, which provides innovative smart-grid communications solutions for electric utilities and has had more than 100 patents granted and pending in its 10-year history. He is responsible for the vision and strategic direction of the company, and the execution of its business operations. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience in power engineering, computer networking and data communications.

Love Songs For Valentine's Day

Date: 
Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Nick Noble sets the mood for the evening here on this edition of Folk Revival. He will be spinning love songs that will really get the sparks flying! Don't miss it, Thursday at 7

Aaron Diehl

Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 6:00pm

Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 

The Music of Bud Powell and Earl Hines

Date: 
Monday, February 13, 2012 - 6:00pm

The story of the modern jazz piano can be heard in the hands of Earl "Fatha" Hines and Earl "Bud" Powell. Hines worked with Louis Armstrong and brought a new dimension from ragtime. Powell's inventive, emotional soloing brought the piano into the bebop era. Pianist Marcus Roberts and his nonet take us through theses innovators of piano with songs such as "Bubbling Over" and "Dance of the Infidels."

CONAL FOWKES

Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 6:00pm
Program: 

Pianist Conal Fowkes discusses his long participation in Woody Allen’s jazz band and his recent part doing the vocals and piano work of the Cole Porter character in Woody’s film Midnight in Paris.

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