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Avanti Wind Quintet

EVENT:
Avanti Wind Quintet-
Faculty Chamber Music

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

FACULTY PERFORMERS:
Christopher Krueger, flute; Fredric T. Cohen, oboe; Michael Sussman, clarinet; Laura Klock, horn & Stephen Walt, bassoon

REPERTOIRE:
To include Donald Wheelock: Wind Quintet & Robert Schumann: Canonic Etudes for Pedal Piano, Op. 56

Event Date: 
Mon, 04/02/2012 - 20:00

Saxophones in Concert

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

PERFORMERS:
UMass Saxophone Quartets & Soloists

TICKET INFORMATION:
There is no charge for this event.

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 13:00

Faculty Recital: Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano

EVENT:
Music for Mezzo, Piano & Viola
Faculty Recital: Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano

LOCATION:
Bezanson Recital Hall

PERFORMERS:
Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano; Estela Olevsky, piano & Delores Thayer, viola

REPRETOIRE:
Music by Brahms, Adolphe Busch, Charles Loeffler & others

Event Date: 
Sun, 04/01/2012 - 16:00

Donna Lethal

Date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 9:00pm
Program: 

“I was about eight when I realized I was doomed”. Inquiry welcomes writer and poet DONNA LETHAL. Her first book, MILK OF AMNESIA, is a novel closely based on her life growing up Catholic and Irish in a tough working class neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts. She was raised in a family whose parenting style she refers to as “laissez-faire” and you didn’t ask a lot of questions about where your Christmas presents came from. Donna Lethal’s writing is tough, honest, grimly hilarious and surprisingly upbeat.

Paul Wilkes

Date: 
Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:30pm
Program: 

Can the art of confession truly help to redeem oneself? Or should our trials and tribulations be chalked up to human frailty? Tune in this Sunday evening when Al is joined author and expert commentator Paul Wilkes. They will be discuss how you can renew yourself  and find inner peace through the practice of honesty.

Irish Songs

Date: 
Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

This edition of Folk Revival finds Nick Noble tapping into the folk traditions of The Emerald Isle in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day to bring you four hours of Irish folk music

Bobby Womack

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:00pm
Program: 

Sam Cooke discovered Womack and his brothers singing gospel music and signed them to his own label to sing secular music as The Valentinos. Womack has done it all. From session guitarist, to singer/songwriter, to producer, he's worked with Sly & The Family Stone, Aretha, The Box Tops and countless others. Join host Tom Shaker as he celebrates this soul legend on this week's show. It all starts at 7pm!

Avishai Cohen Triveni with Guest Anat Cohen at Newport

Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:00pm

The Sanskrit word Triveni translates as "the place where three sacred rivers meet. With Drew Gress and Eric Harland, bass and drums, trumpeter Avishai opens on Don Cherry's "Art Deco", tips his hat to Ornette Coleman and Charles Mingus, then welcomes his sister Anat on clarinet for the second half of a wonderful set.

Macrotones, Afrobeat & Zili Misik, African Roots

The Macrotones’ imperial afrofunk assault aims to slay. While rooted in groove-fertile afrobeat, the 10-strong militia’s heart pounds with a more sinister urgency. Their commanding horns, drilling percussion section and puzzle-piece precise ideal of songcraft propels minds and dancing feet alike. Placed on bills with reggae, hip-hop and math-rock defenders, the Macrotones have found common ground among devotees of all jams.

Artist MySpace (listen here)

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/28/2012 - 22:00

Whitney James

Date: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 6:00pm

Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.”

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