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University Orchestra Concert

Concert Hall

CONDUCTOR: Vince Lee

REPERTOIRE: Dmitri Shoskakovich: Festive Overture, Op. 96, Alberto Ginastera: Estancia Ballet Suite, Op. 8a & Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade, Op. 35

TICKET INFORMATION: Tickets are available online 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: 
Wed, 11/16/2011 - 08:00

NEC Presents Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz

New England Conservatory will present the Boston appearance of the touring Simón Bolívar Big Band Jazz. The band is the brainchild of Valdemar Rodríguez, director of the Simón Bolívar Conservatory of Music, and drummer Andrés Briceño, who had the idea of promoting and disseminating jazz music genres in Venezuela.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/05/2011 - 21:00

"Jazz at Vernissage" presents David Eure & Yasko Kubota

Living For The City: The Genius of Stevie Wonder.

We're Back! This time, jazz artists David Eure (violin) & Yasko Kubota (piano) bring their extraordinary talents to highlight the musical genius of Stevie Wonder. It's as if Mozart, Chopin & Debussy shared the stage with Stevie Wonder at the Village Vanguard stage or The Blue Note. Knitting highly stylized forms of jazz and classical music of jazz together has never been so much fun! Excellence and refined elegance has always been the hallmark of Eure & Kubota. This show is not to be missed!

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/20/2011 - 20:00

THE STOMPERS - 34th Anniversary Party!

The Legendary Stompers have long been recognized for their raucous live shows; kept alive for more than three decades by a spirited legion of dedicated fans. This show marks their 34th anniversary!

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/26/2011 - 20:00

Air Traffic Controller & Liz Longley

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/19/2011 - 20:00

Shemekia Copeland

From the softest whisper to a growling, full-throated blues roar, vocalist Shemekia Copeland boasts a dynamic range and a vibrant personality that together have the music world hailing her as a diva in the making. Daughter of the late Texas blues guitar legend Johnny Clyde Copeland, Shemekia was schooled in his Texas-style blues, but her experiences growing up on the streets of Harlem have infused her music with a deeply personal touch that remains decidedly accessible.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/18/2011 - 20:00

Ryan Cabrera

In the summer of 2004 Ryan Cabrera's debut album, Take It All Away, went Double Platinum and produced the smash hit "On The Way Down." The second single from the album was "True", whose music video featured Taylor Cole, an actress from the TV show Summerland. The third single was "40 Kinds of Sadness". Cabrera then appeared on the Son of the Mask soundtrack with the song "Inside Your Mind" and the Fantastic Four soundtrack with the song Always Come Back To You.

Event Date: 
Thu, 11/17/2011 - 20:00

John Waite with full band, Open: Agona

With Special Guest: Malea

From the time he first hit the stage with his first band, The Babys, in the late 70's it wasn't hard to tell that John Waite was headed for stardom. Then as a solo artist, he continued to release a string of all-time classics throughout the 80's. After that, he teamed up with famed Journey members Neil Schon and Deen Castronovo as well as Jonathan Cain and Ricky Phillips (from The Babys) to form the super-group Bad English in the late 80's - early 90's and released even more hits.

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/13/2011 - 20:00

Don White, Opener: The Loomers (Sawtelle Room)

If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show. This working class family man from Lynn, Massachusetts has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert. Radio audiences, too, are not safe from the Don White experience. Valerie Adams of WNCS Radio, Vermont said, "I've never seen anything like it.

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/12/2011 - 20:00

Roy Book Binder

Back in the early 1960s, Roy Book Binder learned his craft from the legendary blind street singer, Reverend Gary Davis. After two years of traveling the folk-blues circuit with his mentor, Roy struck out on his own.Roy has toured with Bonnie Raitt, Hot Tuna and J.J. Cale. He's played at many festivals around the country including: The New Orleans JazzFest, the Chicago Blues Festival, The National Story Telling Festival and MerleFest, where he has hosted the acoustic blues stage for the past 14 years.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 20:00

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Jim Benitez

A self-taught Latin percussionist since the age of 12 when his father handed him Cal Tjader’s 1960 “Latino” album featuring Mongo Santamaria and Willie Bobo back in 1966, and an LP fiberglass conga and told him, “Here, learn to play right with these”, he’s been living and breathing Latin Jazz since.

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