In celebration of Halloween we're resurrecting the dead at our annual Halloween bash. This year the space and staff will be transformed into a "Zombie Prom" featuring food and libation specials from Skyy Vodka, a costume contest and live music from 80's cover band, SAFETY! Not to be typecast as your average "cover band," SAFETY is anything but.
TIME & LOCATION: 5:30pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass campus
DESCRIPTION: A day-long festival will culminate in a choral concert at 5:30pm, featuring the Massachusetts ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) Men’s & Women’s Honor Choirs and the UMass Amherst Chamber Choir and Chorale
CONDUCTORS: The Mass. ACDA Honor Choirs will be conducted by Lynnel Joy Jenkins (Princeton Girlchoir) and Scott Tucker (Choral Arts Society of Washington).
The UMass Choirs will be conducted by Tony Thornton (Chamber Choir) and Stephen A. Paparo (Chorale).
With the first concert of their second season, AU presents a night of exciting new pieces by emerging composers along with special guest, guitarist Maarten Stragier.
Keither Kusterer - Rouse
Murat Colak - The Rain Calls
José Serrano - El vacío de los bordes
Lin-Ni Liao - p.53-5 bagatelles
Igor Iwanek - Brand This
Ashkan Behzadi - Az hoosh mi... www.acoustic-uproar.com
Life-long devotion to piano. House pianist in major Boston hotels and restaurants: Ritz, Royal Sonesta, Copley Plaza, many restaurants, and lots and lots of lounges throughout metropolitan Boston. Berklee jazz piano faculty. Solo (with vocals) and with small groups. Loves the style and chords of Bill Evans. Ted will appear with a contemporary rhythm trio or quartet for the evening.
Jazz First believes in the Great American Songbook, and feels those tunes should be preserved. Thus, the repertoire consists of jazz versions of this very listenable music by the masters (Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers, Strayhorn, etc.) written primarily in the first half of the twentieth century, with lyrical improvisations inserted for variety. At its core is a trio with Joe Whalen on piano, Chris Guild on bass, and Chris Narainen on drums.