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Ronnie Nordac: Bong Wish

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/11/2014 - 22:00

Faculty Viola & Piano Recital

TIME & LOCATION (note time)
6 pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

UMass Amherst Music & Dance Department Professors Kathryn Lockwood, viola, and Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Professor Emerita Estela Olevsky, piano

Robert Schumann: Märchenbilder, Paul Hindemith: Sonata Op. 11/4, Joan Tower: Wild Purple
About Wild Purple, Ms. Tower said she had never thought of the viola this way, "so I decided to see if I could write a piece that had wild energy in it."

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/01/2014 - 18:00


String Day
Welcoming string players to our chamber orchestras: Opus 4, Junior participants; Opus 3, Intermediate; Opus 2, Senior; and parents & teachers.

Chamber music readings, orchestras & discussion culminate in 1:30pm concert.

UMass Amherst Department of Music and Dance Professor Kathryn Lockwood

9am – 3:15pm, Music Wing of the Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst campus

Registration and Information
By 2/13/14: $25 (includes lunch)

Event Date: 
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 09:00 to 15:30

Opus One Chamber Orchestra in Concert

8 pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

Music & Dance Department UMass Amherst String Students perform with faculty members Elizabeth Chang, violin & coordinator; Kathryn Lockwood, viola; Astrid Schween, cello & Salvatore Macchia, contrabass

J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048 and Josef Suk: Serenade for Strings in E flat Major, Op. 6

Event Date: 
Tue, 03/04/2014 - 20:00

John Henry's Hammer Coffee House presents Rich Falco and the WPI Jazz Ensemble

Founded in 1979, the WPI Jazz Ensemble is one of three award-winning jazz groups based on the campus of Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The WPI Stage Band and Jazz Ensemble embrace their role as international jazz ambassadors. Under Professor Rich Falco's direction, they have performed in France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Russia, Romania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Egypt, Spain, Greece, Canada, Italy, Poland, Hungary, and the United States.

Event Date: 
Sat, 02/15/2014 - 19:30

"Jazz at Vernissage" - Mark Zamcheck

Mark Zamcheck is a well-known local musician. The Needham resident's work is a harmonious and personal blend of classical training, jazz, and improvisation. Mark's piano playing transports the listener on an emotionally evocative journey. His innovative approach to improvisation stretches the boundaries of the genre.

In 2010, Zamcheck introduced tracks from his CD, Drawing From Life, on the Internet radio station In less than six months he garnered over 22,000 fans around the globe, and currently, his fans number over 100,000.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/13/2014 - 20:00

Yani Batteau and the Styles CD release

Yani Batteau is a charismatic and powerful performer who connects immediately with her audience. Her claw hammer style influenced banjo playing has a deep, haunting resonance that compliments her melodic and rustic vocals.

Her repertoire of 'Soulful Americana' includes original tunes, vintage country, traditional folk and blues. Her new arrangements of old and familiar songs contain changes and nuances that delight and intrigue the listener.

Event Date: 
Sun, 02/23/2014 - 20:30

George Duke Tribute

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm

George Duke was an American musician, known as a keyboard pioneer, composer, singer and producer in both jazz and popular mainstream musical genres.

Barry Werth

Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 10:30pm

In his new book "The Antidote" author Barry Werth takes us on a unprecedented access to Vertex and its founder, Josh Boger, to tell the story of how the company went from a cash-starved startup to one of the great triumphs of American innovation and revolutionized the drug industry. It is a story of just how cutthroat and challenging the pharmaceutical business really is. Tune in this Sunday evening at 10:30 when Al speaks with author Barry Werth.


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