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Trusting Fate

The Americana-roots trio, Trusting Fate, has been performing since 2009. Tight harmonies, varied instrumentation, powerful lyrics and melodies are hallmarks of a Trusting Fate performance. In 2012 Trusting Fate released "down to the basics", their first CD with 12 original songs. The band is Susanna Doyle (keyboard), Mike O'Brien (mandolin and violin), and Paul Therkelsen (guitar and harmonica). 

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 20:00

Harvey Diamond & Jon Dreyer

Legendary pianist Harvey Diamond and bassist Jon Dreyer perform jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook, "honing gems...into personal statements that leave us yearning for more...Diamond is a master of both melody and harmony much like his predecessors in the legacy of jazz piano, Bill Evans and Lennie Tristano." The duo will be performing for us the evening of every 2nd Saturday of the month as well as every Saturday brunch time. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/02/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 11/09/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 11/16/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 11:00
Sat, 11/30/2013 - 11:00

Morgan Scott Trio

Appearing the first Friday of each month at The Java Room, the trio consists of Morgan Scott on piano, Sven Larson on bass and Ed Conley on drums, percussion. “We create adventurous music of the moment...”spontaneous composition” at times and traditional jazz standards at others. Sometimes a quick burst of an idea comes across one of our minds’ ear, and if we are free of ourselves we let that idea emerge. The rest of the group will react to the idea, or the idea presented exists as a counterpoint to whatever is already going on in the music.

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/01/2013 - 20:00

University Chorale, Women's Choir & Recital Choir at St. John's Church

TIME & LOCATION: 3pm, St. John's Church, 48 Elm Street, Northampton

PERFORMERS: University Chorale, Women’s Choir & Recital Choir, conducted by Professor Stephen A. Paparo and graduate students

REPERTOIRE: Includes Benjamin Britten: Jubilate Deo, Kinley Lange: Esto Les Digo, Eric Barnum: Afternoon on a Hill, Rollo Dilworth: Freedom Train, David Dickau: If Music Be the Food of Love and J’entends le Moulin, arranged by Donald Patriquin


Event Date: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 15:00

Euridice Baroque Orchestra

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass campus

PERFORMERS: Euridice Baroque Orchestra, like Bach's Leipzig Collegium Musicum, is made up of students, faculty and a few community members. It rehearses and performs collegially and without a conductor. Robert Eisenstein is the faculty coordinator.

THE PERFORMANCE: Music for strings, harpsichord, organ, flute, recorder and soprano by J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5, Charpentier: French Noëls and Telemann: Two Suites for strings & continuo/traverso

Event Date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013 - 20:00

Zachariah Combs: The Gallery of African Art

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:30am

Tonight on Inquiry we sit down with ZACHARIAH COMBS, the new Director of the GALLERY OF AFRICAN ART in Clinton, MA. Tune in and learn about this wonderful new gallery, upcoming programs and even hear Zach on the n’goni. The website for the gallery is:

Vocal Jazz Ensemble

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass campus

PERFORMERS: Music & Dance Department Vocal Jazz students, directed by Catherine Jensen-Hole

REPERTOIRE: Featuring jazz standards by composers Chick Corea, Benny Golson & Joe Henderson with arrangements by Rosana Eckert, Paris Rutherford, Catherine Jensen-Hole & graduate jazz student Wes Smith

Event Date: 
Sun, 11/24/2013 - 20:00

Stephen Michael Shearer: Gloria Swanson The Ultimate Star

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 10:30am

Gloria Swanson had a singular film career. She starred with Rudolf Valentino during the Silent Era and with William Holden in Sunset Boulevard in what has been called the most celebrated film comeback in history. During the Silent Film era her fans worshiped her.  But her career took a crushing downturn in the 1930s. But she never stopped working and Gloria appeared in numerous films, on stage and television. Always acting as the penultimate star on and off screen.

Student Composers' Concert

TIME & LOCATION: 7:30pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass campus

PERFORMERS: UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance students perform works composed by their colleagues. Coordinated by Professor Salvatore Macchia


Event Date: 
Sat, 11/23/2013 - 19:30


7:15pm to 8:30pm  One set of original music
$10 cover
$5 with student ID
a lightly-sparkling beverage made by adding 
        live culture to tea.    
        a tightly-sparkling sound made by adding 
        living culture to three.
bert seager – piano
sean farias – bass
austin mcmahon – drums 
Event Date: 
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 22:00


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