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University Dancers

Choreographer Sidra Bell opens a door to a world of shifting psychology in her piece at the bazaar which premieres at the University Dancers’ concerts at Bowker Auditorium. Bell, choreographic artist in residence, uses 12 dancers' bodies as intricate and detailed paintbrushes. Each dancer is called on to research and play with abstract movement phrases and specific images, such as wonder, play, risk, awareness, urban grit and infant development.

Event Date: 
Fri, 12/06/2013 - 20:00
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 20:00

Symphony Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert

TIME & LOCATION: 8pm, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

PERFORMERS: Music & Dance Department Symphony Band, James Patrick Milller, conductor, and Percussion Ensemble, Ayano Kataoka, director

Fillmore: The Klaxon; Jan Van der Roost: Suite Provencale; Grainger: The Sussex Mummer's Christmas Carol
Schuller: Nature's Way; Bernstein: Candide Suite; Nilsson: Krasch! for saxophone quartet, percussion ensemble & tape
Klatzow: Return of the Moon for six male voices and marimba; and more

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 20:00

Music Theory Speakers' Series

EVENT: A Music Theory Talk by Jason Hooper
Schenker’s Conception of Sonata Form before the Urlinie: History, Theory, and Aesthetics

TIME & LOCATION: 3:45pm, Room 155, Music Wing, Fine Arts Center, UMass campus

TOPIC: A discussion of Heinrich Schenker’s traditional approach to sonata form from his Formenlehre provides a new context to reconsider Schenker’s late work and its relationship to more recent theories of form. Analyses of Beethoven’s late piano sonatas and Haydn’s string quartets are part of the talk.

Event Date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 15:30

The Five College Collegium: Seasonal music from 16th and 17th Century Portugal

TIME & LOCATION: 8:15pm, Bezanson Recital Hall, UMass Amherst campus

THE DIRECTOR: Professor Robert Eisenstein

THE MUSICIANS: The Collegium Choir plus wind instruments, strings, percussion and guitar

THE PERFORMANCE: Ethereal Motets and Mass Movements by composers from the Cathedrals of Évora, Lisbon and Coimbra, Portugal. Engaging rhythmic Villançicos by Gaspar Fernandes, who began his career in Évora and worked in Guatemala and Mexico.


Event Date: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:00

Wind Ensemble & Concert Band

TIME & LOCATION: 7:30pm (changed from 8pm), Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst campus

PERFORMERS: Music & Dance Department Wind Ensemble and Concert Band

DIRECTORS: Professors James Patrick Miller & Timothy T. Anderson

SOLOIST: Professor John Bottomley, tuba

MUSIC: Includes Dana Wilson: Concerto for Tuba & Wind Ensemble, Pierre Leemans: March of the Belgian Paratroopers, Percy Grainger: Handel in the Strand, David Maslanka: Symphony No. 7

Event Date: 
Tue, 12/03/2013 - 19:30

Lance Martin Quartet

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Event Date: 
Sat, 12/07/2013 - 19:00

Jeff Felder Quartet

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Event Date: 
Thu, 12/05/2013 - 19:30

Carlos Averhoff Jr & IRESI Project

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Event Date: 
Wed, 12/04/2013 - 19:30

Henri Smith Band

$3 Cover

Event Date: 
Sat, 11/30/2013 - 19:00

Melissa Bolling

$3 Cover

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/29/2013 - 19:00


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