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UMass Amherst Bach

Festival Concerts

April 2017

Click for BACH SYMPOSIUM Webpage

Click for Full Festival Schedule of Events


FESTIVAL PRELUDE CONCERTS:  (or skip to Festival Weekend Concerts)

Bach: Looking Back, Looking Forward
A free concert to celebrate the beginning of the 2017 Bach Festival season
Sunday, Feb. 5 at 3pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 N. Pleasant St, Amherst, FREE
Featuring Cantata 78, Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78
Plus, Toccata & Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 & excerpts from Mass in B minor, BWV 232
Fredric T. Cohen, conductor with 23 UMass music students past and present!
Matthew Cron, organ; Fred Cohen & David Nielsen, oboe d'amore; Chris White, continuo

Bach in the Subways - A Global Event around Bach's birthday, March 21
March 18-21, 2017, downtown Amherst (FREE), venues TBA

Bach in Bezanson!
Evening performances of solo and organ works - FREE

Sunday, April 2, 9:30pm - Complete Cello Suites with the UMass Viola & Cello Studios

Wednesday, April 5, 9:30pm - Complete Violin Sonatas & Partitas with the UMass Violin Studio

Friday, April 14, 9:30pm - Organ Works & Beyond: UMass Saxophone Studio

Tuesday, April 18, 9:30pm - Well-Tempered Clavier with the UMass Piano Studio

J.S. Bach



Friday, April 21, 5 PM, Bezanson Recital Hall
Opus One Chamber Orchestra
Music by J.S. Bach:
Concerto for Oboe d’Amore in A Major, BWV 1055
Keyboard Concerto in G Minor,
BWV 975
Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C Major

& Vivaldi: La Stravaganza Violin Concerto Op.4, #6
Soloists: Fredric T. Cohen, oboe; Elizabeth Chang, violin; Gilles Vonsattel, piano

$3 UMass students; $5 other students/seniors; $10 general public
Box Office 413-545-2511 or Online ticketing

Opus One Chamber Ensemble

Saturday, April 22, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 23, 3:00 PM
Grace Church, 14 Boltwood Ave, Amherst
Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
UMass Bach Festival Orchestra & Chorus

Simon Carrington
, conductor
Tony Thornton, chorus master
with soloists Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano; Corrine Byrne, soprano; Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor & Andrew Garland, baritone

$5 Students/$25 General public
Box Office 413-545-2511 or Online ticketing:  Saturday eve    Sunday matinee

Simon CarringtonSimon Carrington

Sunday, April 23rd, 11:30 AM  
Share Coffee, 17 Kellogg Street, Amherst
Coffee Cantata, BWV 211 
Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht
with alumni soloists Corrine Byrne, soprano; Eric Christopher Perry, tenor & John Salvi, baritone

Free & open to the public

Rao's Coffee, Amherst

The UMass Bach Festival & Symposium is made possible by:

UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance
UMass Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts
UMass Amherst Office of Research and Engagement
Fine Arts Center and the UMass Arts Council


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