Saturday, December 3 Cycles at 7:30, 8:15, 9:00pm in Totman Gym
University Dancers Peril in Thine Eye
Directed by Paul Dennis New full-length, immersive dance experience inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
Featuring contemporary arrangements of the score from Sergei Prokofiev's ballet, Romeo and Juliet, and dialogue from Shakespeare's source material, Peril in Thine Eye will pull audience members into an evening-length production exploring themes of racial and cultural, sexual and gender, and political and economic tension, set in a moody nightclub in a city called Verona. Visitors are welcome to go through the cycle more than once, to enhance their experience of the performance.
Tickets: $5 students, seniors & children; $14 general public
Saturday, December 3 @ 7:30pm in Bowker Auditorium Marimba Bands & Ensembles
Directed by Thomas Hannum
Featuring arrangements by students & alumni of music by a wide range of artists, including Stevie Wonder (I Wish), Beethoven (Für Elise), Cole Porter (Just One of Those Things), Edvard Grieg (Sailor’s Song), Rimsky-Korsakov (Scheherazade), Astor Piazzolla (Tango Suite #2), and Alicia Keys (If I Ain’t Got You), among others.
Student arrangers: Andrew Ricketts, Seth Lampert, Lauren Chiodo Alumni arrangers: Chris Retschulte, Jacob Gall, Lance Piantaggini, Ian Hale, Damon Grant
Box Office: 413-545-2511 OR ONLINE TICKETING Tickets: $3 UMass students; $5 other students, seniors & children; $10 general public
Saturday, December 3, 2016 7:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall FREE
GUEST ARTIST RECITAL Jake Fridkis, flute (Fort Worth Symphony Principal Flute) with Jeewon Park, piano
Tchaikovsky (arr. Pahud): Lensky's Aria from Eugene Onegin, Max Bruch (arr. Sparks): Romanze, Arthur Foote: A night piece, Gary Schocker: For Gaspar, Saint-Saens: Romance Op. 37, Doppler: Rigoletto Fantasy
Hailed by the Dallas Morning News for his “radiant tone and generous expressivity”, and the Fort Worth Star Telegram for his “musicianship, clear sound, precise intonation, and empathic dynamic levels,” Jake Fridkis has quickly established himself as one of the leading flutists of his generation.
Before graduating from the Yale School of Music, he won the principal flute position in the South Dakota Symphony. He is currently principal flute with the Fort Worth Symphony. He has performed as a concerto soloist in Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, and throughout the United States. As a guest flutist, he has performed with Symphony SONG (Korea), and the St. Louis, New Haven and Princeton Symphonies.
Jake earned his Masters and Artist Diploma degrees while studying with Ransom Wilson at the Yale School of Music, receiving the coveted Thomas Nyfenger memorial prize. His other studies have been at the Cleveland Institute with Josh Smith, and at Aspen with Mark Sparks.
Jake plays on a 14k Haynes Flute and is a Haynes Artist. Jake can be heard on multiple CD’s on Harmonia Mundi with FWSO and on his recording of the Beethoven Flute Sonatas and duo with Ransom Wilson for Naxos.
Saturday, December 3 @ 9am-11am in Bezanson Recital Hall Chamber Music Masterclass with James Dunham, violist
Former violist of the Grammy-winning Cleveland Quartet & the Naumberg-winning Sequoia Quartet website
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Saturday, December 3 @ 11am-9pm in Fine Arts Center Music wing Western Massachusetts Flute Day
With guest artists Jake Fridkis and the Five College Flute Faculty
Schedule of Events: 11:00-11:50 Warm-up session with Ellen Redman (Smith College) 12:00-1:30 Bring your lunch masterclass with Cobus du Toit (UMass Amherst) 1:40 - 2:30 Easy improvisation with Adrianne Greenbaum (Mt. Holyoke College) 2:30-3:00 Visit the vendors in the exhibit hall (Haynes Flutes and Flutistry) 3:00-5:00 Masterclass with Jake Fridkis (Principal Flute Fort Worth Symphony) 5:10-6:00 Flute Choir Reading Session with Alison Hale (Amherst College) 6:00-7:30 Dinner break in downtown Amherst (not included in registration fee) 7:30-9:00 Guest Artist Recital: Jake Fridkis with pianist Jeewon Park in Bezanson Hall