Tuesday, February 3rd @ 8pm in Bezanson Recital Hall Faculty Recital
Salvatore Macchia, contrabass
THIS CONCERT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS
Apologies for any inconvenience
Saturday, February 7th @ 8pm in Bezanson Recital Hall Faculty Recital "He loves me. She loves me. Not."
Dana Lynne Varga (formerly Dana Schnitzer), soprano; William Hite, tenor & Nadine Shank, piano
Hugo Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch Get ready for Valentine’s Day with Wolf’s ruminations on love. Purchase tickets here !
Tickets: $3 UMass students, $5 other students, seniors & children, $10 general public Box Office 413-545-2511
Dana Lynne Varga, soprano
February 4 Wednesday 10am - 12noon Bezanson Recital Hall
Rita Porfiris, guest artist
Free & open to the public
Always trying to bridge the gap between popular culture and classical music, violist Rita Porfiris has been the subject of articles and interviews in media across the globe including the New York Times, Chamber Music America, International Symphony Musician, the NBC Nightly News, NPR, PBS, and the BBC. She has performed in major concert halls and music festivals worldwide and as a soloist has appeared with numerous orchestras including the Orquesta Filarmonica de la Ciudad de Mexico, the New World Symphony, and was a featured soloist in the Houston Symphony’s Baroque Festival.
Currently the Associate Professor of Viola at The Hartt School, she has also been on the faculties of New York University, the University of Houston Moores’ School of Music, Florida International University, and the Harlem School for the Arts in New York. She has given master classes, lectures and clinics across the U.S., United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Iceland, and the Dominican Republic.
Ms. Porfiris is a member of the Hartt String Quartet and the Miller-Porfiris Duo. As a founding member of the Plymouth Quartet, she was in-residence at the Ojai Festival, Mainly Mozart, Point Counterpoint, and the Internationale Quartettakademie Prag-Wien-Budapest. She was the recipient of Austria’s prestigious Prix Mercure, a prize winner in the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the Primrose International Viola Competition, and a laureate of the Paolo Borciani International Quartet Competition. She was awarded the National Music Leadership award in 2007 by the Texas chapter of music sorority Sigma Alpha in recognition of her dedication to the promotion of music and string playing at the high school and university level.