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UPCOMING CONCERTS: (Click for full WEB CALENDAR)

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Paul Winter

Sept. 19  Friday  8pm  
Bezanson Recital Hall
PAUL WINTER DUO
Visiting Artist

Multi-Grammy winner Paul Winter, sax & Jeffrey W. Holmes, piano
With guest artist Dawning Holmes, vocals

Includes music of the Paul Winter Consort and other works by Winter & Holmes

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Sept. 20  Saturday  8pm   
Bowker Auditorium
MASSACHUSETTS DANCE FESTIVAL CONCERT
Performances by Scapegoat Garden/Deborah Goffe, Pantos Project, Benjamin Briones Ballet, Eclipse Dance Company, Vacanti Ballets & others

Tickets: 413-545-6064 or online at www.massdancefestival.org

Deborah GoffeDeborah Goffe


Felipe Salles

Sept. 26 Friday 7 & 8pm  Bezanson Hall
FACULTY CD RELEASE CONCERT:
UGANDAN SUITE
Felipe Salles, composer/performer

7pm: Talk by Damascus Kafumbe: Ugandan Traditional Music
8pm: Ugandan Suite: Damascus Kafumbe, Ugandan instruments; Tucker Antell, saxes; F. Salles, sax/flute; Rogerio Boccato, percussion; Nando Michelin, piano; Keala Kaumeheiwa, bass & Bertram Lehmann, drums

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Oct. 2  Thursday  7:30pm 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
40th Annual
MULTIBAND POPS CONCERT

Jeffrey W. Holmes, producer

Fast-paced showcase of 15 Wind, Brass, String, Percussion, Choral, Orchestral & Dance ensembles, including the Minuteman Marching Band (pictured)

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Minuteman Marching Band


Nigel Coxe

Oct. 5  Sunday  4pm  
Bezanson Recital Hall
FACULTY EMERITUS RECITAL

Nigel Coxe, piano

Works by Mozart, Schubert & Chopin

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Oct. 7  Tuesday  8pm 
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
Welcome Matthew!
WIND ENSEMBLE

Matthew Westgate, conductor

Music by Shostakovich, Morten Lauridsen,
Saint-Saëns, John Mackey & Richard Strauss: Serenade in Eb, Op. 7 in honor of his 150th birthday

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Matthew Westgate

Ticketed concerts:
Free for Music/Dance majors or minors (except special events)
$3 for UMass Amherst students (except Dance concerts)
$5 for other students, seniors & children under 18
$10 for general public
Box Office 413-545-2511 or usually available at the door
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FACULTY SUCCESSES 

Professor Brandon Keith Brown won the 2014 Mendelssohn Scholarship which was awarded by the American Friends of Mendelssohn Foundation and Maestro Kurt Masur and his wife; winners are selected by Maestro Masur. The prestigious once-in-a-life time scholarship is given to young conductors of international prominence who studied primarily in the U.S. It carries a $5000 stipend, airfare and all expenses paid to Germany. The recipient studies with Masur in Leipzig, conducts research on Mendelssohn's music, and tours Germany tracing the composer’s musical contributions. Culminating events include masterclasses and a performance with Maestro Masur and the Leipzig Sinfoniker. Brandon Keith Brown

Fantastique, a CD just released on MSR Classics, contains music for Trumpet and Wind Ensemble performed by Professor Eric Berlin, trumpet, and the UMass Wind Ensemble conducted by former Professor James Patrick Miller.  All of the music was written for Eric Berlin. The CD features music by Jeffrey W. Holmes, Jazz & Composition Professor at UMass, as well as James Stephenson, Stephen Paulus & Evan Hause.

On the CD, Berlin performs on trumpet and flugelhorn, and is joined by guests Greg Spiridopoulos (UMass Trombone Professor) and Charles Schlueter and Richard Kelley, two of the most famous trumpeters performing today. The UMass Trumpet Ensemble, directed by Berlin, also performs.

Eric Berlin

 

  

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