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concerts & guest masterclasses

To see a list of UMass Department of Music & Dance events and dates, please click the following link:

umass.edu/music/eventcalendar

For a list of Fine Arts Center events and dates, please click the following link:

umass.edu/fac/calendar/centerwide

 

STRING DATES 2014/15

Jan 20, 8 PM Bezanson

Faculty Recital: Elizabeth Chang, violin and Steven Beck, piano


Jan 25, 4 PM Bezanson

Faculty Recital: Kathryn Lockwood, viola, Rumi Experience and duoJalal


Feb 3, 8 PM Bezanson

Faculty Recital: Salvatore Macchia, bass


Feb 4, 10-12 PM Bezanson

Rita Porfiris viola master class


Feb 10, 8 PM Bezanson

Tuesdays in Bezanson Faculty Chamber Music: Schubert Octet plus


Feb 17 String auditions--be around to be helpful…


Mar 1, all day

STRING DAY


Mar 6, 10-12 PM: Bezanson, Room 150, Room 152, Room 154

to be confirmed, Parker Quartet Master classes


Mar 6, 8 PM Concert Hall

University Orchestra Concert


Mar 21, Amherst venues

Bach in the Subways!


Mar 23, 7:30 PM Bezanson

Martin Alexander, viola, graduation recital


April 1, 5:30 PM Unitarian Meeting House

Julia Hodecker, violin, graduation recital


April 12, 9-12 PM, Bezanson

String chamber dress


April 12, 7 PM, Bezanson

String Chamber concert



April 17, 5 PM Bezanson

Opus One Concert


April 18, 7:30 PM Grace Episcopal

St John Passion


April 19, 3 PM Bezanson

Cantata Concert


April 21, 6:30 PM Room 44

Informal chamber concert, to be confirmed


April 23, 8 PM, Concert Hall

University Orchestra Concert


April 27, 7:30 PM Bezanson
Composers’ Concert


April 29, 6:30 Grace Episcopal

All University Orchestra Concert


May 5 STRING JURIES


 

:|: Fall 2012 :|:

University Orchestra

Tuesday, October 16th
8pm Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Tuesdays in Bezanson
Chang, Lockwood and Schween

Tuesday, October 23rd
8pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Opus One Chamber Orchestra

Monday, November 5th
7:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Dress Rehearsal Sunday 4th from 7-10pm

String Chamber Ensembles

Monday, November 19th
7:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall
Dress Rehearsal Sunday 18th from 7-10pm

Tuesdays in Bezanson
Chang and Schween

Tuesday, November 20th
8pm Bezanson Recital Hall

University Orchestra

Wednesday, November 28th
8pm Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

:|: Spring 2013 :|:

Faculty Recital

Elizabeth Chang, Violin

Tuesday January 22nd

8pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Faculty Recital

Astrid Schween, Cello

Sunday February 3rd

4pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Junior Recital at 6.30pm

Sunday February 3rd

Melinda Packer, Viola

University Orchestra

Wednesday February 20th

8pm Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

String Day

Sunday March 3rd - 9.30-4pm

Bezanson Recital Hall

Grad Recital at 7.30pm

Sunday March 3rd

Trevor Andrews, Viola

Viola Masterclass from 4.30-6pm

Monday, March 4th

Michelle LaCourse, Boston University Viola Professor

Opus One Chamber Orchestra

Wednesday March 6th

8.15pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Dress Rehearsal Monday 4th from 7-10pm

Senior Recital at 5.00pm

Friday March 15th

Bonnie Heung, Viola

Viola Orchestral Excerpt Masterclass from 10-11am

Wednesday March 27th

Amelia Clingman, Violist of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

String Chamber Ensembles

Tuesday April 9th

7.30pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Dress Rehearsal Monday 8th from 7-10pm

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Spring 2012

March 12

4.30-6pm Bezanson

Viola MasterClass with Rita Porfiris

(Hartt School of Music)

Fall 2011

October 3rd

10-12 Bezanson

Pieter Wispelwey :|: cello & Lois Shapiro :|: piano
Exploring Beethoven Sonatas & the Art of Collaboration

November 10
4:45-5:45 Bezanson,

Violin master class with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg

November 14, 4:30-6pm PM, Bezanson
Mihai Tetel cello master class

November 16, 10 AM-12 Noon Bezanson
Rhonda Rider chamber music master class


November 21, 4:30-6.30 PM Bezanson
Bayla Keyes violin master class - CANCELLED

Spring 2011

Friday March 4th, 2011

ROGER TAPPING - VIOLA

Guest Artist Chamber Music Masterclass

10-12 Bezanson Recital Hall

faculty member at NEC

former member of Takacs Quartet

 

Monday March 21st, 2011

MICHELLE LaCOURSE - VIOLA

Guest Artist Viola Masterclass

4.30-6.30 Bezanson Recital Hall

faculty member at Boston University

former faculty member at UMass/Amherst

 

Monday April 4th, 2011

BAYLA KEYS - VIOLIN

Guest Artist Chamber Music Masterclass

4.30-6.30 Bezanson Recital Hall

faculty member at Boston University

current member of Triple Helix Piano Trio

former member of Muir String Quartet

 

Fall 2010

November 17, 2010 - Wednesday

CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS

Guest artist: cellist Rhonda Rider

faculty member at the Boston Conservatory & Boston University, founding member of the Lydian Quartet, and current member of Triple Helix Piano Trio

10am - 12:05pm  Bezanson Recital Hall

Free and open to the public for observation

 

December 04, 2010 - Saturday

CHAMBER MUSIC MASTER CLASS

Guest artist: Chiara String Quartet

12pm - 02pm 

UMASS Music Department

Free and open to the public for observation

 

 

Monday 27 September 2010

:|: Martha Gerschefski

Cello Masterclass with Martha Gerschefski, Professor of Cello & Chamber Music, Georgia State University

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM :|: Bezanson Recital Hall
*NO CHARGE*

 

 

fall 2009 :|: spring 2010

spring 2010

There are some exciting events coming up for the violin studio this spring, including masterclasses from violist Michael Tree (of the Guarneri Quartet) and the Chiara String Quartet in April.

 

 

fall 2009

Monday 7 December 2009 :|: Chiara String Quartet

- intonation lecture @10:00 AM | Sweeney Hall*
- masterclass @4:00 PM | Earle Hall*

* at Smith College

Monday 9 November 2009 :|: Borromeo String Quartet

- masterclass @12:00 PM | assorted classrooms

 

Friday 6 November 2009 :|: Lila Brown, violist

- masterclass @10:00 AM | Bezanson

 

 

 

 

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PAST CONCERTS:

:|: Fall 2011 :|:

Opus One Chamber Orchestra

10/26 Wednesday 8:15pm in Bezanson Recital Hall: No Charge

A faculty-student collaboration; Elizabeth Chang, faculty coordinator

Description: Opus One.

 

University Orchestra

11/16 Wednesday 8pm  in Fine Arts Center Concert Hall

Description: University Orchestra.

 

String Quartets in Concert in Bezanson Recital Hall

12/6 Tuesday 7:30pm

Description: String Quartets.

:|: Spring 2012 :|:

coming soon

:|: Spring 2011 :|:

Tuesday 18 January 2011
Faculty Recital; 8:00 PM
Elizabeth Chang - violin | Judith Gordon - piano

$3 UMass students | $5 students/seniors | $10 general

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Faculty Recital; 8:00 PM
Astrid Schween - cello | Nadine Shank - piano

$3 UMass students | $5 students/seniors | $10 general

Sunday 6 February 2011

String Day; 9am-4pm

http://www.umass.edu/music/stringday.php

Tuesday 8 February 2011
Opus One; 7.30pm

http://www.umass.edu/opusone

Opus One is the primary string chamber ensemble at the University of Massachusetts Amherst modeled after the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As there is no conductor, we demonstrate the potential of a collaborative approach to music making.

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:|: Fall 2010 :|:

November

Nov. 2 -Tuesday

Opus One Chamber Orchestra

A faculty-student collaboration

Elizabeth Chang, faculty coordinator

Includes music by Shostakovich: Prelude & Scherzo, Op. 11 &
Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a (from his Quartet #8)

Opus One is the primary string chamber ensemble at the University of Massachusetts Amherst modeled after the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. As there is no conductor, we demonstrate the potential of a collaborative approach to music making.

7:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall

No charge

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Nov. 9 -Tuesday

 duoJalal dances

Faculty Recital

Kathryn Lockwood, viola & guest Yousif Sheronick, percussion with Billbob Brown & Christie Clovis, dancers

8pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Prices: $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, children, seniors; $10 for the general public.

Fine Arts Center Box Office: 413-545-2511

or Online Ticketing  

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Nov. 16 -Tuesday

 Tuesdays in Bezanson

Faculty Recital

Performers: Eric Berlin, trumpet; Elizabeth Chang, violin; Fredric T. Cohen, oboe; William Hite, tenor; Laura Klock, horn; Nadine Shank, piano; Michael Sussman, clarinet & Stephen Walt, bassoon

Beethoven: Septet Op.20

Martinu: La Revue de Cuisine &

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 39

8pm Bezanson Recital Hall

Prices: $3 for UMass Amherst students; $5 for other students, children, seniors; $10 for the general public.

Fine Arts Center Box Office: 413-545-2511

or Online Ticketing  

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Nov. 21 -Sunday

University Orchestra - Firebird in Holyoke

Lanfranco Marcelletti, Jr., director;

Larry Schipull, organist

Samuel Barber: Toccata festiva Op. 36 for organ & orchestra; Stravinsky: Firebird (1919 edition)

Schumann: Overture to The Bride from Messina

4pm United Congregational Church, 395 High St., Holyoke

$10 suggested donation

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Nov. 23 -Tuesday

 String Quartets

Graduate & undergraduate ensembles

7:30pm Bezanson Recital Hall

No charge