Music
The Department of Music and Dance presents Music of UMass Composers, celebrating the tradition of music composition at UMass Amherst.

January 22, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

The Department of Music and Dance presents UMass Opera, under the direction of Dustin Willis, Mark Swanson, and Marjorie Melnick.

February 2, 2019 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
February 3, 2019 3:00 pm-6:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Held annually since 1989, the gala is a fundraiser for the Fine Arts Center’s Arts/Access programs that provide free Angel Tickets to local human service agencies and daytime Global Arts performances for school-aged children, as well as support for Jazz in July scholarships, special exhibitions, artist residencies and more.

February 2, 2019
6:00 pm-11:30 pm

Campus Center, Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance, in conjunction with the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies and the Fine Arts Center, present the Langston Hughes Project featuring the Ron McCurdy Quartet.

February 5, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

The Department of Music and Dance presents the Atlantic Brass Quintet.

February 6, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Matt Wilson is one of today's most celebrated jazz artists, universally recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style, as well as being a gifted composer, bandleader, producer, and teacher.

February 6, 2019
8:00 pm

Old Chapel

The Department of Music and Dance presents Sandbox Percussion, who will be in residency at the Department of Music and Dance.

February 7, 2019
7:30 pm

Fine Arts Center Bezanson Recital Hall

Pianist Aaron Diehl is one of the most sought after jazz virtuosos, consistently playing with what The New York Times describes as “melodic precision, harmonic erudition, and elegant restraint.” 

February 8, 2019
8:00 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has had a whirlwind career that has brought him to the forefronts of jazz, hip-hop, and pop.

February 14, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

Quantopia is a multimedia hip hop concert experience about the history and exponential growth of the Internet.

February 21, 2019
7:30 pm

Bowker Auditorium

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