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Guest Artist Concert: Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpet & Thomas Weaver, piano

Event Information


Bezanson Hall, Free

Date & Time

Feb 19, 2023 | 7:30 pm

Contact Name

Music & Dance Department



(413) 577-2154

Dr. Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpeter & scholar

Alexander Arutiunian and His World

Music by the Soviet Armenian composer Arutiunian as well as Aram Khachaturian & others, with commentary by Mr. Sienkiewicz.

Trumpeter, pedagogue, and scholar Fred Sienkiewicz is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Musicianship at Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music and performs as a regular member of The Jackson Symphony (Tennessee) and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra. After receiving his Bachelors degree here at UMass (studying with Eric Berlin), he went on to receive a Masters at the New England Conservatory and a D.M.A. at Boston University. His doctoral dissertation is the first English-language investigation of the life and music of Soviet Armenian composer Alexander Arutiunian.

Thomas Weaver is an American pianist and composer currently on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music and Boston University Tanglewood Institute. Weaver is a member of the Amram Ensemble, Trio Ardente, and the New England Chamber Players and is the Music Director of the Marian Anderson Historical Society. His playing and arrangements can be heard on the albums David Amram: So In America and Astor Piazzolla - Genius of Tango, both on Affetto Records. As a composer, his music has been performed across four continents, and his works have been commissioned by such organizations as Boston University and the New York Chamber Music Festival, among others.