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September 2021

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Sep 18, 2021 - Sep 19, 2021
Kelli Forman, international dance artist & educator

Dance Workshops with Kelli Forman

Totman Gym
3:00 pm

Chicago Footwork: 3:00 - 4:30pm
Commercial Heels: 4:30 - 6:00pm

Sep 21, 2021
Peter Myles

Lecture/Discussion with Renowned Film Music Editor Peter Myles

Bezanson Recital Hall, FREE
11:00 am

Lecture/Discussion with Peter Myles, Music Editor of movies from the Star Wars, Harry Potter, and X-Men franchises, and many more!

Free and open to all UMass/Five College Students

Sep 23, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Werk Related flyer

Werk Related - Chicago Footwork Music & Dance Event

UMass Amherst & other Five College locations
(All day)

Masterclasses, Panel Discussions, Community Party, Lectures, Performances, and a Footwork Frenzy Battle (Sunday, 3-6pm)

Featuring King Charles, Pause Eddie, DJ T-Rell, Kelli Forman, Prince JRon, ShaDawn Battle, Miki Ishizaka, and Anthony & Talia Sugarman

Sep 25, 2021
UMass Wind Ensemble

Bandtoberfest - Family Concert on the Common

Amherst Common
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

A family-friendly outdoor musical event that celebrates the joy of Autumn and the Harvest. The UMass Wind Ensembles and the Amherst BID will provide non-stop, live musical entertainment celebrating all cultures.

Oct 6, 2021
Fumi Tomita, jazz bass

Celebrating Bird: The Music of Charlie Parker

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

A Faculty Concert by Fumi Tomita, jazz bass

With Jeff Holmes, piano; Tom Giampietro, drums & guest David Detweiler, saxophone


Oct 14, 2021

Celebrating Pearl Primus, Dancer & Choreographer

Bowker Auditorium
7:00 pm

Collaborators, colleagues, and friends of Pearl Primus assemble for a special evening to honor the legacy of the legendary choreographer-dancer.

Oct 17, 2021

Percussion Day 2021 at UMass Amherst

Bezanson Hall & Concert Hall
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

An in-person Day of Percussion for the community, high school and college students and their families.

Ayano Kataoka, coordinator (UMass Percussion Professor)

With guest artists including Mike Truesdell, Percussion Professor at Ithaca College

Oct 19, 2021

Jazz Ensemble I & Chapel Jazz

Bowker Auditorium (Stockbridge Hall)
7:30 pm

Jeffrey W. Holmes and Felipe Salles, directors

Oct 20, 2021
Steven Beck, pianist and George Walker, composer

Guest Artist Concert: Steven Beck, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Complete solo piano sonatas by George Walker (1922-2018).

Oct 22, 2021

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
7:30 pm

Matthew Westgate, conductor

Oct 24, 2021 - Oct 25, 2021

Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Afterwardsness

Totman Gym
7:30 pm

The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company presents a unique performance that places the audience in an immersive environment with the dancers.

Oct 26, 2021

Graduate Jazz Composers Ensemble

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Andrew Wilcox & Mark Walker, directors

Oct 27, 2021

UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
7:30 pm

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Oct 29, 2021

Faculty Concert: Joshua Michal, horn

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

With Ludmila Krasin, piano
Music by Baldwin, Jevtic, Nagy, Michal & Sadler

Nov 1, 2021
Edward Arron, cello & Jeewon Park, piano

Faculty Concert: Edward Arron, cello & Jeewon Park, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall, FREE
7:30 pm

Faculty Concert: Edward Arron, cello & Jeewon Park, piano

Music of Mendelssohn, Pärt & Rachmaninoff 

Free event. 

Nov 4, 2021

Faculty Concert: Gilles Vonsattel, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Bach's French Suite; Beethoven's Waldstein & Appassianata Sonatas

Nov 5, 2021

47th Annual Multiband Pops Concert

Fine Arts Center Concert Hall
7:30 pm

Jeffrey W. Holmes, producer/director    Buy Tickets

Our spectacular, fast-paced showcase of jazz, wind, choral, orchestral, and percussion ensembles, plus the Minuteman Marching Band.

Nov 10, 2021

Opus One Chamber Orchestra

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Elizabeth Chang, Kathryn Lockwood & Edward Arron, faculty coordinators

A faculty-student collaboration; repertoire to be announced

Nov 13, 2021

UMass Chamber Choir

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Tony Thornton, conductor

Nov 15, 2021
Brass Chamber Ensemble Tuba Player

Brass Chamber Ensembles

Bezanson Recital Hall, FREE
7:30 pm

Brass Chamber Ensembles

Coordinator, Greg Spiridopoulos

Free event.