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February 2024

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Feb 21, 2024
Jonathan Hulting-Cohen

Faculty Concert: Jonathan Hulting-Cohen, saxophone & Jiayan Sun, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

"Fantasy"  Featuring music by César Franck, David Loeb, Pablo de Sarasate & Jules Demersseman, plus a newly commissioned piece by Ingrid Arauco

YouTube livestream =>

Feb 22, 2024 - Feb 24, 2024
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Repertoire: An Evening of Dances Past & Present

Totman Performance Lab
7:30 pm

Featuring choreography by Tom Vacanti and Molly Fletcher Lynch-Clark

YouTube livestream: Thurs  Fri  Sat

Feb 23, 2024
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Sounding Waters: Elements of Water, Ice, and Snow in Sound and Music

Kinney Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
4:00 pm

Inaugural event of the Elements project of "Renaissance of the Earth"
Evan MacCarthy, presenter and director of "Elements"

Zachary Fisher

UMass Chamber Choir

Bezanson Hall
7:30 pm

Zachary Fisher, conductor (graduate recital)

Featuring music by Josquin des Prez, J.S. Bach, F.J. Haydn, Tarik O'Regan & Katerina Gimon

YouTube livestream =>

Feb 24, 2024
Erica von Kleist and Steven Banks

41st Annual New England Saxophone Symposium & Competition

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
(All day)

Jonathan Hulting-Cohen & Felipe Salles, hosts  

Featuring guests, Steven Banks (classical, with Xak Bjerken, piano) and Erica von Kleist (jazz)

Feb 27, 2024
Andrea Tofanelli

Guest Artist Concert: Andrea Tofanelli, trumpet

Bezanson Hall
7:30 pm

With Jazz Ensemble I, Jazz faculty & faculty trumpeter Eric Berlin; part of Tofanelli's first U.S. tour

Featuring Jeff Holmes’ Suite for Four Trumpets & Rhythm Section and big band arrangements of Stevie’s Wonders, Chameleon & 5th Mahler Street

Feb 29, 2024

Distinguished Faculty Lecture: Ayano Kataoka

Old Chapel
4:00 pm

Three-part lecture with percussionist and marimbist Ayano Kataoka, with emphasis on the marimba, Japanese culture, and the influence of Keiko Abe.

Joel Burcham

Guest Artist Concert: Joel Burcham, tenor with Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

With Nikki Stoia, piano

Featuring Mr. Burcham performing Schumann's Dichterliebe, Op. 48 as well as duets with Ms. Guarrine singing scenes from Verdi's La Traviata and "All is Prepared" from Gilbert & Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance.  Joel Burcham bio =>

Mar 1, 2024

Guest Artist Concert: Elizabeth Morgan, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Lecture/Recital of music by female composers including Ruth Crawford, Amy Beach, Joan Tower & others

Mar 2, 2024

Bandwidth Faculty Ensemble

Bezanson Recital Hall
1:30 pm

Bandwidth + - Faculty & Student Winds Concert

Music by Ian Clarke, Erin Rogers, Paul Hindemith, George Enescu & W.A. Mozart

YouTube livestream =>

Mar 3, 2024

Guest Artist Concert: Da Capo Chamber Players

Bezanson Recital Hall
4:30 pm

Curtis Macomber, violin; Chris Gross, cello; Patricia Spencer, curator; Marianne Gythfeldt, clarinet; Steven Beck, piano; Eva Ding, guest flutist

Music by Tania Leon, Jason Eckardt, David Sanford, Joan Tower, Elliott Carter, & Salvatore Macchia


Mar 5, 2024
Terri Sanchez, guest flutist

Guest Artist: Terri Sánchez, flute with Steven Beck, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Music by Sánchez, Clarke, Schoenfield, Paganini, Colquhoun & Milhaud

Mar 6, 2024
Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band I

Tillis Performance Hall
7:30 pm

Matthew Westgate & Lindsay Bronnenkant, conductors

With guests, King Philip H.S. Wind Ensemble and Concert Band, Michael Keough & ​Joshua Wolloff, conductors

Featuring Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments, Ticheli's Angels in the Architecture, and more.

Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 8, 2024
UMass dancers

Senior Thesis Dance Concerts 2024

Totman Performance Lab
7:30 pm

UMass senior dance majors present their choreography thesis projects

Mar 9, 2024
Members of UMass choirs

University Chorale with Springfield Symphony

Springfield Symphony Hall
2:30 pm

Adam Kerry Boyles, SSO conductor
Nikki Stoia, Springfield Symphony Chorus conductor
Stephen Paparo, University Chorale conductor

Quynh Nguyen, piano soloist

Mar 10, 2024
Early music flutists

Music's Charms in Shakespeare's England

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Featuring the ensembles of the Five College Early Music Program
Allison Monroe, director

Mar 11, 2024
Orchestra cellists

UMass Symphony Orchestra - Concert 1

Tillis Performance Hall
7:30 pm

Featuring Josef Haydn's Symphony No. 100 and Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 12

Tickets available at 413-545-2511, at the door or ONLINE =>

Mar 12, 2024
Two fifths of a brass quintet

Brass Chamber Ensembles, Spring '24/I

Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Music for brass quintets and other chamber groups

Mar 26, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024

CRĀV The Harvest Conference featuring Lorenzo Harris

UMass Amherst & Smith College
(All day)

A Celebration of Black Dance Forms, presented by Five College Dance
Featuring Hip-Hop scholar and practitioner Dr. Lorenzo Harris

Mar 26, 2024
Trombonists in Jazz Ensemble I

43rd Annual Jazz Showcase: Home Grown

Bowker Auditorium
7:30 pm

Featuring compositions & arrangements by UMass faculty, students & alumni