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January 2023

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Feb 2, 2023 - Feb 4, 2023
A dancer with LAB:SYNC

Convergence: A Dance Performance Gallery

Totman Performance Lab
7:30 pm

An artistic presentation of methods and findings from an active clinical trial about the health benefits of dance among adults.
Aston K. McCullough, artistic director

Feb 9, 2023
Catherine Jensen-Hole, voice & Felipe Salles, saxophone in foreground

Jazz Faculty Concert

Bezanson Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Jeffrey W. Holmes, piano/trumpet; Felipe Salles, saxophone; Catherine Jensen-Hole, voice; Fumi Tomita, bass; Thomas Giampietro, drums; Bob Ferrier, guitar & Ben Griffin, trombone

Feb 11, 2023

37th Annual H.S. Honor Band Concert

Frederick C. Tillis Performance Hall, FREE
7:00 pm

Featuring the top high school bands from around the region, plus the UMass Wind Ensemble & Symphony Band

Feb 12, 2023

UMass Opera - Love & Lust: Lost & Found

Bowker Auditorium
3:00 pm

A staged performance of arias, scenes, & ensembles from masterworks by Puccini, Mozart, Handel, & Gluck with Orchestra 

Tickets available at

Feb 13, 2023
Eric Berlin & Ludmila Krasin

Faculty Concert: Eric Berlin, trumpet & Ludmila Krasin, piano

Bezanson Hall, Free
7:30 pm

With guest BethAyn Curtis, soprano
Includes music by Handel, Daugherty, Peaslee & Turrin


Feb 16, 2023
Tim McAllister, saxophone

Guest Artist Concert: Tim McAllister, saxophone & Liz Ames, piano

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Part of the year-long celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the New England Saxophone Symposium

Includes music by Jennifer Jolley, Andre Myers, Karalyn Schubring, Zoe Cutler, Vincent Ho & Erwin Schulhoff

Feb 19, 2023
Dr. Fred Sienkiewicz, trumpeter & scholar

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

Bezanson Hall, Free
7:30 pm

Alexander Arutiunian and His World

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

Feb 23, 2023
Jazz drummer Ellen Jacobson

Graduate Jazz Composers

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

New works for small, medium & large jazz ensembles performed by Graduate Jazz Composers Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble I 

Feb 25, 2023
Catherine Boyack, guest flutist

Western Mass Flute Festival

Bezanson Recital Hall
(All day)

Cobus du Toit, host

Featuring Catherine Boyack, guest flutist with Steven Beck, pianist

Feb 26, 2023
Bandwidth Faculty Ensemble

Bandwidth: Faculty/Students Chamber Winds Concert

Bezanson Hall, Free
4:30 pm

Cobus du Toit, flute
Romie de Guise-Langlois, clarinet
Joshua Michal, horn
Rémy Taghavi, bassoon

Plus other faculty and student performers!

Feb 28, 2023

Guest Artist Concert: Nicolas Prost, saxophone

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

 With Sébastien Paindestre, piano
"At the Border of Jazz"
Featuring a new work by Wayne Shorter: Sherwood Sonata

Mar 2, 2023 - Mar 3, 2023

Senior Thesis Dance Projects

Totman Performance Lab
7:30 pm

Senior dance majors present their final choreography projects.  Tickets =>

Mar 4, 2023
A group of students dressed in black perform on stage

Five College Choral Festival

John M. Greene Hall, Smith College
7:30 pm

Includes UMass Chamber Choir and Chorale
Lindsay Pope and Stephen Paparo, conductors

Mar 6, 2023

UMass Symphony Orchestra & Jazz Ensemble I

Bowker Auditorium
7:30 pm

Morihiko Nakahara & Jeffrey W. Holmes, directors

Tickets available at

Mar 8, 2023
Members of Symphony Band

Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band

Frederick C. Tillis Performance Hall
7:30 pm

Matthew Westgate & Lindsay Bronnenkant, conductors

Tickets available at

Mar 9, 2023 - Mar 10, 2023
Pete Shungu, clinician

2023 Hip Hop Music Education Festival

UMass Amherst Old Chapel Great Hall
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

With guest clinician, Pete Shungu (Hip hop MC/rapper & professor at Univ. of Illinois Champagne-Urbana)

Online registration is open now!  (Registration deadline: March 1)

Mar 19, 2023
Andre Moisan, guest clarinetist

CLARIconNEcT: Clarinet Day 2023

Bezanson Recital Hall
(All day)

Romie de Guise-Langlois, host    Details & registration =>

Featuring guest clarinetist André Moisan with faculty pianist Steven Beck

Mar 22, 2023
William Hite and Jamie-Rose Guarrine

Faculty Concert: William Hite, tenor & Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Featuring Britten's Serenade for Tenor and Horn with Josh Michal, horn and Steven Beck, piano, plus songs set to the poetry of Emily Dickinson with Ian Scarfe, piano and Karl Knapp, cello

Mar 24, 2023

Five College Early Music Collegium

Bezanson Recital Hall
7:30 pm

Michael Barrett, director

Mythos: English and Italian madrigals on mythological themes 

Mar 26, 2023

Conductors’ Chorus

Bezanson Recital Hall
4:00 pm

  Gilbert Wermeling, graduate conductor