Festival Concerts

Department of Music and Dance, UMass Amherst

April 21-23, 2023

Also see Bach in the Subways and Prelude Concerts, March/April

Organizers: Elizabeth Chang, William Hite, & Amanda Stenroos

Link to online pdf program book =>

Andrew Megill, guest conductor
Andrew Megill
Featured concert:

Saturday, April 22, 7:30pm, Tillis Hall (formerly FAC Concert Hall)
Bach’s Mass in B Minor, BWV 232
Andrew Megill, guest conductor
With the UMass Bach Festival Orchestra & Chorus,
Lindsay Pope, chorus master
Kristen Watson & Ava D’Agostino, sopranos; Meg Bragle, mezzo-soprano; Brian Giebler, tenor & Andrew Garland, baritone
Tickets on sale Online or at Box Office, 413-545-2511
$25 general; $20 seniors; Free for students w/ ID & children under 18

Steven Beck
Steven Beck

Other Concerts & Events:

Friday, April 21, 4pm, Bezanson Hall, Free
Faculty Concert: Steven Beck, piano
J.S. Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
Link to YouTube Livestream =>


Friday, April 21, 7:30-9pm (Free Panel Discussion) and
Saturday, April 22, 9:00am – 5:30pm, Bromery Center, Rm. 419
Bach Symposium: J.S. Bach and Timbre, paper presentations
$25 in-person attendees; $5 students (lunch included), cash or check accepted; Free for remote participants

Corrine Byrne, soprano
Corrine Byrne, soprano


Sunday, April 23, 11:30am, at Amherst Coffee, 28 Amity St., Free
(Please note: Space is limited!)
Bach’s Coffee Cantata BWV 211
With an all-alumni cast of singers: Brendan Buckley, John Salvi & Corrine Byrne, plus local & alumni instrumentalists

Sunday, April 23, 3:30pm, Bowker Auditorium
Codemakers: Vijay Iyer, Hyeyung Sol Yoon & Texu Kim
(Bach violin sonata plus world premieres of Bach-related works)
Co-presented with the UMass Asian & Asian American Arts & Culture Program  (Details =>)

Also see Bach in the Subways and Prelude Concerts, March/April


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