Festival Concerts

Schedule

Friday, April 12, 2019

Gilles Vonsattel4:00 PM: FACULTY CONCERT: Gilles Vonsattel, piano
Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, North Pleasant St., FREE
It is advised to arrive early, as the Hall may fill up.

J.S. Bach: Prelude in C major, BWV 846 from The Well-Tempered Clavier
J.S. Bach: 3 Counterpoints from Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, Op. 54
Shostakovich: Prelude and Fugue in A major, No. 7, Op. 87
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Andrew Megill, guest conductor
Andrew Megill

7:00pm: BACH ST. MATTHEW PASSION, BWV 244
UMass Bach Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, UMass Amherst

Andrew Megill, conductor
Tony Thornton, chorus master
with soloists William Hite, evangelist; Paul Max Tipton, Christus; Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano; Krista River, mezzo-soprano; Robert Stahley, tenor; John Salvi, baritone
Choirs: UMass Chamber Choir, Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble & Hampshire Young People’s Chorus (K.C. Conlan, director)
Michael Beattie, organ continuo; Guy Fishman, cello continuo

$25 general; Free for UMass students with ID; $5 other students/seniors
Tickets: 413-545-2511 or Online

Click for an excellent New York Times review of a recent performance of the St. Matthew Passion, with Tenet Vocal Artists and the Sebastians early music ensemble in NYC.

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Brendan Buckley, tenor
Brendan Buckley, tenor

11:00 am: BACH COFFEE CANTATA, BWV 211
Informal setting at Amherst Coffee, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, FREE

Featuring vocal soloists Shelley Roberts, soprano; Brendan Buckley, tenor & John Salvi, bass
Gregory Hayes, harpsichord

Chamber group:
Madeleine Jansen & Celaya Kirchner, violin
Molly Aronson, cello
Emily Kaplan, flute

 

Amanda Stenroos, violin
Amanda Stenroos, violin

3:00pm: ALUMNI CANTATA CONCERT
Bezanson Recital Hall, Free
Performance of Cantatas by J.S. Bach:
BWV 42 “Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats”
BWV 105 “Herr, gehe nicht ins Gericht mit deinem Knecht”

Jeffrey Grossman, continuo/direction
With Maki Matsui, soprano; Liana Gineitis, alto; Eric Perry, tenor & Elijah Blaisdell, bass

Chamber Orchestra:
Madeleine Jansen & Amanda Stenroos, violin
Jonathan Livioco, viola
Wayne Smith, cello
David Casali, bass
Helen Cowles & Catalina Arrubla, oboe
Steve Felix, trumpet
Rémy Taghavi, bassoon

Click for an excellent New York Times review of a Jeffrey Grossman-led performance of the St. Matthew Passion, with Tenet Vocal Artists and the Sebastians early music ensemble in NYC.

 

With support from
New England Public Radio

And additional support from:

Stamell Stringed Instruments, Amherst, MA & Poughkeepsie, NY

Northampton Community Music Center, Northampton, MA

Five College Learning in Retirement, Northampton, MA