Monthly Archives: November 2015

Berit Strong, Classical Guitar

Saturday, November 21 at 7 p.m., Eric Carle Museum, Amherst $15 General Admission Audiences and critics alike praise Berit Strong’s distinctive and thoughtful approach to classical music. The Boston Globe called her “a colorful and commanding interpreter,” and Soundboard magazine … Continue reading

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Angelica Sanchez and Omar Tamez perform at UMass

by Glenn Siegel Three years ago, when pianist Angelica Sanchez and guitarist Omar Tamez inaugurated Pioneer Valley Jazz Shares with a concert at the Congregational Church in Holyoke, the considerable acoustics of Skinner Chapel allowed the notes to ring and … Continue reading

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Billy Taylor Jazz Residency Artist: The Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet

Thursday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m., Bowker Auditorium $25, $15; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10 Composer and trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire (pronounced ah-kin-MOO-sir-ee) cut his jazz teeth playing professionally while still in high school. Inspired by legendary saxophonists … Continue reading

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Angelica Sanchez| Omar Tamez Duo

Wednesday, November 18 at 8:15 p.m., Bezanson Recital Hall General Admission: $10; $5 students “Angelica Sanchez is subtle,” writes David Adler, “tossing out gnarled chords, open almost elliptical phrasing, simple folk music-like melodies, and taut mid-speed solos.” For this duo, … Continue reading

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Sounds of Korea: Percussion and Dance

Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating $35, $30, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10 Celebrate the exquisite traditional performing arts of Korea – from delicate court music to graceful ritual … Continue reading

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Spirit of India: Masala Orchestra

Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating $35, $30, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $10 Contemporizing the ancient tradition of gypsy music and dance of India in a new and bold … Continue reading

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Munich Symphony Orchestra

Philippe Entremont, Honorary Conductor Pepe Romero, Guitar Soloist; The Romeros, Guitar Quartet      Thursday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m., Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Chamber Seating $50, $45, $20; Five College, GCC and 17 & under $15, $12, $10 Joining forces … Continue reading

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Quasar: Douglas R. Ewart, Matthew Shipp and Ni’ja Whitson land in Amherst

by Glenn Siegel Douglas R. Ewart is old school. Lately, he’s been listening a lot to Charlie Parker’s live 1950 recording, Bird at St. Nick’s. (“There’s a version of ‘Out of Nowhere’ that is my favorite,” says the 69-year old … Continue reading

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