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Celebrating “The Music of Philip Bezanson” on Oct. 1

Sunday, October 1, 2017

On Sunday, October 1, UMass Music & Dance pays tribute to one of the seminal figures in the history of the UMass music program. The concert features selections composed by the former department chair, along with comments by current chair Roberta M. Marvin on Bezanson’s work as composer, educator, and visionary leader.

Fredric Cohen 30th Anniversary Concert

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The UMass Amherst Department of Music & Dance will celebrate oboe professor Fredric T. Cohen’s 30 years in the music program with a special concert program on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The Scarlet Professor: Cast Member Interviews

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Scarlet Professor, a new opera based on the book by Barry Werth, opens this weekend at Smith College’s Theater 14. Two of the five productions (9/23 at 8pm, 9/24 at 3pm) feature a Young Artist cast consisting of Five College students.

New CD featuring UMass Amherst trumpeter Eric Berlin released by Naxos

Monday, September 11, 2017

True Colors, a jazz-tinged work in two movements composed for UMass trumpet Professor Eric Berlin and the Albany Symphony Orchestra by award-winning composer George Tsontakis, has been released by Naxos Records.

UMass Music & Dance Announces Fall Schedule

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Presenting a diverse array of performances by student ensembles, faculty, & guest artists. As part of their public mission, now with no charge for concerts by their world-class faculty, beginning with Shigefumi Tomita’s “Charlie Haden Retrospective” on Sept 21, and long-time faculty member Fredric Cohen's 30th Anniversary Concert on September 26.

Five College New Music Festival

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Sept. 8-10 Five College New Music Festival to feature four concerts with a variety of new performers and compositions