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October 2019

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October
October 20 @ 2:00 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

A famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love. This glow-in-the-dark adventure has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance by audiences all over the world. Family Fest in the lobby starting at 1 p.m. Appropriate for all ages.

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October
October 25 @ 8:00 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

Amjad Ali Khan is one of the undisputed masters of the Indian classical music world. Since giving his first performance at the age of six, he has played for audiences worldwide, bringing a new and yet timeless interpretation to the repertoire while being widely credited with reinventing the technique of playing the sarod. He is joined by his two sons for an unforgettable evening of music. Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 7 p.m.

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November 2019

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November
November 19 @ 7:30 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group makes their UMass Amherst debut with their work Ever So Slightly, an exploration of the daily challenge to find balance and reflection in our lives. Combining live musicians with RBDG’s distinct mixture of contemporary, ballet, and hip-hop, the work conveys all the energy contained in urgency, revolt, chaos, and flight. Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m

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December 2019

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December
December 4 @ 7:00 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

This holiday season join award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy for an intimate and unique Christmas concert. With the duo accompanied by an incredible array of talented musicians – and their children – A Celtic Family Christmas welcomes the audience into the wonderful world of their family holiday celebration. Appropriate for all ages.

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January 2020

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January
January 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

Interspersed with the spoken words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening brings together gospel with jazz and Broadway tunes. From Nina Simone to The Wiz, Stevie Wonder to traditional spirituals, it’s an evening of music that shows the lineage of these Civil Rights visionaries is still with us today. Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Appropriate for all ages. This performance is funded in part by the Expeditions program of the New England Foundation for the…

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February 2020

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February
February 6, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

The Philadelphia-based dance company returns to UMass Amherst in celebration of its 50 years as one of the premiere African-American dance companies, presenting iconic Philadanco works as well as new choreography that highlights their continued engagement with today’s most important social issues. Among the new work is 2018’s Endangered Species, a heart-wrenching piece that takes on police violence towards African-American males. Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.

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February
February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

Based in Shanghai, this award-winning theatrical drum group incorporates traditional Chinese drumming techniques and movement with a contemporary twist. The program consists of a series of “vignettes” accompanied by projections based on timeless Chinese proverbs, fables, and fairy tales. Pre-performance talk in the lobby at 6:30 p.m. Appropriate for all ages.

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February
February 25, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says Time Magazine. The story-line follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR). Appropriate for ages eight years and older.

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March 2020

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March
March 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

With some of the most exciting circus performers on the circuit today, Cirque Flip Fabrique brings audiences on a crazy, fun, poetic and tender journey, and invites you to get lost in a moment of winter wonder. Appropriate for all ages.

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April 2020

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April
April 1, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

The SFJAZZ Collective concludes their national tour and 50th anniversary celebration of two albums from 1969: In A Silent Way, regarded as Miles Davis’ most influential work, creating a sound world between jazz and rock, and Stand by Sly and The Family Stone, a blending of funk and rock that’s been deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress. The SFJAZZ Collective includes David Sanchez, tenor saxophone, Etienne Charles, trumpet, Warren Wolf, vibraphone, Edward Simon, piano, keyboards,…

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April
April 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Umass Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 151 Presidents Drive
Amherst, 01003

Millions of young people around the world have adored the multi-award winning picture book, Diary of a Wombat. Now this iconic work by Australian Children’s Laureate, Jackie French, and Bruce Whatley comes to the stage. Meet Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Monkey Baa uses the magic of puppetry and live music to bring this delightful story to the stage. Family Fest in the lobby starting at 6 p.m. Appropriate for all ages.

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