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UMass Music & Dance, Concert

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Music and Dance will conclude their spring 2019 series of guest artist concerts with a performance by clarinetist Carol McGonnell and pianist Finghin Collins. The concert will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at 7:30 pm in Bezanson Recital Hall, and will feature Michel Galante’s Flicker, Karl Stockhausen’s Tierkreis, Carl Maria Von Weber’s Grand Duo Concertant in E Flat Major, plus works by John Field and Allain Gaussin.

Hailed as “an extraordinary clarinetist” by the New York Times, “elastic, exacting, stupendous” by the LA Times and a “clarinet genius” by Time Out NY, Dublin-born clarinetist Carol McGonnell is known for the expressive power of her playing and her fearless exploration of cutting-edge developments in new music. McGonnell is a founding member of the Argento Chamber Ensemble and has been involved in the commissioning of over 100 new works ranging from solo pieces to clarinet concerti.

Finghin Collins’ international career was launched by winning first prize at the 1999 Clara Haskil International Piano Competition. He has performed in recital and with major orchestras throughout Europe and the United States, as well in the Far East and Australia.  In October 2017, the National University of Ireland conferred on him an honorary Degree of Doctor of Music.

Bezanson Recital Hall is located in the UMass Fine Arts Center, 151 President’s Dr., Amherst, MA. This event is free and open to the public. Support for the event has been provided by Culture Ireland.

Free and secure parking is available in nearby University lot 71 off Massachusetts Avenue and lot 62 via Thatcher Way or Stockbridge Road.  Visit the Fine Arts Center website for more information or refer to the UMass interactive parking map.


April 16
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


UMass Amherst
300 Massachusetts Ave
Amherst, MA 01003
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