Performing Arts Announces Spring Faculty Concert Series

Bill Doncaster | March 08, 2017
Carlos Odria, Andrea Lieberherr Douglass, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Jessica Cooper, Mary Oleskiewicz, Adam Levin and Peter Janson, all grace the Recital Hall stage this spring.

Carlos Odria, Andrea Lieberherr Douglass, Aaron Larget-Caplan, Jessica Cooper, Mary Oleskiewicz, Adam Levin and Peter Janson, all grace the Recital Hall stage this spring.

The UMass Boston Performing Arts Department announces a series of faculty concerts in the University Recital Hall.  Exploring worlds of classical and world music, the five-concert series includes duos and groups, each with a representative of the UMass Boston music faculty.

“Our faculty routinely grace stages regionally, nationally and internationally,” said David Pruett, Chair of the Performing Arts Department. “We’re thrilled to welcome all of them to our stage and share their unique talents with the UMass Boston community. For our students, it’s an exploration into the art of performance from the faculty they interact with throughout the semester, and we look forward to welcoming members of the larger community to showcase the well-spring of talent on campus.”

All shows are at 7:30 in the Recital Hall, tickets $5 for students, $10 for the general public.

A World of Guitar: Virtuoso Guitar Music from Six Continents, March 24

UMass Boston’s Peter Janson, known by most as the director of UMass Jazz Ensembles, joins with associate lecturer Aaron Larget-Caplan.

A World of Guitar: Virtuoso Guitar Music from Six Continents introduces guitar music from around the world performed by two of America's top solo guitarists - Stone Records recording artist Aaron Larget-Caplan and EWM Records artist Peter Janson. Presenting songs that cross genres and styles from Americana and Celtic, to classical and flamenco, to world-jazz-fusion for an unforgettable musical adventure. A World of Guitar features music for solo guitar, and duets, that reveal a mutual devotion to the heart, soul, and inspiration of great guitar music. TICKETS

Duo Sonidos, March 30

Adam Levin, an associate lecturer at UMass Boston, joins with violinist William Knuth as Duo Sonidos.

Award winning violin and guitar chamber music group, Duo Sonidos (, is celebrating 10 years of playing together. Their playing has been described by the esteemed BBC Music Magazine as "virtuoso cool". The evening will include master works by Handel, Corelli, Foss, Muñiz, Morales-Caso, Rodrigo and Piazzolla. TICKETS

World Jazz Exploration, April 20

The Carlos Odria Trio

The Carlos Odria Trio, led by UMass Boston adjunct faculty Carlos Odria is a high-energy acoustic ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. It delivers an exciting blend of international styles such as bossanova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and Cuban son with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz. TICKETS

The Sonic Liberation Players, April 27

The Sonic Liberation Players, including UMass Boston’s Andrea Lieberherr Douglass, present an evening of music programmed around Josef Albers' dictum, "Minimal means, maximal effect.” Pieces include John Cage's rarely performed string quartet, Four, Julius Eastman's powerful Stay On It, and one of Morton Feldman's few works including voice, Voice Violin and Piano. Also included are works by Tom Johnson, James Tenney, and Alvin Lucier. TICKETS

Baroque Favorites for Voice and Flute, May 1

Mary Oleskiewicz, an Associate Professor and Flutist at UMass Boston joins forces with Jessica Cooper, Associate Lecturer of Voice, to present a well-rounded program of virtuoso Baroque favorites from Monteverdi to Bach, with members of Newton Baroque.

Cooper, an agile soprano who is no stranger to Boston’s main stages, will perform enchanting arias from Bach’s “Coffee Cantata” and Vivaldi’s Il Ombra di Sospetto with Oleskiewicz, a prizewinning flutist, international touring artist, and principal of Newton Baroque. Oleskiewicz will perform solo works by Bach and Telemann. They will be joined by the young, up-and-coming Boston soprano Sierra Marcy, in vocal duets and in Handel’s famous “Sweet Bird” aria for flute and voice from Il Penseroso, and by Andrus Madsen, harpsichord, and Douglas Kelley, viola da gamba, both of Newton Baroque. TICKETS

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Tags: aaron larget-caplan , adam levin , andrea leiberherr douglass , carlos odria , classical music , concert , flute , guitar , jessica cooper , mary oleskiewicz

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