Weekend Planner — Music
A celebration of the rich musical life of the Pioneer Valley, past and present, the Five College New Music Festival features nearly 50 performers and composers, primarily current and former faculty members but also members of the student community as well as the Valley community at large. This weekend’s third annual festival unfolds Friday through Sunday in Bezanson Recital Hall at the University of Massachusetts Fine Arts Center in Amherst as follows:
Friday: 6:30 p.m., pre-concert talk with Kate Soper, Judith Gordon and Eric Sawyer; 7:30 p.m., Five College Composers Concert.
Saturday: 2 p.m., performance featuring Juhi Bansal, winner of the Five College Composers Competition, and new works for violin duo and piano duo four-hands; 4 p.m., concert of electro-acoustic music; 6 p.m., pre-concert talk by David Schneider; 7:30 p.m., Heritage Concert.
Sunday: 2 p.m., pre-concert talk by David Schneider; 3 p.m., Horizons concert.
All events free. www.5cnmf.com for further information.