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Keeping Tabs on the Arts

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Amy Johnson

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Amy Johnson

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Laura Klock

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Laura Klock

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>A University Orchestra bass player

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    A University Orchestra bass player

  • Heather Maloney

    Heather Maloney

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Amy Johnson
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Laura Klock
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>A University Orchestra bass player
  • Heather Maloney

Another view of Israel

“One to Nothing,” a photo exhibit by Irina Rozovsky, will be on view today through Nov. 30 at the Oresman Gallery in the Brown Fine Arts Center at Smith College.

In this exhibit, Rozovsky depicts an Israel that goes beyond politics and shows the country in an unexpected light of neutrality and as a mythological backdrop between man and his dusty, sun-bleached origin. Gallery hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parlor Room opens

The Grand Opening Concert at The Parlor Room at Signature Sounds, 32 Masonic St., Northampton, will take place Saturday with shows at 7 and 9 p.m. The concert will feature local singer/songwriter Heather Maloney and special guest, Darlingside.

Maloney’s music weaves elements of folk, rock, jazz and pop, and has “terrific lyrics that cut to the chase” (Huffington Post). Maloney’s self-titled album will release in February 2013. Tickets cost $15. To purchase, visit www.signaturesounds.com. For information, call 665-4036.

Music at UMass

There will be a faculty horn recital Monday at 8 p.m. in the Bezanson Recital Hall. Performers will be Laura Klock, horn, with Elizabeth Chang, violin; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone; and John Bottomley, tuba.

On the program: Harbison’s “Twilight Music” and a premiere of Scriabin’s “Romance & Macchia: Links.”

∎ The University of Massachusetts Amherst Orchestra will perform Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMass campus.

Directed by Teresa Cheung, the repertoire includes Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture,” Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite,” and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, “Romantic.”

Tickets for both concerts cost $10; $3 for UMass students; $5 for seniors, other students, and children under 18. To reserve, call the Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511 or visit www.umasstix.com/musicanddance.

More UMass music

“Imagination Creates Reality, the Music of Richard Wagner,” a faculty vocal recital with Amy Johnson, soprano, will be presented Tuesday at 8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St. in Amherst.

Other performers are UMass professors Marjorie Melnick, mezzosoprano and William Hite, tenor, along with guests Joshua Greene, assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and Vernon Hartman, Metropolitan Opera baritone.

The all-Wagner program honors the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth. The repertoire includes “Wesendonck Lieder,” “Trois Melodies,” “Les Adieux de Maria Stuart” and “Quintet” from “Die Meistersinger.” The concert was rescheduled from Nov. 3. Free.

Vocal screening

A video screening of renowned North Indian classical vocalist Pandit Devashish Dey’s performance that took place at Smith College in April will take place in Room 106 of the Seelye building on Smith College’s campus Tuesday at 4:15 p.m. For information, call 585-2669.

Seeking nominations

New England Public Radio is accepting nominations for the 2013 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards. All nominations must be received by Jan. 7.

Established in 2008, the awards recognize those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities, and to bring awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers, and cultural institutions in western New England. There are three categories: Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Individual and Emerging Talent.

The community nominated over 60 individuals and institutions last year, according to NEPR General anager, Martin Miller. Recipients will be celebrated at an Arts & Humanities Awards Gala in May 2013.

For information or to submit a nomination, visit www.nepr.net, or call Vanessa at 545-9717.

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