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Music on Main’s Seventh Season, “A Diversity of Music” begins with An Afternoon of Chamber Music
September 2009
Amherst, MA

Music on Main’s Seventh Season, “A Diversity of Music” begins with
An Afternoon of Chamber Music
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 3 pm
First Congregational Church in Amherst, 165 Main Street, Amherst

Music on Main opens its seventh season with a new quartet of widely experienced and highly talented instrumentalists. Pianist Alissa Leiser, Violinist Joel Pinchon, Clarinetist David Schneider, and Cellist Marie-Volcy Pelletier come together from backgrounds rich in performance and musical education. They will present Beethoven’s Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 11, for clarinet, cello and piano (1798); Allen Shawn’s Cabaret Music for clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1948); and Shubert’s Trio in B Flat Major, Op. 99, for violin, cello and piano (1828).

An Afternoon of Chamber Music will be held at the First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, Amherst at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the church office or at the door as subscription (for all three concerts) for $30.00 each. Individually tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6.00 for children and students. A family rate is also available for $25.00. An informal reception with the performers follows each concert. For more information, call the church office at 413 253-3456 or Carlton Brose 413 256-8425 E-mail: or visit

Parking for Music on Main is available in the church lot behind the church, corner of Spring and Churchill Streets, as well as nearby streets (restrictions do not apply on Sundays). First Church sanctuary and lounge are wheelchair accessible from Main Street.
Music on Main has two goals: to bring interesting artists and groups to valley audiences, and to make our acoustically pleasing sanctuary available to musicians as a new Amherst venue. Proceeds from the concerts will help complete the cost of the restoration of our superb 1897 Steinway A Drawing Room Grand Piano and support the church’s music program.

FUTURE CONCERTS: On February 28, 2010 Music on Main will present Jerry Noble and Bob Sparkman in duets for piano and clarinet. Inspired by such “jazz luminaries” as Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, and the Condon Mob, this duo became an instant hit when they joined up in 1995. They have since recorded five compact discs of their favorite tunes like Good Talks, Still Talkin’, Talkin’ It Over, Sweet Talk and Something Mellow, Something Blue.
On April 11, 2010 Grammy-nominee Evelyn Harris and the Ku’umba Women’s (A Cappella) Choir will surprise and delight. They sing from a wonderfully diverse repertoire of African-American Spirituals and branch out from there to blues, folk songs, oldies-but-goodies, African freedom songs and sacred and contemporary material from the African Diaspora. “Ku’umba” (pronounced koo-yoom-ba) is the Swahili word for creativity. This performance will swell with creativity.

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