First Congregational Church

165 Main St, Amherst, MA


“A Season of Collaborations”
Music on Main’s 12th Season

Bringing quality music to the Pioneer Valley

Music on Main is pleased to present two collaborative concerts in the Spring of 2015.

Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 2 p.m.
          A Collaboration with Mohawk Trail Concerts

The performers are Masako Yanagita, violin, Estela Olevsky, piano, and Mark Fraser, cello.  Joining the three will be Dan Pringle, PhD candidate in music at UMass.  There will be gems from the piano trio repertoire by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, and personal stories from the musicians about their relationship with music.  Punctuating the music will be commentary by Dan Pringle, PhD candidate in music at UMass, on the value of music in child development, as well as the stories behind the music.

Donations ($10 suggested) gratefully received at the door.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 2 p.m.
          A Collaboration with South Church, Amherst, and the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus Chamber Singers.

The Chamber Singers, under the direction of K. C. Conlan, will present a 20-minute program and the combined choirs of First and South Churches will sing “Requiem in D Minor” by Gabriel Fauré, accompanied by organ and orchestra.  Sharing the podium (and organ bench) for the Requiem will be Richard S. Matteson, Minister of Music at First Church and Marilyn Brayne, Music Director at South Church.  Soprano soloists will be Brendon Tolles and Cameron Williams, both ten-year olds.  The orchestra will be made up of area professionals and local high school students.  The total number of musicians participating will be approximately 90!

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

Donations ($10 suggested) gratefully received at the door.

First Congregational Church, UCC
165 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002