The Arts: Music
Owing to Covid-19, Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) is working hard to bring virtual concerts to you via Facebook Live until we can offer a safe environment.
2020-2021 CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
Please join Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) for the first concert of the 2020-2021 season of chamber music and jazz using both live-streamedand “virtual” concerts online.
This concert includes a classical piece by J.S. Bach, “Suite No. 3 in C Major” and two contemporary works by living American composers/violists, Jessica Meyer’s “Delta Sunrise” and Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s “Sonoran Storm.”
Dudley Raine IV was scheduled to play a live concert for AGAR this past April with his New York based Opus87 piano quartet. That performance was cancelled because of the COVID-19 shutdown. Dudley said last week: “I am really pleased to be able to share a concert live with an audience, even if it has to be virtually and through facebook live. It’s been five months since my last actual live concert, so this is going to be a real treat for me!”
“I wanted to make a program that felt like good music.” Says Dudley, “This is music that feels like it has a lot of relevance today. I chose two works by actively performing violists that were written within the past few years. Nokuthula is was born in Los Angeles and Jessica lives in New York. I find Jessica’s piece introspective.
She wrote it on a plane from New Orleans to New York — it makes me think of the anticipation of going home, thoughts swirling around. It reminds me of a lake in Maine in the morning. Nokuthula’s piece speaks for itself — it’s turbulent, upbeat! A rock concert for one instrument!
“AGAR is pleased to again be able to show off the talents of Dudley, who was raised in Lynchburg, and graduated from EC Glass before he left for New York, where he graduated from Manhattan School of Music and works as a professional violist and teacher of viola,” says Lynn Kable, President of AGAR.
This concert will be live-streamed via Facebook Live at noon on Saturday,
July 25. The concert is free but in case anyone wants to make a donation AGAR will put up a “virtual tip jar” to help offset cost.
In order to access the concert, you may go to the Amherst Glebe Arts Response facebook page. You will find an invitation and instructions to join the concert on the 25th. You can “like” the Amherst Glebe Arts Response page and you will receive notifications of AGAR’s seasonal activities and virtual live-streamed concerts that are upcoming.
We look forward to you joining us onFacebook Live this Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Noon!
Don’t worry if you can’t join us then, the concert will be available later on AGAR’s Facebook page.
Flat Five Jazz:
An Evening with
Flat Five Jazz Live
at 2nd stage
Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020
Josh Barling,Trumpet; Justin Berkley, Saxophone; Eric Hollandsworth, Bass; Matthew Billings, Piano; and Tanner Odle, Drums; with special guest artist Alison Berry, vocalist.
The AGAR Amherst Java & Jazz Series was curated by Ernest Deane.
Events are subject to change.
Events are subject to change.
The AGAR Amherst Music Series is presented by Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR) in part with support from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation, Centra Foundation, and the Piepho Charitable Fund, and donations from corporations and individuals. Lynn Kable is producer of the series, and Anthony Harvey is program development director. Marketing in 2019-2020 is by Catherine Bost and Heidi Reynolds. The AGAR Board of directors includes Lillian Burks, Melodie Fletcher, Lynn Andrew Hanson, Edward Kable, Lynn Kable, Donna Meeks, Julia Paris, and Linda Zabloski. AGAR’s Board of Advisors members are Janice Augustine, Sandra Esposito, Jean Higginbotham, Beverly Jones, and Amelia Moody, PhD.