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The Fine Arts Center created the Angel Ticket Program in 2000. This unique program provides human service agencies in the Tri-County area with complimentary tickets to select performances at the Fine Arts Center. The Center Series, Asian Arts and Culture Program,  and Magic Triangle all make performances available to this program.

This season we have several additional events  that are free and open to the public:

Augusta Savage Gallery Performance Series, October 15 – 19, all at 7pm. These are each intimate evenings held at the Gallery (GPS: 180 Infirmary Way Amherst, MA 01003). Performances you will encounter include music, dance, theater, and readings in a setting filled with visual art. Please visit the Gallery page for details.


Throughout the season admission is free to both our visual art galleries and museum. Opening receptions are also free and often include light refreshments and conversation with the artist or curator. Augusta Savage Gallery Hampden Gallery   and the University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA) will host several free events through the year. Please explore the links to each to discover exhibits and specific dates.

Angel Ticket Events for 2018-2019

Sep 27 2018 08:00 PM
Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Angelica Sanchez’s music always offers the sound of surprise, whether she’s playing “free jazz with structure” or performing with her nine-member ensemble (nonet) of inventive instrumentalists.
Sep 28 2018 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
By mixing ornaments and microtones from Middle Eastern music with melodies and harmonies from the West, Amir ElSaffar and his Two Rivers Ensemble creates sinuous rhythms that escalate into a group intensity that is thrilling to hear.
Sep 29 2018 08:00 PM
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Dee Dee Bridgewater and her 9-piece band’s concert guarantees to recapture the magic and history of Memphis Blues, R&B and Soul classics.
 
Oct 10 2018 07:30 PM
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
For this concert, Max Richter is joined by members of the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME) to perform music from the soundtrack to the TV series The Leftovers and Infra, music from Richter’s collaboration with choreographer Wayne McGregor.
Oct 13 2018 08:00 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Weaving together two dance traditions –Odissi from India and Kandyan from Sri Lanka – yields a unique work that connects two ancient cultures in whole new light. Performed to live music.
Oct 25 2018 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Recounting the tale of two rival martial arts disciplines during the Ming Dynasty, The Chinese Warriors of Peking provides a culturally enriching experience filled with juggling, acrobatics, weapons handling, and live stage combat.
Oct 25 2018 08:00 PM
UMass Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Alto saxophonist and composer Darius Jones is extraordinarily gifted, with soul-power at his foundation and forward-looking expression always at the core.
Oct 30 2018 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Known for its cutting edge contemporary work, the Portland-based NW Dance Project brings its distinctly dark, theatrical, and vivid choreography to Henrik Ibsen’s incomparable 19th century play, Hedda Gabler.
Nov 02 2018 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Offering a glimpse into the challenges of an individual suffering from early-onset dementia, Theatre Re brings us into close contact with the heartbreaking struggle of a family forced to live with a disease that affects a quarter-million Americans today.
Nov 07 2018 08:00 PM
UMass Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Shelley Hirsch is a critically acclaimed vocal artist, composer, and storyteller whose solo compositions, staged multimedia works, improvisations, radio plays, installations and collaborations have been produced and presented in concert halls, clubs, festivals, theaters, museums, galleries and on radio, film and television on five continents.
Nov 08 2018 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Yumi Kurosawa’s performance will highlight the versatility of the koto instrument in a program that features classical, contemporary and Japanese classical compositions.
Nov 09 2018 08:00 PM
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
The hit public radio series  Selected Shorts  comes to the Fine Arts Center with an evening of funny, surreal, moving, and romantic tales dedicated to the LBGTQIA+ community. Host and readers to be announced.
Nov 10 2018 07:30 PM
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
Widely admired for her technique and artistry, Armenian guitarist Gohar Vardanyan has been described as “the complete package; able to draw you into her performances with engaging musical interpretations.”
Nov 14 2018 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
This collaboration with Spektral Quartet combines Miguel Zenón's desire to honor the culture of his native Puerto Rico while exploring the strengths of jazz, classical, and folk music to create this eight-part tour of a unique cultural landscape.
Dec 05 2018 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Known for her guest vocalist appearances with Pink Martini for the last seven years, Storm Large comes to the Fine Arts Center for a night of music, laughter and her wicked charm. Contains adult content & language. No one under 15 years of age will be admitted.
Feb 06 2019 08:00 PM
UMass Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Recognized for his musical and melodic drumming style, Matt Wilson’s latest project uses the words of fellow Illinoisan, Carl Sandberg, to create a masterful evening of poetry and music.
Feb 08 2019 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Jazz pianist Aaron Diehl takes us through a tour of how classical and jazz traditions intersect and influence each other with a program that includes works by Satie, Prokofiev, Glass, Ellington, and many more.
Feb 14 2019 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Rooted in the traditions of his hometown of New Orleans, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has had a whirlwind career that has brought him to the forefronts of jazz, hip-hop, and pop.
Feb 21 2019 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
DJ Spooky presents a multimedia concert experience about the history and exponential growth of the Internet featuring sound, data visualization, a string quartet, and narration..
Mar 01 2019 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Battle Trance aims to fulfill the tenor saxophone's expansive potential as an ensemble instrument while Tigue is a group of three percussionists with a fluid musical identity, making their own kinetic and hypnotic blend of instrumental music.
Mar 06 2019 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Forging new directions for the traditional Japanese drum, Kodo brings a display of raw athleticism and rhythmic mastery to audiences with their cutting-edge and ever-evolving production, Evolution.
Mar 27 2019 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet will perform European classics as well as a collection of short contemporary Chinese compositions they call “dim sum.”
Mar 28 2019 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Having devoted much of her professional life to the rich music of Cuba, Jane Bunnett’s latest project, Maqueque (“the spirit of a young girl”), pairs the gifted soprano saxophonist and flutist with some of Cuba’s most accomplished young female musicians.
Apr 02 2019 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
One part parody and one part loving homage, the Trocks simultaneously honor the traditions of ballet with high-level performance while also reveling in playing with gender roles and identity.
Apr 06 2019 08:00 PM
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
A former member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Wycliffe Gordon has built an impressive career touring the world performing hard-swinging, straight-ahead jazz.
Apr 18 2019 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
For this appearance, Ballet Hispánico brings an all-Latina choreographer program, exploring iconic Mexican symbols, the circularity of the human condition and the hallmark passion of flamenco dance..
Apr 23 2019 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday with an irreverent, hilarious, high-speed romp through all 37 of the Bard's plays (and 154 sonnets) in two hours, all performed by three actors.
Apr 24 2019 08:00 PM
UMass Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Chicago saxophonist and composer Ken Vandermark and New York trumpet stalwart Nate Wooley combined their improvisational vocabularies in 2013 and since have released two, highly acclaimed recordings.
Apr 25 2019 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Classical tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain returns with his new project exploring world music with some of world’s greatest percussionists working within the genre.
May 01 2019 07:30 PM
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
The much loved and outspoken actress, comedian, musician and gay icon brings her very honest, comedic best to the stage, mixes it up with some jazz tunes and delivers a show packed with funny, enlightening and inspiring moments.  Contains adult content & language. No one under 15 years of age will be admitted.


 

Our Mission

The Angel Ticket Program of the Fine Arts Center exists to provide complimentary performance tickets to residents of Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin Counties whose financial and/or social situation would otherwise prohibit them from experiencing live performances by national and international touring artists. Tickets are granted to the clients of eligible non-profit, human-service organizations. Apply here.