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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 in Spring 2018 that are free and open to the public:

Augusta Savage Gallery Performance Series, April 9 – 13, 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.

Healing the Earth: Mystical Arts of Tibet Sand Mandala, April 17 – 20, 1-6pm at the UMass Old Chapel (between the FAC and the library). Over those four days, monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery will lovingly create a Tibetan sand mandala, a phenomenon of art and construction, emanating spiritual and healing power to all who experience it. Please visit the event 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  receptions fall mostly on Thursdays at 5pm; Hampden Gallery  receptions are on Sundays at 2pm; University Museum of Contemporary Art (UMCA)  fall reception will be on Wednesday, Sept. 27 in the evening. Please explore the links to each to discover exhibits and specific dates.

Angel Ticket Events for 2017-2018

Sep 10 2017 08:00 PM
Bezanson Recital Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass general admission
Mark Dresser 7
Sep 23 2017 08:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Known for their painstaking re-creations, Fab Faux will perform the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album in its entirety along with other fan favorites. Fab Faux treats the Beatles’ music with unwavering respect – and love.
Oct 02 2017 08:00 PM
UMass Old Chapel, UMass general admission
Hamid Drake | Adam Rudolph Duo with Ralph M. Jones
Oct 03 2017 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Adapted from Joseph O’Connor’s best-selling novel, “Star of the Sea” traces the effects of the Irish Famine through to the present day. Performed in Irish and English, the cast of six, plus video projections and innovative sound effects, conjures up the worlds of passengers setting sail for America.
Oct 17 2017 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
“Stimela the Musical” is a unique tale of men leaving the townships of South Africa in search of greener pastures in Johannesburg. The ensemble of 20 men pays tribute to pantsula, a form of dance rooted in street culture, and gumboot, a method of communication and dance originating in the gold mines.
Oct 26 2017 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Kiran Ahluwalia’s original compositions draw on her Indian-Punjabi heritage, the passionate Saharan desert blues, and innovative western jazz. Accompanied by her band, including Rez Abbasi on guitar and Nitin Mitta on tabla, Ahluwalia invites us to explore the human condition and lose ourselves in love.
Nov 01 2017 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
One of Argentina’s greatest cultural exports, Tango Buenos Aires is renowned for their authentic and uncompromising representation of the tango. The company will present “The Spirit of Argentina” in loving tribute to Carlos Gardel, one of the most prominent figures in the history of tango.
Nov 15 2017 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Theo Croker is a young trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who has earned the attention of top musicians. His most recent recording, Escape Velocity, is a genre-bending journey through bop, soul, funk, R&B, and beyond. He brings his quintet for an evening of inspired music.
Nov 16 2017 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass general admission
Slavic Soul Party!
Nov 30 2017 07:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Plunge into a glistening blend of laser technology, snow cannons, soap-bubble tornadoes, and optical illusions in Bubblelandia. This blissful ocean utopia, inspired by the artistry of Cirque du Soleil, uses drama, mime, juggling, sand art, and theatrical magic to whisk families to a world bubbling with possibilities.
Feb 08 2018 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Known for their striking design and emotionally engaging contemporary work, Jessica Lang Dance promises to be one of the hottest shows of the winter. Among the pieces to be performed is Thousand Yard Stare in honor of wounded veterans and all those affected by war.
Feb 11 2018 08:00 P
UMass Old Chapel, UMass general admission
BassDrumBone
Feb 22 2018 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Comprised of many former Jazz Messengers, The Message has toured occasionally over the years when these busy jazz frontiersmen come together to revisit their hard-bop roots. Their musical focus is arrangements of Jazz Messengers pieces with a sprinkling of band originals out of the Messengers swinging, hard-bop tradition.
Mar 01 2018 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass chamber seating, reserved
The Venice Baroque Orchestra specializes in vibrant, even daring, performances of music by one of the city’s native sons, Antonio Vivaldi. Join us for a wonderful evening including two virtuoso musicians: Sergey Malov on violin, viola, and the cello de spalla and Anna Fusek on wood recorder.
Mar 04 2018 04:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass chamber seating, reserved
In this Central Asian epic, a girl gathers 40 young female warriors to vanquish invaders and secure her clans’ freedom. Uzbek filmmaker Saodat Ismailova’s sets live performances against multimedia projections and a musical score by Tashkent-based composer Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky.
Mar 06 2018 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles, and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and leave their troubles outside. Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history in Cabaret, the Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way.
Mar 08 2018 08:00 PM
UMass Old Chapel, UMass general admission
Joe McPhee | Chris Corsano Duo
Mar 20 2018 07:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Flying umbrellas, larger than life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you’ve ever seen will make you gasp in wonder! Ride the wind and dream with Air Play – plus, stay after the performance for a special presentation by the artists about their creative process.
Mar 29 2018 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
BalletX, Philadelphia’s premier contemporary ballet, challenges the boundaries of classical ballet by encouraging formal experimentation while preserving rigorous technique. The performance will see a mixed-rep including Trey McIntire’s Big Ones set to music by Amy Winehouse.
Apr 03 2018 07:30 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass reserved seating, Amherst
Celebrating 30 years, the Halau Ka No’eau Ensemble captivates audiences with their exquisite, culturally authentic Hawaiian dance. This performance, based on legends about the divine creators of the Hawaiian Islands, combines traditional hula, music, and chants.
Apr 07 2018 08:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass chamber seating, reserved
A world-class soloist, accomplished composer, and formidable band leader, saxophonist Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation.
Apr 12 2018 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass chamber seating, reserved
If you want to change the world, you have to make a little noise. Since 2000, the Grammy Award winning Silk Road Ensemble has been at the core of the Silkroad organization’s work to connect the world through musical performances.
Apr 19 2018 08:00 PM
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass general admission
Dave Burrell
Apr 25 2018 07:30 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass reserved seating, Amherst
After five men survive the apocalypse, their only hope is to build a machine that will help them find other survivors. We find ourselves guests at a deliriously intoxicating party that is part circus, part slapstick, part rock concert, surprisingly moving, and a whole lot of awesome.
Apr 27 2018 08:00 PM
Fine Arts Center Concert Hall , UMass chamber seating, reserved
Cameron Carpenter is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating unprecedented international acclaim. Carpenter’s repertoire – including the complete works of J.S. Bach, film scores, original compositions, and more – is probably the largest and most diverse of any organist.

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.

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Sponsor Thanks

Thank you to our donor Angels
for making this program possible!!

Particular thanks to our major
donors this year:

John E. Ebbets
Finck & Perras Insurance Agency, Inc.
Laurel A. Glocheski & T.R. Rosenberg
George H. & Mary Knightly
Amy T. Layman
James F. Mallet & Jennifer C. Southgate
MaxGate Properties, LLC
Terry Peters & John G. Bryan
Catherine Robinson
Benedict J. Smar
Howard R. Smith
Bernice L. Troutman

 

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