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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 2019-2020

 

Sep 22 2019 03:00 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
For his 50th anniversary tour with the Philip Glass Ensemble, the legendary composer will perform his musical score during a screening of the film Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance.
Oct 10 2019 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Makaya McCraven is a beat scientist. The cutting-edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is one of Chicago's savviest cultural players and a multi-talented force who defies categorization.
Oct 20 2019 02:00 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
A famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.
Oct 24 2019 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Terri Lyne Carrington presents a special curated performance  Money Jungle, based on the legendary album of the same name which featured Charles Mingus, Max Roach, and Duke Ellington.
Oct 25 2019 08:00 PM
 
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Amjad Ali Khan is one of the undisputed masters of the Indian classical music world and will be joined by his two sons for an evening of unforgettable music.
Nov 07 2019 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Sung in Indonesian, Javanese, Taiwanese, Mandarin, Tetum, Korean, Japanese, and English, Jen Shyu's multilingual and multi-instrumental piece  Nine Doors  explores powerful female legends as guides to her study of the importance of empathy.
Nov 09 2019 08:00 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
João Luiz and Douglas Lora blend traditional and Brazilian guitar works, as well as original compositions and new arrangements. Luiz and Lora have performed together for over twenty years after meeting as teenage guitar students in São Paulo.
Nov 14 2019 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Melissa Aldana, our Billy Taylor Jazz residency artist for 2019-2020, is the first female musician and the first South American musician to win the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition.
Nov 19 2019 07:30 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
Montreal-based RUBBERBANDance Group makes their UMass Amherst debut with their work  Ever So Slightly, an exploration of the daily challenge to find balance and reflection in our lives.
Nov 21 2019 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
In 1619, the Dutch brought the first African slaves to Jamestown, VA. Acclaimed bassist and composer Avery Sharpe marks this 400 anniversary with a new original piece of music touched by spirituals, gospel, blues, jazz, and classical idioms. The performance will also feature a video component.
Dec 04 2019 07:00 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
This holiday season join award-winning fiddle virtuosos Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy for an intimate and unique Christmas concert.  A Celtic Family Christmas  welcomes the audience into the wonderful world of their family's Christmas celebration.
Jan 28 2020 07:30 PM
 
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
From Nina Simone to  The Wiz, Stevie Wonder to traditional spirituals, it will be an evening of music that shows the lineage of Civil Rights visionaries is still with us today.
Feb 06 2020 07:30 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO) returns to the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center in celebration of its 50 years as one of the premier African-American dance companies. Their repertoire will include one new work: 2018's  Endangered Species  - a heart wrenching piece that takes on police violence towards African American males.
Feb 11 2020 07:30 PM
 
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
GuGu Drum Group from Shanghai incorporates traditional Chinese drumming techniques and movement with a contemporary twist. Their performance will include a series of "vignettes" accompanied by projections based on Chinese proverbs, fables, and fairy tales.
Feb 25 2020 07:00 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
The winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan.
Mar 02 2020 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an ensemble comprised of Arab and Israeli musicians who defy fierce political divides in the Middle East and globally, will be joined by violinist and concert-master Michael Barenboim.
Mar 26 2020 07:30 PM
 
UMass Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Master percussionist, scholar, and composer Román Díaz and his Rumba Ensemble give a profound and unforgettable cultural experience, presenting their own unique repertoire that draws upon the evolution of Afro-Cuban music.
Apr 01 2020 07:30 PM
 
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
The SFJAZZ Collective concludes their national tour and 50th Anniversary celebration of two albums from 1969: In a Silent Way by Miles Davis and Stand by Sly and the Family Stone. The SFJAZZ Collective includes David Sanchez, tenor saxophone, Etienne Charles, trumpet, Warren Wolf, vibraphone, Edward Simon, piano, keyboards, Adam Rogers, guitar, Matt Brewer, bass, Obed Calvaire, drums and special guest Martin Luther McCoy on vocals.
Apr 04 2020 08:00 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Leyla McCalla began her career as a street musician playing Bach on her cello in New Orleans. Since then, she has developed her own sound, drawing on her heritage as a Haitian-American and singing in French, Haitian Creole, and English.
Apr 09 2020 07:00 PM
 
Concert Hall Chamber, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
In  Diary of a Wombat, you'll meet Mothball - the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Watch as the multi award-winning picture book by Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French and Bruce Whatley is brought to live through the magic of puppetry and live music.
Apr 14 2020 07:30 PM
 
Bowker Auditorium, Stockbridge Hall, UMass Amherst
Evoking mythography and ancestry,  Let the Crows Come  depicts crows as messengers for the living and guides for the departed. Creator Ashwini Ramaswamy, in collaboration with musicians, dancers, and DJ Jace Clayton, explores how memory and homeland channel both guidance and dislocation.
Apr 23 2020 07:30 PM
 
UMass Old Chapel, UMass Amherst
Indigenous Mind may also be called Primordial Mind, something that we all posess and that belongs to everyone and every culture. Go beyond the illusion of performer and audience with Hamid Drake, Joshua Abrams, Jason Adasiewicz, and Jeb Bishop, and enjoy the oneness of the shared energy of open space.
Apr 25 2020 07:30 PM
 
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst
Drew Henderson brings a program of guitar favorites and his own unique arrangements. During one of Drew's concerts, one can expect to hear a mix of evocative Spanish music, introspective Baroque masterpieces, and virtuosic selections from the Romantic era.
Apr 28 2020 07:30 PM
 
Concert Hall, Fine Arts Center, UMass Amherst
The iconic Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for an evening of movement, music, and culture. Recognized as a cultural ambassador to the world, the company will perfom a mixture of new work as well as the critically acclaimed  Revelations.


 

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.