Events

Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 3

March 7, 2015 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm at Elks Lodge
3-5 Church Street

Come join us for an old-fashioned spaghetti supper fundraiser to support Greenfield’s Cub Scout Pack 3. Tickets are $10 for age 12 and up, $5 for children ages 6-12, and free for children 5 and younger.

House Concert at Wistariahurst Museum: Matthew Larsen and The Documents + Kevin O’Rourke (of Lo Fine)

March 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm at

As part of the intimate, low lit Dark Dining Room House Concert series, Matthew Larsen and The Documents and Kevin O’Rourke of Lo Fine will be performing sets in the amazing music room at Wistariahurst Museum, a former 28-room mansion in the city of Holyoke. Light refreshments will be provided by Holyoke Hummus Company and beer and wine will be available at a cash bar.

Matthew Larsen has been a member of the vibrant Western Massachusetts music scene for a few decades, attracting audiences with introspective piano rock songs. Sometimes short, quiet and sweet, and other times building into wall-of-sound catchy harmony-celebrated anthems, Matthew’s songs often recall serious health issues (Matthew underwent a stem cell transplant at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston in 2005). Greg Saulmon, Alex Peterson and Mark Schwaber join Matthew on stage to contribute multi-part harmonies and quiet percussion.

Matthew and Greg coordinate the Dark Dining Room House Concert Series. Greg is also an avid photographer, authoring The Birds Downtown and producing news content for a prominent Western Mass newspaper.

Over the past 15 years, Kevin O’Rourke and Co. have been consistently writing and releasing beautiful, literate, contemplative and meditative material that has been described as “committed to the notion that there’s a place for popular music that values the sublime and restrained over the raw and showy.” (Boston Globe). Beginning with the self-titled debut EP in 1999, and the first full length, Nine the following year, Lo Fine has been well received, described as “utterly beautiful alt-country that has earned them a devoted following in New England, where newspapers regularly name them one of the region’s most treasured acts.” (Hybrid).

O’Rourke recently held a well-attended listening party at Montague Bookmill for the vinyl release of “Want Is A Great Need”

Spring Oratorio: Mendelssohn’s Elijah

March 7, 2015 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at

The Smith College Choirs, Jonathan Hirsh and Joseph Baldwin, Directors, welcome the Pennsylvania State University Men’s Glee Club, Christopher Kiver, Director. Karen Smith Emerson, soprano; Justina Golden, mezzo-soprano; William Hite, tenor; Jonathan Lasch, bass-baritone.

3/8 – FAT and the Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra

March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm at Academy of Music
274 Main Street

A benefit for the Stavros Center for Independent Living

A conversation about the Boston Olympics 2024 proposal

March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Florence Community Center
140 Pine St

A Conversation about Boston’s Proposal for the 2024 Olympics with Evan Falchuk, recent Independent candidate for Massachusetts’ governor and founder of the United Independent Party. Mr. Falchuk will be joined by Andrew Zimbalist, Smith Professor of Economics and author of Circus Maximus: the economic gamble behind hosting the Olympics and the World Cup. Free and open to the public on Sunday, March 8, 2 PM to 4 PM Florence Community Center auditorium, 140 Pine St., Florence.  For more information: 585-5795.

Stavros 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert featuring FAT and HVGO

March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Academy Of Music Theatre
274 Main Street

Two locally born music groups come together for a splendid performance at the Academy of Music in Northampton on March 8th, 2015 at 2pm. This unique concert will feature the talents of one of the Pioneer Valley’s favorite rock bands FAT, known for producing albums with RCA and Atlantic Records and collaborating with producers behind artists such as David Bowie and Blue Oyster Cult. Also performing will be the truly avant-garde Happy Valley Guitar Orchestra, directed by internationally acclaimed virtuoso arch guitarist and composer, Peter Blanchette. The orchestra is comprised of twenty talented electric and acoustic guitarists, whose debut album in 2010 received the Springfield Republican’s annual “Live Wire” Award. These original groups promise a concert sui generis in support of Stavros Center for Independent Living.
For 40 years, Stavros has been providing services for disabled members of the community. “It is through events such as this concert that we raise awareness for those we serve,” says event organizer Norman Blain. Proceeds from this exciting event will go towards Stavros and their mission to make life safe, healthy, and independent for all. Stavros a non-profit, is the third oldest independent living center in the USA. Stavros is a member agency of the United Way at Hampshire & Franklin Counties that serves more than 6,000 individuals each year in the three counties of the Pioneer Valley.

Tickets: $20 per Adult, $8 per Child (12 & Under)
Purchase Tickets:

Academy of Music Box Office
Business hours: Tuesday- Friday 3:00PM-6:00PM
Call: 413-584-9032 ext.105 (Service fees will apply with purchase)
Online Tickets Click on Show Desired:
http://academyofmusictheatre.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=722456

The Big Broadcast! 10th Anniversary

March 8, 2015 - 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Chapin Auditorium
Mount Holyoke College

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College

present 

 

THE BIG BROADCAST !

10th Anniversary Edition

 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

2PM and 7PM

Chapin Auditorium

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA 01075

 

The Show

 

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College’s 10th annual presentation of a live 1940’s radio broadcast created by Mark Gionfriddo (onstage as “Matt Morgan”) with WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee “Fred Kelley”. Under Gionfriddo’s direction, the Mount Holyoke Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era, including music by Bing Crosby, the Andrews Sisters, Glenn Miller, and Benny Goodman, among others.

 

South Hadley Performances

 

Sponsors to date include: Mount Holyoke College, Baystate Medical Practices, Peoples Bank, Loomis Communities, New England Public Radio, The Westfield News Group, and WWLP-22News.

 

Tickets are general admission. $20.00 premium front and center seating. $15.00 regular seating. $10.00 seniors and students. Tickets are available (beginning January 15, 2015) at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box-Office in Amherst, at the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley, and at the door (subject to availability).  For phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS. For online orders:https://fac.umass.edu/Online/MHC

 

Refractions of the Baroque Cello

March 8, 2015 - 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at

A variety of titular spellings provide us with a colourful map of the violoncello’s development in the Baroque era: Violoncino, Violonzino, Violonzell, Viulunzelo, Bassel, Bassettel, etc. Jennifer Morsches takes us on a journey highlighting those pioneering cellists and composers who made an indelible mark on the cello, and contributed to its development as an instrument of expression and authority.

Screening and Discussion with filmmaker Steve Alves, documentary film “Food For Change”

March 8, 2015 - 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm at

On March 8th, as a combined benefit and membership drive event, the Guiding Star Grange #1, 401 Chapman St. in Greenfield will show the full length documentary film Food For Change by Steve Alves. Prominently featured in this film is the story of Green Fields Market as it is born and grows as well as the history of the coop movement in the United States as a whole.

Pay according to your means, suggested donation:$10

Chieftains

3/8 – The Chieftains

March 8, 2015 - 7:00 pm at UMass Fine Arts Center
151 Presidents Dr OFC 1

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