2004-05 Music at Amherst Series Opens Sept. 24 with Pianist Leon Fleisher

August 25, 2004
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AMHERST, Mass.-Music at Amherst opens its 27th season of world-class chamber music at Amherst College with the pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher, in a special program of two-hand and one-hand music-a "three-hand recital" -at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. Tickets to this concert are available only to series subscribers-subscriptions are on sale until Friday, Sept. 17-and to students. Five other programs are included in the series.

On Monday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m., clarinetist Todd Palmer and Friends will perform a program including Mozart's "Kegelstatt" and Messiaen's "Quartet for the End of Time."

On Saturday, Nov. 6, at 8 p.m., the Peabody Trio with guest violist Maria Lambros will present trios by Beethoven and Ives and the Brahms C Minor Piano Quartet.

On Sunday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m., the Wihan String Quartet will offer a program that features Shostakovich's Quartet No. 10.

On Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m., the early music ensemble Red Priest will perform music of the Baroque.

On Saturday, March 26, at 8 p.m., the Brentano String Quartet will return to Music at Amherst, joined by soprano Elizabeth Keusch, for a performance of the Schoenberg Quartet No. 2.

This schedule is subject to change; latest information can be obtained from the Amherst College Concert Website at www.amherst.edu/~concerts, or by calling the Concert Office at 413/542-2195. Season subscriptions are available until Friday, Sept. 17, for $100-$125 ($85-$110 for seniors, and $30-$50 for students.) For more information and brochures call the Concert Office at 413/542-2195.

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