2013 McBride '59 Commission “Phosphorescence” by Erik Applegate Receives World Premiere at Amherst College Feb. 16; Concert Benefits Food Bank of Western Massachusetts

January 28, 2013

Contact: Sara R. Leonard

Manager of Concert Programming, Production and Publicity


AMHERST, Mass. – The Amherst College Jazz Ensemble performs the world premiere of Erik Applegate’s new work “Phosphorescence” on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Center at Amherst College. The concert benefits the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts. Admission is $5 and a donation of non-perishable food items. Seniors, students and children are $3 or a non-perishable food donation. 

Applegate is the 2013 Robin McBride ’59 Jazz Commission Series composer.  A composer, bandleader and songwriter, Applegate also teaches bass at the University of Northern Colorado and is regarded as a “top-notch acoustic bass performer” according to JazzReview.com. The concert at Amherst features big band instrumentation, a vocalist/narrator, and guest artists Paul Arslanian on piano, Mark Applegate on guitar and Tom Giampietro on drums.

Applegate will present “Phosphorescence” in a lecture on Friday, Feb. 15 at 4 p.m. in Room 7 in the Arms Music Center. 

For a complete listing of upcoming Amherst College Department of Music events, visit us on the web: www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/music/events