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AMHERST, Mass.- The Los Angeles Piano Quartet will open the 2000-01 Music at Amherst Series on Friday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. in Buckley Recital Hall at Amherst College, with music by Beethoven, Harbison, and Brahms.

On Friday, Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., the Wihan String Quartet, from the Czech Republic, will play quartets by Beethoven and Janocek.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 8 p.m., the Gryphon Piano Trio, from Canada, will offer piano trio classics as well as contemporary compositions.

On Tuesday, March 13, at 8 p.m., pianist Robert Levin, who is also giving a fortepiano recital in Smith College's Sage Hall Concert Series in the fall of 2000, will give a recital of Romantic and contemporary works on the modern piano.

On Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m., the chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy, led by Maestro Bernard Labadie, will present a program featuring masterpieces of the Italian Baroque, as well as two concerti grossi by Handel.

On Sunday, May 6, at 8 p.m., the Nash Ensemble, from Great Britain, will perform chamber music for oboe, strings and piano.

In addition to the Music at Amherst Series, there will be a free recital by tenor Anthony Dean Griffey on Friday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. at Buckley Recital Hall. This program of lieder and art songs is free and open to the public thanks to the John Tennant and Elizabeth Collins Adams Fund for Music.

This schedule is subject to change; latest information can be obtained from the Amherst College concert Website at, or by calling the Concert Office at 413/542-2195. Season subscriptions are available for $95-$115 ($80-$100 for seniors, and $25-$50 for students). Season subscribers to last year's Music at Amherst series must renew before Friday, Aug. 25; new subscriptions will be available until Friday, Sept. 15. For more information and brochures call the Concert Office at 413/542-2195.