August 18, 2006
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Music at Amherst opens its 29th season of world-class chamber music with the Parker Quartet on Friday, Sept. 15, in Buckley Recital Hall in the Arms Music Building at Amherst College. Tickets for series subscriptions are on sale until Sept. 15. Five other programs are included in the series.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, at 8 p.m., cellist Pieter Wispelwey and pianist Dejan Lazic will perform a program of Beethoven sonatas.

On Saturday, Dec. 2, at 8 p.m., the Ying Quartet will present a program featuring the works of Smetana and Mozart, and also two works commissioned for the quartet.

On Sunday, Feb. 25, at 3 p.m., pianist Peter Serkin returns for his fourth Music at Amherst appearance.

On Saturday, March 3, at 8 p.m., world renowned musicians Leon Fleisher and Jaime Laredo collaborate in a special performance presented by the Adams Fund. (This performance is open only to series subscribers and Amherst College students.)

On Tuesday, March 13, at 8 p.m., the Music at Amherst season will close with a rare recital appearance by tenor William Burden, accompanied by pianist J.J. Penna.

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 until Friday, Sept. 15, 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.