Thursday January 31, 2013

PVSO presents ‘Made in America’

GREENFIELD, Mass. -- The Pioneer Valley Symphony & Chorus presents a concert titled "Made in America" on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 7:30 p.m., at Greenfield High School.

The program features the Philip Glass Violin concerto with soloist Johnny Gandelsman; Gershwin’s "American in Paris," Copland’s "Red Pony" and John Williams’ "Schindler’s List."

Tickets ($20 for adults, $17 for seniors and students and $6 children under 18) are available at www.pvso.org, 413-773-3664 or at the door. Tickets also at World Eye Books in Greenfield, Boswell’s Books in Shelburne Falls, Amherst Books in Amherst and Broadside Books in Northampton.

Keene Jazz Orchestra plays swing dance

KEENE, N.H. -- The Keene Jazz Orchestra presents its mid-winter big band swing dance on Saturday at 8 p.m., at the Courtyard Mariott in Keene.

The music will be traditional big band swing of the 1930s, ‘40s and ‘50s. Tickets are $15 at the door. For information, e-mail Keenejazzorchestra@gmail.com.

Metropolis hosts Butterfly Swing Band

BRATTLEBORO -- The Butterfly Swing Band performs at the Metropolis Wine Bar & Cocktail Lounge, 55 Elliot St., on Friday, Feb. 8, from 8 to 11 p.m. There is no cover.

Butterfly Swing Band plays hot classic swing grooves from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40’s guaranteed to get you schmoozin’ and movin’. The band features Joe LoMonaco on percussion, Scott Sizer on trumpet, harmonica and vocals, Mark Anagnostopulos on guitar and vocals, Walter Slowinski on clarinet, sax and vocals and Lynn Lovell on upright bass and vocals.

For information, call 802-490-2255. GREENFIELD, Mass. -- Celebrating its fifth anniversary as the only hospice choir in Massachusetts, the Greenfield-based Eventide Singers will present their third annual benefit concert on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m., at the First Congregational Church at 43 Silver St.

The concert will include songs such as "Swing Down Chariot" and three spirituals arranged by Ysaye Barnwell from Sweet Honey in the Rock, an "Alleluia" chorus by Mozart and "My Life Flows on in Endless Song" in a setting by noted local choral composer Alice Parker. The program will also feature "Sim Shalom," Hebrew text in a composition by Linda Hirshhorn, "Plovi Barko" from Croatia arranged by Greenfield Harmony director Mary Cay Brass, and "O Sing to Me of Heaven."

The benefit concert will also feature three speakers who will offer their reflections on Eventide’s singing for their loved ones.

Admission is by suggested donation ranging of $10- $15. For more information call 413-625-2082 or e-mail eventidesingers@verizon.net.