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  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Amy Johnson

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Amy Johnson

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Laura Klock

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Laura Klock

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>A University Orchestra bass player

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    A University Orchestra bass player

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Amy Johnson
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Laura Klock
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>A University Orchestra bass player

Music at UMass

There will be a faculty horn recital Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. in the Bezanson Recital Hall. Performers will be Laura Klock, horn, with Elizabeth Chang, violin; Gilles Vonsattel, piano; Greg Spiridopoulos, trombone; and John Bottomley, tuba.

On the program: Harbison’s “Twilight Music” and a premiere of Scriabin’s “Romance & Macchia: Links.”

∎ The University of Massachusetts Amherst Orchestra will perform Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall on the UMass campus.

Directed by Teresa Cheung, the repertoire includes Beethoven’s “Coriolan Overture,” Prokofiev’s “Lieutenant Kije Suite,” and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4, “Romantic.”

Tickets for both concerts cost $10; $3 for UMass students; $5 for seniors, other students, and children under 18. To reserve, call the Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511 or visit www.umasstix.com/musicanddance.

More UMass music

“Imagination Creates Reality, the Music of Richard Wagner,” a faculty vocal recital with Amy Johnson, soprano, will be presented Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St. in Amherst.

Other performers are UMass professors Marjorie Melnick, mezzosoprano and William Hite, tenor, along with guests Joshua Greene, assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and Vernon Hartman, Metropolitan Opera baritone.

The all-Wagner program honors the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth. The repertoire includes “Wesendonck Lieder,” “Trois Melodies,” “Les Adieux de Maria Stuart” and “Quintet” from “Die Meistersinger.” The concert was rescheduled from Nov. 3. Free.

Calling young actors

Actors ages 9 to 15 are invited to audition for a youth production, “The Phantom Tollbooth, Jr.,” that will be performed in the spring at the Academy of Music in Northampton.

The musical play is based on the book “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Amherst author Norton Juster, who also wrote the script with Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof,” “She Loves Me”). Music is by Arnold Black, with lyrics by Harnick.

The stage version, like the book, is filled with fun and witty wordplay about the travels of a boy named Milo who must save the princesses Rhyme and Reason and reunite the brother kings who rule over the cities of Dictionopolis and Digitopolis. Aided by his time-keeping dog, Tock, Milo successfully brings harmony to the Land of Wisdom and learns many things about words and numbers along his journey.

Rehearsals, which begin Jan. 8, 2013, will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. The show, directed by Martha Poryrala and Dan Monte, opens March 8.

No experience is necessary to participate. For information or to register, visit www.academyofmusictheatre.com or call 584-9032, ext. 102.

Seeking nominations

New England Public Radio is accepting nominations for the 2013 New England Public Radio Arts & Humanities Awards. All nominations must be received by Jan. 7.

Established in 2008, the awards recognize those who have made a positive impact on the arts and humanities, and to bring awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, writers, teachers, and cultural institutions in western New England. There are three categories: Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Individual and Emerging Talent.

The community nominated over 60 individuals and institutions last year, according to NEPR General manager Martin Miller. Recipients will be celebrated at an Arts & Humanities Awards Gala in May 2013.

For information or to submit a nomination, visit www.nepr.net, or call Vanessa at 545-9717.

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