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  • PHOTO COURTESY OF AMHERST CINEMA<br/>Manet's "Street Singer"
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Classical trios

Music in Deerfield and the Smith College music department will present Trio Latitude 41 performing trios on piano, violin and cello by Franz Schubert and Camile Saint-Saëns May 11 at 7 p.m. in Sweeney Concert Hall on the Smith College campus in Northampton.

On the program: Schubert’s Trio Op. 100, D. 929 and Nottunrno for Trio, D. as well as Saint-Saëns’ Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18.

Tickets in advance cost $28; $5 for students under 18; $10 for accompanying adults and students 18 and over. To reserve, call 774-4200 or visit

Amherst Cinema in HD

“Manet: Portraying Life,” a recent art exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts in London will be on the Amherst Cinema screen in HD May 12 at 2 p.m. and June 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The exhibit was filmed by Phil Grabsky, an award-winning British documentary filmmaker, using ground-breaking techniques that show the images in fine detail.

Tickets cost $12; $8 for Amherst Cinema members.

∎ Five film critics will be on the screen, live in HD, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Amherst Cinema. They are A.O. Scott of The New York Times; Lisa Schwarzbaum, a freelance critic, formerly with Entertainment Weekly; Carrie Rickey, a film critic and writer; Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer; and Patrick Stoner of WHYY and other PBS stations. Each critic will demonstrate his or her craft and discuss the role and future of film criticism in an increasingly digital world.

Tickets cost $12, $6.50 for members.

Tickets for all shows are available at the cinema box office, 28 Amity St. in Amherst, or online at

Branching out

“Cross Pollinate,” an exhibit of abstract paintings and an acoustic folk-rock concert by Aaron Morse and his band, will take place May 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Gallery A3, 28 Amity St. in Amherst.

Morse, 28, of Amherst, is a singer-songwriter who has become an abstract painter.

“Music and visual art are complements to one another,” Morse said. “Though I have been playing music much longer, painting has taken on a significant place in my life creatively.”

Paintings by Morse and artist Tom Morton are on display through May at Gallery A3.

For information, call 256-4250 or visit

Music at UMass

The 28th Annual High School Honor Band Concert will be presented May 12 at 7 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The concert is rescheduled from Feb. 9.

The free concert, under the direction of James Patrick Miller and guest conductor Jack Stamp from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will feature performances by high school wind and percussion musicians from New England and the Northeast.

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