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  • PHOTO COURTESY UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>The 32 annual Jazz Showcase at UMass will be held Feb. 28 in Bowker Auditorium.

    PHOTO COURTESY UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    The 32 annual Jazz Showcase at UMass will be held Feb. 28 in Bowker Auditorium. Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Soprano Dana Schnitzer, a UMass alumna, will perform Feb. 23 at Bezanson Recital Hall.

    PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE
    Soprano Dana Schnitzer, a UMass alumna, will perform Feb. 23 at Bezanson Recital Hall. Purchase photo reprints »

  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Rex Martin will hold a tuba master class Feb. 23, and will perform Feb. 24 at Bowker Auditorium.<br/>

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    Rex Martin will hold a tuba master class Feb. 23, and will perform Feb. 24 at Bowker Auditorium.
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  • Richard Moulding

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  • PHOTO COURTESY UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>The 32 annual Jazz Showcase at UMass will be held Feb. 28 in Bowker Auditorium.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Soprano Dana Schnitzer, a UMass alumna, will perform Feb. 23 at Bezanson Recital Hall.
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Rex Martin will hold a tuba master class Feb. 23, and will perform Feb. 24 at Bowker Auditorium.<br/>
  • Richard Moulding

Prokofiev for puppets

The Four Story Players will present a puppet show, “Peter and the Wolf,” with music by Sergei Prokofiev, arranged for piano 4-hands and percussion, Feb. 23 at 10:30 a.m. in the Woodbury Room at Jones Library in Amherst.

The company members, Tom Knight, puppeteer, story-teller; actor Christine Olson; Meg Kelsey Wright on piano; and Russ Nieman on percussion, will present other stories as well.

Tea and tunes

Pianist Richard Moulding will perform music by Scott Joplin, Eubie Blake, Joseph Lamb, John William “Blind” Boone, and James Scott Feb. 23 at the Library Tea at Pelham Library.

Moulding, who lives in Northampton, is still living his teenage passion for bringing ragtime piano music to life. He is a student of Jeff Barnhart and a participant in Meg Kelsey Wright’s Piano Connection at the Northampton Community Music Center. The tea starts at 11 a.m., music begins at noon.

Amherst madrigal singers

The Amherst College Madrigal Singers, a student-directed a cappella group that specializes in Renaissance music, will perform Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at the First Congregational Church at Amherst, 165 Main St. On the program: “Missa de Beata Virgine” or “Mass of the Beautiful Virgin” by the Renaissance composer Josquin Desprez (1450-1521). Free

Music at UMass

Stephen Austin, a nationally recognized vocal pedagogue and faculty member at the University of North Texas, will presents a vocal pedagogy seminar, including master classes and sessions on caring for the voice, preparing for college auditions and more, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Feb. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bezanson Recital Hall at UMass. For a schedule or to register, visit www.umass.edu/music/VocalPedagogySeminarFeb2013v3.pdf

∎ Soprano Dana Schnitzer, a University of Massachusetts Amherst alumna, will perform Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. with Brendon Shapiro on piano at the Bezanson Recital Hall at the UMass Fine Arts Center.

On the program: music by Strauss, Poulenc, Turina, as well as Samuel Barber’s “Hermit Songs.”

For information, call 545-0018. Free.

∎ A tuba master class with Rex Martin, a professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., will be held Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Music Wing, Room 44. Free

∎ On Feb. 24, at 1 p.m., Rex Martin will perform with UMass music professor Nikki Stoia, piano, in Bowker Auditorium.

On the program: Pergolesi’s “Sinfonia in F major,” Rachmaninoff’s “Cello Sonata in g minor,” Bach’s Gamba Sonata No. 2; Sofia Bubaidulina’s “Lamento,” Thomas Benjamin’s “Sonata for Tuba & Piano.”

Tickets for the concert cost $10; $3 for UMass students; $5 for other students, senior citizens and children. To reserve, visit fac.umass.edu/musicanddance or call 545-2511. For more information, send an email to mkushick@music.umass.edu or call 545-0018.

∎ The 32nd annual Jazz Showcase, spotlighting the music of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea, will be presented Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. in Bowker Auditorium on the UMass campus.

Performers will be Jazz Ensemble I, Chapel Jazz, Jazz Lab, Vocal Jazz and Chamber Jazz Ensembles.

Tickets for the concert cost $10; $3 for UMass students; $5 for other students, senior citizens and children. To reserve, visit fac.umass.edu/musicanddance or call 545-2511. For more information, send an email to mkushick@music.umass.edu or call 545-0018.

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