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  • PHOTO COURTESY OF THE UMASS FAC<br/>Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Euridice Ensembles
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF AMHERST CINEMA<br/>A scene from "PEOPLE"
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Marjorie Melnick
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Nadine Shank
  • PHOTO COURTESY OF UMASS DEPT. OF MUSIC AND DANCE<br/>Wind Ensemble horns

Indian music

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt will perform Indian classical music on slide guitar, accompanied by tabla player Subhen Chatterjee April 12 at 8 p.m. in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall.

As the principal disciple of Ravi Shankar, Bhatt belongs to a set of musicians who trace their lineage back to the 15th-century Mughal musicians.

Blending traditional and contemporary methods of playing, he won a Grammy Award for “A Meeting by the River,” a collaborative album he made with Ry Cooder. Bhatt is the inventor of the Mohan Veena, a hybrid slide guitar. Played lap-style like a Hawaiian slide guitar, the Mohan Veena is a modified, 19-string concord archtop guitar.

The show is presented by the UMass Asian Arts and Culture Program.

Tickets cost from $15 to $30; $10 for students. To reserve call the Fine Arts Center box office at 545-2511.

More music at UMass

The following musical events will take place this week at the Bezanson Recital Hall at the University of Massachusetts Amherst:

∎ April 16 at 8 p.m.: A faculty voice and piano recital.

UMass professors Marjorie Melnick, mezzo-soprano, and Nadine Shank, piano, will perform with guest Ravenna Helson, cello.

On the program: Schumann’s “Frauenliebe und Leben”; Schoenberg’s “Cabaret Songs”; Brahms’ “Songs for Alto, Viola & Piano”; Amy Beach’s “Chanson d’amour”; and music by Leonard Bernstein.

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

∎ April 17 at 8:15 p.m.: The Euridice Ensembles (Early Music)

The Baroque Chamber and Orchestral Music, under the direction of UMass professor Robert Eisenstein, will perform Henry Purcell’s “Suite from Fairy Queen”; George Philippe Telemann’s “Concerto for flute, recorder and orchestra”; J.S. Bach’s “ ‘Triple’ Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor” and Brandenburg’s Concerto No. 3. The soloists are Christie Cho and Billy Meyers, violin; Anderson Paes, recorder; Natalie Talbot, flute; and Diana Chu and Artur Wysoczanski, harpshichord.

This concert is free.

∎ April 18 at 8 p.m.

“Blowing Up a Storm: Wind Ensemble in Concert

The UMass Wind Ensemble, directed by professor James Patrick Miller, will perform music by David Lang, Ernst Toch, W.A. Mozart and Paul Hindemith.

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

‘People’

British comic playwright Alan Bennett’s new play, “PEOPLE,” about a grand old country house and its upper-crust owners who object to being turned into part of the heritage industry, will be screened April 13 at 1 p.m. at Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity St., Amherst. Directed by Nicolas Hytner, the satire was captured live in HD from the London stage of Britain’s National Theatre.

Tickets cost $24 and are available at the Amherst Cinema box office or online at www.amherstcinema.org.

Movie songs

The Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus will present “The Movies in Song,” a concert featuring songs written for movies, as a part of its “At the Movies” season, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church, 16 Court Square in Greenfield.

Classic favorites include “Moon River” written by Henry Mancini for the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” written by Harold Arlen for “The Wizard of Oz,” as well as pieces by Ennio Morricone and Eric Whitacre. The concert also includes works from the classical choral repertory that were used in movies, such as works by Samuel Barber, Richard Wagner and Anton Bruckner. In honor of the 100th anniversary of composer Benjamin Britten’s birth, the chorus will perform his “Five Flower Songs,” written in celebration of the blooming of both spring and love.

Tickets cost $20; $17 for students/seniors; $6 for children. For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pvso.org.

Museum10

Several members of Museum10, an area cultural collaborative, are recent recipients of major grants and awards for educational initiatives that foster life-long learning through art, culture, science and history.

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst was awarded The Commonwealth Award for Creative Learning. The Mead Art Museum at Amherst College received a grant for $68,000 from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation to co-fund an 18-month postdoctoral curatorial teaching fellowship. The Mount Holyoke Art Museum in South Hadley is the recipient of a challenge grant from The Pierre and Tana Matisse Foundation in support of the new initiative, “The Museum as Catalyst for the Creative Campus.

The Smith College Museum of Art in Northampton received an $80,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts to fund the development of “Mary Baurmeister: The New York Decade,” which will open in spring 2015. The University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst received a $90,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation to support two years of experimental exhibitions and educational programming, and a $100,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a fall exhibition, “Du Bois in Our Time.”

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