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Arts Previews

  • “Untitled,” painting by Rocío Olguín. Image courtesy Augusta Savage Gallery

  • The Adaskin String Trio plays The First Church in Deerfield Oct. 6. Photo by Susan Wilson/courtesy Brick Church Music Series

  • The Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet brings its lower-register sounds to Bezanson Recital Hall at UMass Amherst Oct. 5. Photo by Paul Ryan/courtesy UMass Music & Dance Department


Thursday, September 26, 2019
New exhibits at Augusta Savage Gallery

The Augusta Savage Gallery at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will be showcasing work by Erika Radich and Rocío Olguín in the second part of its three-part series of exhibits, “Game of Chance.” The new exhibit opens Tuesday, Oct. 8 and runs through Oct. 29.

Radich, whose work is represented in part by Zea Mays Printmaking in Florence, is a longtime printmaker from Keene, New Hampshire whose work has been inspired in part by studying German Expressionist artists while she was in Berlin, and also by “the thread between art and science,” as publicity notes put it.

Rocío Olguín is a visual artist from Mexico with a background in painting, graphic design and abstractionism. In her home in Oaxaca, Mexico, she paints and draws portraits, landscapes and human figures and also is involved with in cultural projects in nearby towns, often collaborating with other artists.

More information on the exhibit is available at fineartscenter.com/augusta.

Adaskin String Triocomes to Deerfield

“The Brick Church” Music Series, held at The First Church of Deerfield, 71 Old Main St., presents the Adaskin String Trio on Sunday, October 6 at 3:00 p.m. This is the first of four fundraising concerts that will be held at the church.

The trio — violin, viola and cello — is originally from Canada and is now based in New England and has become “well known to audiences in western Massachusetts and Connecticut,” according to press notes. The Oct. 8 show will include music by Beethoven, Michael White, and Julius Engelbert Röntgen.

There is a suggested donation of $10-20 at the door, with a reception following the concert in the Caswell Library at Deerfield Academy. For additional information, call (413) 774-2657.

Tuba power

The Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet, one of the only tuba/euphonium groups touring today, comes to UMass Amherst on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. for the second stop on its first-ever East Coast tour. The 7:30 p.m. show takes place at Bezanson Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

The quartet’s program will include arrangements of works by Debussy and Bach, along with music written for tuba and euphonium by Anthony Plog and Steve Snowden. Also on tap is work by by D’Rivera, Piazzolla, Enrique Crespo, and others.

The performers will also offer a masterclass for UMass chamber brass groups at 4 p.m. in Bezanson; that program is also free and open to the public.