The 14th Edition Of THE BIG BROADCAST Returns To South Hadley 3/2

The 14th Edition Of THE BIG BROADCAST Returns To South Hadley 3/2

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College's 14th annual presentation of a live 1940's radio broadcast created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo (onstage as "Matt Morgan") with WWLP-22News meteorologist Brian Lapis as emcee "Fred Kelley". Under Gionfriddo's direction, the Mount Holyoke Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles perform well-known tunes from the swing era. These concerts mark the 20th anniversary of the Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College.

Gionfriddo expects this year's The Big Broadcast! program will feature music made famous by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, and Stan Kenton.

Sponsors (to date) include Mount Holyoke College, Loomis Communities, New England Public Radio, WWLP-22News & The CW Springfield, The Republican powering MassLive and El Pueblo Latino.

Tickets are general admission. $25.00 premium front and center seating. $20.00 regular seating. $10.00 seniors in advance; $15.00 seniors at door. and $10.00 students. Tickets are available at the UMASS Fine Arts Center Box Office in Amherst; at the Odyssey Bookshop, Village Commons, South Hadley; and at the door (subject to availability). For phone orders: 413-545-2511 or 1-800-999-UMASS. Online ticket purchases will be available through the UMass Fine Arts Center.

For information on The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College:

Snow date is Sunday, March 3.

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