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Conversation with a Living Legend: Archie Shepp

Presented by the MIFA Education Program in collaboration with Enchanted Circle Theatre and Stephen Burrell

Date: September 16, 2015

Time: 3 -5PM

Venue: Holyoke Senior Center

Tickets: Special School Performance, contact MIFA to attend.

Jazz great Archie Shepp will speak with music students from Holyoke High School & Springfield Conservatory of the Arts. Shepp will talk about his unique history as a composer and performer. Enchanted Circle Theater & Stephen Burrell created a study program and workshop to familiarize students with Shepp’s work and the history behind it, in advance of the conversation.

Workshop 1: September 11, 2015, 12-1PM, Springfield Conservatory of the Arts, Gymnasium.

Workshop 2: September 15, 2015, 12-1PM, Holyoke High School, Band Room.

“Conversation with a Living Legend” is part of a three-day celebration of the music of jazz composer and performer Archie Shepp.

Celebration Schedule:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Interview with Archie Shepp by Professor Jason Robinson

Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College

5 – 6PM

Free and open to the public

Contact: Alisa Pearson, Manager of Concert Programming, Production and Publicity


Friday, September 18th

Concert: Archie Shepp with Dar Gnawa of Tangier

Music at Amherst Parallels Series 2015


Buckley Recital Hall, Amherst College

General public tickets: $18, Senior Citizens (65+) & Amherst College Employees: $12,

Students, with valid ID: $10.

Box office at (413) 542-2195 or email


Made Possible by:


Springfield Cultural Council

Friends of MIFA Victory Theatre

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation

Theodore H. Feder Fund for French Culture


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