Music Department

Performance Calendar

The Department of Music at UMass Lowell offers a number of performances each semester. Most are free and open to the public, with free general and handicapped-accessible parking nearby. Fisher and Durgin Concert Halls are both located in Durgin Hall on UMass Lowell's South Campus. Durgin Concert Hall is on the first floor, Fisher Recital Hall is on the lower level. Occasionally it is necessary to change the date or time of a scheduled concert, so if you are traveling a distance, feel free to call the Music Office at 978-934-3850 to confirm the event day and time.

Upcoming Concerts - Fall 2015

Thursday, October 29, Birdsong at Morning, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. In a very special evening, Birdsong at morning, featuring UMass Lowell Music faculty member, Alan Williams, celebrates the release of their newest album,A Slight Departure,performing in concert with the UMass Lowell String Ensemble, conducted by John-Morgan Bush. The concert features lots of material from the new album and several old favorites, along with a few surprises -a singular event! Free and open to the public - no tickets needed.

Friday, October 30, University Orchestra Halloween Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Come celebrate Halloween with a spooky concert by the University Orchestra, performing works by Mozart, Mussorgsky and other creepy favorites. Come dressed in your most spooktacular costume! Mark Latham conducts.

Sunday, November 1, Alumni Piano Recital featuring Anthony Tracia, 7:30 P.M., Fisher Recital Hall. Piano Performance and Music Studies Alum, Anthony Tracia returns to present a program of piano works by Schumann, Handel, Ives and others.

Thursday, November 5, Faculty Woodwind Quintet/Sextet Concert, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Join us for an evening of extravagant chamber music featuring the unique timbres of the woodwind quintet and sextet.This performance showcases the dynamic talents of the UMass Lowell Music Department performing some of the most exciting compositions for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon and piano with repertoire from Thuille and others.

Tuesday, November 17, Studio Orchestra Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Walt Platt directs a program featuring the music of Thad Jones and Gil Evans. The program also includes arrangements from Walt himself.

Wednesday, November 18, Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. The Wind Ensemble, comprised of some of the finest musicians at the University, performs a concert featuring works by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gustav Holst and Carl Orff. Dan Lutz directs.

Thursday, November 19, Small Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. The Small Jazz Ensemble Concert will feature music from Parliament Funkadelic and Snarky Puppy to Freddie Hubbard and Ornette Coleman along with original compositions from members of the ensemble and the director, Walt Platt.

Friday, November 20, Electric Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Directed by Jon Wheatley, the program includes an eclectic mix of guitar repertoire with rhythm section.

Saturday, November 21, Contemporary Electronic Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Brandon Vaccaro directs the ensemble with comprises of non-traditional self-made electronic instruments in a electrifying soundscape.

Saturday, November 21, Opera Workshop Production, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Opera Workshop presents an adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. This version is less about magic and more about practical goodness. Janice Giampa directs with Elaine Smith Purcell, collaborative pianist.

Sunday, November 22, Opera Workshop Production, 3 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Repeat of Saturday's production with a different cast.

Monday, November 30, Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Jeff Fischer directs a program featuring a plethora of percussion instruments.

For our complete listing, download our Performance Calendar (pdf).