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 - Spring 2014

  • Thurs., March 27, The Electric Experience: Explorations in electronic music composition and arrangements, by UMass Lowell Music faculty member, Mike Testa, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Pieces will feature use of keyboards, iPad technology as well as prototypes of new musical instruments for the first half of the concert. The second half of the concert will feature a realization of the entire Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon with integrated interpretative lights and FX using complex computer driven algorithms. Special guest performances and cameos will also accompany Mike Testa. 
  • Sat., March 29, Gospel Choir Concert, O'Leary Library, 7:30 p.m. Note change of location.
  • Tues., April 1, Bleep Blop Electroacoustic New Music Ensemble Open Recording Session, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.  Bleep Blop, featuring UMass Lowell Music Faculty Member, Ramon Castillo, presents an open recording session featuring new music, improvisations and demonstrations.  Music for moogerfoogers, iOS, marimba, laptops, guitar and more. Come turn some knobs!
  • Thurs., April 3, Angkor Dance Troupe presents, "Apsara Dancing Stones," 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.  "Aspara Dancing Stones" is a contemporary dance drama that embodies the beauty and culture of Cambodia.  With Eastern and Western influences, this visual narrative combines an unparalleled performance of dance and music from modern and classical Cambodian Styles. Tickets are $25 (general admission) available at www.mktix.com/adt; limited free student tickets are available. For more information, visit www.angkordance.org.
  • Sun., April 6, Piano Ensemble Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 6 p.m., Meg Ruby directs.
  • Tues., April 8, Studio Jazz Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Walt Platt directs.
  • Tues., April 8, Small Jazz Ensemble Concert, Fisher Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m., Josh Millard directs.
  • Thurs., April 10, Small Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Walt Platt directs. 
  • Sat., April 12, A Cappella Festival, Durgin Concert Hall , 2 p.m. and ongoing throughout the day. The UMass Lowell A Cappella Society presents a full day of a cappella music including performances from other high school and collegiate a cappella groups, workshops and master classes from professionals and so much more.  For more information, contact Graham Allen, President of the UMass Lowell A Cappella Society. 
  • Sun. April 13, Senior Recital, Laura Chongvoranond, Voice, 3 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall.
  • Sun. April 13, Hawkapella concert, 7:30 p.m. , Durgin Concert Hall.
  • Mon., April 14, University Choir and Chamber Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Brian O'Connell conducts; the choirs present some of the most beautiful choral music in the repertoire. 
  • Tues., April 15, Vocality A Capella Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.
  • Thurs., April 17, Jazz, Rock, Big Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall, Dan Lutz directs.
  • Fri., April 18, Senior Recital, Kevin Dacey, percussion, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.
  • Sat., April 19, Senior Recital, Jesse Steiglich, percussion, 3:00 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.
  • Sat., April 19, Senior Recital, Joe Hartigan, percussion, 8:00 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.
  • Tues., April 22, Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall,  Jeff Fischer directs.
  • Tues. April 22, Senior Recital, Brianna Manalo, Voice, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall.
  • Wed., April 23, Concert Band Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall, Dan Lutz directs.
  • Wed. April 23, Electric Guitar Ensemble Concert, 8:00 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall, Josh Millard directs.
  • Thurs., April 24, Percussion Ensemble for Non-Percussionists Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall, Jeff Fischer directs.
  • Fri., April 25, University Orchestra Concerto Competition Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall, Mark Latham directs.

For a complete listing please view the Concert Calendar (pdf).