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.
An evening of contemporary musical theatre repertoire from shows like Les Misérables, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera, Dear Even Hansen, Cats, The Light in the Piazza, and Hamilton. The show stars students of the Opera Workshop ensemble and is led by Janice Giampa and collaborative pianist, Elaine Smith Purcell. Free and open to the public.
**All attendees are expected to be vaccinated and masks must be worn while in the building**
Please join percussionist Samantha Bodo for her senior recital. Free and open to the public.
**All concert attendees are expected to be vaccinated and masks must be worn while in the building**
University Orchestra will give its traditional Halloween concert. A performance of Beethoven’s masterful and celebrated 7th Symphony starts the program and will surely get your inspirational juices flowing. The concert’s second half is Halloween themed: Mars, the Bringer of War (from ‘The Planets’); Funeral March for a Marionette; another kind of funeral march from Mahler’s 1st Symphony; a rendering of a poem to improvised orchestra, read by Barry Long, and with percussion soloist Andy Fordyce; and… ARRRR… Pirates of the Caribbean. Wear your finest costume! We will! Mark Latham directs.
This ensemble will recreate Steely Dan's iconic “The Royal Scam” album in its entirety. Jacob Hiser directs.
The Studio Orchestra will feature compositions and arrangements of modern artists such as Robben Ford, Randy Brecker, Tom Harrell, Bob Mintzer and the band Tower of Power. Also there will be re-workings of pieces by Duke Ellington and Robert Glasper. Walt Platt directs.
The Small Jazz Ensemble will be performing classic arrangements of artists such as Pat Martino, Les McCann, Neal Hefti, Freddie Hubbard and Charles Mingus, along with original arrangements and compositions. Walt Platt directs.