The string section at the University Orchestra's "All You Need is Love!” Valentine's Day concert.

Performance Calendar

Three musicians in the brass section at the University Orchestra's Photo by Tory Germann

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.

Performance Calendar

  • OCT
    06
    Choro Bastardo Concert
    8:00 PM

    Choro Bastardo combines the traditional Choro style with each of the band members' different musical and cultural backgrounds to create a sonority that is different from the original, yet loyal to the playful spirit of that music. Using Baroque, early Jazz, and Contemporary Classical music as springboard, Choro Bastardo explores the different streams of music that can somehow share elements with the Choro tradition, recreating the atmosphere of cabarets and vaudeville in Rio de Janeiro. Mixing Jelly Roll Morton and Pixinguinha, Darius Milhaud and Ernesto Nazareth, John Cage and Jacob do Bandolim, Choro Bastardo represents a groundbreaking transformation in the realm of Contemporary Improvisation associated with neo-folklorist practices. Choro Bastardo are: Henrique Eisenmann - piano, Ben Andrews - violin, mandolin, Ilya Portnov - harmonica, Adam Bahrami - pandeiro.

  • OCT
    28
    Halloween Concert
    8:00 PM

    The University Orchestra, led by Maestro Mark Latham, presents their annual Halloween Concert, featuring ghoulish and spooky orchestra favorites.

  • NOV
    10
    Small Jazz Ensemble Concert
    11:00 AM

    The Small Jazz Ensemble Concert will feature music from contemporary and standar jazz favorites along with original compositions by memvers of the ensemble and the director, Walt Platt.

  • NOV
    15
    Studio Orchestra Concert
    8:00 PM

    Walt Platt directs the Studio Orchestra in concert at Durgin Concert Hall.

  • NOV
    16
    Electric Guitar Ensemble Concert
    8:00 PM

    Joshua Millard directs the Electrict Guitar Ensemble in a free concert in Durgin Hall's Fisher Recital Hall.  Free and open to the public.

  • NOV
    17
    Wind Ensemble Concert
    8:00 PM

    Comprised of some of the finest musicians at the University, the Wind Ensemble presents their annual Fall Concert. Dan Lutz directs in Durgin Concert Hall.