LOWELL -- The concert "Reaching Out!" on Saturday, Nov. 19 at United Teen Equality Center, 35 Warren St., will celebrate UMass Lowell's commitment to educating the next generation of musicians and its partnerships with local arts and youth organizations. The 4 p.m. performance will feature Lowell schoolchildren enrolled in the UMass Lowell String Project, a K-12 program that provides music classes and instruction in stringed instruments. Other performers will be young people from the Lowell Boys and Girls Club's Music Clubhouse, who are mentored by UML students, and the Angkor Dance Troupe.
The free concert is sponsored by the Nancy Donahue Endowed Professorship for the Arts. Tickets to a 5:30 p.m. reception with the performers after the show are $40 per person, with proceeds to benefit scholarships for students of UMass Lowell's music-outreach programs.