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News from UMass Lowell for the Week of Dec. 6, 2010

12/06/2010

Dec. 6, 2010: This a notice of upcoming events, photo opportunities and story ideas at UMass Lowell, compiled by the Office of Public Affairs, 978-934-3224. For more stories about UMass Lowell, visit www.uml.edu To check if an event has been canceled, call the university’s weather hotline at 978-934-2121. Please note, contact names below are for the media and are not for publication.

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What:     Orchestras and other musicians will celebrate composer and multi-instrumentalist David Amram’s 80th birthday with a concert conducted by UMass Lowell Prof. Kay George Roberts. The event will feature an eclectic mix of classical Bach, Ellington and Amram’s own music played by the University Orchestra, New England Orchestra, Lowell Youth Orchestra and special guests. Amram, who started playing music when he was 7 years old, has composed more than 100 musical works and written many scores for Broadway and films, including “Splendor in the Grass” and “The Manchurian Candidate.” Amram wrote the score for the 1959 documentary “Pull My Daisy,” narrated by Lowell’s Jack Kerouac. A contemporary of the Beat Generation icon, Amram has performed at many Kerouac events. The concert is free and open to the public.

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Where:   Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell, 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Lowell
 
Contacts for media: Chris O’Donnell, 978-934-2306, Christopher_ODonnell@uml.edu or Christine Gillette, 978-934-2209, Christine_Gillette@uml.edu

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For more information, contact media@uml.edu or 978-934-3224