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 - Fall 2015
Tuesday, November 17, Studio Orchestra Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Walt Platt directs a program featuring the music of Thad Jones and Gil Evans. The program also includes arrangements from Walt himself.
Wednesday, November 18, Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. The Wind Ensemble, comprised of some of the finest musicians at the University, performs a concert featuring works by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Gustav Holst and Carl Orff. Dan Lutz directs.
Thursday, November 19, Small Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. The Small Jazz Ensemble Concert will feature music from Parliament Funkadelic and Snarky Puppy to Freddie Hubbard and Ornette Coleman along with original compositions from members of the ensemble and the director, Walt Platt.
Friday, November 20, Electric Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Directed by Jon Wheatley, the program includes an eclectic mix of guitar repertoire with rhythm section.
Saturday, November 21, Contemporary Electronic Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Brandon Vaccaro directs the ensemble with comprises of non-traditional self-made electronic instruments in a electrifying soundscape.
Saturday, November 21, Opera Workshop Production, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Opera Workshop presents an adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. This version is less about magic and more about practical goodness. Janice Giampa directs with Elaine Smith Purcell, collaborative pianist.
Sunday, November 22, Opera Workshop Production, 3 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Repeat of Saturday's production with a different cast.
Monday, November 30, Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Jeff Fischer directs a program featuring a plethora of percussion instruments.
Tuesday, December 1, University Choirs Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Brian O'Connell conducts a program which culminates in selections from Bach's Magnificat with UMass Lowell String Project and guest soloists.
Wednesday, December 2, Jazz Lab Concert, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Josh Millard directs.
Wednesday, December 2, Percussion Ensemble for Non-Percussionists, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Jeff Fischer directs.
Thursday, December 3, String Project Winter Showcase, 7:00 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.
Friday, December 4, Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Josh Millard directs.
Friday, December 4, Mixed Chamber Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Chuck Gabriel directs.
For our complete listing, download our Performance Calendar (pdf).