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The UMass Lowell Music Department is proud to host multiple Grammy award winning pianist/composer/harmonica player Howard Levy for three days of workshops and a special concert. Mr. Levy is a founding member of the Flecktones and has played on over 250 albums and numerous movie soundtracks. The workshops begin Friday, October 25 at 7:00 p.m. with "A World of Possibilities: Patterns in Music and Improvisation," which is open to the public and free of charge. There will be a sign-up sheet available during this first workshop for four following workshops occurring on Saturday and Sunday, October 26-27.
Howard Levy's visit to campus will culminate in a concert on Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Durgin Concert Hall. He will be performing solo pieces from various genres as well as in a duo with UMass Lowell piano faculty member, Meg Ruby. Mr. Levy will also be performing the world premiere of a new piece for digitally processed harmonica by UMass Lowell Music Department Chairman, Dr. John Shirley. This concert is free and open to the public.
For more information call the Music Department at 978-934-3850 or contact us via email.
For more upcoming events download our Concert Calendar (pdf)
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