Music Department

Performance Calendar

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 2014

October 2014

Friday, October 10 - Sounds of Portugal: Fado, 6:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.  UMass Lowell welcomes renowned fado singers Duarte Coxo and Sara Correia, with special guest Portugese guitarist Paulo Pereira.  Free for UMass Music Majors; tickets ($30 & $100) are available through the Center for Arts and Ideas, or call 978-934-2957.

Thursday, October 30 - University Orchestra Halloween Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Mark Latham conducts the University Orchestra in a frightening array of Halloween favorites, including Saint Saens' Danse Macabre, Marchner's Der Vampyr Overture, and Berlioz's March to the Scaffold and Witches' Sabbath from his Symphonie Fantastique.

November 2014

Saturday, November 1- Senior Recital, Richard Chonak, voice, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall.

Sunday, November 2 - BSO Community Chamber Concert, 3 p.m., "Artist Exchange" Performance featuring members of the Lowell Youth Orchestra with UMass Lowell String Project begins at 2:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians Nicole Monahan, Sheila Fierkowsky (violins),  Kazuka Matsusaka, Daniel Getz (violas) and Mickey Katz (cello) perform string quintets by Bruch and Mendelssohn. To reserve your free tickets, call 888-266-1200 or reserve online.

Wednesday, November 12 - Faculty Recital featuring Richard Schilling, classical guitar, playing works by Bach, Scarlatti, Regondi and others, 7:30 p.m. in Durgin's Fisher Recital Hall.

Thursday, November 13 - Small Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall; Walt Platt directs.

Friday, November 14 - Electric Guitar Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m.,  Fisher Recital Hall; Jon Wheatley directs.

Sunday, November 16 - The Violin and Lyras of Greece, 3 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. The Hellenic Culture and Heritage Society present a performance featuring traditional folk music from all regions of Greece as played on the violin and laouto, as well as lyras from Thrace, Macedonia, Crete and Pontos, performed by Beth Bahai Cohen (violin and lyras), Sandy Theodorou (Laouto, accordion, vocals) and Fabio Pirozzolo (percussion). Free, no tickets necessary.

Wednesday, November 19 - University Wind Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall. Dan Lutz directs the elite group of winds, brass and percussion.

Wednesday, November 19 - Jazz Lab Concert, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall. Joshua Millard directs. 

Thursday, November 20 - Percussion Ensemble for Non-Percussionists, 7:30 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.

Friday, November 21 - Senior Recital, Dan Sebring, Viola, 7:30 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall.

Saturday, November 22 - Senior Recital, Joshua Sawhill, Guitar, 3 p.m., Fisher Recital Hall.

Sunday, November 23 - Piano Ensemble and Freshman Chorus Concert, 3 p.m., Durgin Concert Hall.  Piano Ensemble director Meg Ruby and Freshman Chorus director Tom Malone team up for an exciting concert. 

For a complete list of concerts, download our Concert Calendar (pdf).