UMass Lowell Department of Music Performances – April 2019
April 1 - April 30
Wed | 3 | Senior Recital, Anthony Alexander, Piano, Fischer Recital Hall, 8:00pm. Enjoy an evening of solo piano repertoire from the Baroque Era to the 20th Century.
Sat | 6 | Hawkettes A cappella Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 7:00pm.
Tue | 9 | Studio Orchestra Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Walt Platt directs.
Wed | 10 | An Evening of Medieval & Renaissance Music, Fisher Recital Hall, 8:00pm.
Thu | 11 | Small Jazz Ensemble Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Walt Platt directs.
Fri | 12 | String Project Spring Showcase, Durgin Concert Hall, 7:00pm.
Fri | 12 | Songwriting Ensemble/Mixed Chamber Concert, Fischer Recital Hall, 8:00pm. The Songwriting Ensemble will be playing original rock, folk and R&B songs by UML students, and the Mixed Chamber Arranging Ensemble will perform arrangements of music by Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, The Police, The Beach Boys, Tame Impala and Kate Bush. Christopher Lee directs.
Sat | 13 | Contemporary Electronic Ensemble, Durgin Concert Hall, 4:00pm. Ramon Castillo directs.
Sat | 13 | cNAfME Composer’s Festival, Fischer Recital Hall, 7:30pm. The new composer festival is an annual event held at UMass Lowell. The aim of the festival is to celebrate young composers and musicians. Each year students from kindergarten to college submit compositions to be reviewed by a panel of judges. 5 compositions are chosen and will be performed at our festival concert. Free and open to the public.
Sun | 14 | Senior Recital, Kelly Bray, Trumpet, Fischer Recital Hall, 7:00pm. Join Kelly Bray for her Senior Trumpet Recital, put on in completion of her undergraduate degree in Music Performance. The program will feature original compositions and interpretations, as well as works by Arthur Honegger, Thom Yorke, Pat Metheny, Ibrahim Maalouf, and more. Reception to follow.
Sun | 14 | Senior Recital, Madeline Scott, Percussion, Durgin Concert Hall, 5:00pm.
Tue | 16 | Percussion Ensemble Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Jeff Fischer directs. The Percussion Ensemble performs the iconic composition Ionisation (1931) by Edgar Varese. Frank Zappa often claimed that Ionisation inspired him to pursue a career in music and was the first album he ever purchased. The program also features works by Frank Zappa, John Cage and more.Jeff Fischer directs.
Thu | 18 | Jazz, Rock, Big Band Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. UMass Lowell’s Jazz Rock Big Band (which also performs as the Pep Band for UML’s Division I hockey). Dan Lutz, Director, Deb Huber Associate Director.
Thu | 18 | 76 Label Showcase, UnchARTed, 103 Market St. Lowell, MA, 8:00pm. Brandon Vaccarro Directs.
Fri | 19 | Electric Guitar Ensemble, Fisher Recital Hall, 8:00pm. Jonathan Wheatley directs.
Fri | 19 | Senior Recital, Tyler DaSilva, Voice, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm.
Tue | 23 | Piano Ensemble/Mixed Chamber Concert, Fisher Recital Hall, 8:00pm. Jacob Hiser directs.
Wed | 24 | Percussion Ensemble for Non-Percussionists, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Non-Perc performs a new work by Prof. Andrew Fordyce, an original composition, based on traditional Haitian music, by Daniel Prophete, Implicit Demand for Proof by Twenty One Pilots arranged by Taylor Trussell, the classic Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich and more! Jeff Fischer directs.
Wed | 24 | Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Fisher Recital Hall, 8:00pm. Blair Bettencourt directs a classical chamber music program with various combinations including flute choir, saxophone quartet, two clarinet trios, and a low brass trio.
Thu | 25 | Mixed Chamber Ensemble Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Josh Millard directs.
Thu | 25 | Mixed Chamber Ensemble, Fischer Recital Hall, 8:00pm. Mark Latham Directs.
Fri | 26 | University Orchestra Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Mark Latham directs.
Fri | 26 | Clarinet Studio Recital, Fisher Recital Hall, 7:00pm. Students of Rebecca Leonard.
Sat | 27 | Senior Recital, Kathryn Herrmann, Voice, Fischer Recital Hall, 2:00pm. Soprano Katie Herrmann offers an evening of music history’s greatest hits from Hildegard to Sondheim.
Sat | 27 | Opera Workshop Production, Fisher Recital Hall, 8:00pm. Two children lost in the wood – and saved by good! The UML Opera Workshop will be presenting scenes from opera fairytales including: Hansel and Gretel, The Fairy Queen, Cinderella, and more. Directed by Janice Giampa and Elaine Purcell Smith.
Sun | 28 | Opera Workshop Production, Fisher Recital Hall, 3:00pm. Repeat of Friday’s production with an alternate cast. Directed by Janice Giampa and Elaine Purcell Smith.
Sun | 28 | World Music and Mixed Chamber Ensembles Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 3:00pm. Chuck Gabriel directs.
Sun | 28 | Jazz Lab Ensemble Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 7:00pm. Chuck Gabriel directs student vocalists and instrumentalists performing a range of contemporary and classic jazz repertoire.
Tue | 30 | University Choirs Concert, Durgin Concert Hall, 8:00pm. Jonathan Richter directs.