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SPRING 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, sadly we are unable to offer live concerts for an audience. We hope that you can attend these live recordings, which will be released on the dates listed below. Most will be left up for several weeks.

 

Celebrating Black Composers from Europe, Africa, United States and South America

MCC faculty members Todd Brunel, clarinet/saxophone; Orlando Cela, flute; Eunghee Cho, cello; Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano and Marcus Santos, drums will present a colorful program illustrating a variety of styles from the 1700’s to the present. Works by Joseph Bologne (Le Chevalier de Saint Georges), Florence Price, Samuel Coleridge Taylor, “Blind Tom” Wiggins, Bongani Ndodana-Breen, and Jazz greats Gerri Allen and Duke Ellington will be featured. There will also be a selection featuring Afro-Brazilian drumming with guest dancer Kaitlyn Jolly.

          Friday, February 26 at 7:30 pm
          Recorded at MCC’s Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall, Lowell

       This program will only be accessible online: a link will be provided close to the performance date


Rasa String Quartet

Since winning First Prize in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs 35th Annual Competition, Rasa String Quartet is quickly emerging as one of New England's finest young ensembles. Rasa String Quartet consists of violinists Kiyoshi Hayashi and Maura Shawn Scanlin; violist Claudia Do Minh Ramos and cellist and MCC faculty member Eunghee Cho. This ensemble is dedicated to creating meaningful connections with their audiences by performing repertoire from the classical, world and folk genres at the highest level of artistry. They will perform works by Aleksandra Vrebalov, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Jessie Montgomery.

          Friday, March 19 at 7:30 pm
          Recorded at MCC’s Concert Hall, Bedford Campus by Bedford TV

        This program will only be accessible online: a link will be provided close to the performance date


Lowell Chamber Orchestra: Miniature Universes

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra, conducted by MCC faculty member Orlando Cela, continues its second season with music written for a small ensemble which encompasses a vast range of human emotions. Dance Preludes by Witold Lutosławski; Lieder eines fahrenden Geseller by Gustav Mahler (arr. Arnold Schönberg); Es gibt ein Reich by Richard Strauss (arr. Stewart Schroeder) and the Nonet by Louis Spohr will be performed.  Featuring vocalist Barbara Quintiliani.

          Saturday, April 3  at 7:30 pm

        This program will only be accessible online: a link will be provided close to the performance date


Student Recital

Student instrumentalists and singers will perform.

         Friday, May 7 at 7:30 pm
         Recorded at home and at MCC’s Concert Hall, Bedford and Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall, Lowell.                    
        This program will only be accessible online: a link will be provided close to the performance date


Lowell Chamber Orchestra: On the Double

A concert of masterpieces for double string orchestra, where the groups split, mirror and separate. Works include Dirge-Fantasy by Jeremy Gill; Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Ralph Vaughan-Williams and Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta by Bela Bartok.

          Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 pm

      This program will only be accessible online: a link will be provided close to the performance date

 

                                                           All concerts are free and open to the public

For more information, contact Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, Director of A World of Music,
at 781-280-3923 or peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu


For directions:
MCC Concert Hall in Bedford
https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/transportation/directions/bdirect.aspx

Academic Arts Center in Lowell
https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/academicartscenter/directions.aspx

 

MCC Music Faculty At-Home and MCC Musical Connections performances

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOEBeNUAl_TcbcnCdB73wLA


Recent live recording performances from Fall 2020

Piano Recital of Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta
Works by J.S. Bach, Larry Bell, Beethoven, Debussy and Ginastera
Recorded by Bedford TV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9njSegpDIC8&feature=youtu.be

 

Lowell Chamber Orchestra: Hidden Landscapes

The LCO, conducted by Orlando Cela, performed works by Bongani Ndodana-Breen, Evan Williams and Appalachian Spring by Aaron Copland.

      https://youtu.be/8lLKSBML0Go



Last Modified: 1/26/21