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Spring 2018 Concert Schedule


On the Strings of Giants: Music for Violin and Guitar

MCC faculty member Raley Beggs, guitar, will be joined by Celia Zhang, violin, for a vibrant program of works by Nicolo Paganini, Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Domenico Scarlatti and Luigi Legnani.

3 p.m. • Sunday, March 4 • MCC Concert Hall • Bedford Campus

Art Made Audible

As the result of the collaboration of a visual artist with composers and performers, this concert will feature seven new works for saxophones, each written to pair with a piece of artwork by MCC faculty member Jan Arabas. The composers include MCC faculty member David Janssen and Anne Guzzo, Forrest Pierce, Timothy Miller, Jack Wilds, Shawna Wolf and Allison McIntosh. The saxophonists are Sean Mix, Bennett Parsons, Morgan Smallwood and Andy Wilds. Most of the art featured is inspired by the natural beauty of Grand Teton National Park, creating an exciting fusion of art, music, and nature. 

8:00 p.m. • Friday, March 16 • MCC Concert Hall  • Bedford Campus


Poetry through Music; with a focus on Robert Pinsky

MCC Music faculty members Orlando Cela, flute and Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta, piano will be joined by soprano Carley DeFranco to perform four world premiere performances of compositions by MCC faculty composers Richard Chowenhill, David Janssen, Pamela Marshall and Aaron Rosenberg inspired by the evocative and thoughtful poetry of Robert Pinsky. Greatly influenced by Jazz, the poet will read one of his poems as part of a duo with Orlando Cela, who will improvise a jazz flute solo. The program will also include settings of German, French and Spanish poetry by Richard Strauss, Albert Roussel and Astor Piazzolla respectively.

Co-sponsored by MCC’s La Guagua Poetry Festival

7:30 p.m. • Friday, April 20 • MCC Federal Building, Assembly Room • Lowell Campus


MCC Student Recital

Student Instrumentalists & Singers
12:30 p.m. • Monday, May 7 • MCC Concert Hall • Bedford Campus

                                                           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

Click here for directions

For clips of past concerts, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/MCCmusicOnline2

Last Modified: 3/20/18