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Fall 2018 Concert Schedule


A Celebration: Honoring the City of Lowell through Music

MCC faculty members Raley Beggs, guitar; Orlando Cela, flute; Susan Dill, choral conductor and Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano will be joined by Carley DeFranco, soprano and Sovann Khon, Tro Sau (a Cambodian instrument) for a special inaugural concert in the new recital hall of the Academic Arts Center in Lowell. Short works by the 19th century composer George Chadwick, born in Lowell, as well as music from Cambodia, Latin America and Africa, reflecting the influences of those cultures on the city, will be featured. Lowell will also be celebrated by world premieres of short pieces by MCC faculty composers Richard Chowenhill, David Janssen, Pamela Marshall and Aaron Rosenberg inspired by art, history or literature from Lowell. To conclude, a chorus made up of MCC students and alumni and the African Fellowship Choir from Lowell will sing a couple of short selections.

7 p.m. • Friday, October 12 • Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall • Lowell Campus



Liana Paniyeva, Piano

Award winning Ukrainian born Liana Paniyeva has been featured as piano soloist at international festivals in Norway, Hungary, Syria, Italy and Israel. During the 2012-2013 season she performed three times at Carnegie Hall in New York, and most recently she played in concert halls of Scotland, South Africa and throughout the United States.  She will be performing works by Russian composers Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nikolai Medtner and Modest Mussorgsky.

 8:00 p.m. • Friday, October 26 • MCC Concert Hall  • Bedford Campus


Carlos Odria Ensemble

The Carlos Odria Ensemble is a high-energy acoustic ensemble that performs original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards and Latin American popular music. Consisting of upright bass, drums, percussion, and nylon string guitar, the group delivers an exciting blend of international styles such as bossa nova, Afro-Peruvian festejo, rumba flamenca, and Cuban son with an improvisational approach inspired by the rich tradition of American jazz. 

7:00 p.m. • Friday, November 2 • Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall • Lowell Campus

Music for Flute and Guitar  
Noted performers Jill Dreeben, flute and Peter Clemente, guitar will perform a colorful program of works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Katherine Hoover and a duo by John Kusiak written specially for them.

8:00 p.m. • Friday, November 30 • MCC Concert Hall  • Bedford Campus

MCC Student Recital

Student Instrumentalists & Singers
12:30 p.m. • Monday, December 10 • 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

For directions:
MCC Concert Hall in Bedford

Academic Arts Center in Lowell


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

Last Modified: 1/22/19