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Summer 2021 LIVE CONCERT

June 24 at noon

The Rasa String Quartet will perform a live outdoor concert from 12:00-12:45 pm on Thursday, June 24 behind the Cowan Center on the Lowell campus. The rain date will be June 25 at noon. MCC faculty member Eunghee Cho, cello, will be joined by Maura Shawn Scanlin, violin; Kiyoshi Hayashi, violin, and Brianna Fischler, viola. They will perform a colorful and varied program by Florence Price, Amy Beach, Wei-Chieh Lin, José Elizondo, Felix Mendelssohn and some traditional Danish folk music.

The concert is free and open to the public, but due to the space constraints the audience number will be limited. Please contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta at peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu to register to attend.



Please enjoy our live recording concerts!

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 Geri 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
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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 a colorful program of works by Aleksandra Vrebalov, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Arthur Duff, José Elizondo, Joseph Bologne (Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges), Caroline Shaw and The Danish String Quartet’s arrangement of Old Reinlender.

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


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 (third version) by Witold Lutosławski; Sinfonietta, Op. 1 by Benjamin Britten, and Symphony No. 5 by Franz Schubert will be performed.  

          Saturday, April 3  at 7:30 pm



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. 


Lowell Chamber Orchestra: On the Double

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Orlando Cela, will present an exciting and varied program. They will perform Dirge-Fantasy, Jeremy Gill’s virtuosic work for double string orchestra; selections from the song cycle Les Nuits d’Eté by Hector Berlioz with soprano Barbara Quintiliani; a world premiere of a work by Quinn Mason and the beloved Serenade for Strings by Antonin Dvorak.

          Saturday, May 15 at 7:30 pm




                                                           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


MCC Music Faculty At-Home and MCC Musical Connections performances


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



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.


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