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Spring 2020 Concert Schedule

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will be canceling the March, April and May concerts. We will be posting a video of  student at-home performances in May.  Please contact Carmen Rodriguez-Peralta peraltac@middlesex.mass.edu with any questions.

Grand Chamber Music

Members of the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, conducted by MCC faculty member Orlando Cela, will present works for small ensemble that deliver a titanic experience. MCC faculty member Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano and MCC student Nathaniel Abreu, cello will be joined by Wei Zhao, flute; Amy Dinsmore, oboe; Wolcott Humphrey, clarinet; David Stevens, saxophone; Stephanie Busby, bassoon; Megan Riccio, French Horn; Susanne Powers, violin; Jessica Cooper, viola; John Dowd, double bass and David Wade, electric guitar. Nonets by African British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Bohuslav Martinů as well as a new septet by Armando Bayolo, inspired by Los Caprichos by Francisco Goya, will be featured. Images of the selected etchings by Goya will be shown during the performance.

7:30 p.m. • Saturday, February 1 • Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall  • Lowell Campus


Rasa String Quartet

The Rasa String Quartet was formed in 2019 at New England Conservatory and consists of violinists Kiyoshi Hayashi and Maura Shawn Scanlin; violist Claudia Do Minh Ramos and cellist 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 Felix Mendelssohn, Alberto Ginastera and some original arrangements of regional folk tunes.

3:00 p.m. • Sunday, March 29 • MCC Concert Hall  • Bedford Campus


Evoking Landscapes through Music

The Lowell Chamber Orchestra, conducted by MCC faculty member Orlando Cela, will perform pieces reminiscent of places. Works by Bongani Ndodana-Breen, José Luis Elizondo, Francis Poulenc and Aaron Copland, from South Africa, Mexico, France and the United States respectively, will be performed.

 7:30 p.m. • Saturday, April 18 • Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall  • Lowell Campus  


MCC Student Recital

Student Instrumentalists & Singers
12:30 p.m. • Monday, May 4 • MCC Concert Hall • Bedford Campus

The At Home Student Recital will premiere on Friday, May 8 at 7:30 pm. Student singers, guitarists, cellist and the MCC World Drumming Ensemble will be featured. This will remain up for viewing.



Jérôme Mouffe, guitar

Belgian virtuoso guitarist Jérôme Mouffe will explore the reciprocal influences between music from the new and the old continents. From Agustin Barrios' Mazurka or Antonio Lauro's Waltzes to Roland Dyens' fondness for jazz, or the flamenco Guajiras, this program will show how forms, genres, and musicians traveled thousands of miles to shape masterpieces of the guitar repertoire.

8:00 p.m. • Friday, May 8 •  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


Recent performances:

L’Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinsky, 
Lowell Chamber Orchestra and MCC student actors
Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Theatre
December 13, 2019


Inaugural Concert in Donahue Family Academic Arts Center, Recital Hall
MCC Faculty, students and guest artists
October 12, 2018


Last Modified: 5/7/20