A World of Music
Winter/Spring 2017 Concert Schedule
Agbekor Drum and Dance Society
Agbekor Drum & Dance Society brings the energy of Ghana, West Africa to the United States. Specializing in traditional drumming and dance of the homeland of Artistic Director Emmanuel Attah Poku, the Agbekor Society features a select group of talented American dancers and drummers who have dedicated themselves to bringing tis irresistible and unforgettable art form to those who can't get to Ghana to experience it.
3 p.m. • Saturday, February 25 • MCC Café West • Bedford Campus
Co-sponsored by MCC's Interdisciplinary Weekend: Africa
Melodies through Ages and Places: Music for Solo Guitar and Two Guitars and Tenor
MCC faculty member Raley Beggs, guitar, will be joined by Austin Burns, tenor and
Jonas Kublickas, guitar and melodica, for a concert of trios by Samuel Barber, Charles
Ives, Cole Porter and songs from the Traditional American Songbook. Raley Beggs will
also perform solo guitar pieces by Francesco da Milano, Enrique Granados and Claude
8 p.m. • Friday, March 31 • MCC Concert Hall • Bedford Campus
MCC Composers Concert
New works by music faculty members Richard Chowenhill, David Janssen, Todd Kitchen and Aaron Rosenberg
will be performed.
7 p.m. • Sunday, April 23 • MCC Concert Hall • Bedford Campus
Exploring LGBT Issues through Music
MCC faculty member Anna Ward, soprano, will be joined by Rudy Giron, countertenor, Drew Ricciardi, viola, and Elaine Rombola, piano, for a program which reflects LGBT issues through music from the 1600’s until today. Vocal duets by Claudio Monteverdi; arias by George Frideric Handel; songs by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky; a song cycle by Juliana Hall set to poetry by Elizabeth Bishop and Edna St. Vincent Millay; and a song cycle for soprano and viola by Dominick DiOrio entitled And the Barriers Had Vanished will be featured.
3 p.m. • Saturday, April 29 • Federal Building, Assembly Room • Lowell Campus
Co-sponsored by MCC's Interdisciplinary Weekend: LGBT
MCC Student Recitals
Student Instrumentalists & Singers
12:30 p.m. • Monday, May 1 • MCC Concert Hall • Bedford Campus
Voice Students of Anna Ward and Guitar Students of Raley Beggs
11:15 a.m. • Tuesday, May 2 • Federal Building, Assembly Room • Lowell Campus
Trios for Flute, Cello and Piano
Jill Dreeben, flute, Renée Delgado, cello, and MCC faculty member Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, piano, will perform trios by Carl Maria von Weber, Ned Rorem, John Kusiak and a new work by Pasquale Tassone, which was written for them.
8 p.m.• Friday, May 12 • 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 email@example.com
For clips of past concerts, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/MCCmusicOnline2