Submitted by Middlesex Community College
At Middlesex Community College, students gain hands-on experiences inside and outside of the classroom early on in their college journey. Middlesex will hold a student recital as part of the Spring 2023 “A World of Music” concert series at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8 at MCC’s Concert Hall in Bedford.
James Yu, from Taiwan and now living in Carlisle, is an MCC Performing Arts in Music major, expected to graduate in 2023. During the recital, he will perform the prelude from Bach’s Second Cello Suite.
“It consists of two part – a reoccurring theme that is introduced at the beginning of the piece and a scale-based cadenza movement that leads to the resolving final chord,” Yu said. “It is a challenge to help build and test the cellists’ knowledge of 18th-century Baroque notation. I am excited to have the opportunity to interpret the piece and to present the emotions I feel through music.”
Middlesex student singers and instrumentalists will have the opportunity to showcase their talents in a live performance. A few electronic works by music technology students will be featured.
All of MCC’s “A World of Music” concerts are free and open to the public.
The final performance of the Spring 2023 “A World of Music” concert series is Latin American music featuring the cello at 8 p.m. on Friday, May 12 in Bedford. Previous performances of the semester included the Lowell Chamber Orchestra, Aroma Duo, Jeannette Lee and friends, and Wong Pleng Khmer.
MCC’s Concert Hall is located in Henderson Hall at 591 Springs Rd. in Bedford. Parking is available on-campus.