“It has been two years since we have been able to present a live student recital, and the students are so excited to return to performing in person,” said Carmen Rodríguez-Peralta, Middlesex Community College’s Chair of the Music Department. “We will be featuring student pianists, guitarists, a cellist, a flutist, a singer and the MCC World Drumming Ensemble. It will be a joyous occasion!”
The Middlesex Student Recital is part of the college’s “A World of Music” concert series, which is celebrating 20 years. The recital is the first live, in-person performance opportunity MCC students have had since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m excited to participate in the concert,” said Anthony Lumenello, an MCC Fine Music major from Burlington. “Performing live in front of an audience is very thrilling to me and I haven’t had many opportunities to do it.”
MCC’s Student Rectial will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, December 13 at MCC’s Concert Hall in Bedford. While all of the performers have agreed to be fully vaccinated, the college is requiring audience members to wear masks to performances throughout the duration of the Fall 2021 concert series.
Previous concerts included a performance based on the works of author Jack Kerouac from members of MCC’s faculty and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra; a Halloween concert by MCC faculty members; and a ground-breaking opera portraying the trans experience from the Lowell Chamber Orchestra.
Registration for MCC’s WinterSession and Spring 2022 semester – starting on Monday, January 3 and Monday, January 24 – are now open. Visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/registration/ or call 1-800-818-3434 for more information and to register for classes.
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