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Music shows at MJC
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The Spring String Recital will feature the students of Anne Martin, director of orchestra and strings at MJC. - photo by Photo courtesy of MJC

The Music Department at Modesto Junior College has shows for area music fans.

The Modesto Junior College Department of Music presents “Synthchronicity” — Electronic Music Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Music Recital Hall on East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto. The concert is open to the public and admission is free with donations gratefully accepted. Campus parking is available in student lots for $2.

The concert features original electronic music compositions created by student composers from the Modesto Junior College electronic music classes and the MJC Electronic Music Club. The composers featured are Jacob Austin, Paul Morgan, Gabriel Parra, Denarly Reyes and Samuel Vigil.

The music is created using synthesizers, computer-controlled synthesizers, samplers and digital effects.  Some of the compositions are performed live while others are pre-recorded performances. Special lighting effects and video displays accompany the compositions. 

The MJC Electronic Music Studio director, David Dow, is also performing an original electronic music composition on the program.

Modesto Junior College presents a Spring String Recital at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Recital Hall – Music 108 on the East Campus, 435 College Avenue, Modesto.  Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted. Campus parking is free for the evening.

The program features the students of Anne Martin, director of orchestra and strings at MJC, performing solo works by Bach, Brahms, Dvorak, Faure, Haydn, Morley, Newbold, and Perlman. The program opens with the Elementary Strings Class playing the “Indian Lament,” “Mari’s Wedding,” and “Boil that Cabbage Down.”

The String Orchestra will present works by Bach, Haydn, Morley, and Newbold.  

Solo works on the program also include Monti’s “Czardas,” Dancla’s “Variations on a Theme by Weigl,” “Sicilienne” by Maria-Theresia von Paradis and a “Nocturne” by Lili Boulanger. Pianist, Janisse Foresti will accompany the students.