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Join us for our spring virtual series.

Spring 2021 Virtual Series

Whether we are in times of challenge or joy, we have always been inspired by the arts’ power to bring communities together. While we had to hit pause this spring, we have been getting ready behind the scenes. We are now set to press play on our full season of online programming. As we say in the business, the show must go on(line)!

One day prior to the concert, you will receive an email with the link to access the concert online. On the date and time of each respective concert, click on the link received in the email and enjoy the show!

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Premiering April 17, 7:30p

Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt with Guest Pianist Wael Farouk A once-in-a-lifetime, ground-breaking concert, features international pianist Wael Farouk and New Philharmonic orchestra with Maestro Kirk Muspratt performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto 1 in F-sharp minor, Concerto 2 in C minor AND Concerto 3 in D-minor. These three pieces are so challenging that they have never been performed in one concert before by…

Tuesday, Apr. 20, 7p

The MAC presents a free virtual discussion with author Sarah Frey about her new book The Growing Season: How I Saved an American Farm — And Built a New Life, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20. A free Q&A with the author will follow. “Once I started reading the book, I couldn’t put it down,” says Martinez.…

Wednesday, Apr. 21, 7p

John Paris, COD Professor of History and Latin American Studies, covers the social and political consequences of the Mexican Revolution, how it sparked the Constitution of 1917, and its impact on members of Mexico’s art community, including Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The event will be streamed here and on Facebook.

Sunday, Apr. 25, 3p

In this lecture by the author of “Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist,” Celia Stahr details Kahlo’s early days in San Francisco, New York and Detroit in the 1930s during the early days of her marriage with Diego Rivera. This period saw major steps towards Kahlo’s creative awakening, which Stahr will…

Friday, Apr. 30, 12p

Justin Gjata, piano, plays music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt. The COD music faculty created Music Fridays @Noon to showcase student, faculty, alumni and guest artists in a free, accessible daytime series of music performances and related events. The series is open to the entire COD community as a place where a broad spectrum…

Premiering May 15, 7:30p

Michelle Areyzaga: Soprano Jesse Donner: Tenor Ben Bogart: Bandoneon Celebrate the heritage of Frida Kahlo through the rhythm and sounds of Mexico, in anticipation of the major exhibit of her works to be held right here at the MAC in June 2021. Conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt, the orchestra features the rhythm and sounds of…

Sunday, May 23, 3p

Frida Kahlo’s work, little known and appreciated during her lifetime, acquired importance and preeminence in the light of second-wave feminism, precisely because of its distinctive qualities that relate it to the feminist motto “The personal is political” that underlies the social, theoretical and cultural contributions of that movement. This talk will examine and contextualize specific…