Midcoast Music Academy, a community music school on Main Street in Rockland, announces the premiere of their virtual recital, "Connected" Sunday, June 28.
Since March 17, MCMA has offered all of its lessons and ensembles online. They have been fortunate to have maintained a robust program despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to MCMA, in a news release. Traditionally, MCMA hosts a large June recital at the Strand Theatre as a culmination of a semester of hard work.
“While circumstances prevent MCMA from presenting the summer recital in person this year, they are excited to release a beautiful virtual recital film,” said MCMA. "Connected" is a celebration of the hard work, flexibility and perseverance on the part of the instructors, students, and families that highlights this amazing community.
Filmed and produced by local filmmaker Scott Sell with sound by Justin Milliken, the film will feature individual and group performances, many of which were filmed in iconic Rockland locations.
“MCMA is incredibly grateful for the support of the City of Rockland and especially the Strand Theatre, Fog Bar, Café Miranda and Rock City Café in the making of this film,” said the school.
"Connected” will be released on Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m. (the original recital date and time).
Everyone is invited to join with them in celebration. Featuring musical acts such as the Adult Jazz Ensemble's take on Miles Davis' So What, a mellow Beatles cover, a lively fiddle set, original improvisations, a Broadway cover performed in a field of buttercups, and much more,
“This will be a spectacular recital covering a broad range of musical genres and artists with a little something for everyone!” said MCMA.
To watch the recital, subscribe to Midcoast Music Academy's YouTube channel. You can also find full viewing details on their Virtual Summer Recital Facebook event page and at www.midcoastmusicacademy.com. There is no viewing fee, though donations to support MCMA's work are encouraged.