The Professional Performance Division and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) present the BCSO's fall concert, Symphonic Revolutions.
Francisco Noya, assistant professor of composition, and resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, incorporates electronics with Berklee College of Music's 70-piece symphonic ensemble to create a whole new orchestral experience. The audience will be exposed to alternative instrumentation, contemporary works, and surprise soloists.
The concert will feature Inspired by Muse, a piece for horn, orchestra, leap motion controller, keyboard, bass, and drums composed by Berklee professor of electronic production and design Richard Boulanger. Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird (1919) and selections from Michael Gandolfi’s The Garden of Cosmic Speculation will also be featured.
The BCSO is a full symphony ensemble committed to the art of orchestra playing that honors the past, present, and future. In addition to the great compositions of the past, this orchestra's repertoire includes original compositions by Berklee faculty and students, and contemporary music from around the globe and from burgeoning genres such as film and video game scores. Previous performances include Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy at Symphony Hall; a collaboration with Grammy-winning artists Danilo Pérez (piano) and John Patitucci (bass) at Jordan Hall; and a commissioned concerto for electric violinist Tracy Silverman by Kenji Bunch.