“Qantara,” which means “arch” in Arabic, brings to life Simon Shaheen’s vision for the unbridled fusion of Arab, Turkish, jazz, Western classical, and Latin American music. This perfect alchemy allows music to transcend the boundaries of genre and geography. Come enjoy this brilliant, beautiful, and moving music.
Berklee's Women's Choir and Concert Choir, directed by Sharon Brown and Ned Rosenblatt, presents a joint contemporary classical concert accompanied by piano and orchestra.
The Women's Choir, conducted by Sharon Brown, will perform selections from Aguiar, Bob Chilcott, and Imant Raminsh. The Concert Choir, conducted by Ned Rosenblatt, will perform the extended work "Sir Patrick Spens" by Herbert Howells.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Mandolinist Annika Luckebergfeld Hinsche and guitarist Fabian Hinsche, two of Germany's most successful young musicians, will present a concert of contemporary classical music with Berklee faculty mandolinist August Watters.
Annika and Fabian Hinsche, performing together as Mare Duo, have won more than 20 prizes in international competitions across Europe. More than two dozen new compositions have been composed for and are dedicated to Mare Duo, including works by Berklee faculty member Allen LeVines and the late John McGann, a former Berklee faculty member. Both Annika Luckebergfeld Hinsche and Fabian Hinsche are, independently, prize-winning soloists, and assistant professors at the Cologne University of Music in Wuppertal, Germany. Annika also directs the prestigious orchestra Jugendzüpforchester NorthRhine Westfalia.
August Watters is a multi-stylistic, improvising mandolinist and international clinician who has performed and taught extensively in the U.S. and across Europe. He is the founder of New England Mandolin Ensemble, Boston Mandolins, and the Festival of Mandolin Chamber Music. He is also an Emmy-award winning arranger/conductor/composer with extensive studio credits. He has been on the Berklee faculty for 15 years and earned his current rank of associate professor by developing and teaching new curricula designed for the needs of improvising string players.
Two of Germany's most successful young musicians in the field of contemporary classical music will present a workshop for mandolinists and guitarists. Annika Luckebergfeld Hinsche and Fabian Hinsche, who perform together as Mare Duo, have won more than 20 prizes in international competitions across Europe. More than two dozen new compositions have been composed for and dedicated to Mare Duo, including works by Berklee faculty member Allen LeVines and the late John McGann, a former Berklee faculty member.
Topics explored will include classical technique, repertoire, tone production, and compositional considerations for mandolin and guitar. The workshop will also explore the extensions of classical music traditions in diverse contemporary musical forms.
Student performers present exciting classical music for piano and other instruments. Compositions range from baroque to modern, including music for four hands piano, piano plus singers, and classics from Beethoven, Debussy, and Sondheim.
The Composition Department commemorates the 100th anniversary of the premiere of Igor Stravinsky's "Le Sacre du Printemps" ("The Rite of Spring") with Don Sebesky's classic arrangement for jazz septet, as well as other events.
A panel discussion about the cultural, aesthetic, and societal impact of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, what it means to be modern in 2013, and the capacity of the arts to shock and change us and society.
The discussion will be moderated by Dennis Leclaire, and will include panelists Cathy Young, chair of dance at the Boston Conservatory of Music and Dance; Ross Bressler, professor of art history at Berklee; Apostolos Paraskevas, professor of composition at Berklee; and Alexandros Kalogeras, professor of composition at Berklee.
The first audience of the Rite of Spring rioted. Was it Igor Stravinsky's music, Vaslav Nijinsky's choreography, or both? Is the Rite still "modern"? What does it mean to be modern in 2013? Can the arts still provoke us that deeply? This panel discussion will explore these themes, leading to new insights about the state of arts in the contemporary world.