The African String Ensemble presents its first concert directed by Joe Galeota. The group will explore and perform African string music, both in the pop and traditional genres, with Western stringed instruments.
Berklee faculty, visiting artists, and students representing different countries will present the language of Indian classical dance and music. Accompanied by Berklee’s Indian Music Ensemble, the performance will focus on nritta (footwork/movements) and nritya (facial expression) to narrate the beautiful language of the Indian classical dance tradition. The ensemble will explore music from India, lush vocal arrangements, and an eclectic blend of traditional (Carnatic and Hindustani) music, folk songs, and contemporary Indian music as well as Western instrumentation. Through original choreography and compositions, the performance strives to showcase the rich diversity of Indian music and dance.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Ensembles will perform the music of Sam Cooke, Tina Turner, and Otis Redding, directed by Dennis Cecere, at 2:00 p.m.; the music of James Brown, directed by Kenwood Dennard, at 3:15 p.m.; and the music of Jimi Hendrix, directed by Kenwood Dennard, at 4:30 p.m.
Performing ensembles will include Original Compositions, directed by Consuelo Candelaria-Barry, at 2:00 p.m.; Small Band Jazz, directed by Tia Fuller, at 3:15 p.m.; and Rainbow All-Stars, directed by Tia Fuller, at 4:30 p.m.
Three ensembles will be performing: Directed Study, directed by Ron Reid, at 1:30 p.m.; Salsa Ensemble, directed by Bernardo Hernandez, at 4:30 p.m.; and Boy Band Ensemble, directed by Winston Maccow, at 6:30 p.m.
Three ensembles will be performing: Robin Eubanks Jazz Composition Guest, presented by Eric Gould, at 1:30 p.m.; Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music, directed by Ricardo Monzon, at 4:30 p.m.; and Directed Study, directed by Ricardo Monzon, at 6:30 p.m.