Guitarist and composer Norm Zocher brings his exciting genre-bending Electric Strings Quartet to the Berklee Performance Center. This concert, which draws from the classical and rock traditions, is the latest in a series of collaborations with Berklee faculty violinist Mimi Rabson. The program will feature excerpts from Zocher’s composition “Rock Ethic” for solo violin, which was commissioned by Rabson with a Berklee grant. It premiered in New York City by former Metropolitan Opera Orchestra concertmaster Elmira Darvarova, and was featured in Strings magazine. The concert will also include Zocher’s orchestral work, “Slow and Heavy,” which was played by the Berklee World Strings under Rabson’s baton. Along with Zocher on guitars and Rabson on violin, the Electric Strings Quartet features Berklee professor Bruno Raberg on bass, and Dave Jamrog on drums.
Guitarist Alex Labrie's senior recital will feature an eclectic mix of gypsy swing, Latin music, vocal jazz, and R&B/funk. Labrie will lead four different groups in a varied repertoire featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Benny Golson, Chick Corea, Nile Alexander, and Lettuce, among others.
Originally from Pereira, Colombia, guitarist Juan Gaviria will present his final recital, infusing elements of jazz and R&B into the folkloric music of South America. Gaviria and his group will be interpreting some of the great American and Latin standards as well as presenting original compositions.