Through exploring the many realms of stylistic writing for her own band, Erica Telisnor has since created a spinoff of her jazz and fusion quartet, Abstract Scenario, called the String Alternative. In the new band, Telisnor utilizes instrumentations that reflect the classical spectrum. The result is a unique hybrid of 21st century classical, jazz, and world rhythms and styles. The String Alternative stays distinctly in pursuit of making music that ultimately "grooves from the heart."
The Berklee World Strings, directed by Eugene Friesen, will perform a variety of original pieces from international musical traditions. They will be joined by special guests Berklee Dean of Contemporary Writing Matthew Nicholl, the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, and several student songwriters and soloists.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
The Esterhazy Quartet will play a concert for string quartet from the classic and modern repertoire.
Throughout its distinguished career, the Esterhazy Quartet has delighted audiences on three continents, performing at venues such as the Haydn Festspiele in Austria, the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, and the Beethoven Society in Chile. The Esterhazy Quartet has garnered international accolades from critics, who have praised the quartet for its intelligence and refinement.
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.
Mark O'Connor Method Camp students, teachers, and faculty will present an informal showcase of music demonstrating the various activities that have comprised the weeklong camp experience. The showcase will include samples of work by the orchestras, the group classes, the electives classes, and the teacher training class. All are invited to come see a sample of what the camp has been up to!