Grammy-Winning John Patitucci Premieres Bass Concerto with Berklee Contemporary Orchestra at Jordan Hall April 3

March 21, 2012

Boston, MA - The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) will premiere a new piece by Grammy-winning bassist John Patitucci at a free concert Tuesday, April 3, 8:00 p.m., at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street, Boston. Patitucci, who is currently an artist in residence with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, will be featured as a soloist on Fantasy on a River Theme, his new concerto for six-string electric bass and orchestra.

The concert will also feature Berklee composition competition winner Vicente Ortiz Gimeno's piece, “8 De Febrer," and faculty composer Jonathan Bailey Holland’s “Halcyon Sun.” In honor of John Williams' 80th birthday, selections from Schindler’s List and Star Wars will round out the program. The concert is made possible by Katie and Paul Buttenwieser.