As a part of the Berklee Piano Department faculty showcase, faculty member Hey Rim Jeon will give a presentation and performance. As an introduction to her new class, her presentation will cover the solo piano improvisation of Keith Jarrett. She will be discussing Jarrett’s improvisational techniques and musical influences, including classical, blues, pop, jazz, and avant-garde styles or genres. The presentation will include briefly listening to and analyzing live recordings such as the Koln concert, the Sun Bear concerts, and the solo concerts at Bremen/Lausanne and La Scala, and their corresponding transcriptions. She will finish her presentation with her own solo performance based on the presented techniques.
The Zambelli Scholarship winner Siqi ”Jamie” Xu presents a concert of classical piano music including Chopin's Étude Op.10, No.1; Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1, BWV846, Prelude and Fugue; Prokofeiv's Suggestion Diabolique Op.4, No.4; George Crumb's Dream Image; and Liszt's Grand Paganini Études, S. 141 ("LaCampanella").
Comprised of three sisters from Oregon, Joseph brings the listener soothing melodies and harmonies influenced by growing up in the mountains. Natalie, Allison, and Meegan Closner intertwine the influence of folk traditions, their voices, and the guitar with haunting tales of love, passion, and their upbringing in the mountains, surrounded by the sounds of nature.