Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra
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The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Francisco Noya will present its spring concert on Wednesday, April 3 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. The concert will feature selections from Serge Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, Danzón No. 2 by Arturo Márquez and Symphonic Poem No. 1 by Aaron Gage, a recent Berklee graduate and winner of the 2012 Berklee Composition Competition.
The second half of the program will feature the Berklee Global Jazz Institute artists Danilo Pérez, John Patitucci, Joe Lovano, and Adam Cruz. Pianist Danilo Pérez serves as UNESCO Artist For Peace, Artistic Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, and Artistic Director of the Panama Jazz Festival. In previous years, he served as Goodwill Ambassador to UNICEF and Cultural Ambassador to the Republic of Panama. Perez will be performing selections from his recording Across the Crystal Sea with the orchestra. World-renowned jazz bassist and Berklee faculty member John Patitucci will perform his pieces Voyager and Communion with the orchestra. Patitucci has performed with many jazz greats, such as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, and Chick Corea and is considered one of the greatest jazz bassists of his generation. Sax master Joe Lovano will perform songs from his Celebrating Sinatra album with his wife, Judi Silvano. Longtime Berklee associate Adam Cruz will join the ensemble on drums.