Second Annual Middle Eastern Festival

Monday / February 8, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Berklee's second annual Middle Eastern Festival will feature artist-in -residence Husnu Senlendirici and the New York Gypsy All-Stars.

Berklee welcomes world-renowned Turkish clarinet virtuoso Husnu Senlendirici and the New York Gypsy All-Stars (NYGA) for a residency that will include a master class, clinic, and concert.

Senlendirici and the NYGA will work with the students on February 7 and 8 during a master class and clinic, and  Senlendirici will then perform with them during the first set of the Berklee Performance Center concert, on Monday, February 8, at 8:15 p.m. The second set will feature Senlendirici and the New York Gypsy All-Stars.

The festival aims to showcase different styles and genres of Middle Eastern music as well as artists, and to bring together students from different musical and cultural backgrounds in experiencing this music.

This event is sponsored by the Ensemble Department and the Office for Cultural Diversity. It was founded and is directed by Berklee voice faculty member Christiane Karam.