Equinox Music Festival

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Monday / March 21, 2016 / 10:00 a.m.
Red Room at Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
United States

The Equinox Music Festival is designed to demonstrate and explore the vitality of classical music and its connection to the power and potential of improvisation. Featuring faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists affiliated with Berklee and the Boston Conservatory, this event—held on the first day of spring—presents classical music through a lens of creativity and reinvention, offering the music to the next generation as a source of inspiration and experimentation. A dynamic series of presentations, workshops, and performances will introduce new ways of listening, writing, improvising, and playing music derived from and fused with classical traditions. The event is directed by Moira Lo Bianco and Stephany Tiernan.

The festival will culminate with an evening concert at the Boston Conservatory.

Schedule for Cafe 939

10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Keyboard Instruments through the Ages
Presentation by Steinway piano technician Mary Luisi

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The Eclectic Language of Film Scoring
Presentation by composer/guitarist Claudio Ragazzi

1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Concert for the Sun
Featuring Giuseppe Paradiso, Moira Lo Bianco, August Watters, Nancy Zeltsman, and the Katsuya Yuasa/Roman Soto Duo

3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. Between West and East: The Concept of Microtonality
Workshop presented by composer/cellist Arnold Friedman

4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Tradition of Maquam
Workshop presented by violinist and Berklee graduate student Layth Sidiq

5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. The Multidimensional Life of a Professional Musician
Panel discussion with Stephany Tiernan, Chrystos Vayenas, and Nancy Zeltsman