Sponsored by the Mediterranean Music Institute, Elif Çakmut Sanchez ’17, a Turkish oboist and singer, and Nağme Yarkin, a composer and classical Istanbul kemençe player, will bring a modern vision to traditional Turkish music and perform original compositions.
Jim Kelly and Matthew Nicholl lead a faculty band that includes Mark Walker, Michael Farquharson, and Jim Odgren in a concert of original music. Although Kelly and Nicholl have performed many times in Italy, this will be their first concert in the United States.
The Mediterranean Music Institute spring concert presents an evening of music that will take the audience from the poetry of Federico García Lorca to the rhythms of the cajón, featuring the acknowledged master of the instrument, Israel "El Piraña" Suárez.
Berklee students and faculty are invited to a special clinic featuring Israel Suárez, a.k.a. El Piraña, one of the most renowned cajón players in the world.
For the first time, Berklee College of Music students will perform music they have set to the works of legendary Spanish poet Federico García Lorca, one of the most important Spanish poets of the 20th century.
As a continuation of the Refuge of Sound project, designed to raise awareness on the worldwide refugee crisis, Iraqi violinist Layth Sidiq will perform a selection of this work, as well as music from his new project Baghdadi Tales.
Produced by 10-time Latin Grammy-winner Javier Limón, the Paco de Lucía Project reassembles the original band that toured with the legendary flamenco guitarist for the last 10 years of his illustrious career, including Antonio Sánchez on guitar, David de Jacoba on vocals, Alain Pérez on bass, Piraña on percussion, Antonio Serrano on harmonica, and flamenco dancer Farru. Presented by World Music/CRASHarts.
Berklee students and faculty are invited to a special clinic featuring the rhythm section of Paco de Lucía's band.