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.
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.
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.