Berklee Musicians Liven Up Lunch for Harvard Longwood Outdoor Diners

Liz Burg
July 14, 2011
Noé Socha, student guitarist, will perform at the Harvard Longwood Campus on August 3 at 12:30 p.m.
Photo by Alexandra Pierre-Etienne and Rafael Sanchez

On Wednesday, August 3, at 12:30 p.m., al fresco lunchgoers at the Harvard Longwood Campus will enjoy a free midday concert from harmonica player and guitarist Noé Socha. The blues musician, who hails from Italy, joins a list of talented artists performing for free every Wednesday at the Harvard Longwood Campus at 12:30 p.m. through September 7, weather permitting.

For more information on Berklee's 2011 Summer in the City series of concerts in neighborhoods all over Boston, visit

Hailing from Carpi, a small town in Northern Italy, Socha is anything but a typical blues musician. Originally a classical musician, he discovered blues after he began studying with Enrico Zanella, his teacher at Musicology, a small music school in Modena, Italy. In 2008, Socha attended a Berklee in Italy program at the Umbria Jazz Festival, where he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Berklee Five-Week Summer Performance Program. During his summer at Five-Week, Socha won many accolades including a full-tuition scholarship to continue his studies at Berklee as a full-time college student. Socha's influences include Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Lightnin' Hopkins.

Read about Socha's recent trip to the heart of the blues on Berklee Blogs.