Slideshow: Equinox Music Festival

April 28, 2016
Berklee faculty violinist Mimi Rabson and her trio—five-string violinist and Berklee faculty member Helen Sherrah-Davies and cellist Junko Fujiwara—performed a suite with influences ranging from Bulgarian music to Nirvana.
Joanne Brackeen, Berklee faculty member and renowned jazz pianist and composer
Berklee piano chair Stephany Tiernan (left) performs a duo improvisation with faculty member Joanne Brackeen. The pair displayed strong senses of humor, along with their matching masks and outfits.
The Bruno Råberg Trio, featuring faculty bassist Råberg, faculty guitarist David Tronzo, and strings chair David Wallace.
David Tronzo uses unusual implements while playing slide guitar.
The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble, directed by clarinetist Michael Norsworthy (not pictured) performs Pauline Oliversos's "Thirteen Changes."
Berklee faculty trombonist Tom Plsek performs "Corvus Corvax 11" with dancer and Berklee faculty member Jimena Bermejo. Their performance paid tribute to the intelligence and complexity of ravens.
Boston Conservatory graduate student clarinetist Katsuya Yuasa and Berklee student cellist Roman Soto perform Svante Henryson's "Off Pist."
August Watters, mandolinist and Berklee ear training faculty, performs in Cafe 939.
Berklee faculty pianist Moira LoBianco '12, one of the codirectors of the Equinox Music Festival, performs selections from her new release, Imago.
Kelly Davidson
Kelly Davidson
Kelly Davidson
Kelly Davidson
Kelly Davidson
Kelly Davidson
Kelly Davidson
Rob Hochschild
Rob Hochschild

Cosponsored by Berklee and The Boston Conservatory, last month's Equinox Music Festival featured concerts, panels, and workshops designed to demonstrate and explore the vitality of classical music and its connection to the power and potential of improvisation.

Sessions during the day ranged from workshops on film scoring and microtonality to a panel discussion on life as a career musician. The eclectic evening Concert for the Moon featured two duos, two trios, and The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble.

Scroll through the slideshow and read the program (linked below) to learn more about Equinox, which was codirected by Moira Lo Bianco, instructor of piano and Stephany Tiernan, chair of piano.

Equinox Music Festival program