BERKLEE WORLD STRINGS
May 3, 2011
On Tuesday, May 3rd at 8:15PM in the Berklee Performance Center, Berklee World Strings directed by Eugene Friesen will present an evening of new work for strings and improvising soloists. The concert will include four world premieres: "The Improvising Erhu" by Chieh Wei Chiu & Eugene Friesen, "Unit #407" by violin soloist and composer Echae Kang, “Celta” by Berklee faculty composer Bruce Thomas, and "Coral" by Berklee alumnus Andy Reiner. Also on the program will be the east coast premiere of "Short Stories" by UCLA faculty composer Mark Carlson, The American premiere of “Concertino for Arabic Violin” featuring Layth Sidiq, and "Blue Sky Basin," a contemporary bluegrass romp for strings by Andy Reiner.
The Berklee World Strings are devoted to the art of ensemble playing and the development of new music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. Drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock, and classical styles, the ensemble presents original programs that include new compositions and arrangements from a wide variety of the world’s music. The group features Berklee's finest string players from countries around the world and the US.
Berklee World Strings
Directed by Eugene Friesen
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