Society of Composers at Berklee presents their fall semester concert. The concert celebrates and embraces diversity and inclusion at a time when people are becoming more divided than ever.
Compositions span a wide variety of themes and styles, and are performed by Berklee students with additional special guests from the community. All compositions are premieres, composed by Berklee students and recent alumni.
- Yotam Ishay: Three Preludes for Piano
- Life’s Little Moment: Jacquelyn Hazle
- Caught up in the Snow: Tina Kayal (composer) and Sarah Chong (piano)
- When Eyes Meet: Jan Vincent Huntenburg
- Copley 6:49 – 8 Miniatures: David Lee (arr. w/ Matt Scutchfield)
- Los Perros: Donovan Sierra, Sarah Chong (piano)
- On a Rainy Night: Tianyi Zhang (composer/pianist)
- Last Stage to a New World: Ben Delaney
- A Year After: Pedro Osuna (Composer), Tania Mesa (Violin I), Lily Lyons (Violin II), Yeh-Van Chen (Sandy) (Viola) and Parker Ousley (Cello)
- (Bye -) Escapade: Matt Scutchfield (Composer), Paul Meland (Saxophone), Matt Samolis (Flute), Lou Bunk (Viola), Ben Delaney (Violin) and Sarah Chong (Prepared Piano)
- Concertino: Lou Bunk (composer and conductor) and almost everyone above
Audio recording credits go to: Kenneth Jin.
Composed by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams and performed in major cities around the globe, Inuksuit’s Boston Premier featured 90 New England-based percussionists dispersed throughout the conifer collection of the Arnold Arboretum.
Inuksuit is deeply influenced by John Luther Adams’ belief that music can contribute to the awakening of our ecological understanding.
Kadence Arts Team:
Producer: Maria Finkelmeier
Artistic Director: Amy Garapic
Project Assistant: Greg Jukes
Bowerbird presented the NYC based ensemble Either / OR in their performance of “For Philip Guston”, Morton Feldman’s late period masterpiece for piano/celesta, flute, and percussion.
Upon hearing this expansive 4+ hour work, noted music critic Alex Ross wrote, “What makes Guston fundamentally and wondrously beautiful is its harmony. Feldman’s whole career was a search for ways to string together lovely chords, and Guston contains some of his most lustrous inventions. He is careful to parcel them out economically, so that they arrive as gratifying shocks after stretches of more neutral sound.These islands of beauty are like suggestions of figuration at the center of an abstract painting.”
This performance took place in the Rotunda’s magnificent domed sanctuary space.