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Tom Plsek and Jimena Bermejo@ Equinox Music Festival

  • Boston Conservatory, Seully Hall 8 Fenway Boston, MA, U.S.A. (map)

Equinox Music Festival presents

Concert for the Moon

Monday / March 21, 2016 / 8:00 p.m.

Seully Hall

8 Fenway, Boston, MA, 02215, United States

The culminating concert of the Equinox Music Festival will be held at The Boston Conservatory and will feature a variety of ensembles performing adventurous classical music. Performers include:

The Tiernan-Brackeen Duo: Two innovators in the Berklee Piano Department—Stephany Tiernan, the chair, and JoAnne Brackeen, a professor—will perform music inspired by the sounds of the Italian, Chinese, and Irish languages, using it as a source of improvisation on two pianos.

Mimi Rabson and the Strings Theory Trio: Violinist Mimi Rabson and her Strings Theory Trio featuring Helen Sherrah-Davies (five-string violins) and Junko Fujiwara (cello) supercharge the intimate atmosphere of chamber music with a triple dose of edgy, daring improvisation. The group's four-part suite will contain influences ranging from Bulgarian music to the rock band Nirvana.

Plsek/Bermejo Duo: Trombonist Tom Plsek and dancer Jimena Bermejo will perform a piece inspired by the mythology and ornithology of ravens.

Bruno Råberg Trio: This trio, featuring David Wallace on violin, David Tronzo on guitar, and Råberg on bass, will explore improvisations based on Råberg’s piece Tendrils II.

The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Ensemble: This student ensemble, directed by Boston Conservatory faculty member Michael Norsworthy and also featuring him on clarinet, will perform Thirteen Changes: For Malcolm Goldstein.

Admission: Free

Equinox Music Festival

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:00 a.m.

Red Room at Cafe 939

939 Boylston Street

The Equinox Music Festival is designed to demonstrate and explore the vitality of classical music and its connection to the power and potential of improvisation. Featuring faculty, students, alumni, and guest artists affiliated with Berklee and The Boston Conservatory, this event—held on the first day of spring—presents classical music through a lens of creativity and reinvention, offering the music to the next generation as a source of inspiration and experimentation. A dynamic series of presentations, workshops, and performances will introduce new ways of listening, writing, improvising, and playing music derived from and fused with classical traditions. The event is directed by Moira Lo Bianco and Stephany Tiernan.

The festival will culminate with an evening concert at The Boston Conservatory, Concert for the Moon.

Admission: Free