PRICE: $8 in advance / $12 day of show
TIME: 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Ninth Annual Berklee Middle Eastern Festival will feature guest artists from the region, as well as community musicians, Berklee students, visual artists, and dancers from all over the world to celebrate the music of the Midlde East, the Balkans, the Caucasus and the Mediterranean. Directed by festival founder and associate professor Christiane Karam, the Berklee Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble will explore the musical map of Armenia in a stunning collaboration with celebrated Armenian pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan. Known for melding jazz, folk, progressive rock, and classical forms, Hamasyan has established himself as one of the most innovative artists of his age, winning first place in the 2006 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Competition at the age of 19. The concert will also feature the Pletenitsa Balkan Choir, led by Karam, and Berklee World Strings, led by Grammy-winning Berklee professor Eugene Friesen.