Boston Conservatory at Berklee presents contraBAND: Rítmicas, featuring percussion soloist Samuel Solomon on November 14

The Center Stage performance will feature the school’s contemporary classical music ensemble, contraBAND, and percussion soloist Samuel Solomon directed by faculty Vimbayi Kaziboni.

October 27, 2021

Boston Conservatory at Berklee’s fall Center Stage performance season continues on Sunday, November 14 with a free music concert featuring contraBAND, the school’s contemporary classical music ensemble. The program will be directed by Assistant Professor of Orchestral Studies and Contemporary Music Vimbayi Kaziboni, and percussion faculty member Samuel Solomon will make a special appearance as a featured soloist. 

“We are so happy about the music Center Stage is bringing to the public this fall,” says Boston Conservatory at Berklee Dean of Music Michael Shinn. “contraBAND: Rítmicas continues our season in grand style, with a great diversity and variety of composers and styles, and I am excited to see the personal spin Vimbayi and contraBAND can bring to such amazing works.”

The program will feature a variety of works by a wide range of composers in contemporary classical music, as Kaziboni details:

“From the 20th-century masterworks by the Japanese impressionist Toru Takemitsu and the avant-garde French spectralist Gérard Grisey, to two newer percussive opuses by the Cuban-born and most recent Pulitzer Prize winning composer Tania León, and the American premiere of genre-bending composer Judd Greenstein's new work for solo percussion and ensemble featuring my colleague, virtuoso percussionist Samuel Solomon as soloist. As an ensemble we are collectively very proud and very much looking forward to be presenting this eclectic and exciting program to our audience.“

contraBAND: Ritmicas will take place at Boston Conservatory’s Studio 106, located at 132 Ipswich Street in the Richard Ortner Studio Building on November 14 at 5:00 p.m. The event is free to attend. 

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