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Harvard Longwood Campus Presents Berklee, Featuring Blues by Noé Socha on August 3
Boston, MA, July 14, 2011 – On Wednesday, August 3, at 12:30 p.m., al fresco lunch goers at the Harvard Longwood Campus will enjoy a free midday concert from harmonica player and guitarist Noé Socha. The blues musician who hails from Italy will join a list of talented artists performing for free every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. through September 7, weather permitting. For more information on Berklee concerts in neighborhoods all over Boston this summer, visit Berklee.edu/events/summer.

Hailing from Carpi, a small town in Northern Italy, Socha is anything but a typical blues musician. Originally a classical musician, Socha discovered blues after he began studying with Enrico Zanella, Socha’s teacher at Musicology, a small music school in Modena, Italy. In 2008, Socha attended a Berklee in Italy program at the Umbria Jazz Festival, where he was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music Five-Week Summer Performance Program after performing for a panel of Berklee representatives. During his summer at Berklee, Socha won many accolades including a full-tuition scholarship to continue his studies at Berklee as a full-time college student. Socha’s influences include Mississippi John Hurt, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Lightening Hopkins.

Berklee College of Music, for over 65 years, has evolved to support its belief that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through contemporary music education. The college was the first in the U.S. to teach jazz, the popular music of the time. It incorporated rock n’ roll in the 1960s, created the world's first degree programs in film scoring, music synthesis, and songwriting, and, in recent years, added world music, hip-hop, electronica, and video game music to its curriculum. With a diverse student body representing over 80 countries, a music industry "who’s who" of alumni that have received 200 Grammy Awards, Berklee is the world’s premier learning lab for the music of today – and tomorrow.

Added by Berklee MR on July 19, 2011

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