The Berklee World Strings, a 17-piece group directed by Berklee Associate Professor Eugene Friesen, are devoted to ensemble playing and the development of new music that features improvisation and the rhythmic capabilities of string instruments and players. Drawing from Celtic, bluegrass, jazz, rock, and classical, the ensemble presents an exciting, original program that includes student arrangements of Pablo de Sarasate and James Scott Skinner, and compositions by Friesen, Dimitri Shostakovich, Eddie Sauter, and George Gershwin. The group features Berklee's finest string players from South Korea, Czech Republic, Japan, Spain, Canada, and the U.S.
Official Website: http://www.stjohndivine.org
Added by Berklee MR on May 4, 2010