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Video Game Orchestra: Live in Boston 2014

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Video Game Orchestra invites you to rock out to video game music in the group's signature "rockestral" style, which features a rock band, orchestra, and choir.

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An Evening With Esperanza Spalding: Thank You October

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Esperanza Spalding returns to Berklee as part of a special two-week tour, Thank You October, with longtime collaborators Leo Genovese and Lyndon Rochelle. This intimate trio performance will feature selections from Esperanza's critically-acclaimed releases: Junjo, Esperanza, Chamber Music Society, and Radio Music Society.
 

 

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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the duo of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance – complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of other Tim and Eric-isms.

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Tim and Eric & Dr. Steve Brule

Saturday / October 4, 2014 / 10:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

If you’ve ever seen Tim and Eric (the comic duo Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim) live, you are already aware that these two know how to put on a performance—complete with singing, dancing, and all sorts of Tim- and Eric-isms.

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The 8th Annual Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium: A Rap with Talib Kweli

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Business of Hip-Hop/Urban Music Symposium, presented by the Berklee Music Business/Management department, features a celebration of one of the most influential genres of music in today's record industry.

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Patitucci, Wooten, Bailey, and Bailey

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Join John Patitucci, Victor Wooten, Victor Bailey, and Steve Bailey as they explore the inner and outer limits of the bass. Each of these bassists has underpinned some of the greatest artists of the last three decades: Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Madonna, Bela Fleck, Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, and Jethro Tull among them. With special guest drummer Derico Watson.
 
 

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The 2014 Armand Zildjian Artist in Residence Final Concert featuring Aaron Spears

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Winner of the 2014 Drummies Artist Award for Best Gospel Drummer, Aaron Spears broke onto the national scene with the Washington, D.C. based jazz, R&B, and rock group the Gideon Band. 

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More Than Four Meets Brazilian Big Band

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The vocal jazz quartet More Than Four presents its love of Brazilian music with lush harmonies backed up by a contemporary Brazilian big band.


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Orpheus: The Boston Homecoming

Sunday / October 12, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Orpheus, the seminal soft rock band best known for their 1968 hit song "Can't Find the Time," is back with original members Bruce Arnold, Elliot Sherman, Howie Hersh, and the legendary Bernard "Pretty" Purdie.

 

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Wheelworks: Darrell Katz and the JCA Orchestra

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Darrell Katz will lead the 20-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra in a program including his improvisational cantata, "Wheelworks." Also on the bill will be a new composition honoring recently retired Berklee faculty member Phil Wilson.
 

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Tango Lovers Company

Friday / October 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

With dynamism and high artistic quality, Tango Lovers Company brings all the glamor, passion, and sensuality of tango to the stage.
 

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Dianne Reeves

Saturday / October 18, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Four-time Grammy Award–winner Dianne Reeves is among the most prominent and influential vocalists in jazz. A glorious singer with a sumptuous sound, she has for three decades proudly carried the torch kindled by Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan. Steeped in tradition, her rhythmic virtuosity and improvisational ease are breathtaking.

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SpokFrevo Orquestra

Sunday / October 19, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

An astounding 17-piece big band from northeast Brazil, SpokFrevo Orquestra draws inspiration from frevo, a vibrant, old style of carnival music packed with high energy, driving rhythms, and infectious happiness.

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Dreamgirls

Tuesday / October 21, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Berklee Musical Theater Club presents Dreamgirls, the musical—and winner of six Tony awards—set in the 1960’s and ‘70s that follows the explosive career of “The Dreams,” a dynamite fictional R&B female singing trio.

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Dreamgirls

Wednesday / October 22, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Berklee Musical Theater Club presents Dreamgirls, the musical—and winner of six Tony awards—set in the 1960’s and ‘70s that follows the explosive career of “The Dreams,” a dynamite fictional R&B female singing trio.

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Gabrielle Goodman & Friends

Thursday / October 23, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Gabrielle Goodman, along with Walter Beasley, Donna McElroy, David Alan Bunn, Larry Watson, and other special guests, will perform songs from Gabrielle's catalogue as well as songs by artists she has worked with over the years: Chaka Khan, Michael Buble, Roberta Flack, Patti Labelle, and others.
 

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint

Sunday / October 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

New Orleans legends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Allen Toussaint join forces for an evening of legendary music making. With current director Ben Jaffe, Preservation Hall Jazz Band brings the spirit of New Orleans jazz to glorious life, as it has for more than 50 years. New Orleans icon Allen Toussaint has also been making music for over five decades and has written dozens of hits, including "Southern Nights," "Working in the Coal Mine," and "Whipped Cream."

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Singer's Night

Tuesday / October 28, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Singer's Night features some of the Voice Department's most outstanding performers. This diverse program will present group numbers and soloists performing everything from originals, R&B, jazz, cover tunes, and more.

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Fall Together

Wednesday / October 29, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

Berklee Jazz Composition Department faculty present a concert of original music.

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2014 Internet Cat Video Film Festival

Thursday / October 30, 2014 / 6:30 p.m.

Berklee Performance Center

The Internet Cat Video Film Festival is the first offline celebration of online cat videos. The festival is a live event, gathering fellow feline fanatics to watch a curated collection of cat clips—from six second Vine videos to short films and everything in between—in a social environment.

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