Concert

Seeds and Songs of Change: A Multimedia Enviromental Benefit

Saturday / November 15, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join narrator Steve Curwood (NPR’s Living on Earth) for an entertaining showcase of live performances, music videos, and testimonials demonstrating the impact of grassroots environmental action. Performers include folk icon Noel Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary) and Tem Blessed, a Boston-based spoken word and hip-hop artist. Proceeds support the work of New England Grassroots Environment Fund, empowering neighborhood activists throughout the region. 

Seating is limited. RSVP at www.grassrootsfund.org

Admission: 
Free with RSVP

Anthony Fung's Senior Recital

Thursday / December 4, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

Drummer Anthony Fung will perform a variety of original music that has been written over the past four years.

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free

Symphonic Revolutions

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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Kresge Auditorium at MIT
48 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge
Massachusetts
United States
02139

The Professional Performance Division and the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra (BCSO) present the BCSO's fall concert, Symphonic Revolutions.

Francisco Noya, assistant professor of composition, and resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, incorporates electronics with Berklee College of Music's 70-piece symphonic ensemble to create a whole new orchestral experience. The audience will be exposed to alternative instrumentation, contemporary works, and surprise soloists.

The concert will feature Inspired by Muse, a piece for horn, orchestra, leap motion controller, keyboard, bass, and drums composed by Berklee professor of electronic production and design Richard Boulanger. Stravinsky’s suite from The Firebird (1919) and selections from Michael Gandolfi’s The Garden of Cosmic Speculation will also be featured.

The BCSO is a full symphony ensemble committed to the art of orchestra playing that honors the past, present, and future. In addition to the great compositions of the past, this orchestra's repertoire includes original compositions by Berklee faculty and students, and contemporary music from around the globe and from burgeoning genres such as film and video game scores. Previous performances include Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy at Symphony Hall; a collaboration with Grammy-winning artists Danilo Pérez (piano) and John Patitucci (bass) at Jordan Hall; and a commissioned concerto for electric violinist Tracy Silverman by Kenji Bunch.

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Free

Piano Department Student Concert

Wednesday / March 4, 2015 / 7:30 pm
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Selected piano students will perform acoustic solo piano pieces in a variety of styles.

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Free

A Tribute to Ed Bedner

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 7:30 pm
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Piano Department faculty will perform acoustic solo piano pieces in a variety of styles in tribute to late piano professor Ed Bedner. 

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Free

Brass Master Class with Marshall Gilkes

Tuesday / March 3, 2015 / 1:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Jazz trombonist and composer Marshall Gilkes is forging new ground. For each of the past four years, he has been voted a Rising Star in DownBeat's annual critics poll, and he has received critical acclaim from audiences and journalists worldwide. In 2003, he was a finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. As a leader, Gilkes has three critically acclaimed releases: Edenderry (2004) with the Marshall Gilkes Quartet, Lost Words (2008), and Sound Stories (2012). All three albums showcase Gilkes's unique composition style, which JazzReview.com calls "supremely artful."

In addition to his work as a leader, Gilkes is also a member of the Maria Schneider Orchestra and the Edmar Castañeda Trio, and a former member of the Richard Bona Group. From 2010 to 2014, he was a member of the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Germany. He has taught and presented master classes at institutions around the world, including the Banff Centre, Berklee College of Music, and the Brubeck Institute. Gilkes is a graduate of the Juilliard School and an artist for Edwards Instruments.

 

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Free

CIM: Creative Improvised Music

Wednesday / November 12, 2014 / 1:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Jazz fusion percussionist Henrique De Almeida joins forces with jazz fusion keyboardist Steve Hunt to collaborate on this project. The emphasis of Creative Improvisational Music (CIM) is to explore the joyful possibilities of action and reaction in real time, intent, and versatility. The musical styles range from rock to jazz, pop to funk, Brazilian to Afro-Cuban, and more. Come and enjoy a set of exciting interactions with CIM.

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Free

Mihai Andrei Cernea

Friday / April 17, 2015 / 7:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, drum set principal Mihai Andrei Cernea will present several arrangements with a five-piece combo and a vocalist.

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Free

Keyhan Kamelian: Edghâm (Fusion)

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his first recital at Berklee, pianist/composer/arranger Keyhan Kamelian will perform original compositions that combine jazz, electronic, and Middle Eastern music.

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Free

Clemens Grassmann Group

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 4:00 pm
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his first recital at Berklee, drummer and composer Clemens Grassmann will present his original compositions with his band.

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Free

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