Concert

Andrae Crouch Tribute

Tuesday / March 10, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A few weeks ago, the music industry lost one of the greatest names in gospel music. Pastor Andrae Crouch brought secular and gospel music together and was responsible for the success of names like the Winans and the Hawkins Family. He received the prestigious honorary doctorate from Berklee, where professor Jetro da Silva had the privilege and honor to work with him and write several songs together, such as "He Does All Things Well."

This tribute concert is a collaboration by several Berklee faculty who were musically influenced by this iconic artist. 

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Free

Calvin Barthel: Funky Time

Thursday / February 5, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, trombone principal Calvin Barthel presents an afternoon of eclectic music.

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Free

Myeonghan Yu: Where He Leads Me

Friday / February 20, 2015 / 4:00 p.m.
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Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In his final recital at Berklee, tenor saxophone principal Myeonghan Yu presents an afternoon of originals and covers.

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Free

The Jazz Chapel

Thursday / March 26, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Saxophonist Daniel Ko and his quintet present the message of the gospel delivered through the language of jazz.

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Free

Nando Michelin Group

Monday / February 9, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, Nando Michelin came to Boston to study at Berklee, where he is now an assistant professor in the Piano Department. He also has taught at Tufts University and Longy Music School and lectured in Spain, Uruguay, Brazil, South Africa, and around the United States, to name a few places. His latest CD, Juana de America, features songs to poems by Juana de Ibarbourou, the Four Corners String Quartet, and the voice of Katie Viqueira. He has performed at such renowned venues as the Wang Center, the Kimmel Center for the Arts, and the Smithsonian. As a sideman, he has played with such artists as John Pattitucci, Eddie Gomez, Jerry Bergonzi, Randy Brecker, and bossa nova great Maucha Adnet, among others.

After some time studying flamenco styles, Michelin took on the task of writing a musical connection between Arabian, flamenco, and South American cultures. Using this concept, the Nando Michelin Group will perform music featuring the following players: Layth Sidiq on violin, Naseem Alatrash on cello, Rob Taylor on bass, Tiago Michelin on drums, and Nando on piano. With a huge variety of flamenco styles to draw on, every song is a trip that unifies all the different sounds.
 

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Free

John Cooper Clarke

Thursday / May 14, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
John Cooper Clarke
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John Cooper Clarke's career spans over five decades and makes its mark across poetry, music, TV, film, radio, literature, and fashion. Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original punk poet, and he emerged as one of the leading voices of youth culture. Thanks to his biting, satirical, political, and very funny verse delivered in a unique, rapid-fire performance style, he became a seminal influence on the punk movement.

In May 2015, Clarke is embarking on a coast-to-coast tour that includes New York, San Francisco, Boston, and LA. A retrospective Sony box set will be released to coincide with the tour, marking the first time his career has been anthologized on this level. The box set will feature previously unheard versions of his best-known material, recorded with Martin Hannet’s The Invisible Girls; rarities; and incredible archival footage from the classic to the obscure. Back in the United Kingdom, 2015 sees John headlining some of the country’s biggest venues, collaborating on a string of exciting recording projects, starring on national network TV and radio on a regular basis, and headlining major festivals, including Glastonbury and Latitude.

 

Lilin / Michael Martinez / Kyle Thornton & the Company

Thursday / February 26, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lilin
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Lilin (also known as LILIN or Lili.n) is a Berklee student from Rome, Italy who came to Boston to launch her music career. Her progressive, free pop stylings have been recognized by several publications and online magazines, and her debut single, "Euphoria," had its online radio debut on AmpedSounds.com in January, followed by a great review. 
 

Entitled Future Minds, this show features Lilin's new original music along with innovative covers. It merges the worlds of pop and trance to spread the message of living life without limiting ourselves and realizing that our strength and courage can make us whatever and whoever we want to be.  

Michael Martinez and Kyle Thornton & the Company are the featured opening acts.

Portland Cello Project

Friday / April 10, 2015 / 8:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115
Portland Cello Project
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Since the group's inception in late 2007, the Portland Cello Project has wowed audiences all over the country with extravagant performances everywhere from Prairie Home Companion to parties on loading docks in New York City to symphony halls to punk rock clubs. The group has built a reputation for mixing genres and blurring musical lines and perceptions wherever they go.

Because their repertoire now numbers over 1,000 pieces of both traditional and nontraditional cello music, no two Portland Cello Project shows are alike. Their stage setup ranges from the very simple (four to six cellos) to the epic (12 cellos playing with full choirs, winds, horns, and numerous percussion instruments).

The Portland Cello Project works to build bridges across musical communities through collaborations and educational outreach. They have collaborated with a diverse assortment of musicians, from high school and university music programs to the Dandy Warhols to Garrison Keillor to Trampled by Turtles to Corin Tucker, to name a few.

Justin Spicer's Senior Recital

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.
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Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
Massachusetts
United States
02115

This performance will be a conglomeration of fun, energetic, and eclectic vocal and instrumental rock, led by Justin Spicer on guitar and featuring Aiman Radzi on bass, Sam Morrison on saxophone, Sam Behrman on vocals, and Chuckie Greenwood on drums.

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Free

Andrew and the Awesomes

Friday / February 13, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
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Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Pianist Andrew Bong presents an evening of music by prominent composers and singer-songwriters of Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

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