Concert

Women of the World with Anyango: Journey through Kenya

Wednesday / July 16, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Anyango

Boston-based global folk ensemble Women of the World shares the stage with Anyango, the world’s first known female nyatiti player. The nyatiti is a traditional instrument of the Luo tribe in Kenya. The harp-like instrument has traditionally been played only by men in the tribe. Anyango, born Eriko Mukoyama in Tokyo, later moved to Kenya specifically to learn about Kenyan music and rhythms. “Anyango” means “girl born in the morning” in the Luo dialect, Dholuo.

Women of the World includes members representing nine countries and performs its repertoire in 23 languages. The group focuses on the practice of peace through music and art.

Watch a music video for Anyango’s “Horizon” here:

Admission: 
Free

Brad Mehldau Trio

Saturday / December 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Brad Mehldau Trio

Acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau, a four-time Grammy nominee, and his group present Mehldau's music, which often juxtaposes dense pieces with stripped down, emotionally direct works. Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. Mehldau’s most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format.

Starting in 1996, his group released a series of five records on Warner Bros. entitled The Art of the Trio. During that same period, Mehldau also released a solo piano recording entitled Elegiac Cycle, and a record called Places that included both solo piano and trio songs. Elegiac Cycle and Places might be called “concept” albums. They are made up exclusively of original material and have central themes that hover over the compositions. Other Mehldau recordings include Largo, a collaborative effort with the innovative musician and producer Jon Brion, and Anything Goes—a trio outing with bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jorge Rossy.

Watch Mehldau and Mark Guiliana perform “Hungry Ghost” in this video:

Ana Moura

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Ana Moura

Exquisite vocalist Ana Moura possesses a sound unlike any other in fado. Her voice trolls freely though the Portuguese tradition, flirting elegantly with pop and broadening the soul-baring genre with stunning results. The BBC raves, “her melancholic intimacy dominates the moment it sashays out of the speakers . . . setting a mood of mesmerizing sorrow.” Examiner.com called Moura’s voice “made for melodrama . . . aesthetically thrilling and emotionally heartbreaking.”

Watch Moura’s music video for “A Case of You” here:

Kai Turnbull: Sonic Collision VIII

Thursday / November 6, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Kai Turnbull presents a concert of high-energy electronica, performed by Electronic Production and Design students and featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.

Admission: 
Free

Kai Turnbull: Sonic Collision IX

Tuesday / April 14, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty member Kai Turnbull presents a concert of high-energy electronica, performed by Electronic Production and Design students and featuring live improvised sets on laptops and controllers.

Admission: 
Free

Jihui Kim's Senior Recital

Wednesday / November 5, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

For her senior recital, violinist Jihui Kim performs a variety of music in Latin styles such as salsa, bolero, guaguanco, Brazilian choro, and tango.

Admission: 
Free

Kevin Bleau: Curtain Up

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

The sixth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students of musical theater arranging and orchestration.

Curtain Up fosters relationships between songwriters and arrangers, mirroring the standard theater industry collaboration. It's also an incredibly entertaining show with dazzling singing actors, a fabulous pit band, and overflow crowds.

Admission: 
Free

Anthony Scibilia: Continuous Work of Art

Monday / March 30, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In this concert, Berklee faculty member Anthony Scibilia (Liberal Arts/Berklee Global Jazz Institute) and Berklee alumnus Casey Andersen will explore the connections between music, visual art, and poetry in a series of original compositions, both musical and visual. The works featured range from spontaneous conceptually-driven pieces to compositions resulting from a process of more traditional deliberation. In this concert, Scibilia and Andersen wil explore various ways in which one art form can lead to another in a process of continuous creation. The poetic and visual works of several artists, including Pablo Neruda and Bernard Childs, will form points of departure for the musical works in this program.

The content of this concert is inspired by "Creativity and Expression in the Arts,"a course Scibilia teaches in conjunction with Danilo Perez, Marco Pignataro, and other members of the Berklee Global Jazz faculty. Scibilia also teaches "Creative Conversations in Music and the Visual Arts," a realted course offered through the Department of Liberal Arts at Berklee.

Admission: 
Free

Arnold Friedman: Summer Compositions

Wednesday / August 6, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee Composition Majors perform their new music.

Admission: 
Free

Music Education Recital

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

Music Education director Libby Allison presents the annual Music Education Department recital.

Admission: 
Free

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