Concert

Rose Kanj: The Soul of the Rose

Wednesday / November 19, 2014 / 4:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

In her first recital at Berklee, Rose Kanj will showcase some of her favorite songs and styles from rock to jazz, from pop to blues. She will present some of her arrangements of classic soul tunes along with an original piece.

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Free

Seeds and Songs of Change: A Multimedia Enviromental Benefit

Saturday / November 15, 2014 / 7:00 pm
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: 
Suggested donation with RSVP

Winds of the Season

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Symphonic Winds, Berklee's largest ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical works for winds, brass, and percussion, presents its annual fall concert. The program will feature the premieres of two compositions by Berklee student composers: The Quest by Joey Epstein and Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Winds by Evan Cadavieco. Also on the program will be works by Mendlelssohn, Van der Roost, and Bizet. The ensemble will be conducted by Dominick Ferrara and student conductors Craig Robbins and Evan Cadavieco.

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Free

Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Saturday / March 14, 2015 / 8:00 pm
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Arturo O'Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra with special guest Donald Harrison, an alto saxophonist and New Orleans native, explore the common roots of jazz as seen in the early music of New Orleans, Louisiana and Havana, Cuba. The CubaNOLA Arts Collective uses the power of live music, dance, festivity, and diversity to promote cultural wellness and equity. CubaNOLA features arrangements of early charangas, rags, and contemporary works. 

 
 

Terence Blanchard Quintet / Ravi Coltrane Quartet

Saturday / April 25, 2015 / 8:00 pm
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Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A five-time Grammy Award winner and renowned film score and soundtrack composer, trumpeter Terence Blanchard is one of the great renaissance men of jazz. Grammy-nominated saxophonist and Blue Note recording artist Ravi Coltrane, son of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane, has matured into a compelling artist at the height of a career built on his talent, not his name. Boston jazz fans won't want to miss this exciting double bill.

 

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.

Admission: 
free

Symphonic Revolutions

Friday / November 7, 2014 / 8:00 pm
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.

 

Admission: 
Free

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