A lively and lyrical concert featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, directed by Woodwind faculty member Wendy Rolfe. Original Berklee compositions and arrangements, and classics in styles from Latin to Baroque to romantic to world music, will delight listeners.
This event features a smorgasbord of fantastic performances by students in the newly created American Roots Music program.
The artistic validity of a wide range of American roots styles—including blues, gospel, folk, early country music, bluegrass, old-time, Western swing, polka, and Tex-Mex—is beyond dispute. This music is the lifeblood of America's cultural heritage. The expressive urgency and depth of these styles is supported by strong fundamental musical values, and it is in recognition of the richness of these idioms, and of the ways that they fuse with contemporary elements, that Berklee has created the American Roots Music Program.
The fifth 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.
Guitar faculty member Thaddeus Hogarth presents the sixth annual Guitar Night: R&B/Funk Showcase, featuring six stellar guitarists leading their groups in an evening of original and cover material in the genres of R&B and funk.