Concert

Chotay Papita Ki Naav (Little Papaya Boat) Part II

Wednesday / January 26, 2011 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Electronic Production and Design faculty member Kai Turnbull and his talented student ensemble present a concert of original Indian-influenced fusion music.

Admission: 

Larry Baione/Tony Germain Duo

Monday / February 7, 2011 / 3:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Guitar Department chair Larry Baione and Piano Department assistant chair Tony Germain will give a one-hour concert featuring standard tunes and originals.

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New Music Festival

Wednesday / February 16, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Presented by the Yo Team.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

GUIT(h)ARmony

Tuesday / February 15, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Harmony Department presents GUIT(h)ARmony, a concert featuring the work of its four faculty guitarists: Eric Byers, Steve Kirby, Steve Rochinski, and John Stein. Each of these fine musicians has a distinctive approach to composition, improvisation, and the guitar, and will lead his own group consisting of Harmony faculty members and guests in original works and arrangements.

Admission: 
$10 general admission

The Songs of Richard Smallwood

Thursday / February 3, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Six-time Grammy Award–winner and Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductee Richard Smallwood will perform with Berklee's gospel choir, led by associate professor Dennis Montgomery III.

Combining a talent for gospel with a love for r&b, pop, soul, and classical, Smallwood creates music that reflects his varied background as a classical pianist and gospel aficionado. After graduating cum laude from Howard University, the pianist, singer, music director, composer, and arranger released his first album, Richard Smallwood Singers (1982), which spent 87 weeks on Billboard's Gospel chart. Smallwood won his first Grammy for his production on the Quincy Jones's gospel project Handel's Messiah: A Soulful Celebration. Smallwood's music has been recorded by major artists including Destiny's Child, Yolanda Adams, and Karen Clark-Sheard. The concert is part of Berklee's Warrick L. Carter Lecture Series and will honor Smallwood for his contributions to gospel music. Dr. Teresa Hairston, publisher of Gospel Today and gospel archive donor to Berklee, will be the guest emcee. The concert is produced by Africana Studies students and faculty, led by Bill Banfield, director of Africana Studies.

Learn more about the Berklee Signature Series.

Admission: 
$20, $15, reserved seating

Jorge Drexler Meets Berklee

Thursday / January 20, 2011 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Oscar-winning singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler matches a world music sensibility with the rhythms of his native Uruguay. Artists such as Mercedes Sosa, Shakira, Omara Portuondo, Maria Rita, Ana Belén, Victor Manuel, and Zélia Duncan have recorded on his songs. Drexler released his first album, La Luz Que Sabe Robar in 1992, the same year he earned a doctorate from the University of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. His albums have received a combined total of seven Grammy and Latin Grammy award nominations, and he's won two Spanish Music Prizes. Drexler became the first Uruguayan to win an Academy Award with Best Original Song "Al Otro Lado del Río," from the internationally acclaimed film The Motorcycle Diaries. Drexler's recent work includes the soundtrack for James Ivory's film The City of Your Final Destination. Jorge Drexler Meets Berklee is produced by Bass Department professor Oscar Stagnaro and arranged and conducted by Contemporary Writing and Production chair Matthew Nicholl.

Learn more about the concert.

Admission: 
$20, $15, reserved seating

Dimitri Pevtsov and Cartush

Thursday / March 17, 2011 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
D. Pevtsov and Cartush

There are many singers but only one Pevtsov. In this concert, the acclaimed Russian actor Dimtri Pevtsov performs with the group Cartush. Please note that this performance will be presented in the Russian language without English translation. For tickets, call 617 965-1673 or email tabansky@comcast.net.

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Divine Sparks: A Spontaneous Spiritual Celebration

Saturday / March 12, 2011 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

It's a once-in-a-lifetime event: World-class singers and musicians use Jewish religious songs as the springboard for musical improvisation and spiritual expression. The all-star ensemble features Frank London of the Klezmatics, 26-year-old Orthodox cantorial sensation Yaakov Lemmer, and Moroccan cantor/oudist Aaron Benssousan as well as local cantors Gaston Bogomolni and Elias Rosemberg and Hebrew College rabbinical student Jessica Kate Meyer.

Admission: 
$72, $54, $36, $25, $18, reserved seating

Eva Ayllón and Peru Negro

Sunday / January 30, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Eva Ayllón

Afro-Peruvian diva Eva Ayllón is joined by the quintessential Afro-Peruvian folklore group Peru Negro to perform the music and dance of black Peruvians.

Admission: 
$35, $30, $25, reserved seating

Lionel Loueke

Friday / December 31, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Lionel Loueke

First Night Boston, Berklee College of Music, and 89.7 WGBH present the Lionel Loueke Trio, performing at the Berklee Performance Center on Year's Eve, Friday, December 31, kicking off NPR's annual worldwide broadcast Toast of the Nation. The concert is a centerpiece of this year's First Night Boston festival.

Admission is $18 by purchase of a First Night button. The Lionel Loueke Trio performs two sets: at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (NPR broadcast) and 9:30 p.m. Loueke’s performance will be rebroadcast at 3:15 a.m. EST—12:15 a.m. Pacific—for revelers in the Western time zones.

Virtuoso jazz pianist Takeshi Ohbayashi performs the first set of the evening at 6:30 p.m. Ohbayashi, a 2010 Berklee graduate, leads a group of current Berklee students that includes Hailey Niswanger on saxophones, Aaron Darrell on bass, and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums. Each of the three performances will be seated separately. The Berklee Performance Center is located at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston. Please call 617 747-2261 for more information.

New Year's Eve 2010 marks the seventh consecutive year that Berklee, 89.7 WGBH, and NPR have collaborated to kick off the live holiday special Toast of the Nation. Heard on more than 200 NPR affiliate stations and NPR Worldwide, Toast of the Nation begins in Boston and will move across the country.

For a full schedule of performances, and to find local participating NPR stations, please visit wbgo.org/toast. Hosted by Steve Schwartz of Jazz on WGBH, the concert can be heard locally on WGBH 89.7 FM. Toast of the Nation is produced for NPR by WBGO-FM, Newark; WGBH Radio produces the Boston portion of the broadcast.

The Hynes Auditorium Garage will provide a $7 discounted parking rate if the garage's ticket is presented with a BPC parking validation stamp after the concert. The Hynes Auditorium Garage is located at 50 Dalton Street, Boston. The discounted rate applies to cars entering the garage after 5:00 p.m.

Admission: 
$18

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