Concert

The Third Annual Next Big Strings Concert

Wednesday / February 10, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

This concert features six student performers from Berklee's String Department who are creating a new vocabulary on their instruments. The size and style of each performer's ensemble are chosen to show the great variety of music in the department. Sponsored in part by Strings magazine and Crazy Dough's Pizza.

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An Ewe Proverb

Wednesday / February 17, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Joe Galeota and the Berklee West African Drum and Dance Ensemble will perform an evening of traditional Ewe music from Southern Ghana and Togo, featuring Berklee Africa Scholar Victor Dogah. Jordan Benissan, a Togolise Ewe master drummer who teaches at Colby College in Maine, will MC the night.

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Dorm Sessions 7 CD Release Concert

Wednesday / February 10, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Black Kettle

Dorm Session 7 features a mix of rock, pop, Latin, country, r&b, hip-hop, and folk by Berklee students and alumni including Ann DriscollJordan TarrantLiz Longley,Tin SoldierJulia EasterlinLipteaseBlack KettleTais Alvarengaand KR & the Future. Free copies of the CD will be given away at the concert.

Heavy Rotation Records is a class that gives Music Business/Management majors at Berklee hands-on experience in running a record company. The student staff oversees all of the label's functions, including A&R, marketing, promotion, sales, web development, media, touring, and accounting. Learn more about the event.

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Lisa Thorson: Today

Thursday / February 25, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A jazz concert led by Voice Department professor Lisa Thorson with Tim Ray, piano; David Clark, bass (Bass Department professor); and George Sculler, drums. Compositions include works by Thorson, Fewell, Guinga, Corea, Newman, Ellington, and more!

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Roots and Reason Concert

Thursday / February 4, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Roots and Reason series kicks off on a night blues, gospel, and bluegrass. Guest artist Ben Payton, a Delta blues guitarist from Mississippi, will perform.

Roots music is a chronicle of the ongoing story of America told through song. The Africana Studies program at Berklee presents students, faculty, and very special guests in a celebration of traditions from West Africa, the Caribbean, and rural America. *Please note: The band the Roots will not be performing at this show. Learn more about the event.

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$20, $15, reserved seating

The Roots of the Caribbean

Thursday / February 25, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

You may not be able to keep yourself from dancing, as the Bob Marley, Afro-Cuban, and Steel Pan ensembles perform. Learn more about the Roots and Reason series.

This year's Africana Studies music programming celebrates the richness of America’s roots music traditions. The roots music artist is the chronicler of the ongoing story of America, told through song. Roots music is the intermingling of cross-cultural influences. Johnny Cash once said, "Every successful country singer I know has a humble background. . . and the colored blues has been a part of their musical heritage. Every one of them bar none. Elvis will tell you himself that where he got his style is from colored blues singers." From this fusion and sharing of American cultures came spirituals, blues, gospel, folk, country, and bluegrass—the roots of all American popular music.

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David Thorne Scott Hard Bop Sextet

Thursday / January 28, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The David Thorne Scott Hard Bop Sextet is composed of master musicians creating joyful, profound, groovin' jazz in the spirit of 1960s Blue Note Records. The band is led by vocalist David Thorne Scott, who contributes the original songs. The rest of the lineup is the classic trumpet/sax plus rhythm section made famous by Lee Morgan, Joe Henderson, and many others.

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Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / February 8, 2010 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert of newly composed contemporary classical music by Berklee faculty composers, including works by Margaret McAllister, Thomas J. McGah, Francine Trester, Richard Applin, Vuk Kulenovic, Ramon Castillo, and Beth Denisch. Performances by Berklee faculty and guest performers.

 

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Best of Berklee Songwriters Club

Thursday / February 4, 2010 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
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Stambandet

Thursday / January 28, 2010 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

An accomplished vocal-band presenting the best of traditional Nordic vocal music with a contemporary edge. Led by Berklee faculty member Allen LeVines, all language barriers are transcended by the unique sounds and rhythms of the group's music. Says Guy Van Duser of Rounder Records: " ...the singers' voices are pure and clear, and the songs are of a folk tradition that sounds fresh and new to American ears." 

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