Concert

Shaping the New Groove: CWP Student Concert

Tuesday / March 10, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The CWP Student Concert writers showcase their dynamic songs and arrangements in a sizzling mix of new grooves. The concert features some of the best CWP students. Directed by Andrea Pejrolo, Dave Howard, and Bernardo Hernandez.

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Esperanza Spalding

Tuesday / February 17, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Esperanza Spalding

The bassist, vocalist, and composer Esperanza Spalding performs with her band. As Berklee President Roger H. Brown told Down Beat magazine, the faculty member and recent graduate "incorporates her voice with her instrument in a way in which neither is the accompanist." Learn more about this music series.

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New Old Directions for Mandolin

Wednesday / February 11, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert will present both composed and improvised music for mandolin. Faculty mandolinist August Watters will play solo music in styles ranging from classical and contemporary compositions to bluegrass. The second half of the concert features Brazilian and jazz ensemble music.

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Daniel Meron

Monday / February 9, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This group has been working and performing in different settings since last year, and this concert is the first of several concerts coinciding with a planned new album. All compositions are by pianist Daniel Meron, an award-winning scholarship student. His music is a fusion of Jazz, contemporary, and Israeli music, and his tunes feature rich melodies and complex meter and rhythms.

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Bass Department Student Concert

Monday / February 23, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of assistant chair John Repucci, three bass students will lead their bands in an evening of original compositions, in a variety of styles from fusion to straight-ahead jazz and rock.

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William Lipman and Louis Stewart in Recital

Wednesday / February 25, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A classical concert featuring clarinet and piano in works by Bernstein, Debussy, and Berklee faculty member Dennis LeClair, and piano solo in works of Beethoven, Ravel, and Mussorgsky.

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Pop/Rock Live 22nd Annual Concert

Monday / March 23, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The annual Pop/Rock Live concert highlights the best music written and performed by some of the most talented student songwriters, singers, and arrangers. The concert will present a variety of original compositions as well as new arrangements of standard pop/rock repertoire, featuring the college's best vocalists and instrumentalists. Directed by Mirek Kocandrle.

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Geri Allen

Thursday / February 26, 2009 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Geri Allen

Pianist, composer, and educator Geri Allen presents the world premiere of her solo piano work, "Refractions, Flying Toward the Sound." Allen received a Guggenheim Fellowship to create this composition, which celebrates the humanity and embraces the continuity of innovation in jazz, as personified by three of the revolutionary pianist-composers—Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, and Cecil Taylor. Learn more about the series.

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Celtic Fusion

Wednesday / February 11, 2009 / 7:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join us for an exciting fusion of Celtic music from Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, Scandinavia, and America. Performers include faculty and students from Berklee, Boston College, Harvard, Stonehill, and UNH, featuring John McGann (mandolin), Natalie Haas (cello), Matt Glaser (violin), the Folk Arts Quartet, Jimmy Noonan (flute), Kimberly Fraser (fiddle), and Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers. We will also have a bodhran, a Hardanger fiddle, nyckelharpa, accordion, octave fiddle, and, at the end of the evening, an open session for more Celtic fusion. Joe Nugent of Boston College, Tom O'Grady of UMass, and Berklee's Henry Tate will read selections from James Joyce, W.B. Yeats, and original poetry. For program information, contact Joseph Coroniti, editor-in-chief of <a href="http://www.fusionmagazine.org">FUSION Magazine</a>.

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FREE

Maria Schneider

Tuesday / February 3, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Maria Schneider

Grammy Award-winning composer, recording artist, and band leader Maria Schneider's orchestral jazz music has been described as evocative, majestic, magical, heart-stoppingly gorgeous, and beyond categorization. Schneider visits Berklee to talk about her work. Read the press release.

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