Concert

Bryan Adams—Bare Bones Tour

Friday / April 23, 2010 / 7:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Bryan Adams

For nearly 30 years Bryan Adams has been entertaining and electrifying audiences around the world. He now brings his very special acoustic performance, the Bare Bones Tour, to Boston, live at the BPC.

Admission: 
$49.50, $39.50

Lionel Loueke

Tuesday / February 9, 2010 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Lionel Loueke is a Berklee alumnus who grew up in Benin, West Africa. His new album, Karibu, combines West African roots traditions with jazz. Loueke also appears on Herbie Hancock's River: The Joni Letters. 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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The Art Music of Black Composers: Spirituals

Tuesday / February 16, 2010 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee faculty and staff perform concert spirituals of black composers. 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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Victor Mendoza: Spain Again!

Monday / January 25, 2010 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Victor Mendoza, percussion faculty, presents new works.

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Derico Watson

Tuesday / February 2, 2010 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This Sabian residency features visiting artist Derico Watson.

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Sara Pagiaro Recital

Thursday / February 4, 2010 / 6:00 pm
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Vocalist Sara Pagiaro leads this recital.

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Monday Night Faculty Jazz Series: Marc Rossi Group

Monday / January 11, 2010 / 6:30 pm
Arsenal Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown
MA
United States
02472
Marc Rossi

Marc Rossi and his group, along with specially invited guests, deliver unique, uplifting, exuberant music that includes surprise twists, arching melodies, and vibrant polyrhythms, drawing on Rossi's influences from jazz masters, world music, Indian music, and much more.

The group—Bill Urmson, bass; Lance Van Lenten, saxophones; and Mauricio Zottarelli, drums—will perform music from their critically acclaimed 2008 release  Hidden Mandala and from their new album due in early 2010, Jazz Impressions of a Kriti. In this evening's performance, Rossi will be joined by special guest Geetha Ramanathan Bennett. Bennett sang on Hidden Mandala, where her Carnatic improvisations and melodic enhancement of Rossi's jazz and Indian-influenced compositions led one critic to describe the results as "truly global fusion." She has performed with famed Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu and his world music ensemble, as well as with guitarist Andy Summers of the Police.

Admission: 
$15, $10 for students with ID

Singer's Night

Tuesday / March 30, 2010 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Vocal students from semesters one through eight will sing an array of vocal styles.

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Yuki Shibata

Tuesday / March 23, 2010 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jazz pianist Yuki Shibata, a 2009 Berklee graduate, leads a group performing her originals.

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Jim Benoit Percussion Recital

Wednesday / March 24, 2010 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jim Benoit, percussionist and vibraphonist, will give a one-hour recital featuring a wide variety of music from solo classical and contemporary pieces to a septet performance by the Waitiki 7.

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