Concert

Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra

Monday / May 4, 2009 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Jazz/World String Orchestra directed by Eugene Friesen presents a program of original work for strings including two premieres: “String Beings” by faculty composer Bruce Thomas and “Fiddle Suite for String Orchestra” by Berklee graduate Andrew Reiner ’08. The program will also feature Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers, various Berklee student soloists, and a performance of Friesen’s string symphony “Under the Sun.”

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La Timbistica

Thursday / July 23, 2009 / 12:00 p.m.
Kendall Square
300 Athenaeum Street
Cambridge
MA
United States
La Timbistica

La Timbistica is a contemporary All-Star Latin band made up of some of the best young musicians on the East Coast. It was named Down Beat magazine's 2008 Jazz Group of the Year in the collegiate category. This powerhouse sextet (which also performs as a 12-piece salsa band) recently lit up the stage at the Duke Ellington and Monterey jazz festivals, two of the largest and most prestigious festivals in the U.S.

The All-Stars are led by conguero Paulo Stagnaro and include timbalero Marcos Lopez, bassist Juan Maldonado, pianist Alex Brown, saxophonist Godwin Louis, and flutist Enrique Trinidad.

Its Latin jazz repertoire ranges from Afro-Cuban and Brazilian classics to some of it modern original compostions. The group also has a vast repertoire ranging from 1970s, to some of the most contemporary salsa and timba from artists like Isaac Delgado, Marc Anthony, and Victor Manuelle. La Timbistica is a mainstay in the Boston music scene, making regular appearances at Havana Club, Mojito's Lounge, Wally's Jazz Café as well as various music festivals in the area. 

Members have performed and recorded with some of the Latin industry's most prominent musical figures, such as Paquito D'Rivera, Danilo Perez, Batacumbele, Truco y Zaperoco, N'Klabe, Victor Manuelle, Kevin Ceballo, and Tony Perez, among many others.

 

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Free

No Picks Allowed

Tuesday / September 22, 2009 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A set of original rock/fusion instrumentals including two guitars, bass, drums, and possibly keys, led by Don Lappin.

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Arturo Peña and Friends

Monday / October 19, 2009 / 9:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Drummer Arturo Peña will present a set with a big band. The tunes are going to be his compositions and/or arrangements with a touch of Latin and jazz.

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100th Anniversary Benny Goodman Tribute

Wednesday / September 23, 2009 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty clarinetist Harry Skoler with special guest clarinetist Felix Peikli celebrates the 100th anniversary of Benny Goodman’s birth in a sextet tribute. This jazz concert will feature two clarinets, piano, guitar, bass, and drums.

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Friends of the Clarinet

Wednesday / January 28, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Friends of the Clarinet present two major works for the clarinet: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A Major, K. 581, and Béla Bartók's Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet, and Piano. Both works demonstrate the great maturity of the composers and explore new techniques for the clarinet with respect to tone-quality, meter, and rhythm. The performers include three Berklee faculty members: Colin Belise, viola; Peter Cokkinias, clarinet; and Kari Juusela, cello, as well as Peter Krysa and Adele Ohki on violin and Kanako Nishikawa on piano.

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The Berklee Harmony Faculty Presents New Works for Jazz Orchestra

Tuesday / February 9, 2010 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Works for concert jazz orchestra. Composers will include Charles Cassara, Winnie Dahlgren, Dave Harris, Tom Hojnaki, Ayn Inserto, and Darrell Katz.

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Those Who Can Teach: Perform!

Monday / December 14, 2009 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester, music education students demonstrate their performance skills and their connection to the proficiencies, standards, and skills that they employ as teachers.

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Marimba Concert II

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

This concert will feature Berklee's three marimba ensembles, Marimba Ensemble 3, Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab, and student performers from other marimba courses at the college.

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Marimba Concert I

Monday / November 23, 2009 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Showcases Berklee Marimba Ensemble 1 and Marimba Ensemble 2 in mixed chamber groups.

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