Concert

Pop/Rock Live 22nd Annual Concert

Monday / March 23, 2009 / 8:15 pm
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 pm
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 pm
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 pm
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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House Red

Wednesday / March 4, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

House Red is an eclectic band that combines classic jazz (Mingus and Parker) and rock ranging from the classic (The Doors) to the contemporary (3 Doors Down). It covers many tunes that are not often heard live, including those from the basic food groups—Smashing Pumpkins and Red Hot Chili Peppers—sweetened with a little of Turrentine's "Sugar." The band features Marc Caruso on guitar and vocals, Dean Goodermote on bass and vocals, John Rule on drums, and George Skelly on guitar and vocals. The performance will showcase guest artists from the Berklee student and staff community. The band supplements its musician income with other gigs: Caruso is VP of enterprise services, Data Intensity; Goodermote, chairman and CEO, Double-Take Software; Rule, director of fuel cell development, Lilliputian Systems; and Skelly, partner, Nixon Peabody).

Learn more about Executive Sessions at Cafe 939.

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

The Idan Raichel Project

Tuesday / March 24, 2009 / 7:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Israeli musical collaborative the Idan Raichel Project looks beyond intercultural differences and celebrates the value of diversity. Led by Raichel, a young keyboardist, composer, and producer, the Project's blend of Ethiopian folk music, Arabic poetry, Yemenite chants, Biblical psalms, and Caribbean rhythms has already taken Israel by storm, generating multiple number-one hits.

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$50, $40, $30 reserved seating

The Loomers

Wednesday / February 18, 2009 / 7:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
The Loomers

Tom Simons—president/creative director of the independent, full-service marketing communications firm PARTNERS+simons—is a guitarist by avocation and a long-time Loomer. With Michael Cahill (drums, background vocals) who owns his own business, CK Environmental; PARTNERS+simons controller Jack Cavalier (bass guitar, background vocals); Everett Pendleton (electric guitar, harmony vocals); and Jon Svetkey (acoustic guitar, harmonica, lead vocals), Simons continues to perform in the great tradition of corporate bands. The Loomers, whose latest album Tomorrow Today is available on iTunes, have performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and twice been finalists in Fortune magazine's Corporate Battle of the Bands. For more information, visit loomers.com.

Learn more about Executive Sessions at Cafe 939.

 

Admission: 
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Tuesday / February 17, 2009 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Carolina Chocolate Drops

The Carolina Chocolate Drops are a group of young African-American string band musicians, hailing from the green hills of the North Carolina Piedmont to sunny Arizona, sharing the tradition of music as a culture and way of life. They bring their washboards, jugs, bones, and kazoos into the BPC for a homegrown night of fiddle and banjo music.

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$10.00

The Jetro Da Silva Quintet and the Berklee String Orchestra: My Favorite Hymns

Tuesday / February 24, 2009 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Professor Jetro DaSilva will perform original arrangements of popular hymns. He will be joined by his quintet (Ron Mahdi, Ricardo Monzon, Bill Pierce, Ron Savage) and the Berklee String Orchestra, conducted by Eugene Friesen.

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Write of Spring: Jazz Composition Department Faculty Concert

Wednesday / February 25, 2009 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features original works of Jazz Composition Department faculty. Directed by Ken Pullig and Jackson Schultz.

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