Concert

Rich Greenblatt Quintet

Wednesday / April 1, 2009 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Percussion Days lunchtime concert of original music from faculty member Rich Greenblatt's new album Hat Trick. With Rick DiMuzio (saxophones), Fernando Huergo (electric bass), Steve Langone (drums), and Gilson Schachnik (piano).

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Chord Scale Madness

Wednesday / April 29, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A little big band opens for a big big band in this annual spring concert. This concert features two large ensembles: The Chord Scale Madness 10-piece followed by Lin Biviano's big band The Urban Outreach Orchestra. This concert is an annual event featuring talented student arrangers and composers.

The repertoire, written for a 10-piece band, is chosen from music that has passed a screening process. Each student is then offered the opportunity to work with professor Jackson Schultz to edit and fine-tune his or her music for performance. From that group of writers, Schultz, along with input from the band, chooses the pieces to be performed.

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Singers' Night

Tuesday / March 31, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A Voice Department show featuring student vocalists singing an array of styles including jazz, rock, and r&b with vocal students from first through ninth semesters. Presented by the Singers' Night Team.

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Rock and Pop Showcase

Thursday / April 9, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Guitar Department's Jon Finn, Mike Ihde, and Abby Zocher present Guitar Night Rock/Pop 2009, a student showcase, featuring some of Berklee's finest guitarists.

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Jesse Ruben / Marianne Keith

Wednesday / April 8, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee alumnus Jesse Ruben released his debut album <em>Aiming for Honesty</em> in January 2008, and has been touring relentlessly. Ruben's material reflects his powerful ability to relate his own life to those around him, creating an unusually personal experience for listeners.

The album received major radio airplay on both college and commercial stations, including a live broadcast on NPR and heavy rotation on the XM station The Loft. The first single, "A Lack of Armor," was a finalist in the 2008 John Lennon Songwriting Contest as well as the 2008 New York Songwriter’s Circle Contest.

Admission: 
$10 general public, $8 students

An Evening with Cris Williamson in Concert

Thursday / April 9, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Cris Williamson

"Cris Williamson has been a whole lot of women's heroes, including mine." — Bonnie Raitt

Folk and indie music icon Cris Williamson comes to Berklee for a three-day residency where she will conduct workshops, visit classes, and give a special free performance for students, faculty, and staff.

Decades before indie labels were the norm, and years before women had any real access to the industry, Cris Williamson was busy changing the face of popular music. Williamson's stellar vocals and compelling persona are regarded as legendary for good reason. In 1975, the twenty-something former schoolteacher recorded The Changer And The Changed. Today, that record remains one of the best-selling independent releases of all time.

The Cris Williamson concert is open only to Berklee students, staff, and faculty. IDs are required to obtain tickets at the BPC box office.


Admission: 
Free, exclusively for the Berklee community

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Friday / April 10, 2009 / 8:00 pm
First Church of Boston
66 Marlborough Street
Boston
MA
United States
02116
BCSO, 2008

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Francisco Noya, will celebrate the hope of warmer weather with a concert on Friday, April 10, at the First Church in Boston. Featuring more than 70 of the college's finest instrumentalists, the ensemble will showcase works by internationally and historically renowned composers as well as original compositions by Berklee students. 

The Berklee Concerto Competition winner, Cyprian flutist Burak Besir, will perform the virtuosic Carmen Fantaisie; and the winner of the Berklee Composition Competition, Derek Remes, will join the orchestra for the world premiere of his powerful piece Dreams of Flight.  

In celebration of the newly-born Video Game Music Club at Berklee, the symphony also will perform music from the popular games Final Fantasy and the Legend of Zelda, arranged by students Shota Nakama and Filippo Beck Peccoz.

The diverse and engaging program will begin with Wagner's overture from the opera Die Meistersinger, and will conclude with the primal and poetic dance Sensemaya by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas. 

It is sure to be a beautiful night of electric music making at one of Boston's oldest landmarks. The concert is free and open to the public.

 

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Poetry Jam & Slam 2

Wednesday / April 22, 2009 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This event will showcase the emerging Berklee slam poetry all-stars, including those from the Poetry Jam & Slam class and the Berklee Slam Poetry Club. Our guest feature will be world-class artist Nicole Terez Dutton performing spoken word with the Jeff Robinson trio. The evening will begin with a poetry open mic, followed by our feature, and end with the big event, Berklee’s unique poetry jam and slam. Leave your beret and bongos behind, and be prepared for the exuberant, genre-defying, political, personal, raucous, and powerful punch of the modern performance poetry movement.

Admission: 
$5, general admission; student discount available at Berklee Performance Center box office

Berklee Genre Jumble

Tuesday / April 21, 2009 / 8:30 pm
T.T. The Bear's Place
10 Brookline St.
Cambridge
MA
United States
02139
Shea Rose

Berklee presents its second Genre Jumble, a showcase of up-and-coming alumni and student bands, featuring rock, indie pop, folk, r&b, and psychedelic goth by the Help, Shea Rose, With Engines, and Black Fortress of Opium.

After hosting a successful inaugural Genre Jumble event in December, the Office of Alumni Affairs is continuing its series that brings alumni and student bands on stage together. The show is 18+ and $8 ($5 for Berklee alumni and students with ID). Read more about the concert.

Admission: 
$5 for Berklee alumni and students w/ID

Singers Showcase: The 25th Anniversary

Thursday / April 16, 2009 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Celebrating its 25th season, this night of pop, r&b, Latin, folk, blues, and more features Berklee's finest emerging vocalists and very special guests. The outstanding lead singers will be chosen from more than 100 students who audition for a spot in this immensely popular concert.

The concert will be broadcast live on BIRN2, one of five channels on Berklee's student-run internet radio station.

Admission: 
$30 general admission

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