Student ensembles perform a series of afternoon recitals, led by faculty members Bruce Nifong, Ricardo Monzon, Oscar Stagnaro, and Consuelo Candelaria. These end-of-semester performance finals will cover a range of styles, including jazz, Latin jazz, and Afro-Cuban. Follow the "details" link for set start times.
1:45 p.m. Bruce Nifong: Small Band Ensemble 4
2:30 p.m. Ricardo Monzon: Small Band Ensemble 4
3:15 p.m. Oscar Stagnaro: Latin Jazz Ensemble
4:00 p.m. Oscar Stagnaro: Latin Jazz Ensemble
4:45 p.m. Consuelo Candelaria: Advanced Small Band Ensemble
Recitals will run about 45 minutes long. Performance times are subject to change without notice.
An acoustic concert of Sephardic music sung in Ladino (Judeo-Español), with beautiful modal-infused melodies in a music and language that have traveled throughout Spain and the Middle East since the Jewish and Muslim expulsion from Spain in 1492. The concert's theme is "a celebration of light," with songs of love, life, dreams, and faith. Featuring Julia Madeson, Tev Stevig, Brian O'Neill, Sabi Saltiel, and students Cagri Erdem, Jussi Reijonen, Sarah-Jane Pugh, and Jean-Pierre D'Alencon.
Courtesy of <a href="http://www.johnmazlish.com">John Mazlish</a>.
Wakey!Wakey! is Michael Grubbs, an NYC songwriter who blends gorgeous songcraft with a potent sense of humor to create original, heartfelt songs that cause listeners to stop what they're doing and turn themselves over completely and totally to his storytelling. While W!W! may call Brooklyn home, the appeal reaches far beyond the borough.
Sarah RabDAU and the Self-Employed Assassins are a pitch-perfect team. Drummer Matt Graber backs up Rabdau's sometimes gorgeous, sometimes disturbing vocals and piano work with somehow-melodic rhythms. The duo has charmed audiences up and down the Northeast with charismatic, near-telepathic live shows. The duo recently released a video; has been featured on Skope.TV, Performing Songwriter, and the German magazine Beat; and made it to the 2009 WBCN Rumble semifinals.
$10 general admission; student discount available at the Berklee Performance Center box office
After more than 15 years making music, it's obvious Ohio duo Over the Rhine is in it for the long haul, and for keeps. Their commitment is underscored by their latest CD, The Trumpet Child, and its opening track, "I Wanna Waste Your Time," a manifesto of sorts for the artists recently named to Paste magazine's list of 100 Best Living Songwriters.
The Berklee Performance Center has teamed up with rock CAN roll to beat hunger. Please support this effort by bringing one healthy and nutritious nonperishable food item to the show. For a list of most needed foods, visit rockCANroll.org