Concert

Mash Up

Tuesday / May 6, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Possibly the only turntablist/DJ crew officially offered as an ensemble by any music college in the world, the Mash Up ensemble stirs things up with its first David Friend Recital Hall concert—sure to be exciting and controversial. Four DJ/turnablists, a video artist, an electric fiddler, an electronic wind player, a visual DJ (VJ), an MC, a singer, and dancers span hip-hop, jazz, bluegrass, and house electronica under the direction of faculty member Stephen Webber.

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Singers' Night Spring 2008

Wednesday / April 23, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Twelve voice students perform in a variety of styles, from jazz, rock, and country to r&b, alternative, and folk, under the direction of the Singers' Night team and its leader Jeff Ramsey. Accompanied by a rhythm section, string quartet, horn section, and backing vocals, students will perform original compositions as well as covers by such artists as Michael Bublé, Bethany Dillon, Phyllis Hyman, Bob Marley, Smokie Norful, and Stevie Wonder.

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Berklee Marimba Concert

Friday / April 25, 2008 / 2:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The spring edition of the Berklee Marimba Concert will feature members of Berklee Marimba Ensembles 2 and 3 plus the Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab performing a varied program for small marimba ensembles. Selections will include John Adams, Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Peter Klatzow, Mario Rodriguez, and Led Zeppelin! Under the direction of Nancy Zeltsman.

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The Berklee ECM Ensemble

Friday / April 25, 2008 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee ECM Ensemble presents compositions by John Abercrombie, Jan Garbarek, Dave Holland, John Hollenbeck, Kenny Wheeler, and others under the direction of faculty member Bruno Raberg.

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The New Brew

Thursday / April 17, 2008 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Featuring Rebecca Muir

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Free

The New Brew

Tuesday / April 8, 2008 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Featuring Andrew Lewis

Admission: 
Free

Zili Misik

Saturday / April 12, 2008 / 8:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tropical/ Reggae, Afro-beat
Student discount available at Berklee Performance Center box office.

Admission: 
$8 Adult G.A.

Songwriters' Night

Monday / April 7, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The twelve winning songs from the annual Songwriters Competition held during the fall semester make up this concert's program. Most of the songs are sung by the songwriters that wrote them, so these performances are imbued with a rare sense of purpose, direction, and authenticity. The styles of the songs vary from folkish to hard rock, with the majority of them quite personal and intimate. The ensembles vary from a trio to an ensemble that includes a gospel choir and another that includes a large string ensemble, including harp. Directed by Songwriting Department chair Jack Perricone and professor Jon Aldrich.

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The Berklee String Orchestra

Tuesday / May 6, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee String Orchestra under the direction of Eugene Friesen will present a program of music from the Middle East. The program will feature music by Simon Shaheen, Ahmad Fouad Hassan, and Mahmoud Fadl. The string orchestra will be augmented by various Arabic percussion instruments and will feature student soloists.

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Tribute to Paul Whiteman

Monday / May 5, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This performance marks the premier season of Berklee’s first symphony orchestra, the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. With Tribute to Paul Whiteman, hosted by Don Rayno, Whiteman’s biographer, the BCSO celebrates the 70th Anniversary of Paul Whiteman’s historic 1938 concert at Carnegie Hall. After intermission, five Whiteman original 1938 arrangements will be performed: "Cowbell Serenade," "The Seventh Day," "Mexican Jumping Bean," "Suicide Cliff," and "Bumpy Weather Over Newark."

The concert opens with ballerina Colleen Megley, who will dance the “Princess’s Rondo” from Stravinsky’s Firebird. Student concerto, composition, and conductor winners will also be featured. Musical highlights include Henco Espag’s world premier of "Nimmereindigende Reisigersjoernaal" (Never Ending Traveler’s Journal), a concerto for flute and piano with soloists Kazuyo Kuriya '09, flute, and Emi Inaba '09, piano. John Williams’s Hollywood film score to Saving Private Ryan conducted by Fred Smith for chorus and orchestra will follow.

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