Concert

New Music of Alla Elana Cohen & James Russell Smith

Wednesday / March 5, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Composition faculty Alla Elana Cohen presents chamber music for string quartet; cello and piano; and violin and piano. The concert will also feature solo piano works by Cohen and faculty composer James Russell Smith.

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You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown - The Musical

Monday / January 28, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Musical Theater Club presents a student-directed production of You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The Musical Theater Club's faculty advisor is Michael Wartofsky. The musical is based on the comic strip "Peanuts" by Charles M. Schulz; with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. It was originally produced in New York by Arthur Whitelaw and Gene Persson and originally directed by Joseph Hardy.

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David Tronzo and the Savage Wanderers

Monday / February 11, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty guitarist David Tronzo presents a suite of spontaneous compositions played by a trio of slide/prepared guitar, acoustic bass, and drums.

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Percussion Inc: A Senior Recital by Herdi Xha

Monday / May 5, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Total percussion principal Herdi Xha presents his senior recital. The event will include a showcase of arious percussion instruments such as
timpani, snare drums, marimbas, drum set, multiple percussion, and hand percussion. Rather then have a group/band perform several pieces, I will be playing various solo pieces written for each instrument as well as original material with a few special guests
The program will include:
- 2 timpani étude s by Elliot Carted (Satta and improvisation).
- snare drum étude by Jacques Delccluse.
- short Beethoven piano piece transcribed for marimba (Bagatelle no. 6)
- multiple perrcussion solo by Scott Ward ("Sleight of Hand"),
- drum-set and percussion duet with Berklee faculty Eguie Castrillo (hand percussion)
- drum duet with lhend and Berklee student Eric Niesner.
- short original piece performed with the World Beat Pop Lab, a Berklee percussions Iab directed by Berklee faculty Steve Wilkes.

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The Unbelieveably Pretentious Trilogy of Concerts Pt. III

Tuesday / February 26, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bassist Raymond Alex Smith presents musical genres such as fusion, drum and bass, EM-style jazz, and more in a quintet setting with a horn section on select pieces. Arrangements and compositions by Hiro Honshuku will be featured.

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Bruce Saunders

Thursday / February 21, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Bruce Saunders leads an all-star ensemble through a mix of his original music as well as jazz standards. Faculty and staff members include Rick Peckham, guitar; Jim Odgren, saxophone, Bruno Raberg, bass, and Marcello Pellitteri, drums.

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Apostolos with Friends and Enemies

Monday / February 25, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Apostolos Paraskevas just released three new CDs with Clear Note Publications: The Garden Of Eden, Laments for Solo Guitar, and Night Wanderings, which includes guitar concertos and symphonic music with Lukas Foss conducting. In 2007, Berben Publications in Italy published two orchestral works by A.P ("Constitution Article 91," "The Daedalus and Ikaros Journey") and his 24 Studies for the Guitar. His latest quartet, "A Feast for Tantalus," was premiered last August in Germany (Iserlohn Festival) by the Tantalus quartet.

Apostolos Paraskevas is Grammy-nominated composer and guitarist. A Lukas Foss protege of the early '90s, he has been for decades a multi-published recording artist. Major publishers include Berben/Italy, Clear Note, Centaur and Bridge Records, Santerrelle Verlag/Germany, and Ch. Nakas/Greece. He received five first prizes in International Composition Competitions and is the founder and artistic director of the International Guitar Congress/Corfu. Some of his major performances with Foss took place at Carnegie Hall/New York, Weill Hall/New York, Wertheim Performing Arts Center/Miami, Jordan Hall/Boston, St. Petersburg, Hall/Russia, and Athens Concert Hall/Greece. He is an associate professor at Berklee College of Music and a composer in residence at Northeastern University in Boston. He studies with Theodore Antoniou and Foss.

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Alizon Lissance

Friday / February 15, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A program of vocal and instrumental compositions inspired by a variety of American song styles in a small group setting, lef by faculty member Alizon Lissance.

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Harmony Too!

Thursday / February 7, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

A concert by faculty showcasing the best student works from the traditional Harmony II course. Faculty performers will include Francine Trester, violin; Arnold Friedman, cello; Greg Fritze, piano; Marti Epstein, piano.

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Restore Your Soul: George Duke in Concert

Thursday / January 31, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
George Duke

The history and tradition of soul music with George Duke and Friends, featuring special guests and an all-star faculty band. See the concert series homepage and the Africana Studies homepage for more information.

Tickets: $30; seniors $22.50, reserved seating.
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