Concert

Rockhoppers featuring Giles McNamee—CANCELED

Wednesday / October 22, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This event has been cancelled. Please contact the Berklee Performance Center Box Office for more information.

Admission: 
$10, general admission

La Tuza and the Convertibles Unplugged

Saturday / November 1, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Mexican roots music by La Tuza and Mexican acoustic pop by the Convertibles Unplugged.

Admission: 
Free

The Berklee Tower of Power Ensemble

Tuesday / December 2, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Faculty trumpeter Wayne Naus leads this student ensemble performing the funk, soul, and r&b music of the famed Tower of Power band.

Admission: 

Latin Voices: Mili Bermejo and Eugene Friesen / Teresa Ines Group

Thursday / November 20, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Vocalist Mili Bermejo and cellist Eugene Friesen present their new collaborative quartet with Tim Ray on piano and Dan Greenspan on double bass, augmented by the Berklee String Orchestra. The program will include string orchestrations by Friesen, Greenspan, and Ray, and will feature Mili's unique approach to the beautiful vocal repertoire from Argentina, Brazil, and her native Mexico from the viewpoint of jazz—compositions by Eladia Blazquez, Fernando Cabrera, Enrique Cadicamo, Jose Dames, Egberto Gismonti, Silvio Rodriguez, and Alberto Suarez Villanueva.

Vocalist/guitarist Teresa Ines and her group—including Fernando Brandão, flutes; Nando Michelin, piano; and Vinicius Pienasola, drums and percussion—perform music from the Brazilian tradition and jazz. Compositions will be by Aldir Blanc, João Gilberto, and Edu Lobo. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Ines came to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music in 1991. She has toured in Europe and South America. Her repertoire for this evening is derived from the great era of Brazilian songwriters, including Chico Buarque, Djavan, Gilberto Gil, and Tom Jobim as well as a few of her own originals. The ensemble strives to find new and jazzy readings of the songs.

Admission: 

Saving the Health of the Community International Gospel Concert

Saturday / December 6, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A gospel concert to benefit Whittier Street Health Center, a nonprofit community health center in Roxbury. This concert features 12 diverse acts from New England, and is hosted by Gospel Icon and BET host, Dr. Bobby Jones.

Tickets on sale, Monday, October 20, 2008.

Admission: 
$76, $41, $36 reserved seating

The Navigator: A Stage Reading of a New Musical

Monday / November 24, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Inspired by true events, this new Broadway-style musical love story and time-traveling sea adventure is presented by faculty composer Michael Wartofsky, lyricist/librettist Kathleen Cahill, off-Broadway director and visiting artist Daniella Topol, and a student cast of 14. The staged-reading format of the full-length show invites the audience to imagine a future fully staged production. Originally commissioned and developed by North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts, The Navigator was further developed through a Faculty Development Award in 2006, and is presented this year as part of the inaugural Berklee Musical Theater Season.

Admission: 

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday / December 17, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra will perform music by Britten, Dvorak, Ellington, Marquez, and Riley. The style is contemporary classical; the instrumentation is full symphony orchestra conducted by Francisco Noya.

Admission: 

Performer/Songwriter Showcase 2008

Tuesday / December 9, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Various rock, pop, r&b, and country songs featuring the winning top 10 student songwriters for the fall of 2008.

Admission: 

Three Giants of Cuban Piano

Tuesday / November 18, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A concert dedicated to the three giants of Cuban piano: Rubén González, Lilí Martínez Griñán, and Pedro "Peruchín" Justíz. These three gentlemen established standards of virtuosity and style in the 1940s and 1950s that still challenge and inspire musicians today. A quartet led by faculty member/pianist Rebecca Cline will perform classic pieces associated with these legends of Cuban music.

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The Marimba Music and Poetry of Guatemala

Monday / November 3, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of faculty member Ricardo Monzon, an ensemble will perform traditional, folkloric, and popular marimba music from Guatemala as well as readings from Guatemalan poets and writers including Nobel Prize winners Miguel Angel Asturias and Rigoberta Menchú.

Admission: 

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