Concert

Louis Stewart and A. Douglas Wauchope in Concert

Wednesday / February 27, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features classical music for solo piano and piano with trombone performed by faculty pianist Louis Stewart with special guest A. Douglas Wauchope. Compositions include the Hindemith Trombone Sonata; the Copland Piano Sonata; Ravel's Miroirsand the Winter Concertino by Milhaud. Two lesser known works by Leonard Bernstein will also be performed.

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STÄMBANDET – The Scandinavian Vocal Band

Tuesday / February 26, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Founded in 1978, STÄMBANDET is a group of accomplished singers from Scandinavia with a reputation for excellence both as an a cappella ensemble and a world music vocal group. Led by Berklee faculty member Allen LeVines, STÄMBANDET performs a wide range of a cappella folk traditions unique to Scandinavia, including trall—singers imitating fiddlers playing dance music—a practice that has been compared to scat singing.

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Paul Potts

Sunday / March 9, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Paul Potts was the surprise winner of Britain's Got Talent—the talent show for today's generation, created by Simon Cowell and coproduced by his entertainment company Syco TV. For his first Britain’s Got Talent audition, in his now infamous £35 Tesco suit, he announced to Simon and fellow judges Amanda Holden and Piers Morgan that he was going to sing opera. They never thought for one minute they were looking at their winner. Until he opened his mouth and started to sing. Since then, accolades have been posted on the Internet from as far afield as Australia and Taiwan, from fans who've seen Paul's performances. "A humble bloke who's not even aware of his amazing gift—Paul Potts is a true star," wrote one. The evening will begin with a performance by Three Graces.

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$42.50, $35, reserved seating

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / February 4, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert of contemporary classical music will feature works by Berklee faculty composers Alla Elana Cohen, Marti Epstein, Francine Trester, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Andrew List, Beth Denisch, Rick Applin, and Rosey Lee. Performers include Berklee faculty and students and special guests.

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Ken Greenhouse Tribute Concert

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

Berklee Faculty members will pay musical tribute to Ken Greenhouse, former chair of the Voice Department, for his contributions to the college, as well as his contributions to the musical lives of hundreds of students who studied with him over the years. Ken was recently diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).

You'll hear wonderful music provided by members of a cappella group Vox One, as well as many other faculty members and alumni. There will be a combination of small ensemble and solo performances. Besides Vox One, the small ensembles include a small choir—called College Singers 2008—and a jazz trio. The solo performances will be performed by faculty members and alumni that had worked with Ken or studied with him while in school.

College Singers 2008, a group directed by Ken during his Berklee days, will perform an arrangement of his composition, "Some Other Time." Michael Gleichman will perform an original jazz instrumental piece, "Meditation," written for Ken.

For more information about Ken Greenhouse and his condition, ways of helping, and a chance to sign Ken's guest book, please go to the alumni section of our website.

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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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