Concert

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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Manami Morita Trio

Thursday / March 27, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Manami Morita presents her piano trio playing a mixture of jazz, funk, and fusion-styled original compositions. The night features special guest Esperanza Spalding.

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Fusion Nouveau

Thursday / March 13, 2008 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

This concert features Bob Pilkington's music and new fusion jazz band, which combine classic early 70's fusion with contemporary styles. There's also a healthy dose of horn band influence.

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John McGann's Mandolin Madness II

Tuesday / February 5, 2008 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

John McGann's Mandolin Madness II will feature exciting original and traditional music spanning genres that include bluegrass, Celtic, and jazz. The versatility of the mandolin will be featured in formats from duo to quintet.

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A Holiday Doo Wop Celebration

Saturday / December 15, 2007 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

A doo wop show for the ages, starring Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Earl "Speedo" Carrol and the Cadillacs, the Original Chantels, Frankie Ford, and Emil Stucchio and the Classics. Hear all the big hits in one history-making night. You'll be grooving to "16 Candles," "Worst That Could Happen," "Maybe," "Sea Cruise," "Til Then," and more.

Tickets: $68.50, $56, $48.50, reserved seating.
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An Evening With Sissel

Sunday / February 10, 2008 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115
Sissel

European singing sensation and star of two new PBS specials, Sissel has captured the hearts of concert audiences all over the world, thanks to her crystal clear voice and an extraordinary musical repertoire. Hailed as Norway's greatest musical superstar, she was introduced to American audiences as the beautiful vocalist who opened the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer and went on to make a dramatic impact on cinema as the alluring vocalist on the soundtrack to Titanic.

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$55, $45 reserved seating

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