Concert

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.

Admission: 
$55, $45 reserved seating

Spirit of Uganda

Friday / March 28, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

"Their performance brought the audience to its feet, cheering and stomping and whistling for more." - Boston Globe
"Invigorating the stage with that elusive thing called joy." - New York Times
Spirit of Uganda presents a riveting performance of East African music and dance for audiences of all ages. Twenty-two talented and professionally trained young dancers and musicians, aged eight to 18, are impassioned ambassadors for Uganda's 1.7 million HIV/AIDS and war-related orphans. Sharing their rich histories, legends, and culture, these children are joyous, thriving examples of what is possible when potential is recognized and realized.

Tickets: $40, $32, $28 reserved seating.
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Spirit of Uganda

Saturday / March 29, 2008 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

"Their performance brought the audience to its feet, cheering and stomping and whistling for more." - Boston Globe
"Invigorating the stage with that elusive thing called joy." - New York Times
Spirit of Uganda presents a riveting performance of East African music and dance for audiences of all ages. Twenty-two talented and professionally trained young dancers and musicians, aged eight to 18, are impassioned ambassadors for Uganda's 1.7 million HIV/AIDS and war-related orphans. Sharing their rich histories, legends, and culture, these children are joyous, thriving examples of what is possible when potential is recognized and realized.

Tickets: $40, $32, $28 reserved seating.
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Ana Moura

Saturday / April 5, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

"Soul-stirring... superb." - Billboard

An outstanding voice in the new generation of fado singers, Portugal's Ana Moura transcends her youth with a maturity that speaks of the pain of separation, unrequited love, and longing. She has a gorgeous contralto voice, and her soulful and riveting interpretations are both heartbreaking and uplifting, filled with loneliness and sensuality. Though only in her twenties, Moura is already considered one of the most important fadistas in the world.

Tickets: $28, $22 reserved seating.
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Mavis Staples

Friday / May 16, 2008 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples possesses one of the most recognizable and treasured voices in contemporary music. A veteran of the music scene for over 40 years, she is a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner, National Heritage Fellowship award winner, and one of VH1's 100 Greatest Women of Rock 'n' Roll.

In the 1960s, Mavis Staples and the Staples Singers hit the top of the charts with "Respect Yourself," "Let's Do It Again," and "I'll Take You There," becoming the soundtrack of the civil rights movement. Forty years later, Staples' critically acclaimed, Ry Cooder–produced release We'll Never Turn Back revisits the themes of peace and perseverance that she learned firsthand from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tickets: $37, $32, $28 reserved seating.
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Richard Thompson — 1,000 Years of Popular Music

Friday / February 1, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Richard Thompson's chronological journey through 1,000 Years of Popular Music, arranged for a single guitar, with Judith Owen on vocals and keyboards and Debra Dobkin on percussion and vocals. Thompson, a London based songwriter, has consistently received exuberant accolades from critics over the span of his 40-plus albums, making him one of the most critically acclaimed musicians to date.
"One of the top 20 guitarists of all time." - Rolling Stone magazine

Tickets: $36.50, $29.50
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Daniel Tosh

Friday / February 15, 2008 / 6:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The unusual mind of Daniel Tosh has earned him the admiration of his peers as he wins over audiences with a unique brand of stand-up comedy. Tosh is currently one of the most requested headliners in the country. He has also quickly evolved into a popular and successful college acts, performing at more than 700 campuses. Tosh's casual style and sharp material have proven to be greatly appreciated by his audiences, young and old (but mostly young).

Admission: 
$25, reserved seating

Cindy Blackman — THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SNOW

Thursday / December 13, 2007 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115


Born in Ohio and raised in Connecticut, Cindy Blackman began her musical career as a New York street performer. She studied at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts and also studied with legendary teacher Alan Dawson. Blackman moved to New York City in the 1980s and since that time, has been seen and heard by people all over the world, whether performing with her own group or during an 11-year stint with retro-funk rocker Lenny Kravitz, with whom she is currently on tour.

Blackman is regarded as one of the top drummers in the world. She is a solid, dependable player who can easily move from straight-ahead jazz to rock to funk and back again. She's performed with a veritable "Who's Who" of jazz: Jackie McLean, Joe Henderson, Don Pullen, Hugh Masekela, Pharaoh Sanders, Sam Rivers, Cassandra Wilson, Angela Bofill, Bill Laswell, and Buckethead.

In early 2000, Cindy released the latest of her several acclaimed solo albums entitled Works on Canvas. Her seventh solo release, Someday, came out in 2004.

In 1998, Blackman released her first instructional drumming video, Multiplicity, through Warner Brothers publications.

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The Music of Cedar Walton — THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SNOW

Thursday / December 13, 2007 / 6:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Award-winning at UNT Festival 2006, Cedar Walton Ensemble performs repertoire written by the legendary pianist under the direction of faculty member Marcello Pelliteri.

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Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble — THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO SNOW

Thursday / December 13, 2007 / 3:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble, under the direction of Robin Ginenthal, performs works by Bavicchi, Brantley, Falla, Ibert, Ravel, and Harrison and the premiere of "Diamonds and Paper Dolls" by Berklee student Neara Russell. Works for voice, guitar, flute, cello, piano, and percussion.

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