Concert

Tango del Fuego

Wednesday / October 31, 2007 / 9:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Flutist Michelle Pugliese presents Tango del Fuego (Latin Fire), a thirteen-piece Latin big band versed in the styles of salsa, merengue, and bachata. Songs by Juan Luis Guerra and arranged by Michelle Pugliese will be featured along with compositions made popular by artists such as Ray Barretto, Oscar D’Leon, Orlando Valle, and Los Hermanos Rosario.

The Music of Chick Corea Elektric Band Halloween Special

Wednesday / October 31, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Drummer and percussionist Tatsuya Yoshinaga—a recipient of several
scholarships, including the Zildjian Award—presents his all-star band performing the music of the Chick Corea Elektric Band. The concert will feature funk, fusion, jazz, blues, and rock, with original arrangements for the Elektric Band with singers and string quartet.

Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday / November 28, 2007 / 7:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee's first symphony orchestra stretches the limits with a mix of multimedia, film, and music. With New Directions, music is written specifically for this orchestra of 80 members. The BCSO kicks off its inaugural concert with the world premiere of Stephen Webber's piece for narrator, turntables and orchestra along with a staged scene from the opera Hostage by Sam Headrick and Craig Wich. Other musical highlights include Bernstein (Slava), Stravinsky (Firebird), and John Williams (ET). Student concerto, composition, and conductor winners will also be featured.

Featured artists include: Eguie Castrillo, percussion; Raydar Ellis, MC; Tiger Okoshi, trumpet; Jason Petrin, beats; Stephen Webber, turntables
Student composers: Alexis Grapsas (’07) and Zeltia Montes (’07)
Student soloists: Jungyoon Joo (’08), mezzo-soprano and Diana Melo (’08), marimba
Student conductor: Daniel Koren (’08)

Saving the Health of the Community: International Gospel Concert to Benefit Whittier Street Health Center

Saturday / December 1, 2007 / 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 non-profit 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: $46, $36

Songwriting Faculty 20th Anniversary Concert

Tuesday / October 30, 2007 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

2007 marks the 20th year that the Songwriting Department has been in existence. This alone would be auspicious but is more so when you couple it with the fact that the department is the very first Songwriting Department to exist in any college or university. Its curriculum is unique and its faculty and chair have created books and online courses that underline the integrity of the department and the techniques that are taught. The songs that will be performed reflect the spectrum of styles that the songwriting faculty members teach and use in their own writing. There are contemporary folk, r&b/hip-hop, rock, and pop, as well as country songs on this program. Some of the songs will be sung by the faculty members and others will be sung by some of our best student performers.

Marcel Khalife & Al Mayadine Ensemble

Friday / November 16, 2007 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Marcel Khalife is one of Lebanon's leading musicians, reshaping traditional Arabic music into a novel communicative form of expression. The program will consist of "Taqasim," a new instrumental work, as well as a predominantly vocal presentation drawn from the works of Mahmoud Darwish, the eminent Palestinian Arab poet. The ensemble consists of Peter Herbet (double bass), Marcel's son Rami Khalife (piano), and Bachar Khalife (percussion and vibes).
Tickets: $100, $36

Berklee Student Brass Quintet and Brass Choir

Monday / November 5, 2007 / 6:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee Student Brass Quintet and Brass Choir directed by Charles Lewis.

Tiger Okoshi Quintet with guest artist faculty saxophonist Joe Lovano

Monday / November 5, 2007 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Tiger Okoshi Quintet with guest artist faculty saxophonist Joe Lovano

Berklee’s Rainbow All-Star Band directed by Phil Wilson

Monday / November 5, 2007 / 9:00 a.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Berklee’s Rainbow All-Star Band directed by Phil Wilson

Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble

Tuesday / October 30, 2007 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Pierrot Lunaire Ensemble presents works by faculty composers Rosey Lee and Richard Applin for voice and chamber ensembles as well as compositions by John Corigliano, Jacques Ibert, and Vincent Persichetti. Performers include faculty members Robin Ginenthal, soprano, Bob Pilkington, trombone, Wendy Rolfe, flute, and August Watters, mandolin. Guest performers include Lisa DeSiro, piano, Seth Hamlin, trombone, Quinn Carson, trombone, George Saenz, trombone, and Yacov Aviv, cello.

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