Concert

Songwriting Faculty 20th Anniversary Concert

Tuesday / October 30, 2007 / 8:15 pm
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 pm
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 pm
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 pm
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 am
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 pm
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.

Juan Ospina’s Jazz Composition Portfolio Concert

Monday / October 22, 2007 / 9:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Colombian pianist/composer Juan Ospina presents a series of original compositions, written while enrolled in the Berklee Jazz Composition program, that tastefully blend Colombian rhythms with jazz elements.

Twelve Girls Band

Sunday / October 21, 2007 / 7:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Twelve Girls Band was founded in June 2001. The group combines China's traditional musical instruments with modalities of modern popular music. With dainty musical rhythms and passionate performances, the group's growing audience enjoys Chinese folk instrumental music. Twelve Girls Band continues to spread the popularity of Chinese folk music both home and abroad.
Tickets: $45, $39.50, $35

Rosa <i>por</i> Berklee

Thursday / November 8, 2007 / 7:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

As part of the 2007-2008 Sovereign Bank Music Series at Berklee, see the great Brazilian singer and songwriter Rosa Passos in concert with Berklee students and faculty, performing her songs along with the music of Gilberto Gil, Jobim, Djavan, and Joao Bosco. Directed by Oscar Stagnaro. See the concert series home page for more information.

The Fab Faux Perform Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sunday / November 11, 2007 / 6:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The musical virtuosity of the Fab Faux completely upends the concept of a Beatles tribute band. Going far beyond note-to-note cover versions, the Fab Faux presents shows filled with inspired rediscovery of the Beatles' musical magic. The group includes members of the Conan O'Brien and David Letterman house bands and sidemen for Patti Smith, Rufus Wainwright, and Joan Osborne. See the concert series homepage for more information.

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