Concert

Jonathan Davis of Korn: Unique Acoustic Performance

Monday / November 12, 2007 / 6:30 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Jonathan Davis is the lead singer for the multiplatinum band Korn. The band’s first seven studio albums all went platinum; the latest album came out this summer, debuting at #2 on the Billboard charts. Shane Gibson '03 of Los Angeles, CA, is performing as lead guitarist. Tickets: $32, reserved seating.

Casa Mendoza/Oscar Feldman and the Tangoholics

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

Faculty member Victor Mendoza directs Casa Mendoza, featuring stellar rhythm from some of Berklee's top students. The group will perform Mendoza’s Latin jazz compositions with an appearance by faculty member Mark White.

Then visiting artist Oscar Feldman performs with his group the Tangoholics. The New York–based saxophonist and composer created quite an uproar at the end of the '90s with his impressive recording debut as a leader, El Angel. Known for his splendid tonalities and melodically outstanding charts, Feldman has performed and recorded with notables such as Alex Acuña, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Al Di Meola, Eumir Deodato, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Paquito D’Rivera, and Bebo Valdés.

Marimba Music from Guatemala

Wednesday / November 7, 2007 / 6:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Ricardo Monzon, assistant professor of percussion, is a drummer, percussionist, and in-demand studio musician who has performed or recorded with the Boston Pops, Orquesta Sinfonica de Guatemala, Walter Beasley, and the Dan Moretti Epic Brass Quintet. He is also a member of the Brian Walkley Band, the Zaitchik Brothers, and Myanna, and played on tracks for the Mary Tyler Moore HBO special, SqueezeMontages on Copan, Mayan Passages, and other documentary films.

Sly and the Latin Bars

Tuesday / November 6, 2007 / 3:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

In this concert/clinic, Sly and the Latin Bars present merengue music. Silvestre José de Moya Castillo (Sly) is a Berklee alumnus and native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. His passion for music began at 3, and he quickly developed his percussion playing on his own.  As a young adult, Sly continued to perfect his abilities and technique, taking influence and inspiration from drummers like Dave Weckl, Stewart Copeland, Buddy Rich,  and others.  Sly performs with artists including Fernando Capeans, Ramon Alnos, Esar Simo, Track One, Claudio Piantini, and Nini Caffaro, and has appeared in over 800 live performances since 2002.

Concert with faculty saxophonist Dino Govoni

Monday / November 5, 2007 / 4:00 pm
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Concert with faculty saxophonist Dino Govoni

Eva Eyllon

Saturday / November 3, 2007 / 8:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Diva of Afro Peruvian Music
Tickets: $37, $32, $28

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra with George Garzone

Tuesday / October 23, 2007 / 9:00 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Hear a jazz orchestra featuring saxophone great George Garzone, a long-time Berklee faculty member and world-renowned educator. Faculty member Ayn Inserto arranged and composed the music. Inserto released her first album last year and won the 2007 IAJE/ASCAP Commission for an emerging artist.

The Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra (AIJO) is a big band based in Boston that has performed with Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, Joe Lovano, and Frank Tiberi at venues such as the Berklee Performance Center, The Zeitgeist Gallery/Lily Pad, the Western Front Club and Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola in New York. The ensemble performs originals and arrangements of Ayn Inserto, who is highly influenced by Bob Brookmeyer, Maria Schneider and Jim McNeely. The jazz orchestra recently finished a recording with Bob Brookmeyer and George Garzone. Inserto thrives to make her music swing with a modern twist and her orchestra will not fail to produce a thrilling performance.

Fall Together (Jazz Composition Faculty Department Concert)

Wednesday / October 24, 2007 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The 22nd annual Fall Together concert features compositions by Jazz Composition faculty. Featured writers: Greg Hopkins, Ken Pullig, Bob Pilkington, Bruce Thomas, Marc Rossi, Phil Wilson.

Gabriela Montero

Friday / October 19, 2007 / 8:00 pm
Berk Recital Hall
1140 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02215

Gabriela Montero is a Venezuela-born classical piano virtuoso whose
unique style remains unmatched. Playing publicly since she was five,
Montero has excited and entertained audiences all over the world and
performed with a sampling of the most prestigious orchestras around
the globe. Her improvisational take on the world of Bach, Chopin, and
many others has changed how many see the world of classical piano
music.
All tickets are general admission, $20.

Esterhazy String Quartet

Thursday / October 18, 2007 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Eva Szekely and Susan Jensen, violinists
Leslie Perna, violist
Darry Dolezal, cellist

Since its inception more than three decades ago, the Esterhazy Quartet has been Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a musical ambassador for the university, the group promotes the string quartet art form through master classes, workshops with young performers, and collaborations with respected modern composers.

The Esterhazy Quartet has appeared at important music festivals and delighted audiences on three continents. The quartet performed live on WGBH during its last stop in Boston and has frequently been featured on National Public Radio.

Critics have praised the Esterhazy Quartet for its intelligence, refinement, and warmth of sound. The quartet is respected for its discerning interpretations of the standard repertoire as well as its commitment to performing and promoting the music of our time, especially modern music of the Americas.

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