Concert

The Contemporary Christian Music Ensemble

Wednesday / April 30, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of faculty member Nancy Morris, this ensemble performs contemporary Christian music.

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Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble

Tuesday / April 22, 2008 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The Middle Eastern Fusion Ensemble blends old and new, Western and Eastern influences to create a wide range of traditional and contemporary Middle Eastern styles. Middle Eastern music is based on microtonal maqams (modes) and iqa'at (rhythmic cycles.) All selections are collectively arranged by the ensemble and will feature individual soloists throughout the performance.

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The Composing Performer Ensemble

Friday / May 2, 2008 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Under the direction of faculty bassist Bruno Raberg, this ensemble will present original works by its members. The compositions are extended and in a suite format featuring contemporary writing and improvisation in the expanded jazz idiom.

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So Fresh, So Clean

Thursday / May 1, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join the Hip-Hop Ensemble, under the direction of Danielle Scott, to hear your favorite jams from the old school to the new school. The set list includes songs by Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Naughty by Nature, Outkast, and Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth. It's guaranteed to be a voyage beyond the radio to all the sounds of hip-hop.

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P. Funk Ensemble: Uncle Jam Want YOU!

Wednesday / April 23, 2008 / 2:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Join the P. Funk Ensemble, under the direction of faculty member Danielle Scott, as we pay homage to one of the funkiest bands ever known. The set list includes such classics as "Up for the Downstroke," "Bop Gun," and "Do That Stuff." You better be ready to dance for this PHUNK-filled event!

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Soul-Stirring Day of H.E.M. (Hightly Emotional Music)

Monday / April 28, 2008 / 4:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Each semester Berklee joins the larger Boston community in a daylong celebration of soul-stirring renditions of some of America’s finest contemporary classical music. Starting with a tribute to the blues, jazz, gospel, r&b, soul, and spirituals, this series of concerts defies categories and cuts to the heart of what makes music so precious and important in our lives. This year is no exception.

Under the direction of faculty member Larry Watson, four classes—Stage Performance, Advanced Stage Performance, Foundations of Soul, and Music of Motown—will perform at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m. respectively. The groups will present the music of many of America's legends as well as some original compositions destined to also become classics.

The concerts will feature the music of Regina Belle, Peabo Bryson, Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Donny Hathaway, Al Jarreau, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Ledisi, James Moody, Lionel Ritchie, the Temptations, Nancy Wilson, Stevie Wonder, and Tricia Yearwood, plus a special tribute to the Magnificent Seven: the Four Tops and the Supremes.

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The New Brew

Tuesday / April 22, 2008 / 1:00 pm
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Featuring Michael Greenberg

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Free

Mash Up

Tuesday / May 6, 2008 / 7:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Possibly the only turntablist/DJ crew officially offered as an ensemble by any music college in the world, the Mash Up ensemble stirs things up with its first David Friend Recital Hall concert—sure to be exciting and controversial. Four DJ/turnablists, a video artist, an electric fiddler, an electronic wind player, a visual DJ (VJ), an MC, a singer, and dancers span hip-hop, jazz, bluegrass, and house electronica under the direction of faculty member Stephen Webber.

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Singers' Night Spring 2008

Wednesday / April 23, 2008 / 8:15 pm
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
United States
02115

Twelve voice students perform in a variety of styles, from jazz, rock, and country to r&b, alternative, and folk, under the direction of the Singers' Night team and its leader Jeff Ramsey. Accompanied by a rhythm section, string quartet, horn section, and backing vocals, students will perform original compositions as well as covers by such artists as Michael Bublé, Bethany Dillon, Phyllis Hyman, Bob Marley, Smokie Norful, and Stevie Wonder.

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Berklee Marimba Concert

Friday / April 25, 2008 / 2:30 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
United States
02115

The spring edition of the Berklee Marimba Concert will feature members of Berklee Marimba Ensembles 2 and 3 plus the Marimba Transcriptions and Repertoire Lab performing a varied program for small marimba ensembles. Selections will include John Adams, Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Peter Klatzow, Mario Rodriguez, and Led Zeppelin! Under the direction of Nancy Zeltsman.

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