Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will be making a return to Boston with an acoustic show featuring music from their album Acoustically Irish, some Celtic Thunder favorites and original tunes from their solo albums.
Video Game Orchestra returns to the Berklee Performance Center, inviting you to rock out to the group's signature "rockestral" style, which features a rock band, orchestra, and choir. The concert set list includes music from video games such as Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die, and more.
A few weeks after recording its debut album, Gilad Barakan's Quintet will perform with special guests at Berk Hall. The music reflects Barakan's classical, jazz, and rock background while avoiding the piano's harmonic reign, thus providing space, urgency, and a specific color and tone to the music. The quintet functions as a small orchestra rather than a jazz combo but retains the jazz spirit, with room for improvisation, group interaction, and individual expression.
Darrell Katz will lead the 20-piece Jazz Composers Alliance Darrell Katz will lead the 20 piece Jazz Composers Alliance Orchestra in a program including his improvisational cantata, "Wheelworks," due out on a Leo Records release Why Do You Ride, featuring vocalist Rebecca Shrimpton. Also on the bill will be a new composition honoring recently retired Berklee faculty member Phil Wilson, featuring faculty members Helen Sherrah-Davies on violin and Vessela Stoyanova on marimba. Katz and the JCA Orchestra have been presenting new music in the Boston area since 1985.
Faculty member Charles Arthur Lewis Jr. presents a concert of classical music performed by a brass octet. The program will feature works by J.S. Bach, Benedetto Marcello, Wilhelm Ramsoe, and Frederic Chopin.