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Pride Week

Tuesday / April 1, 2014 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

A celebration of our Berklee LGBTQI communities.

Admission: 
Free

Your Role in Music and Health

Friday / March 7, 2014 / 9:00 am
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Hear perspectives on arts and health presented by some of Boston's leaders in the field. Join us as we provoke discussion, interaction, and celebration among professionals in the arts in health. This event is presented by BACH (Boston Arts Consortium for Health) and sponsored by Berklee's Music Therapy Department. RSVP to jschiffman@berklee.edu.

Admission: 
Free

Joe Belliotti: Director of Global Entertainment Marketing for Coca-Cola

Tuesday / December 3, 2013 / 10:00 am
Cafe 939
939 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Berklee alumnus Joe Belliotti will be talking about the current state of marketing and music. He'll discuss Coca-Cola's history and its future plans regarding music and the continuing development of music partnerships.

Admission: 
Free

Berklee Silent Film Orchestra's Live Performance of "Safety Last!"

Monday / December 16, 2013 / 7:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theatre
290 Harvard Street
Brookline
MA
02446

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra presents an original musical score to Harold Lloyd’s 1923 silent film gem, Safety Last! The score was commissioned through the Coolidge Corner Theatre’s Sounds of Silents program. Widely considered one of the most enduring silent film classics of all time, this performance will feature a gorgeous new digital restoration from Janus Films sourced from an original nitrate print.

The Berklee Silent Film Orchestra (BSFO) is dedicated to composing new, original scores for silent feature classics, and performing them live-to-picture. Based at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, in the world’s only undergraduate degree program in film scoring, the student orchestra composes its new works and performs as an ensemble under the leadership of professor of film scoring Sheldon Mirowitz.

Watch a video about the making of the score for Safety Last! here:

Since 2010, the Coolidge’s Sounds of Silents initiative has commissioned seven original compositions from Berklee.

Admission: 
$20

BGJI Masters Speak Series: Danilo Perez

Tuesday / November 26, 2013 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Masters Speak Series is a collection of interactive, exclusive interviews led by jazz radio legend Steve Schwartz. On November 26, Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Danilo Pérez will be the featured guest.

Pérez is among the most influential and dynamic musicians of our time. In just over a decade, his distinctive blend of pan-American jazz has attracted critical acclaim and loyal audiences. Whether leading his own ensembles or touring with renowned jazz masters (such as Wayne Shorter, Roy Haynes, and Steve Lacy), Pérez is making a decidedly fresh imprint on contemporary music, guided, as always, by his love for jazz.

Born in Panama in 1965, Pérez went to Berklee in the 1980s and has led his own groups since the early 1990s. As a bandleader, he has earned three Grammy nominations. Pérez serves as the UNESCO Artist for Peace, artistic director of the Panama Jazz Festival, and artistic director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute. He also presides over the Danilo Pérez Foundation, a music outreach program for children of poverty in Panama.

Boston-based radio host Schwartz will interview Pérez. Born and raised in Boston, Schwartz has spent more than 20 years in radio, most notably at WGBH, until 2012. Schwartz has interviewed George Garzone and Dave Liebman as part of the Masters Speak Series and countless other jazz musicians throughout his career.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free

BGJI Masters Speak Series: Ben Street

Monday / November 18, 2013 / 1:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

The Masters Speak Series is a collection of interactive, exclusive interviews led by jazz radio legend Steve Schwartz. On November 18, world-renowned bass player Ben Street will be featured. A native of Gorham, Maine, Street is considered one of the most sought-after bass players in the jazz community. After studying with Miroslav Vitous and Dave Holland at New England Conservatory, Street moved to New York City in 1991 to continue his career in music. While he is most closely associated with the Danilo Perez Trio, of which he is a part, he has played with Kurt Rosenwinkle, James Moody, and Lee Konitz, among many others.

Boston-based radio host Schwartz will interview Street. Born and raised in Boston, Schwartz has spent over 20 years in radio, most notably at WGBH, until 2012. Schwartz has interviewed George Garzone and Dave Liebman as part of the Masters Speak Series and countless other jazz musicians throughout his career.

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Admission: 
Free

Encore Gala

Saturday / October 19, 2013 / 5:30 pm
The Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston
Massachusetts
02116

Join us for a reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, and entertainment featuring 150 musicians, including acclaimed recording artists Kool & the Gang.

Songwriter, producer, music executive and former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will join us as Master of Ceremonies.

All proceeds benefit the Berklee City Music Program, a nonprofit education program that harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach underserved fourth- through 12th-graders.

Seating will be limited. Learn more about the Encore Gala here.

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Sean Forbes / Deaf and Loud

Monday / October 21, 2013 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

Sean Forbes will perform and talk about his journey as a performing deaf rapper and the creation of D-PAN, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making music accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Using video examples and other technology, Forbes will demonstrate how his work is helping the hearing-impaired participate in the enjoyment of music.

 
Admission: 
Free

Berklee Admissions Open House

Saturday / October 5, 2013 / 8:00 am
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston
MA
02115

Interested in Berklee? Enjoy student performances, learn about Berklee’s admissions process, and take a campus tour—all in one day. Open houses are Saturday events that take place twice a year in Berklee’s premier performance venue, the Berklee Performance Center.

Reservations are required as space is limited. Please do not make travel arrangements until your reservation is confirmed. Our fall open house takes place on October 5, 2013, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Reservations can be made by completing our online registration form, or by calling 1 800-BERKLEE (toll free) or 617 747-2221.

Admission: 
Free

Shredding Like a Rock Star, with Dave Ellefson of Megadeth and Steve Bailey

Tuesday / September 24, 2013 / 2:00 pm
David Friend Recital Hall
921 Boylston Street
Boston
MA
02115

David Ellefson of Megadeth will take part in a conversation with Steve Bailey, chair of the Bass Department, about living and playing successfully at Berklee and beyond. This is part of a series of events hosted by Reach Out. Get involved by emailing Reach Out at ReachOut@berklee.edu. Food will be served. 

Electric bassist Ellefson has been a mainstay of the rock and metal communities for the past 30 years. Internationally acclaimed as the co-founding bassist of Thrash Metal titans Megadeth, he is known for his unique, hard-hitting style of playing bass, as well as his versatility in a variety of other musical settings. Ellefson is an accomplished bassist, songwriter, record producer, and clinician, as well as the author of Making Music Your Business … A Guide For Young Musicians. He has been nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, and has many gold and platinum records. Ellefson holds a bachelor’s degree in business marketing and lectures on a variety of music- and business-related topics in his online YouTube series David Ellefson’s ROCK SHOP.

Bass Player magazine says that "Steve Bailey is to the six-string fretless bass what Columbus is to America." Baily, the chair of Berklee's Bass Department, has toured and recorded with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Willie Nelson, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’Rivera, Larry Carlton, and the Rippingtons. He has performed concerts and clinics all over the world, and for more than 20 years has partnered with fellow bassist Victor Wooten in numerous projects, including the cutting-edge group Bass Extremes. Most recently, he has been touring with bass legends Lee Sklar and Jonas Hellborg in the three-bass group JoStLe, as well as with Wooten for his latest release Words and Tones, and Sword and Stone.  

Admission: 
Free

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