One of the masters of Brazilian pop, Marcos Valle has embraced bossa nova, samba, rock, and fusion over his 50-year recording career. His song "So Nice (Summer Samba)" has been recorded by hundreds of artists, including Diana Krall, Oscar Peterson, and Dizzy Gillespie. His music is featured in film and television, and has been extensively sampled. At this event, Ensembles professor and fellow Brazilian Jetro Da Silva will interview Valle about his career. A student band will be opening with two or three selections of his material.
Dr. Christine Vitale, a performing violinist and psychologist, will present this workshop on managing performance anxiety. The workshop will include a slide presentation, followed by brief individual performances by students who will each be coached by Vitale for strategies to perform more confidently and with less performance anxiety. Other students can learn by observing. Vitale has her doctorate in sports psychology and is the director of the High Performance Program at the Brookline Center.
Light refreshments will be served and there will be a student raffle for a didgeridoo and an nstructional DVD.
The registration deadline is October 5 to provide the performing students with an opportunity to prepare a short piece.
Bloco AfroBrazil’s goal is to preserve, promote, and spread the Afro-Brazilian culture, in all its aspects: music, dance, religion, and culinary arts. Their primary focus is on music and dance, through different music entities: BatukAxé, a drum and dance ensemble playing samba reggae and other batucada style grooves; Banda Jiló, playing forró music from northeastern Brazil; and Aguida, playing Axé music, the most contemporary style from El Salvador; and Mangalô, a modern interpretation of traditional Brazilian grooves.
Listen to the music of more than 150 exceptional faculty and student performers and mingle with special guests at Berklee's biggest party. Held annually for the past 14 years, the evening features live and silent auctions, including unique only-through-Berklee celebrity experiences and vacation packages, musical equipment, tickets to sporting and music events, and much more. All proceeds benefit the Berklee City Music Program. For more information, see the Gala website.