Events

Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program Faculty Concert

Thursday / June 26, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The Mark O'Connor/Berklee Summer String Program invites an illustrious list of the world's finest string players to Boston for a week of teaching and playing. They'll appear on stage together for the final faculty concert this evening. 
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Guitar Sessions Opening Ceremony Featuring Jon Finn

Sunday / July 6, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Faculty guitarist Jon Finn will be presenting a rock concert for the opening of Guitar Sessions. The Atkins/Reed Ensemble, directed by Rick Peckham, will be opening.
Admission: Free

Jane Miller and Acoustic Guitar Maker Jack O'Brien

Monday / July 7, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Joined by acoustic guitar maker Jack O'Brien, Berklee faculty member Jane Miller will perform on different guitars and present a clinic on guitar care and maintenance. Miller is a guitarist, composer, and arranger with roots in both the jazz and contemporary acoustic guitar worlds.
Admission: Free

David Tronzo Clinic

Monday / July 7, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
David Tronzo has been voted among the top 100 guitarists of the 20th century and the top 10 jazz guitarists by Musician magazine. He's also been named the Best Guitarist in NYC by the New York Press, and was one of 30 musicians worldwide to receive a nomination for the CalArts Alpert Award in the Arts for music.    
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Tim Miller / Paquito D'Rivera Sextet

Monday / July 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Tim Miller is an American jazz guitarist. He has released three recordings as a leader: Sides, Trio, and Trio Volume 2. He is the co-author of Creative Chordal Harmony for Guitar (Berklee Press/Hal Leonard), written with Mick Goodrick. 
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Guy Van Duser / Bobby Stanton Clinic

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Acclaimed guitarists Guy Van Duser and Bobby Stanton present a clinic for Berklee Guitar Sessions students.
Admission: Free

Tommy Emmanuel Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar Clinic

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel is one of Australia’s most respected musicians. His “finger style” method of playing uses the guitar like a piano, with all 10 fingers. 
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Guitar Sessions: Tommy Emmanuel

Tuesday / July 8, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel, one of Australia’s most respected musicians, has garnered hundreds of thousands of loyal fans worldwide thanks to his unique "finger style" approach to the guitar, which he plays in a manner akin to the way a pianist plays a piano.
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Master Class Guitar Clinic with Robert Godin

Wednesday / July 9, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Robert Godin, owner and founder of the Godin Guitar Company, built his first guitars in a small shop in Montreal over 40 years ago. Join Godin for a Master Class about how guitars are crafted to achieve great acoustic sound and playability.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Jeff Lockhart

Wednesday / July 9, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Guitarist and Berklee professor Jeffrey Lockhart has performed with Meshell Ndegeocello, Mike Clark, Bill Summers, Sam Kininger Band, Lettuce, Richie Goods of Nuclear Fusion, and Al Evans of Soulive and Play on Brother Band. Lockhart has recordings wtih Beyoncé and Dido, and is the former musical director for Brian McKnight. 
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Amanda Monaco and Kim Perlak Clinic

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 12:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Guitarists Kim Perlak and Amanda Monaco will present a clinic on the creative possibilities of jazz and classical guitar in a duo format in this clinic for Berklee Guitar Sessions.  
Admission: Free

David Gilmore Guitar Clinic

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Guitar Department associate professor David Gilmore will present a jazz clinic for Guitar Sessions.
Admission: Free

Guitar Sessions: Don Lappin

Thursday / July 10, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Guitarist Don Lappin is renowned for his one-of-a-kind voice on his instrument, developed in part due to his unorthodox two-handed tapping technique.
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Five-Week Welcoming Concert

Sunday / July 13, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The Five-Week Welcoming Concert will feature the Berklee Motown Ensemble, directed by faculty member Larry Watson.
Admission: Free

Don Lappin / Scott Tarulli

Tuesday / July 22, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Don Lappin is renowned for his one-of-a-kind voice on the guitar, created in part by his unorthodox two-handed tapping technique. Along with Lappin's keen sense of melody, the approach allows him to craft fretboard-spanning lines with a distinct fluidity that reminds the listener of a violin's tone rather than a traditional rock guitar growl.
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Larry Watson Ensembles

Thursday / July 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Professor Larry Watson presents his ensembles.
Admission: Free

The Music of John Scofield

Wednesday / August 6, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
The Nicholas Urie Large Ensemble will perform arrangements, written by Urie, of music composed by John Scofield.
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Five-Week Performing Songwriter Concert

Thursday / August 7, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
This concert will feature performances by the winners of the Five-Week Performing Songwriter Contest with a band of Berklee students, directed by Dave Weigert. Performing songwriters are coached and mentored by faculty members Darcel Wilson and Mark Simos.
Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

Five-Week Vocal Night

Monday / August 11, 2014 / 8:15 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
This performance features a variety of special Five-Week vocal ensembles, including the Balkan/Middle Eastern Ensemble, the Five-Week Chorus, the Five-Week Musical Theater Showcase and Ensemble, and the Five-Week Singers Showcase. 
Admission: Free; space is limited and admission is not guaranteed.

City Music Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / August 12, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
At the culmination of the Five-Week Summer Performance Program, Berklee City Music students will perform rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, inspirational, and R&B songs. Scholarship awards will be announced at the show.  
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