Events

Meklit

Saturday / March 22, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Rising artist Meklit draws on jazz, folk, and Ethiopian influences in delivering her soulful and melodic vocals.
Admission: $15 in advance, $17 day of show
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Aftersong: Songwriters as Responders

Monday / March 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Songs by Berklee students, alumni, and faculty in response to recent events, including the Sandy Hook tragedy in Newtown and last year’s Boston Marathon bombing, with special guests Senegalese social-change hip-hop group Bideew Bou Bess, plus Massamba Diop and Tony Vacca.
Admission: Free

Nils Frahm with Special Guest Douglas Dare

Tuesday / March 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Berlin-based contemporary composer Nils Frahm’s heart lies in improvisation, in the magic of a moment where, inspired by the space and the audience, his fingers can create new compositions loosely based around his familiar melodies.
Admission: $15 in advance, $18 day of show
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Me and Chet: The Music of Jerry Reed and Chet Atkins

Wednesday / March 26, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A group composed of some of Berklee's most talented guitarists performs originals by Jerry Reed, as well as other guitar masterpieces from Me and Chet, Chet and Me, Chet Atkins Picks on Jerry Reed, and Sneakin' Around.
Admission: Free

Keeping the Funk: Music and Life Lessons with Rocco Prestia and Steve Bailey

Monday / March 31, 2014 / 11:30 a.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Famed Tower of Power bassist Rocco Prestia will be joined by Bass Department Chair Steve Bailey to perform and discuss how personal challenges can impact the sustainability of a musician's career.  This clinic is sponsored by Berklee's Reach Out Initiative.
Admission: Free

Rocco Prestia Bass Clinic

Monday / March 31, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Join bass innovator Rocco Prestia for a look inside his mastery of groove.
Admission: Free

Jazz, Yes We Can

Monday / March 31, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Jazz Revelation Records presents an assortment of artists who have recorded songs for Berklee’s student-run record label.
Admission: Free

Pride Week

Tuesday / April 1, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A celebration of our Berklee LGBTQI communities.
Admission: Free

Fabio Rojas Quintet

Tuesday / April 1, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The percussionist Fabio Rojas will perform with Samuel Batista on alto saxophone, Paul Sanchez on trumpet, Evan Waaramaa on piano, and bassist Osmar Okuma.  
Admission: free

Spring Winds, Flutes, and Piano

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A lively and lyrical concert featuring the Berklee Flute Choir and the Spring Winds and Piano Ensemble, directed by Woodwind faculty member Wendy Rolfe. Original Berklee compositions and arrangements, and classics in styles from Latin to Baroque to romantic to world music, will delight listeners.
Admission: Free

Curtain Up 5: Musical Theater Songs by Berklee Students

Wednesday / April 2, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The fifth annual Curtain Up theatrical concert showcases the winning songs of a campus-wide musical theater songwriting contest, with new arrangements by students of musical theater arranging and orchestration. 
Admission: Free

Berklee Marimba Soloists Showcase

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
As part of Percussion Days, this rare solo showcase features Berklee solo marimbists who are students of Nancy Zeltsman.
Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Bob Gullotti Clinic on Textures

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Percussion professor Bob Gullotti will give a drum set clinic on textures and colors.
Admission: Free

Drummassage

Thursday / April 3, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
You will have the opportunity to be massaged in an exquisite aural bath of low frequencies and quiet repetitive rhythms. 
Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Tom Schmidt Percussion Recital

Friday / April 4, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Percussion instructor Tom Schmidt will perform works by Reeves, Pärt, ter Veldhuis, Kotche, Golijov, and Riley.
Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Recital

Friday / April 4, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Marimba Ensemble will perform "Marimba Phase" by Steve Reich and "Vertical River" by Blake Tyson. Percussion Ensemble will perform "Mercury Rising" by Nathaniel Daughtrey and "Septet" by Daniel Levitan.
Admission: Free

Percussion Days: Nick Liddie

Friday / April 4, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The 12-member Marching Percussion Club will perform. 
Admission: Free

Those Who Can Teach, Perform!

Tuesday / April 8, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Each semester the students and faculty of the Music Education Department perform an eclectic program of choral and instrumental music. Ensembles may include some interesting instruments and musical surprises.
Admission: Free

Performance Wellness Institute Presents

Wednesday / April 9, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The Performance Wellness Institute presents an afternoon of lectures and performances.
Admission: Free

John Clayton Talks Jazz Composition – A Masterclass

Wednesday / April 9, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
John Clayton, Grammy award-winning bassist, composer/arranger, and educator, offers a performance and jazz composition/arranging master class with the Berklee Jazz Composition Ensemble under the direction of Eric Gould, Chair of the Jazz Composition department. The clinic will feature student compositions and Clayton’s arrangements.
Admission: Free

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