Events

Sucré / The Honey Trees / Merriment

Saturday / September 13, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Sucré is a musical group comprised of Stacy King, Darren King and Jeremy Larson. Variety magazine writes that the band "at times recalls Florence + The Machine and Leona Lewis.” The Insider says the band's music is "the sweetest music my ears have heard in a long time.”  
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Jacinta's Ultimate Concert

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Argentinian guitarist and composer Jacinta Clusellas will be presenting one of her final concerts at Berklee, a concert of original music and arrangements blending the folkloric sounds and grooves of Argentina with jazz and other Latin styles.  
Admission: Free

String Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / September 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The String Department faculty proudly welcome you back with their annual concert. Please join us to see what a diverse faculty we have and get stoked for the new semester.
Admission: Free

Manuel Kaufmann: Manual Energy

Wednesday / September 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The Manuel Kaufmann Nonet can deliver a powerful large ensemble sound without overpowering the intimate chamber feel of a small jazz band.
Admission: Free

Kobalt Senior VP Ben Groff Talks About Music Publishing

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Ben Groff, a Berklee alumnus and senior vice president at Kobalt L.A., will talk about what led him to Kobalt; what publishers do; what publishers, producers, and artists are looking for in a song; and how to write and record songs that get you where you want to be in your career.
Admission: Free

CANCELED: Songwriting Faculty Concert

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
CANCELED: This event has been canceled. The Songwriting Department faculty will play original songs.
Admission: Free

24-Hour Musical Theater Festival

Saturday / September 20, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A celebration of all facets of musical theater at Berklee, the 24-Hour Musical Theater Festival will generate up to six brand new 10-15-minute musicals that will be written, rehearsed, and performed within 24 hours.
Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / September 22, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The composition faculty at Berklee will perform original work.
Admission: Free

Master Class/Clinic with Pandit Birju Maharaj

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
A master class/clinic with the great maestro Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj, who will perform and give a lecture/demonstration on kathak, the North Indian classical style of dance.
Admission: Free

Home Away From Home: The Music of Ayn Inserto and Jeff Claassen

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The Ayn Inserto Jazz orchestra will return to Berklee to perform music from Inserto's latest CD, Home Away from Home, recorded by the Italian group the Colours Jazz Orchestra. The music encompassess a realm of arrangements and original compositions with some Italian influences, different orchestration, and settings that were tailored specifically for the Colours Jazz Orchestra. New music by Inserto and Jeff Claassen will be performed, showcasing their new explorations of different timbres and genres. The instrumentation is a traditional jazz big band (the Ayn Inserto Jazz Orchestra) with some modern sounds. The ensemble will include faculty members Allan Chase, Jeff Claassen, Mark Zaleski, and staff member Randy Pingrey.
Admission: Free

Solo/Duo Guitar Faculty Night

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
This concert features Guitar Department faculty in solo and duo contexts. Department chair Larry Baione and assistant chair Kim Perlak will share the stage with colleagues who perform in blues, rock, funk, jazz, and acoustic styles.
Admission: Free

Byrne and Kelly

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly will be making a return to Boston with an acoustic show featuring music from their album Acoustically Irish, fan favorites, and original tunes from their solo albums.      
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The John Funkhouser Quintet featuring Aubrey Johnson

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The John Funkhouser Quintet is a band of musicians without borders. Its influences range as widely as Woody Guthrie, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Frederic Chopin, and Ravi Shankar. This concert will include special guest vocalist Aubrey Johnson.  
Admission: Free

Lincoln Goines: Future Spiritual

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty member and bassist Lincoln Goines presents new arrangements and original music for the 21st century.
Admission: Free

Michael J. Johnson

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Michael J. Johnson will perform his eclectic rock-pop originals, backed by a stellar band made up of Berklee professors, students, and alumni.
Admission: Free

Harmony Department Faculty Concert

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty members of Berklee's Harmony Department and guests will present an eclectic concert of original pieces and arrangements performed in small groups, from solo to quintet settings.
Admission: Free

Rhiannon: In Performance

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
World-renowned vocalist, improviser, and educator Rhiannon performs with Berklee faculty.
Admission: Free

ProMentum: Are You Ready? A Career Success Series sponsored by the Professional Music Dept.

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Special guest Lennie Petze, executive producer for Cyndi Lauper and former vice president of Epic Records A&R, joins panelists Sean Hagon (Professional Music Dept. Chair), Don Gorder (Music Business Chair), and Steve Bailey (Bass Chair) to discuss the current state of the industry and what it takes to have a sustainable career in music. 
Admission: Free

Writing Out Your Life: Autobiography in Song featuring the students of Paula Cole

Thursday / October 9, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
The students of Paula Cole will be singing and self-accompanying original material.
Admission: Free

Inna Dudukina: The Clocks

Tuesday / October 14, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Singer, composer, and arranger Inna Dudukina presents an evening of originals and covers. Her compositions are inspired by old school jazz, and feature modern modal techniques and meter changes to create an elegant mood that is both refreshing and familiar.
Admission: Free

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