Berk Recital Hall

 

The Berk Recital Hall is located on the ground floor at the 1140 Boylston Street building. Named in honor of Berklee's founder Lawrence Berk and his wife Alma, the hall can accomodate 118 audience members. 

 

Dave Calarco Drum Clinic

Monday / September 15, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Drummer Dave Calarco has played with an impressive list of jazz artists, including Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, Kenny Werner, and Joe Lovano. He has recorded and toured with the renowned baritone saxophonist Nick Brignola for over 25 years.

Admission: Free

Moira Lo Bianco: Improvisation for Classical Pianists - Session 1

Thursday / September 18, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

This clinic will help piano students acquire the tools needed for creating improvisations using classical compositions as source materials and write original compositions from that format. 

Admission: Free

Jihyun Lim: A Letter for You

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

For her first recital at Berklee, vocalist Jihyun Lim presents originals and covers in multiple styles.

Admission: Free

Vasileios Kostas: New Greece

Friday / September 19, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Guitarist Vasileios Kostas will play his own compositions, which are influenced by Greek, Middle Eastern, and jazz music and based on melodies and improvisation.

Admission: Free

Oscar Feldman Tango Clinic

Monday / September 22, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Tango clinic by renowned saxophonist and composer Oscar Feldman, accompanied by Berklee students.

Admission: Free

EMYO

Monday / September 22, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Emyo, a Swedish artist and songwriter, presents a set of original compositions and selected covers. She and her group will perform piano-based indie-pop songs with a melancholic core. 
 

Admission: Free

Oscar Feldman Tango Clinic

Tuesday / September 23, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Performance by renowned saxophonist and composer Oscar Feldman, featuring faculty members Dave Samuels, Leo Blanco, Fernando Huergo, and Bertram Lehman.

Admission: Free

Rogerio Boccato, After Bossa Nova Project

Wednesday / September 24, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Rogerio Boccato brings his Ritmica clinic back to Berklee, followed by a performance of the After Bossa Nova Project, "re-composing" some of the best music written by the After Bossa Nova generation.

Admission: Free

Sapporo Junior Jazz School Band Premiere

Thursday / September 25, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Presented by faculty trumpeter Tiger Okoshi, this 22-piece jazz big band with selected junior high school students from the city of Sapporo, Japan, will premiere its concert before the BeanTown Jazz Festival show on September 27.

Admission: Free

Norm Zocher's Electric Strings Quartet

Monday / September 29, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Norm Zocher’s Electric Strings Quartet will perform excerpts from Rock Ethic and other original compositions, arranged for the unique instrumentation of this ensemble.

Admission: Free

Jarabe De Palo

Tuesday / September 30, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Latin Grammy winners Jarabe De Palo will perform an acoustic set of all of their major hits, such as La Flaca, Agua, Dejame Vivir, and many more.

Admission: Free

The 98 Project

Wednesday / October 1, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

The 98 Project is a sextet of Berklee students playing original tunes and arrangements of jazz repertoire.

Admission: Free

Flamenco Influences

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

After a yearlong study of different flamenco styles, pianist and Berklee faculty member Nando Michelin will share the influences that he has found as a result.

Admission: Free

Penelope Santana Group

Thursday / October 2, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Dominican jazz guitarist Penelope Santana will present an evening of original compositions and standards with her band.

Admission: Free

Alain Caron

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

The Bass Department welcomes MarkBass artist and Canadian bass virtuoso Alain Caron. From the seminal fusion group Uzeb to Mike Stern, Alain covers all basses. He  brings to Berklee a wealth of experience in improvisation, composition, slapping, and fretless bass.
 
 

Admission: Free

Funny Girl

Friday / October 3, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

An afternoon at the theater with numbers from musicals that are all about comedy! Hosted by two improv emcees, this hour of hilarious will feature many wonderful singers, musicians, and a variety of tunes.

Admission: Free

Gilad Barakan Quintet

Monday / October 6, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

A few weeks after recording its debut album, Gilad Barakan's Quintet will perform with special guests at Berk Hall. The music reflects Barakan's classical, jazz, and rock background.
 

Admission: Free

Antoni Vaquer: Voodoo Children Big Band

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist Antoni Vaquer performs a mix of rock, jazz, and other styles with a modern jazz big band.

Admission: Free

Sophisticated Lady: In Memory of Magdalene Liptay

Tuesday / October 7, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty member and pianist Suzanna Sifter presents original material in various ensemble settings.

Admission: Free

Rhiannon

Wednesday / October 8, 2014 / 1:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Vocalist Rhiannon presents a voice clinic titled "The Improvised Life."

Admission: Free

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