Concerts

Each year, Berklee presents more than 1,500 concerts and events at venues on campus and in the Boston area, showcasing student, faculty, alumni and outside professional acts. 

 

Performance Majors' Recitals: Part 1

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Second-year performance majors in the Piano Department come together to perform in solo a piece of their choice. This recital is one of three recurring concerts at the end of each semester. Led by Piano Department professor Laszlo Gardony.

Admission: Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from Berklee marimba courses.

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Vocal jazz ensembles will perform original arrangements as well as the music of groups such as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, the Real Group, the Swingle Singers, Take Six, and more.

Admission: Free

Marimba Concert

Monday / December 15, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A mix of styles, from classical to pop, will be presented by student performers from Berklee marimba courses.

Admission: Free

Performance Majors' Recitals: Part 2

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Second-year performance majors in the Piano Department come together to perform in solo a piece of their choice. This recital is one of three recurring concerts at the end of each semester. Led by Piano Department professor Laszlo Gardony.

Admission: Free

Matthieu Danesin's Senior Recital

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Drummer Matthieu Danesin performs his senior recital with his quartet. He will play original pieces and arrangements.

Admission: Free

String Chamber Music

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

String chamber music in varying styles will be performed by quartets  or larger groups.

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Tuesday / December 16, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vocal jazz ensembles will perform original arrangements as well as the music of groups such as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, the Real Group, the Swingle Singers, Take Six, and more.

Admission: Free

Gwen Leathers: Groovalicious

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

Groovalicious, directed by Gwen Leathers, showcases the talent and musicianship of the students in the voice department. The students performing are currently taking voice-department-offered courses: rhythm section grooves, rehearsal techniques, and advanced performance ensembles. 

Admission: Free

Vocal Jazz Festival

Wednesday / December 17, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Vocal jazz ensembles will perform original arrangements as well as the music of groups such as the New York Voices, Manhattan Transfer, the Real Group, the Swingle Singers, Take Six, and more.

Admission: Free

Performance Majors' Recitals: Part 3

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Second-year performance majors in the Piano Department come together to perform in solo a piece of their choice. This recital is one of three recurring concerts at the end of each semester. Led by Piano Department professor Laszlo Gardony.

Admission: Free

Guitar Artist Ensemble: Bebop Guitars

Thursday / December 18, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.

Oliver Colvin Recital Hall

The Guitar Artist Ensemble: Bebop Guitars is an ensemble composed of Berklee players. It features five guitars and rhythm section performing original arrangements of standard and original compositions in the mainstream jazz style.

Admission: Free

Composition Department Faculty Concert

Monday / January 26, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

A presentation of faculty compositions.

Admission: Free

Spajazzy: La Musica

Tuesday / January 27, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Ranging from a duo setting to a full band, faculty members Sergio Bellotti and Tino D'Agostino, also known as Spajazzy, will present a collection of originals from their acclaimed album featuring Mike Stern, as well as renditions of classics rearranged for these particular ensembles.

Admission: Free

Strings Theory

Wednesday / January 28, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Combining idiomatic flexibility, a wellspring of creativity, and world-class virtuosity, Mimi Rabson brings together some of her most important influences and inspirations. With Junko Fujiwara on cello and faculty member Helen Sherrah-Davies on violin, the Strings Theory Trio supercharges the intimate atmosphere of chamber music with a triple dose of edgy, daring improvisation. 

Admission: Free

Mandolin Mashup

Monday / February 2, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Mandolin mashup is the annual celebration of mandolins on campus. Faculty and students will present music in a wide range of styles, all featuring the mandolin.

Admission: Free

Al Natale Scholarship Concert

Tuesday / February 3, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The three finalists for the Al Natale Scholarship will perform and the Brass Department faculty will select the winner.

Admission: Free

Apostolos Paraskevas in Concert

Thursday / February 5, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Faculty guitarist Apostolos Paraskevas presents original music for classical guitar.

Admission: Free

Ed Blomquist: Underwater Airport

Thursday / February 5, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Underwater Airport is an improvisational and recording multimedia ensemble combining music and projected visuals to create spontaneous portals into alternate space-time dimensions. Drawing inspiration from shamanic trance music, 1960s free jazz and psychedelia, ambient electronica, and world beat, the band's members have practiced individual and collective improvisation in diverse settings. 

Admission: Free

Harmony Too!

Tuesday / February 10, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

"Harmony Too!" is a faculty performance showcasing the best student final projects from the Tonal Harmony and Composition 2 course.

Admission: Free

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