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. 

 

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

New Works for Jazz Orchestra V

Tuesday / February 10, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The faculty of the Harmony Department will present a program of original music and arrangements for jazz orchestra. Harmony Department faculty will perform with guests from across the college.

Admission: Free

Harp Extravaganza XII: Berklee Harpists in Recital

Tuesday / February 17, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Berklee harpists will celebrate 12 years of presenting their annual harp recital. Classical, jazz, Celtic, world, and other styles will be presented.

Admission: Free

Poetic Inspiration: An Evening of Music for Mezzo-Soprano, Tenor, and String Quartet

Tuesday / February 17, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The Arneis Quartet with mezzo-soprano Krista River and tenor Charles Blandy will present a concert of music for voice and strings. Included in the program is "Eros Dialogues" for mezzo-soprano, tenor, and string quartet by Berklee professor Andrew List.

Admission: Free

Eldridge Duos

Wednesday / February 18, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This concert features Berklee student vocalists and Voice Department faculty member Peter Eldridge on piano and vocals.

Admission: Free

Composers and Friends

Monday / February 23, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This third annual concert will feature new works for chamber groups by composer and bassist Jerry Gates and select faculty composers and performers.

Admission: Free

Piano Reimagined with Barbara Lieurance

Wednesday / March 4, 2015 / 6:30 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Pianist Barbara Lieurance produces sounds from the piano unlike any other artist. In this concert she will play works by Berklee faculty and students.

Admission: Free

Graduation Brass Processional Concert

Thursday / March 5, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This public reading session will feature works by student composers competing to have their piece performed by the Berklee Faculty Brass Ensemble at the Berklee commencement ceremony in May.

Admission: Free

Music Therapalooza

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

David Friend Recital Hall

A Music Therapy event.

Admission: Free

Best Inventions Plus

Monday / March 9, 2015 / 7:00 p.m.

Berk Recital Hall

Best Inventions Plus is a recital of the best student compositions from Berklee's counterpoint courses.

Admission: Free

Roots Roadshow

Monday / March 9, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Students in the newly created American Roots Music Program offer a smorgasbord of fantastic performances in blues, gospel, folk, country, bluegrass, Western swing, polka, and more. The artistic director for the American Roots Music Program is Matt Glaser, chair of Berklee's String Department for 28 years.

Admission: Free

Maggie Scott: Jazz Vocal Series

Tuesday / March 10, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

Jazz vocalists perform songs from the American Songbook accompanied by a faculty rhythm section.

Admission: Free

Winds, Strings, and Mallets

Wednesday / March 11, 2015 / 1:00 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

This show will feature new compositions and improvisations for saxophone quartet, voice, violin, and marimba, by jazz composer and faculty member Darrell Katz. Faculty member Helen Sherrah-Davies will also perform. 

Admission: Free

The City of Tomorrow: Woodwind Quintet in Concert

Thursday / March 12, 2015 / 7:30 p.m.

David Friend Recital Hall

The acclaimed ensemble the City of Tomorrow will present a concert of 20th and 21st century music for woodwind quintet. Included on the program will be "Island Universe," written by Berklee professor Andrew List.

Admission: Free

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