Events

What Does the Future Hold? with Don Was, Terri Lyne Carrington, Maria Schneider, Terence Blanchard, Billy Childs, Patrice Rushen, and Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 12:30 p.m.
Cafe 939
A student-led discussion of the future of jazz is presented by the Jazz Collective, a Berklee student organization. This panel will field questions from Berklee students on what they see coming around the corner for future jazz artists.
Admission: Free

Jazz Composition Symposium Ensembles: Merengue and Bachata, Directed Studies

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 1:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present merengue and bachata music, directed study students of Ricardo Monzon, and original jazz music.
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Yellowjackets, Vocal Music of South Africa, African Strings

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Berk Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present the music of the Yellowjackets, South African vocal music, and African string music.  
Admission: Free

Ensembles: Celtic Music, Contemporary Middle Eastern Music, Latin/Afro-Cuban Jazz

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Faculty-led Berklee student ensembles will present Celtic music, contemporary Middle Eastern music, and a mix of Latin and Afro-Cuban music.  
Admission: Free

The Music of Geri Allen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 2:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianist and composer Geri Allen will receive an honorary doctorate from Berklee this May. Here, this celebrated artist will take us on a journey inside her musical ideas.
Admission: Free

Inside the Music of Maria Schneider

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 4:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Maria Schneider will present her works from her own artistic perspective. The workshop will focus on her creative processes, ensemble techniques, and impetus behind chosen works that she will present.
Admission: Free

Near-Coincident Pair

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:00 p.m.
Oliver Colvin Recital Hall
Near-Coincident Pair is a collaboration between vocalist and violinist Harini Srinivasa Raghavan and guitarist Daniel Alba that merges acoustic and electronic instrumentation influenced by rock, Indian, South American, pop, and alternative music.
Admission: Free

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, this high-energy musical will be presented by Berkleeā€™s Musical Theater Ensemble, directed by Rene Pfister, and the Musical Theater Orchestra, directed by Peter Cokkinias.
Admission: $8, $14 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12, $18 day of show, reserved seating
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State of Jazz Keynote Address: Don Was

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 7:30 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Don Was is the president of Blue Note Records, the largest and oldest jazz record label. Blue Note boasts a "who's who" of jazz greats on its roster.
Admission: Free

Billy Childs

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 8:00 p.m.
David Friend Recital Hall
Award-winning pianist and composer Billy Childs leads a quartet in performance of some of his small ensemble compositions. Childs is the recipient of a 2013 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award, and has earned three Grammy awards and ten Grammy nominations.
Admission: Free

Patrice Rushen

Thursday / April 24, 2014 / 9:00 p.m.
Cafe 939
Pianist and composer Patrice Rushen is a regular on the Berklee scene. This concert will offer a look at her compositions, and will afford us the opportunity to see Patrice's work from a variety of angles.
Admission: Free