Three ensembles will be performing: Hardcore/Heavy Metal, directed by Robert Schlink, at 1:30 p.m.; '70s R&B, directed by Robert Schlink, at 4:30 p.m.; and the Music of Radiohead, directed by Robert Schlink, at 6:30 p.m.
Three ensembles will be performing: the Jazz Messengers Big Band, directed by Ralph Peterson, at 1:30 p.m.; the Music of Rage Against the Machine, directed by Ron Savage, at 4:30 p.m.; and Rainbow Big Band, directed by Tia Fuller, at 6:30 p.m.
Three ensembles will be performing: Mixed World Ensemble, directed by Alain Mallet, at 1:30 p.m.; the Music of Paul Simon and Sting, directed by Alain Mallet, at 4:30 p.m.; and Vocal Music of South Africa, directed by Joe Galeota, at 6:30 p.m.
Three ensembles will be performing: Country Music Ensemble, directed by Mike Ihde, at 1:30 p.m.; Foundations of Singing with Soul, directed by Larry Watson, at 5:00 p.m.; and Motown, directed by Larry Watson, at 7:00 p.m.
Three ensembles will be performing: Directed Study, directed by Jeff Lockhart, at 1:30 p.m.; Stage Performance I, directed by Larry Watson, at 5:00 p.m.; and Stage Performance II, directed by Larry Watson, at 7:00 p.m.
In Greek, nostos stands for the unappeased yearning to return to the home country; it is Odysseus’ eternal longing to touch the soil of Ithaca. Nostos has been a distinct and rich source of inspiration and artistic creation for Greeks. The Greek Music Ensemble is bringing the concepts of nostos and xenitia (living as a stranger in a foreign land) to the Berklee Performance Center in a concert of Greek music from the last two centuries. In genres ranging from folk and rembetika to urban songs and contemporary art songs, the music will convey nostalgia for the homeland, the joys and sorrows of life in a foreign land, the grief of separation, and the emotional ingredients that make up the fabric of the immigrant psyche.
In this concert, the Greek Music Ensemble is honored to collaborate with highly acclaimed guest performers, members of the world music scene, and talented Berklee faculty and students that specialize in traditional performance practices with traditional Greek and Middle Eastern musical instruments. The ensemble’s approach to the performance is based on a critical exploration and interpretation of the unique stylistic and technical aspects of the music, and on a highly skilled, elaborate, and inspired presentation of it.
$8 in advance (discount applied at checkout), $12 day of show, general admission
Bret’s Frets features some of the best student performers at Berklee. The ensemble’s instrumentation includes several guitars with bass and drums. The program presents a variety of styles, including contemporary jazz, Latin, and odd-meter compositions that feature unique arrangements using unconventional techniques. Each selection provides the background for these talented student performers’ improvisational interpretations.