Slideshow: 2014 Commencement Concert

By 
Justin Poon
May 15, 2014
Singer Jana Sustersic and guitarist Maddie Rice
Stone Giant vocalists David Vives (left) and Sam Fischer (right) performing Zeppelin's "Good Times, Bad Times"
Faculty member and Planet MicroJam artistic director David Fiuczynski
Berklee commencement conductor and string section
Yazhi Guo, performing woodwinds and percussion in Planet MicroJam.
Jazz pianist and honorary doctorate recipient Geri Allen and tap dancer Maurice Chestnut
Soprano saxophonist Lomar Brown performing
Faculty member and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington
Honorary Doctorate recipient Valerie Simpson performing with Berklee students
Berklee students and graduates' parents in the crowd, enjoying the music.
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson
Photo by Kelly Davidson

Berklee's annual commencement concert, performed by students and faculty, showcased arrangements of the music of rock legend Jimmy Page, jazz pianist Geri Allen, and R&B producer-singer Valerie Simpson. The Berklee Rainbow Big Band, conducted by saxophonist and faculty member Tia Fuller, examined the music of educator Thara Memory. Page, Allen, Simpson, and Memory all received honorary doctorates. Other performances comemorating the honorees' music included student ensembles, Stone Giant, and Planet MicroJam.

Click on the image to the right for a short slideshow of images from the concert.

Watch a performance of "I Don't Need No Doctor" by Valerie Simpson and Berklee students.