News@Berklee.edu | March 2006





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March 2006 News@Berklee.edu

Women's History Month brings several must-see events to the Berklee campus, including La Guitara, featuring Patty Larkin; Berklee's Women Musicians Network Concert; and a symposium on Darfur that will also include a performance of songs stemming from a collaboration between musicians at Berklee and women of Darfur.

Read more about that below, as well as all the latest Berklee news, including the formation of the Africana Studies curriculum and President Roger Brown's latest journal, this one his chronicle of a week spent shadowing faculty member Bob Pilkington.



The Berklee Concert Series

The college's annual live music series returns with performances that will cover the musical gamut. Hear Berklee's best play with some of the world's best.

March 31, 2006 La Guitara, featuring Patty Larkin

The Berklee 2005-2006 Concert Series continues with La Guitara, featuring Patty Larkin, Sharon Isbin, and Kaki King. In a groundbreaking performance of women guitarists, La Guitara explores the contributions of women to the evolution of modern guitar. Brainchild of guitarist and Berklee alumna Patty Larkin, the La Guitara tour coincides with a compilation CD on Vanguard Records. Partial proceeds from the CD will benefit music education. Read more...

Tickets are $25 (seniors $18.75). Purchase tickets at the Berklee Performance Center box office or online through Ticketmaster.

April 12, 2006 The Score
May 5, 2006 Yellowjackets/Overjoyed

For more information, see the Berklee Concert Series home page



March Events



  Photo by Phil Farnsworth
 

NOVA Artist: Lucien Barbarin, March 8, 1:00 p.m.

Jazz trombonist Lucien Barbarin and his bassist Dewey Sampson will give a free clinic for the general public, as part of the New Orleans Visiting Artist Series. Read about past NOVA artists...

Women Musicians Network Concert, March 9, 8:15 p.m.

Talent, energy, and diversity abound in the this year's Women Musicians Network Concert, part of the Women's History Month 2006 celebration. This eclectic show features 13 acts, music almost entirely composed, arranged, and performed by female Berklee students. Read more...

A Call to Listen: Songs for Darfur, March 14, 4:00 p.m.

Hear the results of a collaboration between Berklee musicians and the women of Darfur. Preview tracks and live performances are on the bill, at the Friend Recital Hall as well as a symposium with featured speaker Linda Mason, wife of President Roger Brown.

Neil Young Rewind, at Friends, in Austin, Texas, on March 17, 2:00 p.m.

Berklee and its student label, Heavy Rotation Records, showcases two of its own bands, Apollo Sunshine and Charlie Worsham, a long list of alumni and a student group performing the songs of Neil Young. Part of the South by Southwest Music Conference.

Learn more on the Events section of our web site.



From the Top

  President Roger Brown
Photo by Phil Farnsworth

Berklee Launches Africana Studies Curriculum

Dr. William Banfield's addition to the Berklee faculty ushers in the arrival of a curriculum focusing on music of the African Diaspora. Read more...

President Brown's Faculty Journal

Berklee president Roger Brown wanted an up-close look at what it's like to be a Berklee teacher, so he spent a week observing faculty member Bob Pilkington, and at one point, sat in with a student ensemble. Read the president's daily journal for his impressions. Read more...

Berkleemusic.com Launches Online Film Scoring class

Enrollment is now open for Berkleemusic's new online course, Film Scoring 101, which begins on April 3. Read more...

For all the latest news, go to the Berklee News home.



Live at the BPC

Musical highlights this month range from jazz to Latin to heavy metal. Don't miss Women Musicians Network (March 9), Cristina Branco (March 10), Dean Earl Tribute Concert (March 16), Kris Kristofferson (March 24), Pop/Rock Live (March 27).

The box office hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, at 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston.

For a full schedule of events and information on how to buy tickets, go to the Berklee Performance Center web site.



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